Rights, Israel & United Nation
The United Nations…
Human Rights? Human Wrongs?
Despite the United Nations Charter’s laudable commitment to the
“sovereign equality” of all member states, Israel is treated very
differently from the other 188 countries in the U.N.
When it comes to Israel, the U.N.’s credibility is always in
question. The U.N. serves as the lacky and mouthpiece of political
propaganda of Arab/Islamist nations who have only one agenda – the
annihilation of Israel.
It’s historical animosity towards the tiny little nation state it
created in 1948 is crystal clear. It’s corruption, dishonesty, lack
of real standards (other than double standards) is its hallmark and
A case in point is the most inappropriately named organization ever.
The United Nations just held it’s 60th session of the U.N.
Commission on Human Rights in Geneva where they were presented with
several proposals aimed at ending human rights abuses and violations
by the member states.
The commission, however had a different agenda.
Instead of focusing on the question of human rights, they took the
opportunity to call a special session to single out Israel for the
“targeted killing” of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of the
terrorist organization Hamas, who was sympathetically portrayed as a
poor blind, feeble, old, quadriplegic “spiritual leader” who was
critically acclaimed as a legendary hero of his people. On the other
hand, Yassin was singled out as if were some special saint even
holier than the Pope. In reality Yassin actually was a maniacal
murderer and sick twisted ruler.
Yassin was Hamas’ inspiration and “spiritual leader” of murder,
mayhem, and terrorism. His sermons evoked hatred, incitement and
violence. The sermons praised those people who blew themselves up in
order to boldly and coldly kill others.
Bare in mind that UNCHR has never ever before called for a special
session to blast or deplore Hamas, and any of the other terrorist
organizations responsible for the cold-blooded murder of nearly
1,000 Israelis. In all the years of bloody homicide attacks and
bombings, drive-by shootings, kidnappings, and murders by Hamas, the
U.N. and its various bodies all remained completely silent.
Why one might ask? With Libya serving as the Chair of the Committee
on Human Rights
and Syria serving as Chair of the U.N. Security Council the answer
becomes crystal clear. These state supporters of terrorism and thugs
internationally promote a political propaganda agenda against Israel
that is reprehensible and ruthless.
During the session, UNCHR met and not surprisingly passed a
resolution condemning Israel for the killing of Yassin and the
alleged “continuing grave violations of human rights in the Occupied
Palestinian Territory” The final vote: 31-3, with 18 abstentions.
More than ever before, the United Nations today fails to face the
truth and deal honestly with terrorism – one of the most dangerous
and horrific of all human rights abuses.
Always and everywhere, Israel is the main target of U.N. sanctioned
Recently, the mockery of the U.N. was clearly evident with Israel’s
separation barrier and security fence being put on trial before the
international body’s tribunal The Hague in the Netherlands at the
urging of the Arab/Islamist nations. The U.N. international court
hearing had been convened solely to discredit Israel politically.
Despite the fact the barrier and fence which has been called by its
detractors as an “apartheid wall” was built as a matter of
desperation and frustration from not having any progress by its
alleged peace partner. The sole goal is to defend Israel’s citizens
from attack and as a means to keep them as safe and secure as
possible under very difficult circumstances.
The hearing was especially perverse. The political maneuver was
designed solely to damage and discredit further the shameful and
wrongful world’s opinion of Israel.
The hearing was held at the bequest of the U.N. General Assembly –
the one in the very same hotbed of anti-Israel sentiment that
equated Zionism with racism, once again repeatedly condemned
Israel’s efforts at self-defense and entirely glossed over the acts
of terrorism against this tiny little nation state.
At the International Court of Justice (or more appropriately
“Injustice”), one of those sitting in judgment of Israel suggested
Israel be sued for “genocide” while ironically and moronically those
terrorists who are the cause for the barrier and fence have neither
been sued or tried for their ethnic genocide and crimes against
humanity. Another foreign Arab/Islamist “diplomat” accused Israel of
employing “terrorist systems” in the Golan Heights (another barrier
and bridge for Israel’s safety and security) while ignoring, for
example, Syria’s “occupation” of Lebanon and state sponsorship of
Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.
No international body has the right to overrule the internal
security decisions of a sovereign state that is under terrorist
siege on a daily basis. At least some nation states such as the
United States, Russia, Germany, France and others, recognized this
dangerous fact and protested over the ICJ’s jurisdiction in this
case and thereby showed a certain degree of honesty, integrity, and
morality against the Arab/Islamist controlled majority.
Indeed, the ICJ’s bias was clearly evident from the very moment it
began making the most routine procedural decisions in the case. The
biased judge should have recused himself from sitting on the
tribunal. The case should have been rejected for lack of
jurisdiction. But that was not the case unfortunately.
Even though several Arab states – open enemies of Israel – eagerly
signed up and stood in line to testify, the ICJ quickly decided it
would also take the testimony of the Arab League; the association of
Arab states always bent on the intent for Israel’s annihilation and
the very center of all the agitation.
Even before the hearings got under way, the U.N. Secretariat sent
the ICJ a dossier whose bias – as one diplomat put it – “borders on
the absurd.” The dossier makes absolutely no mention of terrorist
attacks against Israel – the entire reason for building the moveable
separation barrier and security fence.
Last year’s meeting of the Human Rights Commission was no better and
dominated by delegates representing some of the world’s most
repressive regimes. The members included such dubious human rights
models as Algeria, Cuba, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Syria.
Commission members Cuba, Libya, Sudan and Syria are four of the
seven countries listed on the U.S. State Department list of state
sponsors of terrorism. America, a beacon of freedom and democracy,
and leader of human rights was requested to leave the commission.
The entire agenda for the meeting consisted of (1) dictatorships
making excuses for one another and (2) dictatorships heaping abuse
Libya, Chair of the Commission, has seen that Israel has no chance
to serve on it but only to be judged by it.
Surprising? So it goes on and on at the United Nations Against
Perhaps the most vitriolic statements of the session were made by
Nabil Ramlawi, the delegate from the Palestinian Authority (formerly
the Palestine Liberation Organization).
Mr. Ramlawi is no stranger to us. As the long-time Arab
“Palestinian” delegate to the U.N. agencies based in Geneva and a
hard-core veteran anti-Israel campaigner, he is world famous for
making dishonest vicious accusations and comments. In 1998, for
example, Ramlawi was forced to publicly apologize to the UNCHR for
filing a false complaint and report in which he accused Israel of
having “injected the AIDS virus into 300 Arab “Palestinian”
children. No lie, myth or propaganda is beneath Ramlawi.
This time, Ramlawi began his speech before the Human Rights
Commission by equating Zionism with Nazism.
“When Israel was established,” he said, “it was established on
Zionist ideology and its practices were even worse than those used
by the Nazis,” adding, “And just as the Third Reich was eliminated
in World War II, so must ‘the new Zionist Nazism” be eradicated
Inciteful? Insulting? Lies? Myths? Propaganda? Vile? You betcha.
But not surprising at the good ol’ U.N.A.I. Consider the following
At a forum of the United Nations, no less, the Arab “Palestinian”
delegate, representing a non-member nation state, stands up and
calls for the physical destruction of a member nation state…and
walks away without even so much as a slap on the wrist from the
The spokesman for the Western Group objected calling the outage
No other country or representative had a word to say.
When it comes to Israel, the U.N.’s credibility is always in
question. This is a fact that is absolutely crystal clear and
It’s role as a member of “The Quartet” sponsored “Road Map” is
dishonest, self-serving and undeserving. After all it has passed
over 700 resolutions against Israel which is over half of all the
resolutions passed thus far since its inception. The U.N. one of the
biggest advocates for the destruction of the modern state it
begrudgingly did create in 1948.
Until a decision is made at the U.N. to bring a constant and
definitive end to its mindless self-defeating abuse of human rights
and Israel, it is impossible to see how the U.N. can play any role
its advocates say it ought to play in the search for peace in the
At the U.N. it is time for a change. Can it happen? It is not
It is painfully obvious about the agenda of the U.N.A.I.
Many people will tell you Israel-bashing is merely just part of the
culture at the United Nations. Some countries indulge in it for
their own domestic political reasons, others do it so as to distract
attention away from their own corrupt dictatorships and ruthless
repressive regimes ruled by selfish tyrannies, and still others use
it as a political propaganda ploy against the United States of
The best way to confront a bully and expose corrupt dictators and
evil is to take it head on and expose the fraud. By bringing
attention and standing up for what is right one also brings
attention and stands up for what is wrong in this world.
One can no longer excuse the actions and behavior of the
Arab/Islamist member nations who control and dominate the U.N. which
serves as mouthpiece for political propaganda.
One can not justify the actions and behavior and it is no longer
possible to say “everyone else does it” because it is not morally or
politically acceptable any longer.
The U.N. is anti-Israel. The U.N. is anti-Semitic. The U.N. is
The U.N. Commission on Human Rights is totally dominated by an
alliance of the world’s most corrupt dictatorships, totalitarian
regimes and violators of human rights. The U.N. organization should
appropriately be renamed the U.N. Commission on Human Wrongs.
In recent years, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has
earned a reputation as an organization dominated by what Human
Rights Watch describes as “an abusers club of governments hostile to
human rights.” In the words of the late High Commissioner Sergio
Viera de Mello, the Commission’s “use for political ends” has
created a “very serious credibility problem.”
In no area are the deep problems of the Commission on Human Rights
more obvious than in the consistent “special treatment” and vile
voting record against the State of Israel. An end to the
counterproductive, deplorable, outrageous practice of singling out
Israel is an absolute must.
The U.N. is bankrupt and corrupt, economically, morally, politically
and is badly in need of reorganization to maintain any credibility
whatsoever. There is absolutely no time like the present. It
presently serves as the mouthpiece and political propaganda agency
of the Arab/Islamist world.
The United States must withdraw its financial support of the United
Nations to show it is truly against terrorism. The U.N. needs the
same wake-up call that the U.S. faced on 9/11. We must show all
supporters of terrorism that it will never ever be tolerated at any
time. True democracy, freedom and human rights must prevail
internationally. Not under the woefully misguided United Nations.
As a member nation of the U.N. not only is Israel deserving and
entitled to civility and respect, it must not be the focus and
object of discrimination and ostracization.
We can clearly see a United Nations, in violation of its own
charter, one whose entire foundation rests not on the laurels of
“Human Rights” but one that exists only on “Human Wrongs.”
All who are committed to upholding the noble aims of the U.N.
Charter must speak out against this bias. It is long overdue for
U.N. Member states to start applying the principle of equality and
fair treatment for ALL countries. Israel included. The time is right
now to practice HUMAN RIGHTS rather than HUMAN WRONGS!!!