Sensitivity for me, not thee

Judaism no longer counts at the UN, when it is time for religious sensitivity. Islam's delicate feelings about images of Muhammad, Ramadan, the word "crusade" and many other Shari'a—based matters must be respected with exquisite tact, but one of Judaism's holiest days counts for nothing. Welcome to Dhimmitude! The New York Sun reports:

When the American ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, asked the members of the Security Council yesterday whether they thought it appropriate on Passover, a major Jewish holy day, to debate a motion denouncing Israel, most of the 15 ambassadors failed to grasp what was wrong, according to diplomats present at the meeting, held behind closed doors.

The council scheduled yesterday's meeting after a few days of consultations, hoping to reach an agreement on a statement regarding Israel and the Palestinian Arab territories. No agreement was reached because, according to Mr. Bolton, the text proposed by Qatar, the Arab member of the council, was "not fair and balanced."

Hat tip: Ed Lasky 

Thomas Lifson   4 14 06

Judaism no longer counts at the UN, when it is time for religious sensitivity. Islam's delicate feelings about images of Muhammad, Ramadan, the word "crusade" and many other Shari'a—based matters must be respected with exquisite tact, but one of Judaism's holiest days counts for nothing. Welcome to Dhimmitude! The New York Sun reports:

When the American ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, asked the members of the Security Council yesterday whether they thought it appropriate on Passover, a major Jewish holy day, to debate a motion denouncing Israel, most of the 15 ambassadors failed to grasp what was wrong, according to diplomats present at the meeting, held behind closed doors.

The council scheduled yesterday's meeting after a few days of consultations, hoping to reach an agreement on a statement regarding Israel and the Palestinian Arab territories. No agreement was reached because, according to Mr. Bolton, the text proposed by Qatar, the Arab member of the council, was "not fair and balanced."

Hat tip: Ed Lasky 

Thomas Lifson   4 14 06