[Release] Robert Jeffress: The U.N. is Anti-Semitic, a Cesspool of Racism

Dec. 28, 2017

Dallas — One week after the United Nations singled out the United States for President Trump’s historic decision to relocate the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Pastor Robert Jeffress accused the United Nations of being the “leading sponsor of anti-Semitic rhetoric and action in the entire world,” and praised President Donald J. Trump as being “on the right side of history” for holding the organization accountable.

Citing a litany of absurd actions taken by the United Nations such as naming Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization as well as Turkey’s newly appointed role on the executive board of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization even while President Erdogan shutters churches, censures universities and is the world’s leading jailer of journalists. Then, there’s the United Nations Human Rights Commission whose member nations include Venezuela, Cuba and the Philippines.

Jeffress says “there is no end to the well-documented absurdities of the United Nations” but it’s no more pronounced than as it relates to “blatant anti-Semitism” of which it is now the leading “international facilitator.”

The evangelical advisor to President Trump continues, “The State of Israel has been subject to 46 condemnations from UNESCO as opposed to Syria’s single condemnation and no condemnations for North Korea, Iran or Sudan. The U.N. human rights council from 2006 to 2017 condemned Israel on 68 occasions, but only issued another 67 condemnations over the entire ten years for all the other nations of the world, combined. The U.N. General Assembly criticized individual nations 97 times from 2012 to 2015 of which 83 were against Israel. In 2017 alone the UN voted against Israel 21 times, and only voted to condemn Iran, Russia, North Korea, Myanmar and Syria, once.”

Therefore, Jeffress says, “The only logical conclusion is the United Nations has become the leading sponsor of anti-Semitic rhetoric and action in the entire world.”

Pastor Jeffress concludes by noting that he is grateful to God for President Trump who “unlike any other U.S. president” is willing “to financially drain this expanding cesspool of racism” which “may be his most consequential global decision.”




Dr. Robert Jeffress is pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas and serves as an evangelical adviser to President Donald J. Trump. He is a best-selling author of 24 books and a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host. His program, Pathway to Victory, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book is, A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home, available at bookstores everywhere.

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