UN interpreter caught saying 9 resolutions on Israel are “too much.”
— by Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch
When the U.N. gives credit to oppressive regimes, millions of human rights victims pay the price.
2014 begins tomorrow with China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia taking their new seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Instead of elevating and legitimizing dictatorships, the U.N. should be advocating for the release of their political prisoners.
After the jump: Blaming the U.S. and Israel for the Boston Marathon bombings, questionable appointments of Iran and Syria, and blaming Israel for most of the world’s troubles in the top-10 worst decisions list.
- UNESCO — which has condemned no other country but Israel, and which was silent as Hamas bulldozed a world heritage site to make a terrorist training camp — allowed Syria to sit as a judge on UNESCO’s human rights committee.
- The U.N. chose Zimbabwe, a regime that systematically violates human rights, to host its world tourism summit.
UN human rights expert, Richard Falk.
- The U.N. Human Rights Council elected slave-holding Mauritania to be its vice-president.
- The U.N. Economic and Social Council, which oversees the U.N. women’s rights commission, elected genocidal Sudan as its vice-president.
- The U.N. Conference on Disarmament last May made Iran its president.
- The U.N. Special Committee on Decolonization, charged with upholding fundamental human rights and opposing the subjugation of peoples, elected the murderous Syrian regime to a senior post.
- U.N. human rights expert Richard Falk blamed the Boston Marathon terror bombings on “the American global domination project” and “Tel Aviv.”
- The U.N. General Assembly elected China, Cuba, Russia, and Saudi Arabia to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The dictatorships will take their new seats on January 1, 2014.
- The same U.N. General Assembly adopted 21 condemnatory resolutions against Israel, compared to 4 on the rest of the world combined.
- The U.N. Human Rights Council elected Hezbollah supporter Jean Ziegler, founder and recipient of the Muammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize, as a top adviser.