UN General Assembly to ratify honor to Holocaust denier
The United Nations General Assembly is scheduled on Wednesday to ratify all resolutions adopted by the 'human rights council' during 2012. One of those resolutions honors a Holocaust denier
While a handful of these decisions were good, many were despicable. One stands out for its ignominy: the appointment of a top
official whose life’s work—authoring books on World War II that make
Germans the victims and the Allies the war criminals—has made him a hero
to Holocaust deniers.
de Zayas was appointed in March as the council’s “Independent Expert on
the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order,” an
anti-Western mandate created by Cuba's Communist regime.
Inexplicably, Zayas was unanimously recommended by a
U.N. committee that included British Ambassador Peter Gooderham, who was
supposed to effectively represent the interests and values of Western
democracies such as Britain, France, Germany and the United States.
To undo this wrong, tomorrow U.S. Ambassador
Susan Rice should lead the world's democracies in calling for a vote on
the omnibus resolution—which includes the appointment of Zayas—and vote No.
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Ambassador Rice should also take the floor and explain
to the U.N. and the world why America and all decent people
categorically object to an appointment that contradicts the principles
of the U.N. and its founding history as the anti-Hitler alliance. Click here to send an email urging action.
Labels: Holocaust denial, Susan Rice, United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Human Rights Council