JERUSALEM, Israel – The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva – declared a “cesspool of political bias towards Israel and the US” by the Trump administration – on Tuesday bashed the Jewish state in a brand new report.
Navanethem “Navi” Pillay, the chairwoman of the Worldwide Fee of Inquiry(COI) on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, together with East Jerusalem and Israel, seemingly admitted to the bias of the report.
“The findings and proposals related to the underlying root causes have been overwhelmingly directed towards Israel,” she mentioned.
The report was slanted towards the Jewish state due to the “asymmetrical nature of the battle of the truth of the State occupying the opposite,” Pillay added.
The State Division launched a press release on the report, Tuesday afternoon, calling it “a one-sided, biased method that does nothing to advance the prospects for peace. The report of the Fee, launched right this moment, does nothing to alleviate our considerations.”
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The fee was charged to analyze “all alleged violations of worldwide humanitarian legislation and all alleged violations and abuses of worldwide human rights legislation main as much as and since 13 April 2021, and all underlying root causes of recurrent tensions, instability and protraction of battle, together with systematic discrimination and repression primarily based on nationwide, ethnic, racial or spiritual identification.”
In a sequence of seven tweets, Israel’s Overseas Ministry slammed the report on Tuesday, terming the COI “nothing greater than a waste of cash and energy of the United Nations’ methods” and “half and parcel of the witch-hunt being carried out by the Human Rights Council towards Israel.”
Anne Bayefsky, the director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and president of Human Rights Voices, informed G3 Field Information Digital that the fee of inquiry was “rigged from the founding mandate.”
Bayefsky mentioned, “The chair of the Inquiry, Navi Pillay, spent her time in workplace [2008-2014] as [UN] excessive commissioner [for human rights] fixated on slandering Israel with wild, unsustainable accusations from apartheid to blood libels. UN guidelines demand members of inquiries be goal and neutral. However Pillay and her cohorts have been chosen by the Human Rights Council exactly as a result of they weren’t. The council got down to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish state, they usually bought precisely what they requested for − finest described as UN-driven antisemitism.”
A spokesman for the U.N. Human Rights Council directed G3 Field Information Digital to a press release issued by the fee, however wouldn’t supply touch upon the mounting criticism towards the report. He mentioned questions could be answered at a scheduled press convention with the report’s authors subsequent week.
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Bayefsky famous that “the inquisition referred to as for submissions and insisted on a give attention to victims. We made an historic response: Greater than 5 million distinctive submissions and particular person names of Jewish victims of Arab incitement and violence have been despatched to the UN. The victims of antisemitism unfold by Nazi collaborator and Palestinian function mannequin the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini; the Jewish refugees who have been victims of Arab persecution in Center East and North African nations; the victims of Palestinian terrorism over the past seven a long time, and so forth. We by no means heard again concerning these submissions.”
Bayefsky mentioned that as an alternative, the inquiry has now launched its report that claims: “‘the Fee has acquired a number of thousand written submissions’ and includes a tiny subset of choose Israel-bashing ‘stakeholders.’ Tens of millions of submissions difficult the UN routine of Israel-bashing and anti-Israel bias didn’t make the reduce in a report that claims to current ‘an summary of the big selection of violations and abuses on the coronary heart of the battle’ as a result of the repair was in.”
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The Trump administration withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2018 due to its discriminatory conduct towards the U.S. and Israel. The Biden administration rejoined the group in 2021.
Israel rejects the rivalry that it occupies Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. Jerusalem declined to take part within the fee of inquiry.
Then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to as the Human Rights Council’s institution of the fee in Might 2021 a “shameful determination.” He accused the council of a “blatant anti-Israel obsession,” noting the “computerized majority on the council whitewashes a genocidal terrorist group [Hamas] that intentionally targets Israeli civilians whereas turning Gaza’s civilians into human shields.”
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Watchdog organizations made clear their continued frustration on the U.N.’s bias towards the Jewish state.
Maurice Hirsch, director of authorized methods for Palestinian Media Watch, informed G3 Field Information Digital, “The report failed to acknowledge and word that the Palestinian Authority pays monetary rewards to terrorists, as acknowledged, inter alia by the [US] Taylor Drive Act; The report failed to acknowledge that the Palestinian Authority incites violence and terror; the report failed to notice that Hamas is an internationally designated terrorist group. In truth the report failed to notice the Palestinian duty for something.”
Anne Herzberg, NGO Monitor’s authorized adviser and U.N. consultant, mentioned, “As anticipated, the COI’s [commission of inquiry’s] first report displays the U.N. Human Rights Council’s ongoing obsession with attacking the Jewish state. The COI erases key historic context, assigning nearly whole blame on Israel for the battle. Notably, it grossly minimizes and de-contextualizes Palestinian terrorism with the intention to paint an image of Israeli venality.”
The G3 Field Information contributed to this report.