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November 15, 2013 12:17 pm

Interpreter Comments on UN Bias Against Israel in Hot Mic Gaffe

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United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City. Photo: Patrick Gruban.

The United Nations General Assembly, acting through its Fourth Committee, comprised of all 193 UN member states, on Thursday adopted nine resolutions condemning Israel, and none relating to any other country, including contentious states such as Syria or Iran. While most of the diplomats in attendance sat silently, an unlikely voice of protest came from the translator’s booth.

Unaware of the “hot mic” in front of her, the interpreter broadcast her opinion to everyone at the General Assembly: “I mean, I think when you have five statements — not five — like a total of 10 resolutions on Israel and Palestine, there’s gotta be something, c’est un peu trop, non? [It’s a bit much, no?] I mean, I know there’s other really bad shit happening, but no one says anything about the other stuff.”

Many of the delegates laughed, and the interpreter, horrified that her real thoughts had been heard by her employers, apologized.

UN Watch caught the gaffe, footage of which can be viewed below:

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  • Tom

    The cat’s really out of the bag this time. And that guy that was the chair? He hasn’t missed many meals. Are there any skinny people at the U.N.? I think most of the world is skinny.

  • The biggest fools are the Israelis for staying there. Have they no pride?????? We see that the UN has no power to do anything except hate Jews and the Israelis presence there has NO effect on them. So why stay???
    IT’S A BUSHA for the Jewish people!!!

  • ZHAO Ma Fan

    Have I misinterpreted this statement by the interpreter? I have the impression that when she says ” I know there’s other really bad shit happening, but no one says anything about the other stuff.”, isnt she calling into question why no-one complains about what is happening elsewhere. That does not sound like anti-israel bias — quite the contrary it sounds like she is questionning the validity of the anti-israel bias which produces 5 or 10 resolutions against israel.

    Does anyone else have this interpretation of her comment?

  • Andrew

    My hat off to the UN interpreter for speaking the truth when no one in the UN will. Israel should withdraw from the UN, the place is a total joke.

  • Beatrix17

    Jews found the cure for polio, explained the workings of the human mind, and the workings of the universe. Jews have produced great art, great symphonies, great novels, great poetry, great philosophical works, and the Old Testament.

    Palestinians in the course of their existence have done nothing except produce hate-filled propaganda against the Jews.

  • June Grant

    Reminiscent of the little boy in the admiring crowd who shouted out that “The Emperor has no clothes”?

  • art frank

    These fools parrot their governments, most of whom are also ruled by fools. The Israelis would be better off staying away from that den of hypocrites.

  • Jacobite

    Father, forgive them, they no not what they do. The day will come when the vail of ignorance will be removed and the world will be sorry for the injustice.
    Isreal the nation of descendants of Abraham, Isacc & Jacob would find voicing appeal to the same God who made a covenant of peace with your forefathers would bring a lasting resolve, turning to the world is putting your faith and trust in other gods or using Gods language Horlots or lovers. They show by the day to be untrust worthy companions.
    Apeal, Cry out to your most High God, the Murciful God and he will protect and susstane you.

  • Ozzie

    Geoff, The UN can’t handle the truth.

  • Alon

    um shmum, they are a bunch of bread eaters without giving nothing to the world, “and the voice of the donkeys will not reach heaven” and you can be sure they are all donkeys (BTW poor donkeys, they really do not deserve such a comparison to those idiots sitting inNY and Geneve)

  • GZLives

    I’m not even sure why any Israeli press bothers to inform anyone about UN activities. Bottom line is who really cares what they (the UN) do or think?

    Close the toilet and send the fat cats home to find real jobs

    • The united Nation is a cesspoole of hatred it should disappear from the face of this earth.Mort of it’s members are inhuman garbage.

  • Geoff

    It does the UN no harm at all to hear the truth, once in a while.