|UN Rights body slammed for anti-Semitism|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Monday, 26 March 2007 17:00|
Someone finally had the guts to tell the UN Human Rights Council what they thought of them. During a session on March 23rd, Director of UN Watch Hillel Neuer, slammed the UN body for demonising Israel by constantly issuing anti-Israel resolutions, while turning a blind eye to horrendous human rights abuses in other countries. The Human Rights Council was formed last year, replacing the Human Rights Commission, which was perceived to have an anti-Semitic bias and membership irregularities. But since its creation the new body has issued eight resolutions - all condemning Israel, acts which brought special criticism from former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Hillel condemned the Council for criticizing Israel for Human Rights abuses in Gaza, Lebanon and the Golan Heights, while completely ignoring Palestinian deaths that were a result of infighting between Hamas and Fatah.
Quote: "Let us consider the past few months. More than 130 Palestinians have been killed by Palestinian forces. This is three times the combined total that were the pretexts of calling special sessions in July and November... Little three year-old boy Salam Balusha and his two brothers were murdered in their car by Prime Minister Haniyeh's troops. Why has this council chosen silence? Because Israel could not be blamed," Neuer declared. "Because in truth, the despots who run this council couldn't care less about Palestinians or any human rights. They seek to demonise Israeli democracy. To delegitimize the Jewish state. To scapegoat the Jewish people. They also seek something else. To distort and pervert the very idea of human rights."
For his pains, the Council President said that if any further speeches were made in such a derogatory tone, that their statements would be stricken from the record. Yikes! And this guy's supposed to be in charge of Human Rights in 192 countries?! It looks like it's happening all over again. If this UN Human Rights Council had been headed by Adolph Hitler, it couldn't have made any more anti-Jewish resolutions. If 1933-1938 are anything to go by, a great time of persecution for the Jewish nation may soon be upon us.
Source YNet News