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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This ought to advance 'the cause of peace'

After all, they've just been so unbiased and helpful....

The Palestine Liberation Organization has called for Israel to recognize the 'right of return' for 'Palestinian refugees' at the United Nations' 'human rights council.'
Israel must “recognize the right of return of refugees to their homeland, without selectivity or conditionality, including to the cities they were ejected from,” Imad Zuhairi, the PLO’s deputy charge d’affairs of its UN Observer Mission in Geneva, told the UNHRC.
He spoke during Agenda Item 7, in which the UNHRC is mandated at every session to debate Israeli actions against the Palestinians over the pre-1967 lines.


The UNHRC debate showed that wide gaps still remain in the public discourse on conflict.
You don't say....
Israel has cut its ties with the council and was not present at the debate. But it has claimed that the concept of the right of return for Palestinians to the State of Israel undermines the basic principle of a two-state solution.
Well, yeah. Except that three days ago, the same reporter (Tovah Lazaroff) reported that Israel is now trying to 'reengage' with the 'human rights council.'

It's hard to think of any international body in the world that is less likely to bring peace to our region than the United Nations 'human rights council.' It's time to bury the idea of returning to the council - permanently.

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