An expert on terrorism and Israel's role in the world says the U.N. is "a cesspool of Arab-Muslim dominance" that is under the control of Muslim nations.
Last month the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) overwhelmingly (26-6) approved a resolution to ignore the Jewish people's connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, the holiest sites in both Judaism and Christianity. The resolution on "Occupied Palestine" – presented by several Arab countries – refers to the Temple Mount by only its Arab name: the "Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the vote as "yet another absurd U.N. decision" that proves "there is no low to which it will not stoop."
Several Western countries, including France, Spain and Sweden, went along with the resolution. The U.S., Great Britain, and Germany were among the countries that voted against it.
"It's become very clear that the United Nations is a cesspool of Arab-Muslim dominance and the Muslim nations are basically in control of the U.N. now," says David Rubin, the former mayor of the Israeli city of Shiloh. "The United States is still the biggest supporter and the biggest funder by far of the U.N. But it doesn't reflect American values in any way, shape, or form."
And while critical of the U.N. resolution, he adds that it's fortunate that even many Democrats in Congress support Israel.
"There was a resolution in the Congress in which 80 percent said [that] in negotiating an aid package with Israel ... they want the United States to maintain and maybe even strengthen its coordination and cooperation," says Rubin. "So the Obama administration can't act alone because there are still some Democrats in Congress who support Israel."
A credible threat
Among those concerned about the influence of Muslim nations on the world scene is defense analyst Robert Maginnis, who spoke with OneNewsNow about Iran's announcement two weeks ago of its successful test of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of reaching Jerusalem. That missile, he says, represents a real threat to the Jewish nation.
"They say the test missile had a range of 1,240 miles and ... a margin of error of 8 meters or 24 feet," notes Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at Family Research Council. "So if you can put a nuclear warhead, small as it may well be, and then reach out and touch Jerusalem from many places in Iran, then you have a credible threat."
And according to Maginnis, the Iranians have all the components for a nuclear bomb to put on top of that missile.
"What we have not seen in Iran is a test of a nuclear weapon – and it could be, though we haven't been told, that one of those nuclear tests in North Korea could have been an Iranian bomb," he offers. "... Iranians are almost always on the ground in North Korea when they do their nuclear tests – and we're talking about a fifth test at this time."
Maginnis admits he isn't surprised by the missile test and suspects this is just the beginning.