Sunday, December 4, 2011

The mentality of Arab states illustrated

by oldschooltwentysix

As is circulating in the blogosphere, on Friday, according to Ynet, 133 states voted at the UN General Assembly in favor of an Israeli proposal to make farming technology more accessible to developing African nations.

The article says that around 75% of the world population lives in poverty and depends on agriculture for survival. Israel's proposal aims to empower women in rural areas, promote food security and farmer education, and slow down the effects of climate change, all in line with UN policy to eradicate hunger and poverty.

No matter. Arab states led a group of 35 that abstained from the vote, but not before expressing objection and claiming the proposal was to exploit the developing world's needs for political gains and mask "illegal and destructive" Israeli policies.

Israeli Ambassador Prosor thanked the General Assembly and noted that the support indicates international recognition of Israel's contribution to the world, particularly in the technology field. He noted that Israel acts to promote progress and technology, while  opposing nations make efforts to preserve "rhetoric and ignorance."

This episode goes to show how the Arab states, in the international arena and elsewhere, again and again put politics before people. For them it's more important to quash the Jewish state than hunger and poverty.  Yet, again and again, anti-Israel activists who proclaim to wear the largest "humanitarian" hats, not only fail to see such an obvious distinction between the sides, but to attribute responsibility despite what the positions rather clearly illustrate.

(cross-posted at oldschooltwentysix)


  1. Incredible. It goes along with the recent "pinkwshing," episode where Israel's progressive policies re: gays was seen as a mere hypocritical attempt to make Israel look good. Israel can't win when it comes to the world' haters.

  2. Pinkwashing shows it's not just Arab states. And how about this one from Norway which I call "rapewashing?"

    "Muslim ‘Rape Wave’
    Reported in Oslo, Ministers Blame Israel
    Report: 45 of 48 rapes in Norway’s capital recently were by Muslims, but Norwegian ministers think this is just pro-Israel propaganda.
    By Gil Ronen

    First Publish: 12/4/2011, 6:58 PM

    INN: Norway is suffering from an unprecedented wave of rapes that are largely being perpetrated by Muslim immigrants against local women, according to Yehuda Bello, an acclaimed Israeli blogger whose special interests include Norway.

    Bello, who understands Norwegian and has Norwegian contacts, reported that from January to late October, 48 rapes were confirmed to have been carried out in Oslo alone, 45 of them by Muslims. In the first six months of 2011, 208 Norwegian women complained of rape and attempted rape in Oslo alone. In all of Norway, 929 rapes and attempted aggravated rapes were reported since the beginning of the year, he added.

    Bello notes that Norway is “the most advanced country in the world in granting rights to women.” However, he adds, the “politically correct rot” prevents the rape wave by Muslims from being reported. “They are called ‘non-western,’ ‘dark skinned,’ ‘Middle Eastern’ et cetera.

    After a police report in Oslo said that Muslims were raping Norwegian women out of a religious conviction that this was the proper thing to do, a stormy public debate erupted, reports Bello, and “the government ministers, most of them avowed anti-Semites, claimed that the report and its publication serve Israel and its policy of occupation.”

    The world has gone mad, IMHO. You can't make this stuff up.

  3. And this is why I thank G-d for this blog and others like it where I can discuss these things without being banned like I would be if I dared diary them at say, dKos; another place where "washing," is preferable to speaking truth

  4. I just heard from Bello personally. I plan to write about his remarks because, like him, I have an interest in Norway. In some ways it depicts what it would be like here if the DKos crowd was actually in charge. In other words, a one sided mess.

  5. I look forward to that oldschool.

  6. This story reminds me of how, when Israel responded to the Haiti disaster, so many people claimed that it was nothing more than a PR stunt to distract from Israel's various and sundry crimes.

    Good post, school.