Letters to the Editor

A new UN?

For years, foreign policy critics, politicians, and outraged members of the public have militated to quit the United Nations. Now, a new, focused movement is calling to “defund and replace” the United Nations with a new world body: The Covenant of Democratic Nations.

Since last December, the highly controversial UN Resolution 2334 declared, among other libels, that Israel’s Jewish connection to the Western Wall was effectively illegal. With a new U.S. administration and the installation of Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador, the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, undemocratic, and diplomatically-dysfunctional ligatures of this international body has finally been spotlighted.

A prime mission of the new world body would be to re-ratify or nullify all acts of the United Nations. Thus, the Covenant would create a new body of long-overdue, updated international law.

A meeting will be held in North Miami on May 12, when I lay out the case for a local foreign policy group, the Israeli Riviera Parliament.

The League of Nations began with a speech: Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points. The United Nations began with a short, written declaration. For the Covenant of Democratic Nations, the conversation has now begun.

Edwin Black,

human rights advocate