If you ask any average Joe on the street which country in the world most egregiously violates women’s rights, they’ll probably answer with something like Iran, where people who publicly speak out in favor of equal rights for women have been thrown in jail, or Iraq, where child marriage and marital rape are legal.
But if you ask the United Nations, they have a different answer. According to them, the foremost — indeed, the only — country in the world to violate women’s rights is Israel:
On March 24, 2016, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) wrapped up its annual meeting in New York by condemning only one country for violating women’s rights anywhere on the planet – Israel, for violating the rights of Palestinian women.
On the same day, the U.N. Human Rights Council concluded its month-long session in Geneva by condemning Israel five times more than any other of the 192 UN member states.
How could this possibly have happened? Well, the U.N. is essentially permitting NGOs to run political smear campaigns against Israel:
Operating hand-in-glove with governments and the U.N. secretariat are the unelected, sanctimonious NGOs, to which the UN offers free facilities and daily advertisement of “side-events.” In theory “materials containing abusive or offensive language or images are not permitted on United Nations premises.”
In practice, in Geneva the UN permitted handouts that claimed Israel “saw ethnic cleansing as a necessary precondition for its existence.” A film accused Israel of sexual violence against children and “trying to exterminate an entire Palestinian generation.” Speeches focused on the 1948 “catastrophe” in which a “settler colonial state” was established on Palestinian land.
The New York CSW-NGO scene included a film set in in the context of Israeli “oppression” and the “tear gas of my childhood,” and statements analogizing the experiences of Palestinians to today’s Syrian refugees.
Meanwhile, this is reality:
On the ground, Israelis are being hacked to death on the streets, stabbed in buses, slaughtered in synagogues, mowed down with automobiles, and shot in front of their children.
On the ground, Palestinian women are murdered and subjugated for the sake of male honor, Saudi women can’t drive, Iranian women are stoned to death for so-called “adultery,” Egyptian women have their genitals mutilated and Sudanese women give birth in prison with their legs shackled for being Christian.
It’s time to stop pretending that the U.N. is a harmless bureaucratic body. The U.N. has an agenda, and it stands in direct opposition to all the values upon which America was built.