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March 22, 2017 1:30 pm

‘Where Are Your Jews?’ Watchdog Rebukes Arab States Accusing Israel of Apartheid During UN Human Rights Council Meeting

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UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer addresses the UNHRC in Geneva on Monday. Photo: Screenshot.

The head of a watchdog organization called out Arab states at a UN Human Rights Council meeting in Switzerland this week for their discrimination against Jews and the Jewish state.

Addressing the council on Monday after a number of Arab representatives accused Israel of practicing “apartheid,” Hillel Neuer — executive director of Geneva-based UN Watch — issued a scathing rebuke of the charge.

“Everything we just heard — from the world’s worst abusers of human rights, of women’s rights, of freedom of religion, of the press, of assembly, of speech — is absolutely false and, indeed, Orwellian,” Neuer said.

“Israel’s 1.5 million Arabs, whatever challenges they face, enjoy full rights to vote and to be elected in the Knesset; they work as doctors and lawyers; they serve on the Supreme Court,” he pointed out.

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Turning his attention to the Arab representatives in the hall, Neuer asked, “How many Jews live in your countries? How many Jews lived in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco?”

“Once upon a time,” he continued, “the Middle East was full of Jews. Algeria had 140,000 Jews. Algeria, where are your Jews? Egypt used to have 75,000 Jews. Where are your Jews? Syria, you had tens of thousands of Jews. Where are your Jews? Iraq, you had over 135,000 Jews. Where are your Jews?”

Watch the full video of Neuer’s remarks below:

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  • alistair mortimer

    Doctors yes, lawyers no.

  • Drtender

    Superb ! Speech of the year !

  • Ted Crawford

    “The room goes silent.” Not the silence of shame, but indifference and rejection, because what Mr. Neuer just said is completely illegitimate and irrelevant. This is the United Nations, where only Muslim Arab opinions are considered legitimate, where Islamic Taqqiya reigns as Supreme Truth. No other reality exists here. Allahu Akhbar!


    Muslims hate Jews and made most of the Jewish populations disappear after robbing them blind and committing torture on them.
    And, look at the results Arab nations are at the bottom of the barrel on so many levels. Backwards, no human rights and even their streets reek of filth.

  • mr215

    the reason that Arabs etc. are killing each other is they have gotten rid of Jews and there are few Christians to attack. so instead of cooperating with each other despite small differences they engage in blood sport in the name of Allah. instead of making their corner of earth a paradise they destroy lives and property to assure themselves a place in ‘heaven’. long term thinking and short term destruction. makes sense to those that can’t think well.
    so that is why Israel prospers and they don’t! most Jews don’t take religion that seriously, ‘thank god’.