The Weekly Standard | Monday, November 17, 2008
It is a topsy-turvy world: At the United Nations—an organization born out of the struggle against Nazi Germany and intended to embody the lessons of the Holocaust—a head of state openly spouts anti-Semitic propaganda in an address before the General Assembly. Granted, he takes the trouble to denounce "Zionists" and avoid the word "Jew," but this dodge is transparent to any student of the Nazis. His speech is greeted with acclaim, and neither the U.N. secretary general nor any Western head of government bothers to object. The media are mostly silent.