Thursday, June 16, 2011

UN Human Rights Council Again Ignores 'Arab Spring' Massacres and Condemns Israel


From the UN Watch statement on the Human Rights Council's broken record automatic repeat session of it's Agenda Item 7: “Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories” while massacres are taking place in Syria etc. 

"Our meeting is automatic—the consequence of a decision adopted four years ago, shortly after this council was created, to keep a permanent agenda item on one country only: Israel.

History will record that at a time when citizens across the Middle East were being attacked by their own government—by rifles, tanks, and helicopters—the UN focused its scarce time and attention on a country in that region where this is not happening; the only country in the region which, despite its flaws, respects the right to peaceful assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion; the only country in the region with free elections, an independent judiciary, and the equal treatment of women; the only country where gays are not persecuted, arrested or stoned to death, but, on the contrary, march in their own annual parade, as they did in Tel Aviv three days ago.

History will record that when citizens were being persecuted or massacred by their own governments— in Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain and elsewhere—the UN chose to turn a blind eye to the victims, and instead endorsed the cynicism, hypocrisy and scapegoating of the perpetrators.

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