While the west and Israel deems Hamas a terrorist organization, we could easily say that Hamas is protecting its people, just as Israel seeks to protect theirs. I do not support violence on either side. I do think that it is high time that Israel is held accountable, and this also means to rid individuals who use their personal biases to contribute, and allow violence to go unnoticed. This actually goes against the mission of the United Nations.
But the fact that anti and pro-Israli biases have happened in the past, present and future of this organization, actually do reveal that there are flaws within the processes and the organization itself. But we can go deeper, and further to consider is it the organization itself, or is there something deeper that controls, restricts actions of certain nations and individuals?
I think that we can consider this idea, but we can go another step further to realize that its not just the organization. Its the power that supports, invests and controls the organization, If you think about it, the United Nations is carrying out its mission creating documents, declarations, that declare and uphold peoples rights, and are essential points of reference, we have to remember that some of these rights are not signed as law, or legislation. This fact allows for gaps, to maneuver, manipulate and also enforce a bias. But here we are also met with another intersection.
How do individuals such as Nikki Haley ensure the protection, security, and international interests, without suggesting she is putting forth a personal bias?
But then we are also met with another intersection. Are we going to ignore the human dignity, worth of all human beings who are suffering for the sake of national security?
Whilst these interactions might be a cause for tension, I actually think that these are spaces for opportunity. Where nations or ambassadors for nations enable themselves to put the vision and mission of the United Nations at the forefront, to think how peace can be achieved, in regions such as the Middle-East.
Every year we see, hear, and listen to world leaders of the United Nations. While there are incremental shifts; change can only begin when Governments, leaders are at the negotiating table, to carry forth the vision of the United Nations, willing to have conversations, and actually make things happen. And even when there are charters and documents that have been signed as part of International Law, we can question are human rights being protected at the international level, and are documents such as the UN Charter being upheld? Are rights are vulnerable people such as those living in regions of Gaza, being protected and upheld? And if not, why not?
My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)
These thoughts were originally hand written on October 10th, 2018. Image 1 Web Link