Resources and Articles by Silvan Shalom
New York, 23 September 2004:
Address to the United Nations 59th General Assembly by Silvan Shalom, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs
The United Nations was established out of the devastation of World War Two in order to build a world of unity and of peace. Today, sixty years after this organization came into being, we must ask ourselves:
What are we united for and what are we united against?
Are we united for peace and security?
Are we united for fairness and justice?
Are we united against terror?
Are we united against tyranny?
Or are we, sadly, united only in cynical and immoral majority votes, that make a mockery of the noble ideals on which this body was founded.