UNITED NATIONS: A Reckless Act

"The United Nations is at the point of officially endorsing anti-Semitism," warned U.S. Ambassador Daniel P. Moynihan. "It is a reckless act, an obscene act." Moynihan's anger was directed at an Arab-inspired draft resolution that condemns Zionism as "a form of racism and racial discrimination," meaning the existence of Israel as a Jewish state. After vitriolic debate, the resolution was adopted late last week by the U.N. General Assembly's Social Committee, 70 to 29, with 27 abstentions. Supporting the measure were the Arab and Communist blocs and some African countries; the U.S. and Western Europe led the opposition.

Although the resolution...

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