Belgium Invites NGO with Terrorist Ties to UN

(Israel Hayom) Ariel Kahana - Belgium, which is presiding over the UN Security Council in February, invited Brad Parker, a representative of the NGO Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P), to brief the council. DCI-P has numerous ties with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a designated terrorist group in the U.S., EU, Canada and Israel, to the extent that Citibank and Arab Bank stopped providing it with banking services. DCI-P alleges Israel is committing war crimes by "torturing children," and Parker has called for senior Israelis to face trial at the International Criminal Court. Amb. Alon Bar, Deputy Director-General for the UN and International Organizations at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Belgian Deputy Ambassador to Israel Pascal Buffin that if Belgium is inviting someone such as Parker to address the UNSC, then it apparently shares his views. In private discussions with Belgian officials, Israel's Ambassador to Belgium, Emmanuel Nahshon, asked that Parker's appearance at the UNSC be canceled, but was rebuffed. "It appears Belgium is making an effort to position itself as the most hostile country to Israel at the UNSC," said Yinam Cohen, director of the UN Political Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry.

2020-02-07 00:00:00

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