UN incitement – Report: UN Officials Inciting Murder of Jews, Call to “Stab Zionist Dogs”

From UN Watch:

GENEVA, October 16, 2015 – UN staffers are using the imprimatur of their official positions to incite Palestinian stabbing and shooting attacks against Israeli Jews, with one UN-identified employee calling on Facebook to “stab Zionist dogs,” according to a new report issued today by UN Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental organization that is accredited by the United Nations with the mandate to monitor the world body’s compliance with its charter.

Embarrassing for the UN? Only if they cared.

You won’t see any coverage of this at the BBC. You won’t see any coverage of this at the Guardian. It does not suit their world view, it appears.

Read the UN Watch material here.

[First seen at Elder of Ziyon.]

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Situation: comedy

Lights. Camera. Action!

From the United Nations, the comedy source that keeps on giving, via the Jerusalem Post:

UNITED NATIONS – Syria and Iran are planning to run for a spot on the UN Human Rights Council later this year, UN diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday, despite criticism from watchdog groups about widespread rights abuses in both countries.

The good news is these clowns may not be allowed to join the circus:

From the so-called Asia group, which includes the Middle East and Asia, seven countries – China, Iran, Jordan, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Vietnam – are vying for four seats, UN diplomats said on condition of anonymity.

One diplomat predicted that Syria and Iran would fail in their bids to join the UN rights watchdog when the 193-nation General Assembly votes in the fall, while another said the upcoming election would be a “comedy.”

Tragic comedy.

From the department of He Shouldn’t have To Say This:

Hillel Neuer, the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based advocacy group that monitors the work of the United Nations, said “countries that murder and torture their own people must not be allowed to become the world’s judges on human rights.

Perhaps the solution to this is to have an application form for the UNHRC. Let’s see what kind of questions would be on the form:

  • Are you a dictatorship?
  • Are you now, or have you ever been, a serial killer of your own population?
  • How many enemies of the state disappear without trace in a year?

And so on.

You can read the whole article, here.

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The UN is the joke

I know this is not new, but sadly it is still topical and relevant. Fortunately, the silver lining is that it is also funny, educational, and worth watching.

[Thanks to Sam for sharing.]

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Enough, already?

I spotted an article about Israel’s refusal to deal with the UNHRC, by re-elected Labor Knesset Member Dr Nachman Shai, at the Love of the Land blog. Surprisingly, it was published at Haaretz, which would have been the last place I would have expected to see it. Here is a brief extract:

Because of UNHRC processes, the “universal periodic review” essentially acts as a rubber stamp on the behavior of the very worst human rights violators. China, North Korea, and countless other nations whose human rights records make Colonel Gaddafi look like Mother Theresa, routinely get a pass from the Council. Syria, which is estimated to have murdered over 60,000 people over the past couple of years, rarely finds itself in the Council’s spotlight.

But if an alien descended from the heavens and looked in on the UNHRC’s agenda, they would immediately conclude that one country above all others is the most grotesque human rights violator of all time. And it’s not Syria, Iran, North Korea or even the Council’s venerable vice president, Sudan.

It is Israel, the Middle East’s only democracy, that is the only country in the world that the UNHRC deems worthy of a standing agenda item. Perhaps even more incredibly, almost 40 per cent of all UNHRC resolutions condemning a specific country have been directed against the Jewish state.

Some of this content is worth bearing in mind the next time some opponent of Israel mentions the UN. The modern day UN is a sick, largely anti-Israel joke. I’m unsure if shying away from the phrase “a sick, largely anti-Semitic joke” shows good taste, poor judgement, or cowardice  You tell me.

Meantime, you can read the whole thing here. It is worth reading.

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Time to pay the bills?

The Jerusalem Post has one (no doubt of many, here and elsewhere) analysis article about the forthcoming PA publicity stunt resolution before the United Nations General Assembly. Entitled Jerusalem to take ‘low profile’ approach to PA UN move, it includes this interesting detail:

The senior diplomatic official said that as a result of the Palestinian move, Israel would stick punctiliously to the letter of the agreements it has signed, including the 1994 Paris Protocol mandating economic relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Under that protocol, Israel can withhold tax money it collects for the PA to pay for goods and services Israel provides it.

The PA owes more than NIS 800 million to the Israel Electric Corporation, a debt that Jerusalem will now most likely withhold in the two upcoming monthly tax payments scheduled to the PA.

So, in the following months, when the PA bleats about being short of cash, you’ll know what lies behind their situation. How long after that will it be, before some Western countries press Israel to release the withheld money? Not long, I wager. However, I am hoping the PA is told to get lost.

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