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Friday, March 9, 2012

Qatar Blasts Israel at Human Rights Council of UN

Nadene Goldfoot
The president of the UN General Assembly is Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar.  He has been President since September 14, 2011.  He spoke in Geneva, Switzerland as the opening speaker for the Human Rights Council.  193 member states were in attendance.  His speech was an attack on Israel at every meeting.  This man had been the former Ambassador to Jordan from Qatar. 

Al-Nasser was concerned about the "Arab Awakening diverting attention from this obstacle (Israel) in the face of international peace and stability".  He even had the audacity to say that "the Syrian people in the Occupied Syrian Golan (Golan Heights) " lack "freedom and dignity."  Evidently in his mind life would be much  better under Assad. 

Al-Nasser is chomping at the bit to undo Israel's membership in the UN evidently.  Israel was admitted on May 11, 1949 with 37 for and 12 against and 9 abstentions. 

Next speaker was Iran's foreign minister, Ali Akbar Salehi,  who also attacked America for burning Islamic holy books.  Didn't this "Human Rights" meeting have fun blasting  2 countries that actually do have human rights? 

This same Council does not get excited over acts of terrorism in the world.  In the past 10 years terrorist attacks were happening in New York, London, Madrid, Mumbai, Iraq and Jerusalem.  They were carried out by an extremist religious ideology.  Thousands of innocent people were killed.  The Human Rights Council never convened about one of them.  They didn't make any inquiries or resolutions. 

Yet when Osama Bin Laden was killed by the USA which was the justice he deserved, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, questioned the act.

When Hamas and Hezbollah fired thousands of rockets against civilians in southern Israel, the Council convened sessions, inquiries and reports condemning the victim, Israel, for defending itself when it lead to Operation Cast Lead. 

What did the Council do then?  They appointed Richard Falk, a man who the PA accused of being "a partisan of Hamas."  He was selected to be their Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights for 6 years.  Who is speaking for Israel, I ask? 

Resource: UN Watch

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