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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hitler and Goebbels would be proud!

Hitler and Goebbels would have felt right at home at the UN Human Rights Council Sixth Special [Jew-baiting] Session.

GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights body on Thursday condemned Israeli military action in Gaza and the West Bank.

The resolution, which also demands the lifting of the blockade on Gaza and calls for international action to protect Palestinian civilians, was proposed by Arab and Muslim countries and passed by 30 votes in favor, one against and 15 abstentions, during an emergency session of the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council.

The U.S. Senate voted in September to cut off funding to the council, accusing it of bias.

Let me just say this: There will be a reckoning. Truth is notoriously slow, but it will triumph in the end. There will be a time when Arab and Muslim will become as dirty a word as Nazi and will become synonymous with genocide and abomination. And all those aiding and abetting the murderous designs and all those who stood by and did nothing will be held culpable and be condemned.

Read the resolution for yourself here. You will not find a reference to Hamas' charter, their bombings, Kassams or kidnappings.

Here is the roll call:

Nefarious and duplicitous: In favour (30): Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and Zambia.

Sanctimonious and hypocritical: Abstentions (15): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, France [shame!], Germany [shame!], Ghana, Guatemala, Italy [shame!], Japan [shame!], Netherlands [shame!], Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland [shame!], Ukraine [shame!]and United Kingdom[shame!!!].

Brave and righteous: Against (1): Canada.

There were voices of reason – observers all:

DAVID LITTMAN, of World Union for Progressive Judaism , noted that in four days the victims of the Holocaust would be remembered by the United Nations with the theme "remembrance and beyond". But it was important to remember the Hamas charter that the World Union had warned about before. All international conferences were a waste of time in the light of this Charter.

HILLEL NEUER, of United Nations Watch , said that the proposed draft resolution constituted a case of psychological projection. It was Hamas which deliberately fired rockets into Israel. They were the ones rejecting the very notion of distinction between combatants and civilians. Israel did the opposite by protecting its citizens. It should also be considered who had initiated this session. They included the lowest possible rated States in the annual world survey released by Freedom House. Were these the arbiters of human rights in the world today?

KLAUS NETTER, of B'nai B'rith , speaking on behalf of Coordination Board of Jewish Organizations, said the resolution placed before the Council ignored article 51 of the United Nations Charter, which gave each State the right of self-defence. Its one-sidedness was reflected by the total absence of any reference, much less condemnation of the incessant rocket and mortar attacks launched by the terrorist organizations based in the Gaza Strip against Israel's towns and cities located within the so-called Green Line, i.e. outside the occupied territories. If the Council continued to allow itself to be maneuvered time and again into an on-going anti-Israeli stance, even as peace negotiations were being conducted after a lapse of seven years, it would head for the same inglorious destiny as its discredited predecessor.

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