In a room at the United Nations on Monday, Sept. 8, an extraordinary conference was held. The conference: “The Threat Anti-Semitism Poses to Global Peace and Security.” That’s right, there, in the United Nations there was a serious discussion about the rising, roiling tsunami of global anti-Semitism.
For those who are blinking their eyes and rubbing their glasses at the irony, rest assured that the august institution did neither sponsor, nor participate in this conference. The room in which the event was held was located in the UN building, but it was sponsored solely by the UN Permanent Mission of Palau and the Aja Eze Foundation.
But never mind the irony of the UN “declining” to host the event, the content is what mattered and it did not disappoint.
The central speaker was renowned human rights expert (and – for good reason – UN critic) Anne Bayefsky, who’s is the director of the Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust at Touro College and senior editor at Human Rights Voices.
In a devastating critique, filled with facts, statistics and fury, Bayefsky called out the UN itself for not just ignoring the rise of anti-Semitism and the threat it poses to global peace and security, but for legitimizing and promoting it.
According to Bayefsky, the answer to the question why the UN was not sponsoring and participating in the conference addressing Anti-Semitism was: “the United Nations itself is the leading purveyor of Anti-Semitism.”
Not only did she give the back of her hand to the well-publicized “photo ops” of the UN Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the gates of Auschwitz, Bayefsky fairly spat out that such hollow gestures are “not an alibi” for “inciting murderous intolerance towards the remnants of the Jewish people in the here and now.”
UN MASS PRODUCES INEQUALITY FOR JEWS AND THE JEWISH NATION
Bayefsky said that the UN “mass produces inequality for Jews and the Jewish nation,” and she gave specific examples: 35 percent of all resolutions ever adopted by the UN’s Human Rights Council condemn Israel; 50 percent of all emergency special sessions convened by the UN’s General Assembly were called to denounce Israel, while not one emergency special session has been called to condemn the actions of another country in over thirty years!
She goes on with still more astounding facts to bolster her otherwise shocking (to those who don’t follow this as closely as do the very few stalwart but exhausted supporters of the Jewish State) accusation that the UN itself is at least in large part responsible for the self-satisfied and ever-growing hordes of haters of Israel.
The entire video of her less than seven minute speech follows this article, and it should be required viewing for every single Jewish institution, every synagogue, every day school, every Hebrew school, every Jewish Federation event. But two final point needs to be reinforced.
Bayefsky said that “modern anti-Semitism targets Israel’s exercise of the right to self-defense, because self-defense is the essence of sovereignty.” She goes on, stating that with “the demonization and delegitimization of self-defense, the plan is to end the viability of the Jewish State.”
THE UN’S ‘LEGAL POGROM’ AGAINST ISRAEL
And the latest appointment by the United Nations of a commission to review whether human rights violations were committed by Israel during Operation Protective Edge, is a “legal pogrom” against the Jewish state.
“Hired guns, posing as independent arbiters, like William Schabes, are appointed to discover what they’ve already decided – Guilty!” And Bayefsky wields the heavily-freighted term with precision, “Sermons about Never Again? Then never forget that perversion of the legal system is how genocide begins.”