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September 12, 2013 10:44 am

Watchdog Group Denounces UN Human Rights Council for Ignoring Syria While Censuring Israel (VIDEO)

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UN Watch, a watchdog NGO, denounced the United Nations Human Rights Council Tuesday for behaving with “apathy, banality and triteness” towards Syria while discriminating against Israel.

“Three weeks have passed since Syria gassed to death hundreds of its own men, women, and children — and still the council closes its eyes, refusing our call for an emergency session,” UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer said, delivering testimony before the Council.

Neuer attacked the credibility of the Council, asking, “Can a human rights body that ignores this atrocity be deemed credible, effective, or in any way relevant?”

During the session, Venezuela, Pakistan, the UAE, Turkey and Iran all censured Israel while failing to address Syria or any other human rights perpetrators.

“In the UN Human Rights Council, there is an Agenda Item 4 that deals with human rights violations all over the world – including in ‘Jeffersonian democracies’ like Libya, Syria and Sudan. Israel, however, is the only country in the world that is singled out for a special Agenda Item 7,” Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, told The Algemeiner last month. Israel broke ties to the Council in March 2012, to protest what it called “biased treatment.”

On Tuesday, again, the pattern continued, a fact that didn’t go unnoticed by Neuer.

“Why is it, that of the 10 Agenda Items for this session, only one specific country is listed, and it’s Israel — whose hospitals, as we speak, are quietly treating dozens of Syria’s injured victims?” he asked the human rights body.

“Let us state the truth: if the UN allocated just one-hundredth of the moral outrage it uses against the only democracy in the Middle East, murderous dictators like Assad might have been shamed, isolated and weakened, instead of elevated, celebrated and strengthened as champions of human rights,” Neuer concluded.

Watch a video of UN Watch’s testimony below:

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  • hadassa

    Kol hakavod, Hillel Neuer! He stands up to be counted amid a sea of enemies and indifference to the Jewish people and the Jewish state. May G-d bless him with safety and security (and good health and happiness).

  • steve kollander

    Just another reason to disband the joke referred to as The United Nations.

  • Ethan Coane

    Since when can you characterize Syria, Libya, & Sudan as “Jeffersonian democracies”? The UN, as a body, has been dominated by anti-Israel bias and hostility since the rise of the PLO back in the ’70’s. Over that period it has been mainly, if not solely, the U.S. which has, on a number of occasions, come to Israel’s defense and vetoed General Assembly measures to censure or punish Israel even as it welcomes a pistol-packing Yasir Arafat to its podium. Can it be merely the influence of Arab oil and oil money or is there something more nefarious, if unspoken, at work here?

    • Mel

      “the U.S. ….. has, on a number of occasions, come to Israel’s defense and vetoed General Assembly measures to censure or punish Israel…..”
      Really? How? The United States cannot veto there.
      For over 20 years, the problem Steve Allen identified in DUMBTH has not abated. (Like the Energizer Bunny, it keeps growing and growing). Foolish speech is inspired by the heart, not the head. No one but no one is immune.

  • Islamo-Muslimo-Koranic-Mohammedans= death, destruction, chaos, disorder, mayhem, devolution, distortions, disorientation, genocidal leanings, no integrity, non-authentic, helping to destroy our planet.

    Jews= law,order, healing the earth, inventiveness, didactic with God, always questioning, always advancing science, integrity, authenticity,synergies advancing ecological/green awareness.

    • Ann

      How well put. So tired of hearing the usual distortions, no matter what Israel does, the media finds something wrong with as does the UN. Whatever the Arabs due, esp. the Palestinians, is victim hood and justified.

  • we have a battle in the Middle East Iran Syria even Iraq and Lebanon and Israel, it is like puddle jumping from one state to another with no peace in sight. And we also have what I would call the bullies Qaeda and the rest Muslim brotherhood which Egypt is trying to do away with because they want a sense of democracy and peace for their women and the different religions abide in that country. If the Middle East says we can only have one type of religion that tells the women what they can do and not do and persecutes Christians, and not saying that the leader of Syria is not an angel from heaven he also has to keep some type of order and that the Muslim brotherhood and Al Qaeda he has to play the strong man sincerely yours Andrew Ellis

  • Love this guy Hillel Neuer. Takes a real man to step up alone to say what’s right. It is shocking to me that not one other country calls out the bs like he does. They sit silent and continue with the status quo. And lets remember the UNHRC is new after its predecessor was disolved due to the exact same corruption we see today. The UNHRC Is the new and improved version. Maybe if there weren’t so many Muslim only countries in the world, the only Jewish country to get a fair chance. But if you e read the Koran or listened to any of the government leadership or spiritual leadership of these Muslim countries you know that what’s right and wrong don’t matter. It’s all about hating the Jew and wanting to destroy Israel…. The ever loving religion of peace… And pile if dead bodies. Muhammed is a sharmutah.

    • Alana

      Yes, Neuer is one in a million. A protege of Cotler, I believe, who was one of his profs. at McGill.

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