Hard to achieve peace when world won’t condemn terror’
White House envoy Jason Greenblatt blasts UN, Arab world for failing to condemn Hamas, even as they reject non-Muslim terrorism in US.
White House special envoy Jason Greenblatt slammed the United Nations late Tuesday night, and warned that the international community’s failure to condemn terrorism is an impediment to peace in the Middle East.
In an opinion piece published on the Fox News website late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump’s envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, welcomed statements from across the Arab and Muslim world condemning the October 27th mass-shooting at a Pennsylvania synagogue, while noting that similar condemnations of similar acts of terror by Islamic groups were rare.
“I am grateful for the numerous foreign officials who publicly decried the attack and expressed condolences to the families of the victims, Pittsburghers, the Jewish community and all Americans,” wrote Greenblatt, listing condemnations issued by a number of Islamic states and the Palestinian Authority.
Greenblatt compared the condemnations of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack to the silence from Arab governments and Turkey in the face of ongoing attacks by the Hamas terror group on Israel.
The White House envoy also criticized the failure of the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Hamas, after Arab states led an effort to vote down a measure proposed by the US mission to the UN.
“It was absolutely shameful when these and other governments failed to condemn Hamas last week at the U.N. General Assembly – even after years of Hamas attacks via suicide bombings, kidnappings, rockets, missiles and other types of violence against Israelis.”
Greenblatt went on to warn that the tacit acceptance of Hamas by the international community was an impediment to peace in the Middle East.
“It is difficult to advance peace when the international community cannot even come together to condemn a terrorist organization.”