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We’ve long known that the United Nations is incapable of actually doing anything about violence, terrorism or injustice. Today, they once again proved incapable of even denouncing it:

The UN Security Council failed to agree on Tuesday on a statement condemning the suicide bombing in Netanya, after a dispute between the United States and Algeria, the only Arab council member, made approving the resolution impossible.

The statement, similar to one adopted by the so-called quartet of advisers to the Middle East peace process, would have “unequivocally” condemned the blast. It also would have urged Syria to close the offices of Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for Monday’s bombing that killed five Israelis and injured more than 50 people.

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[The U.S.] said “Algeria objected to the reference to Syria and to the reference to Palestinian Islamic Jihad” even though the group claimed responsibility for the attack and the Palestinians said the orders came from Damascus.

[The Algerian Ambassador], however, said he was ready to discuss the mention of Syria but also wanted to say something about Israel’s “disproportionate use of force” which resulted in a death of a child during in the West Bank city of Jenin last week.

As usual, the U.N. proves itself incapable of saying anything that isn’t directed against Israel.

The General Assembly has long been a write-off but occasionally we’ve seen the Security Council do something useful. But today, we are once again reminded of the corrupt and ineffective way in which the U.N. is run. If this actually is a war on terror, the U.N. is increasingly making its case for why it should be considered on the other side.

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Yesterday’s suicide bombing in Netanya that killed 5 and wounded nearly 100 innocent Israelis was followed by the usual Reuters spin that depicted Israel’s response to the bombing as an unrelated new offensive measure, and of course called the terrorists “militants” who were respecting a “truce”. Same old, same old.

Meanwhile, Allison has the story of the policewoman who prevented the attack from being much, much worse.

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And again

07.12.2005

A suicide bomber struck a Netanya shopping mall. At least two people are dead and another two dozen wounded, and those are just the initial numbers. This despite the fact that there’s supposed to be a “truce” (as Meryl has been saying pretty much daily, what truce?). This despite the fact that Israel is withdrawing […]

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Suicide bombing in Netanya

03.30.2003

More terror in Israel, as a suicide bomber in Netanya wounds at least thirty people, many of them severely. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. The organization’s secretary, Dr. Ramadan Shallah, spoke to Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite television in Damascus, saying: “This is our way of showing solidarity with the people of Iraq. ” […]

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Soccer tournament named for suicide bomber

01.22.2003

The Jerusalem Post is reporting that a Palestinian soccer tournament has been named after a suicide bomber. The Palestinian Authority has decided to commemorate the memory of Abdel Baset Odeh, the Hamas terrorist who carried out the Pessah night suicide bombing in Netanya’s Park Hotel last year, by naming a soccer tournament after him. Thirty […]

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