After multiple plane hijackings by the Nobel Prize winning terrorist Yasir Arafat in 1970 and the massacres at the Munich Olympics in July 1972 as well as in Ma'alot in May 1974, Arafat was invited to speak before the UN on November 13, 1974.
The absurdity of the UN inviting the Palestinian terrorist leader to address the it merely set the tone for further corruption of history and diplomacy.
Salomon Benzimra writes how the UN takes its anti-Israel resolutions to their logical conclusion.
With the introduction of the notion of self-defense against colonization "by all possible means," terrorism committed by the Palestinian Arabs became understandable, if not fully justified. This notion probably played a role in the advisory opinion issued on July 9, 2004 by the International Court of Justice on the "Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories." The Court concluded that Israel was not allowed to erect a defensive "wall" against Palestinian terror, and it compounded the absurdity of this ruling by declaring "Article 51 [of the U.N. Charter] not relevant in the present case."
The body of UNGA resolutions which culminated in Resolution 3236 signified that resisting the "Palestinian struggle for liberation from Israeli colonialism" will be viewed as a criminal act. This inverted reality, which is still prevalent in the anti-Israel militant camp (Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, George Galloway, etc.), was admirably described by Melanie Phillips in her book, The World Turned Upside Down.
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