Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Hamas win at the 'human rights council'

 ISRAEL MATZAV - by Carl in Jerusalem
June 26, 2012

Thanks to the Obama administration, Hamas managed to hold a meeting at the United Nations 'human rights council' on Friday to promote the destruction of the State of Israel.
One of Friday’s three speakers was Sameh Habeeb, head of the media department of the “Palestinian Return Centre.” The event flyer, which clearly identified the Center as a “coorganizer” and named its representative as a speaker, was authorized to be posted at the UN conference room and distributed on UN NGO-reserved tables. And yet, as the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has documented, the Palestinian Return Centre is one of the central institutions through which Hamas operates in Britain.

Here is some of what Habeeb had to say while speaking in a UN room, at a UN-provided microphone, at a UN-advertised event associated with the UN’s top human rights body: “In 1947, 1948 and 1949 the Palestinian refugees were ethnically cleansed by the Israeli gangs.... Some Arab armies came to Palestine to fight the Zionist project, which came from all over Europe to take over Palestine and to make it as a national home for the Jews, although it was always the national home for the Palestinians for thousands and thousands of years.”

Habeeb, a well-known radical and “one state solution” campaigner, didn’t come alone. Various publications of his Palestinian Return Center were made readily available on UN premises.

There was the pamphlet with this bigoted diatribe: “a racist ideology is inherent in political Zionism and... is being implemented as a political project by the state of Israel.

Political Zionism idealizes and advances a racist and chauvinistic... religion and nationalism.”

And there was the map with the word “Palestine” splashed across the entirety of what is now Israel. Advocating the elimination of a UN member state, the most elementary violation of the UN Charter, is evidently acceptable literature in the belly of the UN human rights beast.

A third handout, entitled “Apartheid against Palestinians,” analogized Israelis to Nazis: “The Israeli regime is based on... race and religious supremacy... Modern nation states formed through these corrosive ideals scarred the 20th century, including in Germany and the South African apartheid regime.”

This is the second time in two consecutive sessions of the Human Rights Council that Hamas and its messengers have been allowed into the UN fold. At the last session of the Council in March, a Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Ismail al- Ashqar, was given a UN pass, seated in a UN room at the invitation of a UN-accredited NGO, and permitted to speak at another Council “side-event.” Though UN organizers issued the standard disclaimer about what is said during such events, applications to hold any such meeting are first vetted and approved by UN staff.
Read the whole thing and wonder why the United States is still part of (and paying 22% of the budget of) the 'human rights council.'

posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 1:54 PM
Bee's Note:
The United States is not only paying 22% of the "human rights council", but also contributing BILLIONS of DOLLARS yearly to the Palestinian/Hamas budget.  No amount of pleading by the American tax  payers has prevented this administration from continuing to contribute to terrorist organizations.  Both Abbas/Fatah and Hamas united as "one", even though the two parties continue to be at odds with each other.  Fatha/PLO/Hamas have rejected all offerings to accept Israel's right to exist.  They continue bombing Israeli citizens; murdering Israeli citizens in the middle of the night (i.e. Fogel family); teach their children to become suicide bombers and hate all Jews; (and the list is on-going) and yet, this administration has over-ridden Congressional requests to stop aid to organizations such as the Palestinians, who are far from being allies to America and its friends.  I leave you with a video in memory of the Fogel family, murdered by two young Palestinians just one year ago: