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Anne Bayefsky

UN "Apartheid Israel" Video

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Watch the UN General Assembly President
and the only NGO representative selected by the UN to speak
declare Israel guilty of apartheid
and mount a call for boycotts, sanctions and divestment

Here is the video of UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann's unprecedented attack on a UN member state. It took place on November 24, 2008 at United Nations Headquarters in New York during the UN "International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People."



Watch video here.
"Apartheid Israel" Accusations by General Assembly President

November 24, 2008: UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, New York, UN Headquarters; UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann
Here is the only non-governmental representative hand-picked by the United Nations to "speak on behalf of civil society organizations" - Rev. Edwin Makue, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches. New York UN Headquarters, November 24, 2008. Translated into six languages and webcast around the world.



Watch video here.
"Apartheid Israel" Accusations by UN's Hand-picked NGO

November 24, 2008: UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, New York, UN Headquarters; Rev. Edwin Makue, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches
The apartheid charge is especially offensive since the facts indicate the complete reverse. One-fifth of Israel's population is Arab with more democratic rights than in any Arab state, including the right to vote and stand for election with full and equal access to a fair and independent judiciary. By comparison, Arab states have been essentially rendered Judenrein since the creation of Israel. UN resolutions denounce Jews living in Arab-claimed territory as "Judaization." But no mention is ever made of "apartheid Palestine."