Ariel Sharon, who has passed away at age of 85, saw his mission as defending Jews from those who would murder them. His means were military, political, diplomatic—and personal.
“A Jew above All”
Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council
The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN’s regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others Group, which promptly agreed to wait another twenty years before approving Jerusalem for a Security Council candidacy. Now, Benny Avni notes, Germany is poised to block action:
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