On March 23, UN Watch’s Executive Director, Hillel Neuer, told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) the hard truth about the hypocrisy of the so-called defenders of Palestinian people. What’s even more shocking is how the council’s president responded: He threatened to censor.
Get this through your head again: The UNHCR, the body that’s supposed to defend universal human rights, is threatening to employ censorship.
See for yourself:
Below is a more comprehensive version of the video; it’s the same as above but it starts with demonstrating that the council president did not mind thanking speakers for denying the massacres in Sudan, criticizing Israel, and insulting human rights experts.
I’m not saying that all these statements he did not threaten to censor should not be tolerated. Free speech means freedom to offend (within the limits of non-vulgar language and nonviolence). Calling an Ambassador ‘ignorant’ or criticizing Israel should not be banned, of course, but rather such claims should be discussed openly to reach an agreement over their validity. However, it’s disturbing to see the council president thanking speakers who openly criticize Israel, and refusing to thank UN Watch for criticizing the council for its anti-Israeli bias.
It seems that at the UN, the verdict is already made, and its members just work toward finding any exaggerated premises to support their anti-Israeli conclusions.
Who pays the price? Watch the video below and see.