The UN's Lynch Mob

Michael Freund,

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Michael Freund
Michael Freund served as Deputy Communications Director in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office under Binyamin Netanyahu during his first term of office. He is the Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (, a Jerusalem-based organization that searches for and assists the Lost Tribes of Israel and other "hidden Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. In addition, Freund is a correspondent and syndicated columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and authors a popular blog on Middle East affairs, Fundamentally Freund. A native New Yorker, Freund is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia. He has lived in Israel for the past 19 years and remains a loyal New York Mets fan....

This is nothing less than a political pogrom, one which reeks of anti-Semitism and bias
The news today was simply breathtaking.

A United Nations war-crimes investigation into Israel's counter-terror campaign in Gaza late last year concluded that "Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity". Within six months, the matter may be referred to the International Court of Justice at the Hague.

And so, with due disregard for the facts on the ground, the context, or the history of the Middle East conflict, a UN lynch mob has grabbed the Jewish state by the throat and laid the groundwork for tossing her into the very special dock reserved for the likes of Adolf Hitler, Slobodan Milosevic and various other modern-day vampires.

This report emerges from the same United Nations that allows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to brazenly threaten a new Holocaust against the Jewish state while doing next to nothing to stop him.

This is nothing less than a political pogrom, one which reeks of anti-Semitism and bias. More than six decades have passed since the State of Israel was founded, and it seems that much of the world still can not forgive us for having the nerve to defend ourselves against our enemies.

We must criticize and condemn this report with every ounce of our being, and redouble our efforts to explain Israel and its cause. This slander can not and must not go unanswered.