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UN politics for Palestinians determined by convenience

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08.11.2018

The UN promotes its penchant for convenience at the expense of Palestinians and hardly anyone expresses concern. Perhaps because “concern” is the UN’s monopoly over the political squalour that produces an entire spectrum of human rights violations against Palestinians.

In an interview with The Times of Israel, UN Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Jamie McGoldrick pointed out, and rightly so, the discrepancies between professed and practical support for Palestinians. However, the same rhetoric can also be applied to the UN and with a high degree of scrutiny. Concern – already a duplicitous term in UN rhetoric – is sidelined to pave the way for convenience.

According to McGoldrick, the UN wants the Palestinian Authority to assert its control over Gaza because “it makes our job easier, and........

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