|Iran given role in 2009 UN anti-racism conference|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Friday, 24 August 2007 07:04|
| The Islamic Republic of Iran has been given a seat on the planning committee for an anti-racism conference that will be held by the United Nations in 2009. The decision to allow Iran to play a prominent role in the planning committee has been slammed by UN watchdog organizations, due to President Ahmadinejad's repeated denial of the holocaust and calls for the state of Israel to be "wiped off the map". The twenty member group, which will be headed by Libya - another state well known for its hatred of the Jewish people, will gather for its first meeting in Geneva on August 27th. |
Quote: ""As a UN spokesperson against racism, Iran will invert totally the message and mission of the United Nations," Anne Bayefsky, senior editor of the New York-based Eye on the UN, said in a press release. "Iran is now poised to wrap itself in a UN flag as a lead agent of the next global conference against racism, Durban II," she added, referring to the 2001 UN conference on racism held in Durban, South Africa, which saw unprecedented levels of anti-Zionist rhetoric and calls for Israel's destruction.
When a spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights was asked by YNet News how Iran came to be on the committee, a country which is in breach of the UN's own Charter on Human Rights, they could only say that it was chosen for the position by other member states. The members for the committee were selected by the UN Human Rights Council, a UN body which is fixated in its condemnation of Israel. Since its inception the UN Human Rights Council has issued resolutions solely against Israel, while turning a blind eye to other countries with appalling human rights records, such as China, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, etc. The body is controlled by a majority of Arab nations belonging to the Organization Islamic Conference. It recently voted to hold special sessions devoted entirely to Israeli human rights abuses at every gathering. The body was even criticized by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for its anti-Israel bias, something which he himself has been guilty of in the past. Earlier this year, the Director of another UN watchdog organization - UN Watch, stood up in front of the Human Rights Council and slammed them for their unwavering bias in levelling resolution after resolution against Israel while ignoring the plight of the very people they were claiming to be helping...
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."
At the end of Neuer's speech, the UN Human Rights Council President declared that any further orations made in such a derogatory tone would be stricken from the records. I think it's very interesting that Iran and Libya should both find themselves at the centre of world affairs in this upcoming anti-racism conference. The Bible explicitly names both these nations as forming part of the alliance that will come against the state of Israel during the latter days. Perhaps it will be the fervour of these anti-Semitic states that will be instrumental in bringing Gog's armies against Israel, and perhaps the influence of the Organization Islamic Conference in the United Nations will be instrumental in preventing any other nation from coming to Israel's aid...
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