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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mourning on International Human Rights Day

A brief excerpt from Jennifer Rubin's excellent post on why 'International Human Rights Day,' which took place on Friday, ought to be an occasion for mourning.
One of the more egregious examples in the report demonstrates the link between European governments and Palestinian groups, which under the banner of "human rights" launch daily assaults on Israeli sovereignty. A press release from NGO Monitor announcing the new monograph described how the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) filed arrest warrants "in multiple countries against Israeli officials, primarily for 'war crimes' over the 2002 targeted killing of Hamas terrorist Salah Shehade'." The money for this, roughly $400,000, was provided in 2005 by the Dutch affiliate of Oxfam, which diverted European Union grant money for the "Abolition of the Death Penalty Project," a project supposedly intended to abolish the death penalty "in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, applied by the Palestinian National Authority via judicial death sentences and via extrajudicial executions." The money was actually used by PCHR to strategize with attorneys on its "war crimes" lawsuits.
Read the whole thing.

This past week, Navi Pillay, the UN 'High Commissioner' for Human Rights, declined to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which took place on Friday, just like the Chinese wanted (the winner of the prize is imprisoned in China). If the recipient had been from Hamas, you can bet she would have attended.

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At 2:54 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Human rights has been perverted. The world's obsession with Israel underlines the sorry state in which it is today.


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