It’s Time to Defund The United Nations

by Newt Gingrich

In 2005, I co-chaired a 12-member bipartisan task force with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell to look at reforming the United Nations. We called for the abolition of the current UN Human Rights Commission and the establishment of a new Human Rights Council composed of democracies and dedicated to monitoring, promoting, and enforcing human rights.

The UN’s one-sided reaction to Hamas’s terrorist assault on Israel – in violation of all international law – reminded me how completely our reform efforts failed. Consider how one-sided and pro-terrorist the United Nations’ actions have been, in spite of the horrific news of the killing (and in some cases beheading) of babies, the massacre of innocent young people at a festival for peace, and the raping of women and desecration of their bodies. Each new horror story emerging from the strip has failed to shake off the anti-Israel bias of the UN leadership.

Nowhere is this callous attitude to the suffering of Jewish civilians more evident than in the outrageous statements by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who said, “It is important to recognise the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum.”

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