The Israeli Government Press Office reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu advised UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to change the attitude of the organizations institution towards the State of Israel.

If the UN and its institutions were to truly alter their approach in line with international law and human rights, Israel would not recognize itself after the decolonization process.

Hundreds of Israeli citizens, who oppose the judicial regulation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, march with their Israeli flags from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem to protest in Jerusalem on July 22, 2023 [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

What Netanyahu is aiming for, however, is to curb the futile criticism of Israel. As the normalization agreements bring Arab countries cooperatively closer to Israel, Netanyahu’s expectation is that the UN ceases even its perfunctory nods towards the perpetual violations of international law.

The Abraham Accords have been perceived as bridging a gap between the UN and Arab countries that normalize relations with Israel regardless of colonialism.

For Netanyahu, completely ceasing all criticism of Israel would be a welcome step, even if the UN’s criticism is regularly juxtaposed against Israel’s purported right to defend itself.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the general debate of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters on September 22, 2023 in New York City [Liu Guanguan/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images]

Netanyahu’s speech at the UN General Assembly, for example, reflected the importance being given to the Abraham Accords.

Since the two-state paradigm is defunct, the Abraham Accords are stealthily taking precedence, while validating Netanyahu’s words that Palestine is no longer a priority for Arab leaders, in much the same way it is not a priority for the international community.

Israel can become a bridge of peace and prosperity. Peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia will create a new Middle East, Netanyahu stated.

The message that the Abraham Accords can change diplomacy is being promoted; also that the UN should take note of the developments.

For Netanyahu, the normalization agreements signal further oblivion when it comes to Palestine – which is also what Israel wishes to achieve when it raises the unfounded allegations of anti-Israel bias at the UN.

If the UN were to take Netanyahu’s words seriously, a change in the international community’s attitude and policies towards Israel would bring about much welcome change for Palestinians.

Netanyahu and Israeli diplomats regularly accuse the UN of anti-Israel and antisemitic bias – none of which hold any ground.

Israel has conflated criticism against its international law violations with antisemitism, even though the issue at stake is the ongoing colonization of Palestinian land, which is what the Zionist ideology has been striving to achieve since prior to Israel’s establishment.

When the UN speaks out, just as an obligation not out of political conviction, against Israeli international law violations, Israel can fabricate a narrative of antisemitism alongside anti-Israeli bias out of such criticism, based upon the settler-colonial enterprise’s own definition of being a Jewish state.

The UN should indeed change its attitude towards Israel. Non-binding resolutions do not work. Neither does the UN’s weak chastisement of Israel’s international law violations.

If the UN truly safeguarded human rights, Guterres would have had much to say on the hypocrisy of Israel accusing its biggest collective international ally of being biased against settler-colonialism in Palestine.

After all, the UN acknowledged the settler-colonial enterprise as a state at the expense of the dispossessed and colonized Palestinian population.

However, what Netanyahu is aiming at is a wider acceptance of the normalization agreements, to the point that silence over international law violations is completely maintained.

Over 1,000 Israeli physicians plan to leave Israel and work abroad after the passing of the reasonableness law, the Israeli Medical Association said yesterday.

The vast majority of physicians know they will not be able to fulfill their oath to patients under a regime that does not accept the role of reason, AP reported Hagai Levine, chairman of the Israeli Association of Public Health.

This overhaul will damage the public health and the health care system in Israel, noting that already over 1,000 members have asked to be transferred abroad since the law passed.

The ‘reasonableness law’ passed its second and third readings by a majority of 64 out of the 120 Knesset members, despite widespread local opposition and 29 weeks of protests.

The bill limits the Supreme Court’s power to overturn government decisions and appointments of ministers it deems ‘unreasonable.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on July 5, 2023 [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]

Some accuse long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of pushing Israel towards autocracy.

Meanwhile, Israel’s largest labor union, the Histadrut, which represents some 800,000 workers, said on Tuesday that it would convene in the coming days to plan a nationwide general strike in response to the passing of the bill.

Israel’s Likud Party yesterday condemned former Prime Minister Ehud Barak for re-posting a video comparing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Hitler.

Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2023.

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27-09-23 22:02

Murder Inc, trying to save their murderous asshole narrative?