Not the way New Zealand should treat its friends

May 28, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Israel’s embassy has New Zealand has commenetd on how Wellington voted in support of a WHO Anti-Israel Resolution based on fake allegations.

Ambassador Dr Itzhak Gerberg

The embassy issued a statement pointing out: “It was regrettable that New Zealand (unlike Canada, Australia, the United States and the UnitedKingdom) voted “Yes” at the World Health Assembly (WHA) last week on a resolution that falsely accused Israel for “health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.”

This resolution was clearly designed for the sole purpose of singling out and attacking Israel and is in direct contradiction to the facts on the ground. (In fact, out of the 21 items on the agenda only this resolution targeted a single country, not even Syria or Yemen were addressed)

Politicization of the WHO harms its professional status and abuses its resources. Furthermore, falsely targeting Israel will not improve the health conditions of the Palestinian people. Make no mistake: Israel has not had a presence in the Gaza strip since 2005. The Palestinians in the Palestinian Authority are granted access to excellent medical service in the Middle East thanks to Israel. Palestinians in the Golan Heights

Benefit from Israel’s high-quality health system, not to mention the thousands of Syrian refugees that came to our border with the help of Israel in order to receive urgent medical assistance during the civil war in Syria.

Supporting this absurd resolution made up of fake allegations is not the way that New Zealand should treat its friends.

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One Response to “Not the way New Zealand should treat its friends”
  1. Liat Kirby says:

    New Zealand has not been ‘a friend’ to Israel for a very long time and shows that with every UN vote it casts.

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