How the UN Mixes Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Israeli War Crimes

(Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Anne Bayefsky - In 2014, the General Assembly adopted 20 times more resolutions condemning Israel for human rights violations than any other country, and only seven such resolutions on all of the other 192 UN member states combined. Half of all emergency sessions of the General Assembly in its history attack Israel. The Assembly did not hold one emergency session about genocide in Rwanda or Sudan. One-third of all the resolutions and decisions ever adopted by the UN's top human rights body, the UN Human Rights Council, condemn only Israel. In advance of every regular session, regardless of the facts, the Council sets aside time specifically to condemn only one state - Israel. 38% of the special sessions and urgent debates ever held by the Council have been convened to condemn Israel. Not a single such session has been held on countries violating the rights of millions - like China, Iran, Saudi Arabia or Russia. The writer is Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, and President of Human Rights Voices.

2015-02-06 00:00:00

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