Dictatorships Protect Each Other at UN

[Maariv Weekend-Hebrew, 13Nov09] Natan Sharansky - Former deputy prime minister Natan Sharansky said in an interview: The Goldstone report is part of the continuing war by the UN and dictatorial states within the UN to delegitimize the State of Israel. As a human rights activist who is in continuous contact with organizations and activists throughout the world, I can say with authority that we in Israel have the strongest democratic institutions in the world. The UN has a miserable record of defending human rights. What has it done to advance human rights in dictatorships like Egypt, Syria, or Jordan? Why has the UN never denounced the killing in Chechnya, Darfur, or China? UN representatives have admitted that there is an agreement between the Arab states and Russia that neither will deal with the dictatorships of the other. So what is left except Israel? During all the years of its existence, the UN has denounced human rights violations by Israel more than by all the world's dictatorships put together. This is because dictatorships won't criticize other dictatorships.

2009-11-16 06:00:00

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