The earth sits on the shoulders of a giant, the moon is made out of green cheese and the IDF belong on a terrorist list. Say what???? Yup, you read it correctly. According to the Jewish Political Update, UN special representative of the secretary-general for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, is set to “recommend the blacklisting of the Israel Defense Forces for regularly causing harm to children. The designation would place the IDF in the same group as terror groups such as Islamic State, Boko Haram, and the Taliban.”
United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon is “leaning” towards leaving Israel off the list.
So let us get this straight – a legitimate army, defending the rights of a sovereign state to protect itself against attacks from some of those non-state actors (read terror organisations) that feature on this illustrious list are classed amongst them? You cannot make this stuff up!
The United Nations is absolutely besotted with Israel. Anti-Israel resolutions and finger pointing are the order of the day and one can say that their despicable witchUNt against the Jewish State constitutes institutionalized anti-Semitism.
Army service is compulsory for Israeli citizens from the age of 18. Will all who serve in active or reserve duty be classed as terrorists? Have you ever heard such nonsense in your life!!!!
The IDF follow a strict Code of Ethics. Included in this are laws that govern the use of weapons in a combat situation. This is known as the Purity of Arms (courtesy of IDF Code of Ethics):
Purity of Arms – The IDF servicemen and women will use their weapons and force only for the purpose of their mission, only to the necessary extent and will maintain their humanity even during combat. IDF soldiers will not use their weapons and force to harm human beings who are not combatants or prisoners of war, and will do all in their power to avoid causing harm to their lives, bodies, dignity and property.
Our brave soldiers, unlike the enemy they face, do not hide behind their civilian population, using innocent men, women and children as human shields while firing their rockets and projectiles at Israel, placing both civilian populations in mortal danger. British colonel (ret) Richard Kemp, explains in detail below how the IDF do more than any army to minimize civilian casualties. All this while setting up field hospitals for the injured and sending in humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Israel in combat – Col (ret) Richard Kemp speaks at the BESA Institute.
The UN recently declared Israel as the “worst violator of health rights” in a 104-4 with six abstentions vote. It is almost laughable because while the defUNct UN passes ridiculous resolutions against Israel at the expense of the bewildered civilians in Syria who are caught in a civil war or Christians across the Middle East and Africa who are being slaughtered, those dastardly IDF medical personnel are treating and supplying humanitarian aid to beleaguered Syrians.
Israel helping in Syria
Israel is one of the smallest countries in the world but still manages to punch well above her weight when it comes to helping the nations of the world. Within hours of the horrendous earthquake in Nepal, Israel had dispatched a team to assess what was needed and a field hospital, the largest (and only) of its kind along with 260 troops and dogs from the Oketz canine unit and their handlers were on their way to help with rescue and recovery. Sadly, Israel lost Or Asraf z”l, who was backpacking in Langtang, Nepal as part of his post-service trip. Asraf had served in Operation Protective Edge and was injured and his brothers from his unit along with his father, flew to Nepal to bring him home. This is the spirit of brotherhood.
In the clip below, the IDF mission commander meets with the Nepalese Prime Minister:
Israel in Nepal
In the last two weeks, Israel has sustained three rocket attacks against our citizens in the south. Last week the whole country participated in a nationwide drill and even though our army prepares us and we know what to expect, the sound of sirens is both traumatic and a stark reminder of the hostility of our neighbours. Let us examine the numbers – three times Israel has sustained rocket attacks in the last two weeks, approximately 300 000 citizens scrambled to shelters. The amount of comments from the UN and other international leaders condemning these attacks has amounted to……zero. As an Israeli citizens, I could not be more grateful for the IDF for not only keeping us safe but for ensuring that we know exactly what to do in times of attack.
As you can see in the above mentioned examples, the IDF are great candidates for being placed on a terror list (yes, I am dripping with sarcasm). The United Nations should hang its head in absolute shame at its treatment of the state of Israel. Israel has never professed to be perfect but this is a new low and level of hypocrisy. The United Nations was established as the modern day guardians of human rights and they have failed dismally at their mission. Dictators and autocrats hold key decision making portfolios and blocs have been established to bully and ostracize countries like Israel.
The UN is in need of a serious overhaul. Or an exorcism to be rid of the evil that is given free reign. This is an organization that has just chosen Saudi Arabia to host the Human Rights Conference on Religious Freedom. It is quite clear that the lunatics have taken over the asylum.