Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Wednesday condemned both a scheduled UNISPAL forum commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Israel’s liberation of territories that had been occupied by Arab invaders (except the forum calls the Jewish liberators “occupiers”), as well as the fact that two NGOs known for their support of terrorist groups had been invited to the same forum.
The United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL) was established and is being developed by the Division for Palestinian Rights by a General Assembly mandate.
The two NGOs – Al Haq a supporter of PFLP, which just took responsibility for killing Border Police officer Hadas Malka; and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, a known supporter of Hamas – will be among the celebrated guests at the Thursday and Friday United Nations Forum to Mark Fifty Years of Occupation, at the UN Manhattan headquarters.
Incidentally, several Israeli MKs from the Joint Arab List have announced they plan to participate.
“The UN is colluding with supporters of terror seeking to harm Israel,” Danon said in a statement. “It is beyond comprehension that UN funds are supporting organizations which aid terrorists and incite against Israel. We call on the Secretary General to intervene immediately and prevent these individuals from appearing at the UN.”
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) is the organizer of the two-day forum. It was established by resolution 3376 the UN General Assembly in 1975, to forge a program “to enable the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable rights to self-determination without external interference, national independence and sovereignty; and to return to their homes and property from which they had been displaced.”
In its June 2017 event, CEIRPP offers a day-long event entitled “Ending the Occupation: The Path to Independence, Justice, and Peace for Palestine,” followed by a forum entitled “Ending the Occupation: Creating the Space for Human Rights, Development, and a Just Peace.”
Both forums, in case you were planning to participate, have been sold out. If you are a terror-supporting NGO and didn’t receive an invitation, you’ll have to watch the whole thing on web TV – or look for ticket scalpers.