The U.N. consistently demonstrates an anti-Israel bias and is overly beholden to authoritarian regimes, including China and Russia, according to testimony during a U.S. House subcommittee hearing on March 1.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the international body continually seeks to place Israel at a disadvantage and favors actions that undermine Israeli security and sovereignty.
“The U.N. is replete with anti-Israel actions and bodies, including disproportionate resolutions against Israel across the U.N. system,” Thomas-Greenfield told members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.
The ambassador expressed particular frustration with the continuing influence of U.N. Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese, who has explicitly compared Israel to the Nazi Third Reich, expressed support for Palestinian terrorist organizations, and claimed that Israel is solely an oppressive occupier, rather than a sovereign nation with legitimate security concerns.
“We find her statements, her public stances, completely unacceptable,” Thomas-Greenfield said. “We have raised our concerns at the highest levels of the United Nations and we will continue to do that.
“We have called on the U.N. to take actions against those individuals in the U.N. system who have shown a bias towards Israel, particularly in public statements.”