Lindsey Graham Says UN Is ‘Most Anti-Semitic Body on the Planet’

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham speaks during the reauthorization of Freedom Act in Washington
October 31, 2023

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Monday blasted the United Nations as "the most anti-Semitic body on the planet."

"Let me just tell you about the U.N. right now," Graham said to Fox News's Sean Hannity. "It is the most anti-Semitic body on the planet. To ask Israel to have a ceasefire after their people were slaughtered more viciously than the Nazis—having children beheaded, women raped in front of their parents. The U.N. is wrong. Here is when we'll have a ceasefire: when Hamas ceases to be a threat to Israel. Then and only then will we have a ceasefire."

Graham said he recently returned from Israel where he saw the atrocities Hamas terrorists committed as they killed 1,400 Israelis, mostly civilians, in their Oct. 7 attacks. In those attacks, they "outdid the Nazis" and "cut babies out of the womb of their mother," Graham said.

"If I were the Israeli ambassador to the U.N., I would take all this and show it to the U.N. Security Council," Graham said. "When the U.N. Security Council voted for a ceasefire before the Israeli bodies had been buried, it made me sick to my stomach. It would be like telling America after Pearl Harbor we need a ceasefire with the Japanese."

"Israel, take all the time you need, and do whatever it takes to destroy Hamas. That's non-negotiable for me," Graham added.

The U.N. has repeatedly urged a ceasefire in the past few weeks, and it has come under fire for statements from its leadership justifying Hamas's massacre.

Twelve of the 15 members of the security council on Oct. 18 voted for a resolution calling for a "humanitarian pause" to deliver aid to Gazans, with the United States being the only "no" vote and Russia and the United Kingdom abstaining. A "no" vote from the United States stops any measure from advancing because it, along with China, France, Russia, and the U.K., is one of the council's five permanent members.

Israeli officials blasted U.N. secretary general Antonio Guterres on Oct. 24 after he said Hamas's attacks on Oct. 7 "did not happen in a vacuum," adding that Palestinians have had their land "steadily devoured by settlements plagued by violence."

On Oct. 27, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an "immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities." A Canadian amendment condemning Hamas's terror attacks did not receive enough support to pass.