zondag 3 februari 2008

Anti-Zionistische Arabisch handvest inconsistent met VN normen

Als zelfs Louise Arbour iets te anti-Israël vindt - te weten het onlangs geratificeerde Arabische Handvest voor de Mensenrechten -, dan is er echt wat aan de hand.
Wat mij niet helemaal duidelijk is, is de status van dit handvest en waarom het op de website van de VN staat:

The paragraph in the preamble equating Zionism with racism is displayed on the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' Web site, under documents "aimed at promoting and consolidating democracy."

Er staat natuurlijk een heleboel meer aan antizionistische propaganda op de website van de VN, bijvoorbeeld onder de Question of Palestine van de DPR (Division for Palestinian Rights) en CEIRPP (Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People). Deze VN-organisaties vormen de ruggegraad van een bataljon aan NGO's die de delegitimatie van Israël tot doel hebben:
Web sites link to accredited NGOs and help to disseminate their views, giving them the legitimacy of the UN, including views that justify and promote terrorism and racism, such as these:
"That Star of David, which we are told is originally a religious symbol, symbolised hate and evil. Even today, I couldn't imagine a more hateful sign."
"[S]o-called 'anti-semitism‚' has now become the single most important element of Jewish identity."
"[A]nti-semitism has been taking place for 100 years in Palestine, against the Palestinian Arab semites, by European Jewish colonialists. A mini-holocaust."
"Zionism is against true Torah Judaism. But Zionism is even more than that; Zionism and anti-Jewish feelings are faces of the same coin of racism. In fact Hitler talked about the "great movement" of Zionism (because both he and they agreed that Jews have no place in Europe)..."
"We denounce the racist and colonial character of Zionism, Israel's State ideology."
"[W]e must recall Ben Gurions [sic] doctrine: ethnic cleansing became an integral part of Zionism. If Palestinians cannot be removed by massacres and expulsion, they shall be removed by extermination."
"Zionist apartheid, racism, and settler-colonialism in Palestine… is violative of the most basic human standards…Thus, the Palestinian resistance is justified."
"[T]he suicide bombers…have been nurtured by the high unemployment, the harassment of the checkpoints, the death of a loved one and sometimes the need to redeem themselves from having been recruited as collaborators in the Israeli prison camps."


'Anti-Zionist' Arab charter inconsistent with UN norms'
Haviv Rettig , THE JERUSALEM POST  Feb. 1, 2008

The office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour expressed concern on Wednesday over the "incompatibility of some of the provisions" of the Arab Charter on Human Rights "with international norms and standards."

On January 24, Arbour had welcomed the charter's ratification, saying it was "an important step forward" in strengthening the enjoyment of human rights in the Arab world.

On Wednesday, Arbour's office issued a statement citing the "incompatibility of some of [the charter's] provisions with international norms and standards," including "the approach to death penalty for children and the rights of women and non-citizens."

The office also said that the charter, "to the extent that it equates Zionism with racism... the Arab Charter is not in conformity with General Assembly Resolution 46/86, which rejects that Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination. OHCHR does not endorse these inconsistencies."

Earlier this week, UN Watch sent Arbour a letter citing "blatantly anti-Semitic statements contained in that charter."

As an example, UN Watch quoted from the Arab charter's preamble, which rejects "all forms of racism and Zionism, which constitute a violation of human rights and a threat to international peace and security."

According to Article 2 of the charter, "All forms of racism, Zionism and foreign occupation and domination constitute an impediment to human dignity and a major barrier to the exercise of the fundamental rights of peoples; all such practices must be condemned and efforts must be deployed for their elimination."

A text that "equates Zionism with racism, describes it as a threat to world peace, as an enemy of human rights and human dignity, and then urges its elimination, is blatantly anti-Semitic," UN Watch said.

The paragraph in the preamble equating Zionism with racism is displayed on the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' Web site, under documents "aimed at promoting and consolidating democracy."

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