Saturday, December 16, 2006

The UN General Assembly to the Rescue

Just so that you know, no problem is too small for the UN when it is about Israel, from the Jerusalem Post we learn that the UN is planning to open an office to register Palestinian claims for damage stemming from Israel's construction of the security fence in the West Bank.
The resolution authorizes the new office - comprising a three-member board, an executive director and a small staff - to record damage from the fence's construction. At this stage, it rules out any evaluation or assessment of the losses.

That's your tax dollars and mine funding this insanity, to the tune of $2 million dollars a year, folks.
[Dan Gillerman, Israel's Ambassador to the UN] He criticized the Palestinians for going to the United Nations "to put another political mechanism in place that does not and will not bring relief to your people."

The United States made the same point and strongly objected to the estimated cost of over US$2 million (€1.5 million) a year for the register, with no provision for its mandate to be reviewed or concluded.


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