Netanyahu Slams UN Over Gaza Criticism

Israeli PM Likens Gaza to Nazi Germany

One day after Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi publicly condemned the United Nations in a long and in some ways confusing speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the stage before the General Assembly, and delivered his own condemnation of the international organization.

Have you no shame? No deceny?” Netanyahu shouted at the attendees, saying that it was a “mockery” of the UN charter that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been allowed to speak the day before.

But along with his usual calls to action against the Iranian government, the Israeli prime minister delivered a blistering assault on the UN in general for the report criticizing their invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu likened the Hamas government in the tiny strip to Nazi Germany, and noted that the Allied Forces killed enormous numbers of civilians in their attacks on German cities, insisting it was a “perversion of justice” to criticize Israel for its invasion, which killed around 1,400 Gazans, mostly civilians.

He insisted that criticizing the invasion was a “farce” and “blaming the victims” and accused the United Nations of standing on the side of terrorism for issuing a report which condemned their invasion as well as the Gaza rocket attacks.

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