Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address this week to Congress was politically controversial, but powerful. Witnessing our senators' and representatives' boisterous support for the prime minister of Israel brought tears to my eyes.
We mourn once again. Terrorists killed five Israelis – four rabbis and one Druze police officer – in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this week.
We are appalled by these brutal murders of the Jews and the Druze – Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, Rabbi Kalman Levine, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, and Officer Zidan Sarif, who left behind a six-month old baby girl. This is not an isolated event. In the past month, several other Jews have been killed by Palestinian terrorists, including a three-month old girl.
There they go again. I refer to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which once again is targeting Israel for one-sided, discriminatory treatment.
In this case, the Human Rights Council has established a commission to investigate Israel's conduct during this summer's Operation Protective Edge. Among the 48 states on the Human Rights Council are China, Congo, Cuba, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia -- states not well known for stellar human rights records. And yet they obsessively focus on Israel.
This year is the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport, the nine month effort to bring Jewish children from Europe to England, to safety. That humanitarian project began shortly after Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass."