Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday castigated the United Nations the second day in a row for its pre-determined accusations of war crimes against Israel and drew a comparison with the Nazi regime.
In remarks with visiting Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna, Prime Minister Netanyahu and told him at the start of their meeting:
I say…to the foreign minister of….Poland, on whose soil the defamation of the Jewish people happened when the Nazis controlled Europe, the attacks on the Jews were always preceded by the slander of the Jews. What was done to the Jewish people then is being done to the Jewish state now. We won’t accommodate that. In those days we could do nothing. Today we can speak our mind, hold our ground. We’re going to do both.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu referred to yesterdays report on the conduct of the IDF in last year’s counter-terror war against Hamas rocket fire on Israel from Gaza and compared it to the U.N. report to be issued today.
He told the Polish Foreign Minister:
Our official government report…demonstrates unequivocally that our military actions during that conflict were in full accordance with international law, that Israel was exercising its legitimate right of self-defense….
Hamas terrorist(s) deliberately target our civilians while deliberately hiding behind their civilians. That’s a double war crime. And I think that it under-points the fact that there is a travesty here. Because even though we’re fighting, Hamas terrorists who are committing the double war crime of targeting our civilians while hiding behind their civilians, Israel operates in accordance with the highest standards of international law.
Netanyahu said that the U.N. Human Rights Committee “pronounced guilty before the investigation even began…and appointed a person to head this committee who was being paid by the Palestinian.”
The Prime Minister added, “This committee has more resolutions against Israel than against North Korea, Syria, and Iran combined.
“This tells you of what we’re dealing with. So this campaign, these attacks against Israel, these investigations against Israel have nothing to do with human rights. They have everything to do with politically inspired attacks in a cynical effort to de-legitimize Israel using UN bodies.”