Saturday, March 24, 2012

Incredible: US defends 'human rights council' record - by Israel Matzav

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
This is not a parody. After the United Nations 'human rights council' decided to send a 'fact-finding mission' to 'investigate' Israel's 'settlement policies,' the United States defended the council's record. 
In a statement released by US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, the US said that the UNHRC had "helped spur action on a series of important human rights situations around the world, in part due to vigorous US engagement." The statement praised UNHRC action in Syria, Sri Lanka, Iran, North Korea, Burma, Libya and Yemen.
Nuland added that the US condemns the UNHRC's biased approach on Israel, which she said "continues to unnecessarily politicize the Council's human rights agenda."
How could the 'human rights council' possibly do a better job? /sarc

Has any Republican candidate committed to withdrawing the US from the council if he is elected? That would be a great way to put distance between the Republicans and Obama.

What could go wrong?
posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 12:24 AM

and, another report from ISRAEL MATZAV:
MARCH 24, 2012

J Post reported just before the Sabbath started that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is considering withdrawing Israel's ambassador to the United Nations' 'human rights council' (of which Israel is, of course, not a member). That's a move that's long overdue.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Friday that he was considering withdrawing the Israeli ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council and severing ties with the body, following its establishment of a fact-finding mission to probe the effects of settlements on Palestinian human rights.
Liberman added that he will convene a meeting in the foreign ministry to discuss the possibility that Israel will not cooperate with the council in their investigation.
During a meeting with President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam, the foreign minster also said that he will try to persuade countries such as the United States to quit the council too.
There is no way we should be cooperating with the 'human rights council' in any way, shape or form. But the only chance of the US withdrawing is if Hussein Obama loses the election. What could go wrong?

posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 8:46 PM