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April 4, 2017 1:03 pm

New UN Report Compares Israeli ‘Occupation’ to US Slavery

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The UNESCWA headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – After the United Nations-affiliated Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) last month released a controversial report describing Israel as an “apartheid regime,” the same UN agency is set to release a new report equating the Israeli “occupation” with slavery in the US.

ESCWA’s Beirut-based council is comprised of 18 Arab members. The agency’s recent “apartheid” report — authored by Richard Falk, a discredited former UN special rapporteur for human rights with a record of vehemently anti-Israel rhetoric — was rejected by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who forced its withdrawal.

According to an ESCWA resolution passed in December 2016, the new slavery-themed anti-Israel report seeks to establish “premises and approach for calculating the cumulative cost of the occupation.”

Although it has yet to be clarified when the latest anti-Israel report will be published, Israeli media have reported it may symbolically be released in June on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War. The UN Conference on Trade and Development is set to collaborate with ESCWA on the report.

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  • Nemesis

    The sublime irony here is that the ESCWA council is comprised of 18 Arab members, and Arabs are the single ethnic group most directly responsible for the slave trade (and not just from Africa) in all of history.

  • Tom B

    Joseph Goebbels must have written the report for the UN.