AJC Jewish IQ Quiz: UN Bias against Israel, November 26, 2008


This week, the UN commemorates the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People—ironically, on the anniversary of the passage of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, rejected by the Arab leadership. This is just one of the UN's many anti-Israel initiatives, entrenched in the institutional structure of the world body. Learn more in this week’s Jewish IQ Quiz on UN Bias against Israel.
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Answer the following questions.
Question 1: This March, what Human Rights Council member state supported a resolution accusing Israel of “collective punishment” in Gaza, while calling for Palestinians to cease firing “crude rockets”? *
Question 2: Of the seven special sessions of the Human Rights Council, established in 2006 to replace the discredited Human Rights Commission, how many have dealt with Israel? *
Question 3: UN Security Council Resolution 252, adopted in 1968, declared what to be invalid?*
Question 4: As a result of its total exclusion from the UN regional grouping system until 2000, Israel has long been denied key committee assignments. For the first time, Israel will seek a Security Council seat in what year? *
Question 5: In 1974, Israel was excluded from membership in what specialized agency of the UN? *
Question 6: UNRWA is the special UN agency that provides social services to, but does not resettle, Palestinian refugees. What country is not among UNRWA’s five largest donors in 2008? *
Question 7: How is it possible that the number of Palestinians registered as refugees with UNRWA has quintupled since 1950?*
Question 8: How much money did the United States donate to UNRWA in 2007? *
Question 9: Who said in 2006, “There have been decades of resolutions. There has been a proliferation of special committees, sessions and Secretariat divisions and units. Has any of this had an effect on Israel’s policies, other than to strengthen the belief in Israel, and among many of its supporters, that this great organization is too one-sided to be allowed a significant role in the Middle East peace process?" *
Question 10: What UN figure accused Israel of 'apartheid' this week, and said that Palestinians are 'being crucified'? *
Bonus: Richard Falk is the Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur for the Palestinian territories. He has argued that it is reasonable to believe that “the established elites of the American governmental structure have something to hide and much to explain” about their involvement in…? *
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