The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Monday, October 11, 2004

              One More Reason
Anne Bayefsky presents one more reason why the UN needs to be disbanded.
This year's General Assembly has got off to a roaring start with the usual priorities. In mid-September, the well-funded UN apparatus dedicated to the Arab side of the Arab-Israeli conflict swung into full gear. The UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People held its annual Conference of Civil Society in Support of Palestinian People.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S turn arrived the following week. Kofi Annan opened the General Assembly on September 21 by naming only one country on earth as guilty of violating international law through the "excessive use of force."

You guessed it – Israel. A previous version of the speech, which was distributed to journalists, condemned "Israeli operations presented as 'self-defense'" – Annan's quotations, not mine.
|| Nudnik 1:32 PM
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