Being that we underwrite the UN to the tune of under 25%, can we suspend the UN and put the world out of its misery?
Bernard Lewis said at a conference I attended years ago that he places no hope in the United Nations being part of the solution. He "first realized the U.N. was hopeless" after the partition of Palestine, he said. Palestine was a "triviality" compared to the partition of India that took place a year earlier, in 1947, he added. Millions of refugees were created and yet India and Pakistan formed a working relationship and sorted out the problems.The key difference, Mr. Lewis said, was that "in the partition of India, the U.N. was not involved." The United Nations failed to act after the Arab states invaded Palestine, and then treated Arab refugee status was a privilege handed down from generation to generation.
U.N. branch cuts U.S. voting rights WND, November 8, 2013
Dispute dates to row over open door to Palestinians
(Reuters) – UNESCO has suspended the voting rights of the United States and Israel, two years after both countries stopped paying dues to the U.N.’s cultural arm in protest over its granting full membership to the Palestinians.
The U.S. decision to cancel its funding in October 2011 was blamed on U.S. laws that prohibit funding to any U.N. agency that implies recognition of the Palestinians’ demands for their own state.