Let’s begin to answer this question with two definitions. First, let’s define ‘supporter’.
A ‘supporter’ is a ‘backer’. A ‘backer’ is a benefactor. A benefactor provides financial backing to a recipient.
The second definition is for anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is the hatred of the Jewish people (Martin Luther King Jr, “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend”, Saturday Review, XLVII, August, 1967, p. 76). It’s a blot on the soul of mankind (ibid). It’s related to anti-Zionism. “When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews…Anti-Zionism is inherently anti-Semitic” (ibid).
Now, let’s merge these definitions. If someone is going to give financial backing to anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Zionism, what’s the most efficient way to do that? There are two main ways.
The first, less efficient way, is to research who in the world is anti-Semitic, who is anti-Zionist. Merge the two lists. Write checks every year to each name on the list.
That’s cumbersome. It takes time. It requires effort.
The second way is more efficient. It requires only one check a year.
This second way also requires no research, no list-management or multiple check-writing. It makes supporting anti-Semitism simple, easy and convenient.
All a supporter has to do is find an organization capable of using that support to mount an ever-increasing attack against Jews and/or the Jewish state. Does such an organization exist?
It certainly does. It’s called, the United Nations.
The UN is a brand name. It’s got world-class name-recognition. It’s got a ‘cover-story’. It’s the world’s leading Humanitarian organization.
Is the UN up to the challenge? Will it promote anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism? Does it have the infrastructure to do that?
The answer is, yes on all counts. The UN is loaded with anti-Zionists.
Its General Assembly is crowded with them. They regularly approve condemnations of Israel.
Its United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is so ready to promote anti-Semitism as anti-Zionism it even has a special rule just for Israel: Israel must be placed on every UNHRC agenda. That means that members of the UNHRC can condemn Israel at every meeting—and they regularly do just that.
The UN Security Council (UNSC) is anti-Zion. It doesn’t protect Zion. It considers resolutions to harm Israel.
The “UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967” is anti-Zion. It not only supports ‘refugees’; the Rapporteur has worked actively to promote the Arab dream of conquering Israel.
The United Nations Relief and Works Administration (UNWRA) is anti-Zion. UNRWA educates ‘Palestinian’ children. It teaches that all of Israel is ‘Palestine’. It teaches that children must drive out the ‘Zionists’.
In fact, wherever you go at the UN, you’ll find something anti-Zion on the agenda or in the air. It would be a perfect match for an anti-Zion/anti-Semitic patron.
Who backs this anti-Zion UN? In theory, all 193 Member States of the UN should support it. But the reality is, many states spend more money on a car for a deputy Minister than for any UN contribution. Some 35 of the UN Members give less than $29,000 USD each year.
Despite these non-supporting Members, the UN does have one steadfast patron. It has a benefactor whose support is greater than all other countries. The greatest benefactor of the UN is the United States of America.
The US is a generous provider. It gives billions to the UN. It is rumoured that the US actually gives far more than that—mostly in private, under the proverbial radar screen (“United States taxpayers on hook to the United Nations for approximately $3.024 billion in 2015”, Human Rights Voices, May 7, 2015).
The UN has it all: name-recognition, influence, an operational anti-Zion/anti-Semitic infrastructure and the cover of Humanitarianism. It’s fortunate that the world’s greatest supporter is the United States. That support means the UN can continue its anti-Semitic work.
Of course, that puts the US into a peculiar box. It means that the US—the supposed Citadel of Freedom—is actually the world’s biggest supporter of anti-Semitism.