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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bias by the (Turtle) Bay

Just two weeks ago, I told you about the blood libel coming from the United Nations' "Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967" that Jews - note Jews, not even Israelis - are seeking 'racial domination.' Today, the UN 'Human Rights Council' - whose membership includes such 'bastions of freedom' as Cuba (where no one is allowed to leave), Saudi Arabia (where no one is allowed to believe in any God but the Islamic one in public) and China (where no one is allowed to have more than one child and where criticizing the government can get you tortured and/or shot) - is poised to place Israel under 'permanent investigation' for its "violations" of 'international law' in Judea and Samaria.
It's one of at least four anti-Israel actions he expects the council to take during its fourth session, which started in Geneva on Monday and runs through April 5, Neuer told The Jerusalem Post from Geneva.

The UN body was created in June to replace the Human Rights Commission, which was scrapped because it had a faulty membership composition and repeatedly singled out Israel.

But since its inception, the 47-member body - which includes Cuba, Saudi Arabia and China - has continued to single out the Jewish State. It has issued eight anti-Israel resolutions, and none against any other nation. It has also held three special sessions on Israel.


Neuer said Israel would be rapped for the Antiquities Authority's construction of an access ramp to the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate.

The work has been widely condemned throughout the Muslim world.

Neuer said the council would also take Israel to task for refusing entry to inquiry teams in July and in November. The first team was sent to investigate Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip following the kidnapping by Hamas of Cpl. Gilad Schalit in June.

The second team was dispatched to investigate the accidental discharge of an IDF artillery barrage that killed 19 civilians in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip in November.

Levanon said the investigators were denied entry because they were overtly biased against Israel.

The Human Rights Council is also set to hear a report compiled by UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard that compares Israeli actions in the territories to that of the former apartheid system in South Africa.
Ironically, another UN body, UNESCO, decided today that Israel did not damage the Temple Mount. Maybe UNESCO needs to be told to get with the program?


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