Wednesday, October 17, 2007


The United Nations, which was formed in the shadow of Hitler’s Holocaust against the Jews, has become a venue for blatant discrimination against the people of Israel, many of who were victims or are descendents of the victims of history's greatest crime against humanity.

Melanie Phillips reports that the UN human rights envoy for the Palestinian Territories, John Dugard (pictured above) has added to the venomous stream of poison emanating from his organisation against Israel by urging it to withdraw from the Quartet of Middle East mediators unless it addresses Palestinian human rights - The war against the Jews. He claims that the US, EU, UN and Russia are failing to protect the Palestinians. Dugard fails to mention that the protection is needed more because Palestinians are killing each other at an alarming rate this year - rather he puts the blame on Israel.

Shamefully, it is Dugard's own office that does little for the cause of the Palestinians or the prospects of reconciliation and peace between them and the Israelis that would ensure that the human rights of all peoples within the region would be properly upheld. Dugard's office is specifically designed to deal with the human rights of the Palestinian people. He has no brief to deal with the human rights of the Israeli people; particularly those living in the proximity of the border with Gaza whose homes, schools and places of work are under daily bombardment from missiles fired by terrorists on the Palestinian side.

The United Nations has no office created to afford these Israelis any human rights. They have no spokespeople other than their own at the United Nations.

Not only does Dugard therefore ignore the Israeli victims of this conflict but also the terrorists on the Palestinian side who are the true cause of the misery felt on both sides.

Perhaps Dugard is showing his frustration because he has by virtue of his organisation's shameful double standards become totally irrelevant.

Ed O'Loughlin of the Melbourne Age couldn't resist mentioning Dugard's rant as a footnote to his article on the prisoner swap between Israel and Lebanon - Israeli prisoner swap raises hope. Naturally, he mentions only Dugard's view and resists any reference to the reasons why Israel is forced to take actions to protect its citizens. The daily attacks on Israel towns like Sderot are, as usual, ignored by O'Loughlin who is soon to depart the newspaper's Jerusalem Bureau.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's not only the Jews that the UN discriminates against.

What about the Darfurians whose number dead in the past four years has been approximately 400,000 with another 3 million displaced. What about their human rights?

Sorrry, Sudan is an Arab bloc state and as such it never disturbs anybody's civil rights according to the UN.