Iran and Syria headlined the wolf pack verbal assault on Israel at today’s 29th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s pre-occupation with the “occupation.”
This is the first time I ever have watched this much-talked about about circus, but none of the previous reports of the Council’s Israel bashing could have prepared anyone for what must be described as a humanitarian disaster.
Country after country attacked Israel for apartheid, occupation, violation of human rights and freedom, searches on the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, crimes and the violations of human rights. Morocco claimed that Israel is harming the “Islamic identity” of Jerusalem.
Qatar’s representative stated that Israel is not serious about peace, and charged that Israeli forces “have taken control of the third flotilla that was going to Gaza.”
Syria alleged that Israel is supporting terrorists in the Golan Heights, with the backing of the United States.
Saudi Arabia’s official noted that Israel ignores “any human rights norms” but that “many countries” do not condemn Israel, making the Council powerless to “give rights back to Palestinians under occupation.”
And the Palestinian Authority? It said that Israel is the biggest violator in the world of human rights.
China said the “Palestinian issue” is the “heart” of problems in the Middle East.
And in other news this week, Iran has passed a bill that allows men to marry their adopted children to protect their daughters from being married off.
According to Amnesty, Iran also made a retrogressive amendment in Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedures, limiting the right to access an independent lawyer of one’s choice during primary investigations in certain criminal cases.
In Syria, Assad’s forces killed 13 civilians and wounded dozens of others in a barrel bomb attack.
Christian Today reported Monday:
Things have taken a turn for the worse for Asia Bibi, 50, the falsely accused Christian woman who has been languishing in Pakistani prison for six years now despite her declining health.
Bibi was accused of blasphemy in Pakistan for sharing her faith in God to other women, according to Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International. She was then sentenced to death, although an appeal has been filed at the Supreme Court with no news yet on when her case will be heard.
And in Saudi Arabia, the ministry said it support internationally recognized human rights but not those that are specific to homosexuals.
As noted above, today is the first time I ever watched the live video of the United Nations so-called Human Rights Council.
God willing, this will be the last time, also.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu