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EXCLUSIVE: New Report on UN-Accredited NGOs Reveals Virulent Antisemitism, Promotion of Palestinian Terrorism Against Israel

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A demonstration at Trafalgar Square, London, 21st August 2011. Photo: Human Rights Voices report on UN-accredited NGOs.

A demonstration at Trafalgar Square, London, 21st August 2011. Photo: Human Rights Voices report on UN-accredited NGOs.

The UN is enabling the spread of hatred, the encouragement of terrorism and the promotion of the elimination of the Jewish state, according to a new report, obtained by The Algemeiner, on the “use and abuse” of the international body by NGOs to “broadcast and support antisemitism.”

The report, to be released officially on September 1, was prepared by the NGO Human Rights Voices and the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, based in New York.

The comprehensive document — titled “UN Non-Governmental Organizations: Inciting Hatred, Antisemitism and Violence From the World Stage” — provides a detailed list of numerous UN-accredited groups that openly express hatred for Jews and engage in virulent anti-Israel activity, including calls for and the justification of Palestinian violence.

Its authors — Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and president of HRV, and Sarah Willig, research fellow at HRV — present dozens of chilling examples of false and hostile claims made by UN-accredited NGOs. All of the examples in the 78-page report were publicly accessible online in 2016.

A few choice excerpts below illustrate the level of anti-Jewish and antisemitic sentiment published in journals and posted on websites and social media of UN-accredited NGOs and often distributed or made available by UN bodies and websites directly:

Zionism’s ‘final solution’ to Israel’s much-touted and racist ‘demographic threat’ allegedly posed by the very existence of the Palestinians has always been genocide, whether slow-motion or in bloodthirsty spurts of violence. Indeed, the very essence of Zionism requires ethnic cleansing and acts of genocide against the Palestinians…

— From “The Palestinian Genocide by Israel,” Islamic Human Rights Commission, accredited with Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and accredited by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP), last accessed on August 25, 2016.

It feels sometimes like the occupation will never end, like the American public will never wake up, like the Israeli government, army, and lobby are all-powerful. This feeling is especially… in Washington, where defying the Israel lobby can still cost you a promotion or even your job

— From “Farewell, Figleaf,” Americans For Middle East Understanding, accredited by CEIRPP, last accessed on August 25, 2016.

…[O]ur world is now faced with the emergence of a new type of Nazism…Zionism, with its inhumane ethnic, racist principles, with its devilish schemes which generate chaos all over the world, with its dangerous plans to dominate,…with its beastly octopus which has almost a decisive role in directing the policies of the greatest countries in the world, cannot be viewed as a threat to this region alone, but to the whole world…

— From “Zionism & Racism,” International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD), accredited with Special Consultative Status by ECOSOC, last accessed on August 25, 2016.

The Association opposes Zionism because of its exclusionist, aggressive and racist nature.

— From “Basis of Unity,” Canada Palestine Association, Vancouver, accredited by CEIRPP, last accessed on August 25, 2016.

According to the Old Testament, when the ancient Israelites attacked Canaan, God held back the sun to enable them to finish the job. It would appear that the US, which often plays the role of God in modern times, has been performing the same service for Israel in the Jewish state’s latest war in the Middle East…

— From “A US/Israeli debacle in the Middle East,” Third World Network, accredited with Roster Status by ECOSOC and accredited by CEIRPP, last accessed on August 22, 2016.

This year uncovered, for the first time, the practice of extracting human organs from killed Palestinians whose bodies were in the hands of Israeli forces and the sale of these organs.

— From “2011 — Palestine: Hopes, Frustrations and Hypocrisy,” International Organization for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD), accredited with Special Consultative Status by ECOSOC, last accessed August 25, 2016.

Bayefsky and Willig explained that the process of UN accreditation for NGOs is generally done either through ECOSOC or the Department of Public Information and is conditional on a commitment to act in conformity with the UN Charter and its promise of equality and security for individuals and states alike. In the case of Israel-related matters, they wrote, “It can also be acquired through the CEIRPP,” similarly on condition that the “aims and purposes of the organization” seeking accreditation conform to “the spirit, purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”

What accreditation grants these NGOs, according to the report, is:

— The ability to secure meeting space within UN buildings to sponsor speakers, mount exhibits and screen films, (within immediate proximity to the world’s press, which have offices in the UN buildings in New York City and Geneva).

— The permission to speak at important UN meetings and have their words translated and broadcast globally via UN webcasts (archived for the public, researchers and students from elementary schools to college campuses.

— The permission to submit written statements to UN bodies that are assigned official UN symbol numbers, posted on UN websites and archived in searchable formats.

— Invitations to attend negotiating sessions and decision-making forums (thereby gaining access to the world’s diplomatic corps, with the attendant opportunities for influence).

— Increased traffic to their websites, with UN sites linking directly to a number of them, thereby promulgating their messages.

In an interview with The Algemeiner when he assumed his post last October, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon vowed to introduce a policy of “zero tolerance for the bias and lies” faced by the Jewish state at the international body. Some eight months later, he was elected to chair the UN’s prestigious Legal Committee, marking the first time in history that an Israeli representative headed a permanent committee since the country joined the world body in 1949.

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  • It can come as no surprise that the U N and its Agencies are riven with Jew hatred and anti-Israel attitudes all masked as anti-Zionism.

    Two points: The people who peddle this hatred are always in serious danger of becoming prisoners of their own propaganda and, to their own extreme detriment, actually believing what they say and being genuinely amazed when their expectations are unfulfilled.

    Secondly, their hatred has had little influence – the opposite if anything. Israel has continued in strength from zero to hero almost as if its destiny has been guided by a Supreme Authority. Maybe it has !!!

    • Kris Kristian

      Reading the disgusting hate lies about Israel, and knowing the mind of the Islamic terrorists, these evil beings are reversing the truth, which they should have aimed at Islam
      Every lie they wrote, is exactly what world Islam is doing.

      I hope that they have a real fear of the true GOD of the Christians and Jews.
      Nazizm was eliminated, as will Islamic murderous ways and lies.

      There is no place in this world for the evils of Islam

  • Kris Kristian

    THIS IS TO Algemeiner

    I wrote a long article ABOUT THIS LATEST FORM OF LIES AND EVIL.

    You sent me a message re the “correct email address”

    Could you please let me have a copy of my letter, so that I can send my email address?

    • Reform School

      Computer programs and progressives do not think well. Live moderators are too busy writing to read anything. Does no one respond to the upper right CONTACT US link?

  • Bill keys

    The US should tell the UN to hit the road. A consortium of democracies would do more for humanity than this(UN) POS.

  • nat cheiman

    These are mainly muslims or of African descent who are mainly vacuous and uneducated. They haven’t bothered to look up or explore what Zionism means. The majority of people see through this garbage because it is mainly Islamic and African countries which export terrorism/have wars/ no education or medical facilities and are always being assisted financially by the west.
    The countries are either at war or led by dictators and are largely dysfunctional.
    So how can one take their “apartheid”accusations seriously?
    Europe is flooded with migrants and the future looks dim indeed.
    The protests are noticed only by asinine people who don’t bother to educate themselves as to the true situation.

  • sidney sands

    Its a fact of life , the U.N is in the hands of the Muslim countries and their friends, they control these various NGO’s, and the constant lies and distorted information they state as fact, its only Israel that is in their sights, no other country is so vilified, time for this out of date and useless organization to be reformed or ended, and replaced with a balanced forum.

    • Reform School

      Like Dorothy’s home back in Kansas, a Category 9 tornado should drop down on Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and transport it (complete with its inhabitants) to Tierra del Fuego. Like Obama’s White House, they were made for each other.

  • Lammie

    Some of this article is really unbelievable. For instance:

    “This year uncovered, for the first time, the practice of extracting human organs from killed Palestinians whose bodies were in the hands of Israeli forces and the sale of these organs.”

    WHO “UNCOVERED” this outrageous lie? It is unthinkable to any Jew to do such a thing. It would be considered a terrible crime by our courts. None of our doctors would do such a thing. The people who think up such lies might indeed be capable of doing what they accuse others of doing. If anyone can find anything to confirm such hideous atrocities then the perpetrators would be sentenced to life imprisonment here in the Jewish State. Do these people know how many Syrians children have been hospitalized and treated in Israeli hospitals since the civil war in Syria started? Every day the wards in our hospitals injured Syrians are treated – free of charge -by Jewish and Arab doctors. If we heal even our enemies – we are not likely to sell their organs. Anti-semitism has always been a psychological sickness and still is apparently. I challenge anyone to FIND PROOF of these hideous allegations.

    • Liza Jones

      Additionally, a TV investigative report on this topic interviewd a former Israeli MD who said that Israel had havested corneas and skin at one point. Not done any more.

      Bassen Tamimi made the claim last year on his terror tour of the US.
      Sad that this is just one of the many libels out there.

    • racy we

      The truth doesn’t matter. Heavily populated Muslim countries control this propaganda. The west does nothing to counteract this. The lies continue just like Hitler’s lies continued when repeated until people thought the lies to be true.Let them take the U.N. out of NYC and build it in Somalia. We don’t need the UN anymore. It doesn’t perform the purpose it was meant to do. It is populated by third world countries that care nothing about our values.

  • enufizenuf

    The only way to stop this crap is to elect Trump. Hell, Hillary probably agrees with most of it. Only someone tough and to the point like Trump will ever really cut off US funding from that degenerate pack of scumbags.

    • Kris Kristian

      I certainly hope that Donald Trump will be the next POTUS.
      Trump is strong and will take no shit from anybody.

      He once said that he will send the migrants back to where they came from.
      He was condemned because of that remark
      But those countries which took these terrorists, Isis in is having a ball with the stupidity of those countries, by letting Isis, “legally” into those countries.

      Like France, the ONLY hope for France, is to elect Maria Le Pen as President.
      She knows what to do with those migrants.

      Trump was called a racist.

      I wonder how many people who called Trump a racist are regretting their words.

      How many Americans, French and others, have lost their jobs, to help those terrorist.

      I hope that USA will wake up and know who and what Linton really is.

      Like Obama, Clinton is surrounded by Islamic supporters of Muslim Brotherhood.

      Her selection of a VP is a big supporter of the MB

      Beware, Americans, of the witch, Hillary.

  • Yaakov Holansky

    Anne Bayefsky is very much a top notch Professional to engage both the Neadrathals and slick polished Anti-Semites. The problem who would ever have thought our position in 2016 would be as bad as in 1936. When the UN rescinded Zionism = Racism I was hopeful, but not any more after Our Defensive war in Gaza taking every realistic. Precaution to save civilian lives and Hamas simply not giving a damn. What did smiling Bureaucrat Ban and UNHCR declare before any investigation had started? Israel is guilty of WarCrimes. No Investigtion trial just a staight out declaration of guilty. Did you hear this about Syria or anyother Islamic country? no! Today Europe is flooded with Muslim Jew hatred but the leaders of the EU worry about the made up word from CAIR & the Muslim Brotherhood Islamaphobe What is Obama LorettaLynch Jeh Johnson Vanita Gupta ACLU SPLC ADL Urged by CAIR worried about Islamaphobia who is the mos discriminated and threatened group per the FBI JEWS THEN Latinos LGBTQ BLACKS 5 thPlace Muslims. Who fakes many of their instances of prejudice? Follow not the mainstream news. some of our Brothers and Sisters should evaluate if it’s time to roll up our Jewish Community and move. The countries we leave will be worse off without us. Even if we’ve been there 1000 years if our neighbors don’t feel they should stand with us it’s time to go we have nothing to stay for in that land

  • Barbie

    Right-cuz Israel is only 75% Jewish. Let’s look at the 99.9999% Islamic countries and stop apartheid in all these countries with their exiled or tiny bedeviled Christian and Jewish population. No all-Islamic states allowed globally. No Wahabism, no Shia, no Sunni, no apartheid. No Boco Haram, no ISIL, no al Queada. Then stop apartheid against women in these countries and allow them to drive and become educated and live with unmutilated bodies. Such hypocrites in the Arab world. Only they can have religious based states.

  • NuritG

    United Nations Organization is Nazism anti-Semitic type propaganda machine

  • Lia

    Mr Danon, please keep telling the world the truth about Israel. Am Yisroel Chai!

  • stevenl

    UN = antisemitic VORTEX!

  • Yaakov

    Obviously, Human Rights Voices has a certain perspective with regard to Israel, which is its focus, and that should be stated in a news article.

  • Jonah

    Hurray, hurray Danny Dannon has been elected to chair a prestigious legal committee. I am not being fascisious I have watched Danny he a has an invigorating fevor he’s ambitious and is trust worthy. Just the kind of persons the U.N. Likes to chew up and spit out. They are using him to justify their actions against Israel. Hey look!….we have an Israeli in a prestigious committee. They want to give Israel false hope while they are tightening the noose around their neck. The U.N. Is not just a part of the beasts system they are the nuclear ground zero for the beast the heart of…..everything that emanates from the beast rises from this organization. Their sole reason for existing is to kill Jews. God and the beast are at war for this planet…Gods planet….the Jews are Gods children, family, Gods estate on this planet. The U.N. Must exterminate Israel and kill all the decedents of Abraham. On the road to kill the Jews they kill all the Christians in their way. Christians must also be exterminated because the are an offshoot of Judaism. Dannon cannot change that they are using him as window dressing. Israel must prepare for war, be vigilant at all times, posture themselves to defend against attacks because the beast or the U.N. Is on a short fuse time is almost up, they are getting desperate and they will use any and all means for an expedited assault against Israel. The fact that Obama has not accomplished this task after all of his attempts is causing them all to go into a state of madness. Be care ful those that oppose Israel are rabid animals. Don’t try to understand them but know one thing for sure they want to kill you, they have to kill you, nothing is negotiable. That’s the way you approach Obama and the U.N. With your finger on a hair trigger. Be peaceful as doves but as sly as the serpent.