United Nations Human Rights Council once again shows it’s anti-Semitism

Jan 12, 2009 by

663px-Judenstern_JMW The United Nations Human Rights Council has once again shown it’s anti-Semitism by approving a resolution condemning Israel’s military offensive in Gaza saying it has “resulted in massive violations of human rights of the Palestinian people.”

Anti-Semitism is defined as  prejudice against or hostility toward Jews as a group. The prejudice or hostility is usually characterized by a combination of religious, racial, cultural and ethnic biases. The council’s 47 members voted 33 in favor and 1 against the resolution that also accuses Israel of systematically destroying Palestinian infrastructure and of targeting civilians and medical facilities. Only Canada voted against the resolution with European Union countries abstaining.

While the resolution urges an end to the rocket attacks it never mentions Hamas nor violations of Israeli civilian’s rights by constant rocket attacks and suicide bombings of civilian targets. The United Nations has a long history of passing resolutions that condemn Israel while never condemning any of the internationally recognized terrorist organizations that constantly threaten Israel’s citizens.

The United Nations Human Rights Council apparently does not recognize Israel’s legitimate right to self-defense that it is exercising by attacking Hamas military infrastructure that supports the launching of Hamas terrorist attacks in the form of rockets loaded with ball bearings launched against Israeli civilian targets for years. The Councel also ignores human rights violations that Hamas perpetrates against it’s own people by using them as human shields against Israeli attacks.

There is a large body of evidence that shows that Hamas regularly uses mosques, hospitals, schools and other civilian structures to store weapons as well as launch rocket and mortar attacks against Israeli civilian targets. It has been reported that Hamas is using Gaza’s Shifa Hospital as a meeting place and even distributing salaries to its operative there. The majority of civilian casualties that have occurred during Israel’s attack against Hamas have come from Hamas’ strategy of using human shields. I have seen many Israeli defense videos that show Israeli pilots steering their missiles away from legitimate Hamas targets when civilians have have been spotted near the targets. Israel drops leaflets warning civilians to stay away from Hamas infrastructure and even calls by phone to warn people out of targets before they are struck.

The argument put forward by countries like France that Israel is using “disproportionate” force is absurd. Israeli is trying to destroy Hamas’ ability to launch attacks against Israel. Is Israel supposed to do this by building crude rockets like the ones Hamas uses and launch  them indiscriminately at Gaza like Hamas does against Israel? Israel has over a million citizens living under the constant threat of rocket attack by Hamas and is simply trying to protect its citizens. If the Council is truly concerned about the killing of Palestinian citizens it needs to condemn Hamas for using them as human shields as well as to call for a stop  to targeting Israeli civilians.

A recent poll showed that only 14 percent of Palestinians support Hamas. Only when Hamas is no longer in control of Gaza can the Palestinians have any hope of peace and a normal life. Calls for a cease fire make no sense as long as Hamas still controls Gaza. Hamas has constantly signaled that it has not interest in peace talks or peace. Hamas is repressive to its own citizens and has passed legislation which ushered in whipping, dismembering and execution as standard punitive measures. But apparently the United Nations Human Rights Council does not see these as human rights violations.

Israel has exhausted all avenues of negotiations with Hamas and has been forced to act to protect its citizens. How can you achieve peace with an organization whose own charter (Article 13) states that:

There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavor.

With no partner to engage with diplomatically and with no truce in place, Israel had no choice but to protect its citizens by force. Yet the United Nations Human Rights Council sees this instead as an act of “massive violations of human rights.” Israel has withdrawn completely from Gaza and only controls access to Gaza from Israel to prevent Hamas from launching suicide attacks and smuggling weapons into Gaza. The United Nations Human Rights Council  has once again shown that it is an organization that is basically anti-Semitic and should be condemned by the world for its anti-Semitism.

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Hamas responsible for the bloodshed in Gaza

Dec 27, 2008 by

After enduring a week in which Hamas rained down hundreds of mortars and rockets on its citizens, Israel responded today with a large scale series of aerial strikes on Hamas infrastructure in Gaza. Reactions from the Arab world were typical. Defiant Hamas leaders threatened revenge, Egypt summoned the Israeli ambassador to express condemnation, protests erupted in the West Bank and across the Arab world.

Angry Jordanians poured out of buildings in the capital Amman and cried, “You are the cannon, we are the bullets”, some waving the signature green Hamas banners. Protests erupted in Beirut and in Syria. In the West Bank, Hamas’ rival, Abbas condemned the “aggression” and called for restraint. A shopkeeper in Gaza whose son is missing after the attacks shouted for Israel to burn.

I would say to the shopkeeper that he would be better advised to wish for Hamas to burn than Israel as it is Hamas’ fault that his son is dead or missing, not Israel’s. Ever since Israel was declared a state in 1947 it has been trying to live peacefully with its Arab neighbors, who have been trying to destroy Israel ever since. Israel left Gaza in 2005 after a 38 year occupation, but the withdrawal did not lead to better relations with Palestinians in the territory.

When President Shimon Peres was questioned about Israel’s willingness for peace, the president emphasized that it was Hamas, not Israel which was preventing the diplomatic process from moving forward. How do you practice restraint and sue for peace with an organization that will not be satisfied until Israel is destroyed? The only way for a lasting peace to occur in the Middle East is for the people of Palestine to denounce Hamas and negotiate for peace directly with Israel.

If the leaders of the Arab world would condemn Hamas or at least ask them to show restraint then maybe Israel would not have been pushed to respond to the attacks of Hamas. Israel is only defending it’s citizens. Does anyone really think that Israel does not want to have peace with its neighbors? The only ones that do not want to have peace with Israel are terrorist organizations like Hamas. Arab nations need to do more about organizations like Hamas. When was the last time you read of an Arab nation calling on Hamas to show restraint and stop shelling Israel?

Hamas deliberately targets civilians with its rocket and suicide attacks as well as endangering its  own civilians by firing from populated areas and using mosques and schools as bunkers. The Israeli military risks its own soldiers in its efforts to limit civilian casualties. Yet the Arab world always screams about the civilians killed by Israeli attacks but is silent whenever Israeli civilians are deliberately targeted and killed by groups like Hamas.

The Palestinians would have their own state by now if it were not for Hamas and its senseless hatred for Israel. President Peres of Israel stated the truth clearly.

For the past sixty years, a number of wars have been fought, but in recent years we have turned towards peace. I have signed peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan, and we have withdrawn from their territory to the very last centimeter. We have withdrawn from Lebanon, and it is possible to say that we have no conflict with Lebanon. Currently we have negotiations with Syria, and we have begun advanced negotiations with the Palestinians.

Yet Hamas continues to rain down a barrage of rockets on Israeli cities and towns. Nothing Israel can do will mollify Hamas. Hamas does not care about a Palestinian state or the peoples of Palestine.  All Hamas cares about is the destruction of Israel. If the people of Palestine want peace as well as their own state, Hamas has to go. The Palestinian people deserve to live in peace in their own state as do the citizens of Israel. As soon as Hamas is disbanded or destroyed that peace will be obtainable. Until then both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples will continue to suffer.

The Face of Hatred


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Support Harry’s Place – against intimidation

Jul 12, 2008 by

Support Harry’s Place – against intimidation

Harry’s Place,
a UK blog dedicated to promoting the ideals of freedom and democracy,
is being sued by Mohammed Sawalha, the President of the British Muslim Initiative, which has been linked to Hamas and the Islamic Brotherhood, both terrorist organizations. The blog reports that Mr. Sawalha, according to the BBC…

master minded much of Hamas’ political and military strategy and in London is alleged to have
directed funds, both for Hamas’ armed wing, and for spreading its missionary dawah.

In their revelation of the impending lawsuit against them leveled by Mohammed Sawalha, they write:

Mr Sawalha claims that we have chosen a malevolent interpretation of a meaningless word. In fact, we did no more than translate a phrase which appeared in an Al Jazeera report of Mr Sawalha’s speech. When Al Jazeera changed that phrase from Evil Jew to Jewish Lobby, we reported that fact, along with the statement that it had been a typographical error.

Mr Sawalha has been the prime mover in a number of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood associated projects. He is President of the British Muslim Initiative. He is the past President of the Muslim Association of Britain. He was the founder of IslamExpo, and is registered as the holder of the IslamExpo domain name. He is also a trustee of the Finsbury Park Mosque….

Mr Sawalha says that the attribution of the phrase Evil Jew to him implies that he is anti-semitic and hateful. Notably, he does not take issue with our reporting of the revelation, made in a Panorama
documentary in 2006, that he is a senior activist in the clerical fascist terrorist organization, Hamas.

It looks like Harry’s Place is going up against some pretty top-notch lawyers on this one, and they’ve got guts, but as the post goes on to say:

If Mr Sawalha persists in attempting to silence us with this desperate legal suit, we will need your help. We won’t be able to stand up to them alone.

This is why we’ve started this blogburst, to get the word out that we won’t let members of Hamas or any radical terrorist group censor us or any of our fellow bloggers.

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Then copy and paste this entry into one of your posts. Future posts will be emailed to you. Thanks, and don’t forget to head over to Harry’s Place to show your support of their freedom of speech!


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