Rep. Zeldin Joins International Lawmakers in Condemning Discrimination Against Israel at the UN | Congressman Lee Zeldin

Rep. Zeldin Joins International Lawmakers in Condemning Discrimination Against Israel at the UN

September 13, 2021
Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, joined more than 300 legislators from Europe, Israel and North America in calling on European Union countries and democracies around the world to help end the discrimination against Israel at the United Nations (UN).

“We, lawmakers from both sides of the Atlantic and from across party lines, call on EU Member States and fellow democracies to help end the systematic discrimination of Israel at the UN.

“To name just a few examples: In 2020, the UN General Assembly adopted 17 one-sided resolutions against Israel and only six resolutions naming six of the other 192 Member States for human rights violations. The UN Human Rights Council targets only one state – Israel – with a separate, standalone agenda item (No. 7), while human rights violations in all other countries are considered under one single agenda item (No. 4). Currently, 21 percent of the resolutions adopted by the Human Rights Council focus just on Israel. Last September, the UN’s Economic and Social Council condemned Israel alone among the nations for allegedly violating women’s rights.

“Within the context of rising global antisemitism, the relentless, disproportionate, and ritualistic condemnation of the world’s only Jewish state at the UN is particularly dangerous and must finally end. Israel deserves attention and scrutiny, as does every other nation. But it also merits equal treatment – nothing more, nothing less,” the lawmakers wrote in part.

The full statement can be viewed here.