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Monday, February 26, 2007
A newly-released UN report epitomizes the foul anti-semitism which has overtaken the UN human rights machinery. In language reminiscent of Nazi Germany, John Dugard, the UN's "Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967", has announced that Jews seeks racial domination.
In Dugard's words: "The IDF inflicts serious bodily and mental harm on Palestinians...Palestinians throughout the OPT [Occupied Palestinian Territory] are denied freedom of movement. Can it seriously be denied that the purpose of such action is to establish and maintain domination by one racial group (Jews) over another racial group (Palestinians) and systematically oppressing them?"
The "Judaization" problem stands side-by-side with this UN champion of the Hamas government. According to Dugard, Israel has no right to refuse to transfer funds to the Hamas government. Why? "Predictably, Israel justifies its action on security grounds, but the real reason seems to be a determination to effect a regime change." A look at the Hamas Charter might help determine the wisdom of regime change: "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it...There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad..." But according to this UN expert the problem is not a government dedicated to killing Jews, but the Jews themselves.
The primary tool of the UN's point-man for whipping up modern-day anti-semitism is to pillory the Jew as racist extraordinaire. Israel is the evil equivalent to apartheid South Africa. Referring to apartheid 24 times in his report, he proclaims: "Israel's laws and practices in the OPT certainly resemble aspects of apartheid." He fails to mention, predictably, that one-fifth of Israel's population is Arab – citizens who vote and hold seats in the Israeli parliament – while Arab countries are Judenrein. And Israel is the apartheid state?
The ultimate carrying-card of UN-driven anti-semitism is to blame the Jewish state for the world's ills. Dugard exemplifies this most dangerous of canards. He reports:
"For years the occupation of Palestine and apartheid in South Africa vied for attention from the international community. In 1994, apartheid came to an end...the OPT has become a test for the West, a test by which its commitment to human rights is to be judged. If the West fails this test, it can hardly expect the developing world to address human rights violations seriously in its own countries..."
Thus the UN inverts right and wrong. Why should Sudan stop genocide? It's waiting for the Jews to repent or the Jewishness of Israel to be terminated. Why should Zimbabwe stop murdering and starving its own people, white and black? Why should China grant anybody freedom of speech? Why should Saudi Arabia let women out of the house alone or into any driver's seat? Why should Egypt stop the mutilation of the genitals of the majority of its married female population? They're all waiting for a solution to the Jewish state problem.
American tax dollars were used to pay for the Dugard report and its dissemination worldwide by the UN. Isn't it about time the tap was turned off?
This article first appeared in National Review Online.
This article has been translated into Spanish.