The voting patterns of the U.N. member states still perpetuate the old global balance of power, by which the Arab world and the Communist bloc form an automatic majority against Israel.
In this term, the Foreign Ministry is fighting a campaign against this crude bias against Israel at the U.N., in parallel to U.S.A.’s activity to reform the organization.
The exaggerated concern and diversion of resources on the part of the U.N.’s institutions, for the benefit of the Palestinian issue is out of all proportion, and uses important resources of the international community, which would be better used in other important topics on the international agenda.
I met the U.N. Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres, and his deputy, Amina Mohammed, and we spoke of the need for a deep change in the organization’s attitude to Israel. It is understood that the U.N. must change its attitude to avoid losing its relevance.
The great change on the world map in relation to Israel, and the strengthening of Israel’s diplomatic ties with countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America is staring to bring about a change in the voting patterns.
In the meetings I hold with statesmen, we demand from all the countries that still vote according to the voting patterns of the old world, not to play a role in the Palestinian theater of the absurd, that tries to re-write history, and attempts to create unnecessary politicization in every professional organization.
Many countries have changed their voting policy at the U.N. as a result of the strengthening of their diplomatic ties with Israel.
For the first time, we have cut NIS 30,000,000 from Israel’s annual budget to the U.N., in response to a series of anti-Israel resolutions that the organization passed.
Recently, it has been announced that the U.S.A. has begun a process of withdrawing from UNESCO, following the organization’s anti-Israel outrages.
I have taught the ambassadors of UNESCO’ member states about the 4,000-year-old connection to the Cave of the Patriarchs, and about the Palestinians’ attempts to appropriate Jewish history for themselves.