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…in unprecedented move
Representatives of Israel have boycotted its regular review by the UN Human Rights Council, the first time a country has ever taken such action.
The move was expected as Israel has long been angered by what it claims is unfair criticism from the body.
A decision last year to investigate Jewish settlements in the West Bank prompted Israel to announce it would no longer co-operate with the council.
Tuesday’s meeting was suspended and a course of action will be decided.
“After a series of votes and statements and incidents we have decided to suspend our working relations with that body,” Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told the Financial Times on Tuesday.
“I can confirm that there is no change in that policy.”
Council spokesman Rolando Gomez told the Associated Press that Israel’s unprecedented absence had put the council in “new territory” because attendance of the Universal Periodic Review was mandatory.
Haitian representatives failed to appear before the council in 2010, but on the basis that their country had suffered a devastating earthquake.
Otherwise, so far all countries – even Syria and North Korea – have attended.
Israel’s action has prompted concern that it might undermine the UN’s human rights work, says the BBC’s Imogen Foulkes in Geneva, where the council is meeting.
Human rights experts fear other countries facing awkward questions might follow suit.
Even Israel’s biggest ally, the United States, had urged Israel to take part. The big question now is what – if anything – the UN can do about Israel’s refusal to participate, our correspondent adds.
A joint statement by eight Israeli human rights groups said: “It is legitimate for Israel to express criticism of the work of the council and its recommendations, but Israel should do so through engagement with the Universal Periodic Review, as it has done in previous sessions.”
“if anything – the UN can do about Israel’s refusal to participate?”
Sanctions, like North Korea and Iran!
If it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander.
Never did, never will have. The whole ‘peace negotiations’ is a sham, a façade to fool the world into thinking Israel is a nice country.
They don’t want Palestine to be a country – ever!
Because once it’s a country recognised by the UN, they know they are in the shit up to their eyeballs.
The prisoner exchange is a spurious attempt to dupe the world again, now they have their precious Gilad back, I am betting that the next move is a refusal to had over the second lot of Palestinian prisoners in the name of retaliation.
They have already attacked Palestine since the truce, they have steadfastly held to the fact that Jerusalem will never be divided, and now this:
Israel to speed up settler homes after Unesco vote
Israel says it will speed up Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem – and temporarily freeze the transfer of funds to the Palestinian Authority.
The announcement comes a day after the Palestinians won full membership of the UN cultural organisation, Unesco.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says the move will speed up the destruction of the peace process.
The Israeli government has described the Unesco vote as a “tragedy”.
Source: BBC News Read more
The only “tragedy” here is that the world betrayed Palestine in 1948.
Check this and see what the world did to the Palestinian people:
The plan is obvious, Israel wants to obliterate Palestine, Israel will not be happy until green disappears from this map, Israel will not be happy until the last Palestinian is dead.
Remember, the Christians are Jewish enemies too.
Are you a Christian?
The Torah says that Gentiles are the enemy too.
You are a Gentile, if you are not Jewish, then you are.
Are you next?
Watch this space…
Obama has said that he will veto any attempt by Palestine to become a full member of the UN. He has to; Israel said so.
Israel owns the USA. Israel has the USA by the financial gonads and will squeeze and twist them until the USA writhes on the floor in agony, if they don’t obey.
If you don’t believe me, just look at the big names that have brought the financial crisis to America; look at the origins of the names. They are obeying the Torah, systematically, subversively destroying the Gentile world.
It says in the Tanakh (Jewish Bilble) “the meek, the righteous or “those who wait upon the Lord” as they who shall inherit the earth.” As it also says in the Christian Bible, “The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever,” – King James version.
The Christians and the Jews (and incidentally the Muslims, because the Koran says the same thing “My servants the righteous, shall inherit the earth“) are fighting the same battle; they all think they are “the meek, the righteous.”
While religion controls the masses and has them frothing at the mouth, Christian, Jews and Muslims, there will never be peace in the world. Any attempt is a farce.
This is not to say that there aren’t good people in all religions, but the fanatics (religious right Christians, Zionists and fundamental Muslims) are destroying any chance of peace because “God” said so.
NB: I am not going to enter into a religious argument, these are my beliefs and opinions as I see them and am entitled to have them, rightly or wrongly; if you don’t like them, don’t read them. Any comments left that are based on theology they will be moderated. Comments on the core issue of the post will remain.
Oh, and don’t blow this off by saying I am anti-Semitic, I am anti any religious zealot.