Distinguished pol of the week

There were a number of stand-outs this week including Republican Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.) who rebuked Secretary of State John Kerry for his unconvincing and anti-Israel briefing on the Iran negotiations. However, the most distinguished person was an accidental star, whose name is not known, a U.N. interpreter:

She uttered, “I mean, I think when you have five statements, not five, like a total of ten resolutions on Israel and Palestine, there’s gotta be something, c’est un peu trop, non? [It’s a bit much, no?] I mean I know … There’s other really bad [expletive] happening, but no one says anything, about the other stuff.”

She’s not exactly a pol, but she maybe should be. In saying the obvious, but unspeakable at the United Nations, namely that it is obsessed with demonizing the Jewish state, she deserves kudos. The context was the United Nations’ adoption of some nine resolutions condemning Israel. The interpreter let slip what U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power should be doing routinely, condemning the anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic drivel that comes out of that body. Alas, she is not following in the steps of Daniel Patrick Moynihan or Jeane Kilpatrick, who made it a point to regularly and boldly condemned the United Nations for its anti-Israel fetish.

So we can only hope that the interpreter’s truth-telling, however inadvertent, inspires others to be more candid. Well done, Ms. Interpreter.

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