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Old 03-29-2007, 01:35 PM
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Finally! One rare piece of News you won't find in Eurabia. This is one of the few times a Pro-Israel Human Rights Rep has been afforded an apportunity to give the other side of the UN corruption - honestly, frankly and boldly. Obviously, the UN Speaker of the House, who cannot address him by name, is dumb founded he was let to speak, and threatens him with banishment to hell forever.

Testimony at the UN
Human Rights Nightmare


Speech before UN Human Rights Council 4th Session
23 March 2007

Delivered by Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch

The Video:

http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nl/...923&ct=3698367

The Text:

UN Council Chief Doesn't Like Message, Threatens Messenger

by Hillel Fendel


(IsraelNN.com) UN Human Rights Council head says he "won't tolerate" criticism like that made by UN Watch Director Hillel Neuer about its anti-Israel stance.

The United Nations Human Rights Council is currently holding its fourth session in Geneva - a 19-day affair at which representatives are discussing human rights and violations thereof around the world.

Hillel Neuer of Geneva, Executive-Director of the United Nations Watch observer organization, was permitted to address the Council - but Council President Luis Alfonso de Alba all but censored his words of harsh criticism.

Neuer said:

"Six decades ago, in the aftermath of the Nazi horrors, Eleanor Roosevelt, Réné Cassin and other eminent figures gathered here, on the banks of Lake Geneva, to reaffirm the principle of human dignity. They created the Commission on Human Rights. Today, we ask: What has become of their noble dream?

"In this session we see the answer. Faced with compelling reports from around the world of torture, persecution, and violence against women, what has the Council pronounced, and what has it decided?

"Nothing. Its response has been silence. Its response has been indifference. Its response has been criminal. One might say, in Harry Truman’s words, that this has become a Do-Nothing, Good-for-Nothing Council.

"But that would be inaccurate. This Council has, after all, done something. It has enacted one resolution after another condemning one single state: Israel. In eight pronouncements - and there will be three more this session - Hamas and Hizbullah have been granted impunity. The entire rest of the world - millions upon millions of victims, in 191 countries - continue to go ignored...

"And the Middle East dictators [say] seek to protect human rights - Palestinian rights... But do these self-proclaimed defenders truly care about Palestinian rights?

"Let us consider the past few months. More than 130 Palestinians were killed by Palestinian forces. This is three times the combined total that were the pretext for calling special sessions in July and November. Yet the champions of Palestinian rights... say nothing. Little 3-year-old boy Salam Balousha and his two brothers were murdered in their car by Prime Minister Haniyeh’s troops. Why has this Council chosen silence?

"Because Israel could not be blamed. Because, in truth, the despots who run this Council couldn’t care less about Palestinians, or about any human rights. They seek to demonize Israeli democracy, to delegitimize the Jewish state, to scapegoat the Jewish people...

"You ask: What has become of the founders’ dream? Mr. President, with terrible lies and moral inversion, this council is turning that dream into a nightmare. Thank you, Mr. President."

The President of the Council, Mexico's Luis Alfonso de Alba, responded with quiet outrage, threatening to "remove from the record" any similar remarks said in the future. He said that for the first time, he would not "express thanks for that statement... I will not tolerate any similar statements in the Council. The way in which members of this Council were referred to, and indeed the way in which the council itself was referred to, all of this is inadmissible. In the memory of the persons that you referred to, founders of the Human Rights Commission, and for the good of human rights, I would urge you in any future statements to observe some minimum proper conduct and language. Otherwise, any statement you make in similar tones to those used today will be taken out of the records."

A video of both Neuer's and de Alba's remarks can be viewed here.

The Human Rights Council was formed last year to replace the UN's much-maligned Human Rights Commission. Its 47 member states are elected by the General Assembly for three-year terms. The UN determined that the Council "shall be responsible for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction of any kind and in a fair and equal manner" and must also "address situations of violations of human rights, including gross and systematic violations, and make recommendations thereon." The Council's work "shall be guided by the principles of universality, impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity, constructive international dialogue and cooperation..."




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1. Give this guy a medal
izzy d, (28/03/07)

1. Give this guy a medal
He said it to their faces just as i have always but dreamed of
izzy d, (28/03/07)
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2. The UN has been dead for sometime, when is the funeral?
J. Jasperson, Woodstock, NY (28/03/07)

2. The UN has been dead for sometime, when is the funeral?
The Jews will always get a bad rap from the wholy unholies of world peace in NYC. They are pros at the blame game and are a bunch of suits with talking heads. Throw the bums out of NY and send them back to their tarpaper shacks where they can earn an honest living for their own.
J. Jasperson, Woodstock, NY (28/03/07)
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3. The Heat Is On. Hillel Lit A Fuse Under This Cesspool
Adina Kutnicki, US (28/03/07)

3. The Heat Is On. Hillel Lit A Fuse Under This Cesspool
Hillel's speech will go down in history as one of the defining moments in the venue of this despicable institution. Apparently FREE speech is not tolerated in this cesspool, only HATE speech. The UN will collapse under the weight of its own slime. The fact that the head was so outraged by Hillel's words is a great sign.
Adina Kutnicki, US (28/03/07)
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4. The truth hurts - but not enough
Robert, Elizabeth (28/03/07)

4. The truth hurts - but not enough
What's amazing is that Mr. Neuer was allowed to speak at all. The UN does serve ONE useful purpose, though - it's good for all the lovers of "human rights" to have one place to congregate - easier to keep an eye on their hypocritical stupidity and eternal double standard as regards Israel. The UN is actually the safest building in the world. You'll notice no Arab terrorist is attempting to fly a plane into THAT holy edifice. Clearly, by omission, they espouse the same lies.
Robert, Elizabeth (28/03/07)
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5. Hillel! Way to go bro!
Hezy, Jerusalem (28/03/07)

5. Hillel! Way to go bro!
Keep slamming those antisemtic bozos!
Hezy, Jerusalem (28/03/07)
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6. TRUTH
LEN, USA (28/03/07)

6. TRUTH
SADLY THIS IS LOOKED UPON AS AN UPSTART AND NOT CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM
BY THE COUNCIL.THE COURAGE OF HILLEL TO OUTLINE THE CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS DOES NOT SIT WELL WITH THE MEXICAN PRESIDENT DE ALBA,WELL,IT AINT GOING AWAY.MY HAT OFF TO HILLEL AND HIS ORGANIZATION,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND THE TRUTH,LET THOSE WHO CONDEMN IT FIND ANOTHER LINE OF WORK.
LEN, USA (28/03/07)
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7. Right on, Hillel!
Julie, Right on, Hillel! (28/03/07)

7. Right on, Hillel!
Bullseye for Neuer! Circular file for de Alba. The UN is about as useless as a broken sewer pipe, not to mention the endless stench wafting from their ranks.
Julie, Right on, Hillel! (28/03/07)
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8. Truth truly hurts!
MED, USA (28/03/07)

8. Truth truly hurts!
Mr.Neuer just pulled the band-aid off the festering sore now diagnosed as UN HR (HR standing for Hypocrites' Roster) Council.

The President of the Council - Mexico's Luis Alfonso de Alba sure practices what he preaches - violation of human rights - by rebuking the free speech rights of Mr. Neuer.

Alba needs to look into the Human Rights violations in his own nation of Mexico. It's no wonder Mexicans risk their lives to sneak into the US.
MED, USA (28/03/07)
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9. UN Council Chief Doesn't Like Message, Threatens Messenger
Dawid Keith , Mumbai,India (28/03/07)

9. UN Council Chief Doesn't Like Message, Threatens Messenger

YASHER KOAKH HILLEL!!!
Dawid Keith , Mumbai,India (28/03/07)
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10. It is about time someone said the truth
Stephen, USA (28/03/07)

10. It is about time someone said the truth
Is the UN and the USA/Europe so enslaved by oil, that they will not do something about the cult of islam? How many more 9/11's are needed to see the evil before their eyes? This man, Neuer, has some real guts. I applaud him. We use to have leaders in America like that, wonder what happened to them?
Stephen, USA (28/03/07)
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11. Like Gaza
Menachem Litenatsky, L.A. (28/03/07)

11. Like Gaza
Like the flood of waste that killed many in Gaza, the crap the u.n. dishes out kills too. They are the cause of many deaths and eventually the u.n. flood will be to great to reverse. As of now the only human rights is that of the terrorists to continue their daily growth and increase their strangle hold on the Middle East, E.U., U.N., parts of Africa and Asia and soon North America if the democrats running congress get their wish. Shut down the u.n. and maybe we can turn things around.
Menachem Litenatsky, L.A. (28/03/07)
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12. Mr.
William Jones, Fort Worth, TX. (28/03/07)

12. Mr.
It seems that Mr. Alba and his commission are guilty of what they were accused of. Their desire to not have any strong, negative comments tells me that they cannnot stand criticism of their lack of accomplishment. Typical of the UN.
William Jones, Fort Worth, TX. (28/03/07)
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13. PURPOSE OF THE UN
mark, uk (28/03/07)

13. PURPOSE OF THE UN
We should realisis by now the UNITED NOTHING has only one purpose it is demonise Israel.
mark, uk (28/03/07)
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14. Well done!
Rodney Zentner, Well done! (28/03/07)

14. Well done!
When Hillel next visits Jerusalem, I'd like to meet him and shake his hand. What a pity there aren't more leaders like him willing to speak out publicly against antisemitic bigotry.
Rodney Zentner, Well done! (28/03/07)
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15. UN Council Chief
Aubrey Wulfsohn, Leamington spa (28/03/07)

15. UN Council Chief
All the honour to Mr. Neuer.
Aubrey Wulfsohn, Leamington spa (28/03/07)
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16. Braveheart..Hillel C.Neurer !
M, USA (28/03/07)

16. Braveheart..Hillel C.Neurer !
IT'S ABOUT TIME THAT A BRAVE SOUL STOOD-UP IN THE FACE OF THIS UN BUNCH
OF ANTI-SEMITICS AND TOLD THEM TO THEIR FACE HOW USELEES THIS 'DEAD BODY' OF MEN ARE.HARRY TRUMANS' WORDS DEFINES THIS USE BUNCH OF PEOPLE,"DO-
NOTHING,GOOD FOR NOTHING".SWEEEP THEIR DEAD CARCESSES OUT OF AMERICA
AND CLOSE THIS USELESS BUILDING.THE
REAL ESTATE THIS BUILDIN SITS ON ,CAN THEN BE USED FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS
USE.
M, USA (28/03/07)
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17. Economics Professor
mildred bilt, philadelphia (28/03/07)

17. Economics Professor
There are many ways to tell a truth. When a wife asks her husband how she looks in her new dress and he says"You got so fat nothing can look good" he probably is telling the truth. If the son tells his father he would like to study physics and the father says "You're not smart enough for that. You would be better at learning how to raise chickens" could also be the truth. The point is when you tell the truth you have to be careful not to destroy your relationships. It's called diplomacy or tact. In this case, does Israel intend to remove itself from the United Nations and all its affiliates? There is no harm in pointing out inconsistencies provided one is tactful. Great harm comes from insult, public humiliation and disregard for the dignity of others. At least, that's what our great rabbis always taught.
mildred bilt, philadelphia (28/03/07)
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18. Neuel is right
Renie Smith, Rapid City (28/03/07)

18. Neuel is right
Mr. Neuel is right. The UN cheerfully overlooks all cases of human rights violations unless it can make something the fault of Israel.
Renie Smith, Rapid City (28/03/07)
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19. The truth will win
Yoel, Raanana (28/03/07)

19. The truth will win
The Jews are not alone. We have each other and our Father in Heaven. It is clear that Essau and Ishmael hate our guts. Look in the Torah and the truth will look at you straight in the eye.
The power of the Jewish people comes from the Torah. If we get close to our wisdom we will win. But if we try to be like them they will eat us alive. Wake up brothers!!!
Yoel, Raanana (28/03/07)
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20. Evangelist
George A Bieller, Jr, Delano, CA, USA (28/03/07)

20. Evangelist
I sent this to everyone on my e-mail list because it is news like this that will not be put out on the mainstream media-why? Because those that are against Israel are the power behind them, that's why. I thank the Lord for this Arutz Sheva in bringing truth to the World at large. With His Shalom,

George Bieller in Delano, CA, USA
George A Bieller, Jr, Delano, CA, USA (28/03/07)
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21. What is switzerland???
brother michael, USA (28/03/07)

21. What is switzerland???
Switzerland open up your books for the world's inspection! You are known for: 1) Keeping time, 2) Arranging peace,3) World finance. According to the prophecy of St John, switzerland is a target for invasion as well as Iran. Oh, also you guard the pope and your cheese has holes in it.
brother michael, USA (28/03/07)
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22. Rabbi
Joel Schwartzm, Lone Tree (28/03/07)

22. Rabbi
We have a new candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize: Hillel Neuer!
Joel Schwartzm, Lone Tree (28/03/07)
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23. Future Prime Minister material?
Pinchas, San Antonio (28/03/07)

23. Future Prime Minister material?
Hillel looks like the right stuff, but it's obvious he love's Israel too much and has too much integrity to get the job.
Pinchas, San Antonio (28/03/07)
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24. The UN is a cabal of corrupt, spineless appeasers
Throw the bums out, (28/03/07)

24. The UN is a cabal of corrupt, spineless appeasers
Clearly, Luis Alfonso de Alba is a useless, time-wasting, spineless bureaucrat who stands for nothing. The UN itself is little more than a mouthpiece of tyrants and their craven appeasers. It's an instrument used not to UPHOLD human rights, but to ABUSE them. These scoundrels pulverize Israel every day by non-military means, softening her up for the eventual annihilation they plan. Bigoted, craven, hypocritical, despicable, evil little gits - the lot of them.
Throw the bums out, (28/03/07)
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25. U can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the time (N"C)
jew, israel (28/03/07)

25. U can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the time (N"C)
jew, israel (28/03/07)
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26. One small step for a real man .....
Raffi, Paris (28/03/07)

26. One small step for a real man .....
No one can really accept the truth.

Still it is a start . At least if we ourselves realize how unjust the U.N. is towards us we can start fighting back.

For 2000 years we have turned the other cheak. During the destruction of the holy Temple ,the crusaders , the inquisition and the Shoah we passively went with the current.


We must not exagerate though the U.N. has none the less done a lot of good for us and others.
They have saved billions of lives all over the world and also in Israel.


After breaking the ice is it best to speak in a calmer more respectful tone.



Raffi, Paris (28/03/07)
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27. Shooting the messenger..maybe, but are there consequences for doing it.
EGW, vancouver (28/03/07)

27. Shooting the messenger..maybe, but are there consequences for doing it.
In the 24 (so far) comments on this report I saw NOT ONE, in which it was asked if the President of the UN body could be reprimanded and called to answer for his decidedly unlawful response to pertinent although uncomfortable points. So I ASK THE QUESTION. Is there an answer anywhere???
EGW, vancouver (28/03/07)
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28. Bravo Hillel Neuer
Jeff. Riches, Leeds, UK (28/03/07)

28. Bravo Hillel Neuer
Now that's worth praying for - Hillel's brave speech.
And we Christians Zionists WILL pray!
It reminds me of spies Joshua & Caleb's reaction to their survey of Etretz Israel "There are problems.. BUT G-D.." (It depends where you put your "but"!)
Loved, it bless you Hillel!
Jeff. Riches, Leeds, UK (28/03/07)
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29. to no. 17 bad analogy
Aviva, Jerusalem (28/03/07)

29. to no. 17 bad analogy
Mildred your analogies are bad because they are presuming an otherwise healthy relationship. If the relationship is abusive, it's better to say the truth and stop the co-dependent behaviour. It might hurt and lead to some unpleasant consequences, but in the long run it's for the best.
Aviva, Jerusalem (28/03/07)
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30. They can't handle the truth
Tony Trenton, Israel (28/03/07)

30. They can't handle the truth
Despots & bigots that still draw salaries. They should be hung drawn and quartered in public. This abuse of the public trust should cost them the ultimate price. They must be shown that their positions demand a price and responsibility to society.
Tony Trenton, Israel (28/03/07)
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31. THE UN "HUMAN RIGHT" PROPAGAND FIASCO MUST BE TERMINATED
BMT, USA (28/03/07)

31. THE UN "HUMAN RIGHT" PROPAGAND FIASCO MUST BE TERMINATED
AS IT IS JUST AS MUCH A NAZI ANTI ISRAEL HATE FARCE TAKING MONEY FROM AMERICA AND ISRAEL!
BMT, USA (28/03/07)
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32. #17>mildred bilt, philadelphia>FOOLISH ANALOGY AND
BMT, USA (29/03/07)

32. #17>mildred bilt, philadelphia>FOOLISH ANALOGY AND
YOU ARE INGRAINED IN GHETTO ISM. NO "GREAT RABBI" WOULD TOLERATE THE UN "HUMAN RIGHTS" FIASCO AGAINST ISRAEL!
BMT, USA (29/03/07)
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33. Surprise
Iris, Dushore, PA (29/03/07)

33. Surprise
Why am I not surprised. de Alba is just anothere example of how biased the UN is. It has long exceeded it usefulness
Iris, Dushore, PA (29/03/07)
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34. UN Human Rights Council head says he "won't tolerate" criticism
, (29/03/07)

34. UN Human Rights Council head says he "won't tolerate" criticism
from Hillel Neuer. What is he going to do about it......take away his Human Rights????
, (29/03/07)
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35. What is de Alba afraid of?
Daniel J. Vandeberg, St. Paul, MN US (29/03/07)

35. What is de Alba afraid of?
He fears only the truth and the possibility that U.N. delegates might hear it. The U.N. makes no secret of its bias in favour of totalitarian governments such as Communist China and terrorist sponsoring countries such as Pakistan, Libya, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. De Alba's actions are proof positive that The Human Rights Council does not support human rights. While we're at it, let's move the seat of the U.N. to Teheran where it belongs!
Daniel J. Vandeberg, St. Paul, MN US (29/03/07)
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36. Sad Response by the Professor
E, Teaneck (29/03/07)

36. Sad Response by the Professor
Your response is sad - Hillel was respectful and correct
E, Teaneck (29/03/07)
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37. If only Olmert could act like this
Mike , Philadelphia (29/03/07)

37. If only Olmert could act like this
This is the first postive statement from any Israeli in a long time. Tell it like it is, dont be a wus Olmert, This guy has guts you could learn from him you splineless jelly fish.
Mike , Philadelphia (29/03/07)
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38. messenger threatens
danica, vallejo (29/03/07)

38. messenger threatens
HE MUST GET A NOBEL PRICE for gtellin it the way it is
danica, vallejo (29/03/07)
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39. Truth
Jim, Ripon, CA (29/03/07)

39. Truth
It is unfortunate, but true, Israel ultimately will only have G-D to rely on. I weep for the United States who is at this moment beginning to turn her back on Israel. The pressure that the US is placing on a weak PM is incredible. Ultimately, your only hope from the persecution will be the Messiah of Israel.
Jim, Ripon, CA (29/03/07)
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40. Finally!!!
Micha, US/Israel (29/03/07)

40. Finally!!!
How wonderful to have someone tell it like it is, and not consider the faces of these forked tongue, Israel hating, hypocritical UN people and Alfonso De Alba!
Finally no back-peddling to please the Israel haters!
Micha, US/Israel (29/03/07)
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41. Mexico, bastion of human rights (N"C)
Kevin Paul, logansport (29/03/07)

41. Mexico, bastion of human rights (N"C)
Kevin Paul, logansport (29/03/07)
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42. UN Charade
Dr Robert Brody, London (29/03/07)

42. UN Charade
When will the general population see the Charade of the UN Human Rights commission for what it is. Alba's response to Nueuer's justified report are completely ridiculous and blinkered. He - and the pretence of honourable behaviour by the commission - should be seen for what they rellay are. Humbug and nonsense.
Dr Robert Brody, London (29/03/07)
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43. United Nations - Human Rights Council 2007
David Ang, Singapore (29/03/07)

43. United Nations - Human Rights Council 2007
Hi,
I am of the opinion that the Human Rights council is nothing more of a Council that had been silenced by much good wine,salaries and hloidays.

Why is this so - look at all the miseries around the world- What had this UN HUMAN RIGHTS got to say about??

This person, Mr Neuer has got all the things correctly spelled out. I really appreciate Mr Neuer's outburst-he is correct in all the sentences and words and has hit the ""Nail on the Head""

This Human Rights Council had not done a correct thing in this Palestinian and the Israelis questions.

UN Human Rights had nothing but blinded eyes for the Israelis' Rights to the Lands of JERUSALEM/Israel.

Further Israel had been created by the United Nations, which is to say must be upheld by United Nations' agencies, especially now this conflict had arise, on the Human Rights violation done in the name of sucide killings and rockets
David Ang, Singapore (29/03/07)
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:57 AM
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Emboldened by the UN's lack of dispensation and pointing to unacceptable terms - the Arabs declare their conditions of death:


DEBKAfile: Arab summit ending in Riyadh strengthens radical Iran and Syria and recognizes Palestinian Hamas

March 29, 2007, 5:59 PM (GMT+02:00)





The conference ending Thursday, March 29, ended the isolation of the two Middle East governments backing anti-US fighting elements in Iraq, fomenting Hizballah’s war effort against Israel and aiding Palestinian terror.

The Arab front, portrayed by American and Israeli policy-makers as an effective “moderate” barrier against Iranian expansionism and nuclear aspirations, jumped aboard the radical bandwagon.

A large Iranian delegation, led by foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki, was welcomed as honored guests by the Riyadh conference. None of the Arab rulers mentioned, let alone castigated, Tehran’s seizure of 15 British navy personnel five days earlier.

Saudi King Abdullah publicly buried the hatchet with Syrian president Bashar Assad and announced to general acclaim that the next Arab League summit would be held in Damascus. Syria’s misdeeds with regard to Lebanon were glossed over.

The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, flanked by Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, demanded that Israel accept the resurrected Saudi “peace plan” as it is, or risk war. He also called for an Arab panel led by Saudi Arabia to work with the Middle East Quartet on a solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. No room was left for an active Israeli role in the take-it-or-leave-it “peace process.”

The end-product of the Arab summit of 2007 was the collapse of the so-called “moderate Arab front” on which the Bush administration and Olmert government had banked heavily. The line emerging from the conference was strongly anti-American and anti-Israel.

Its host, Abdullah, publicly lambasted the US deployment in Iraq as “illegitimate foreign occupation.” The Saudi monarch also set up a meeting between the Iranian delegation and the two Palestinian leaders to explore Saudi-Iranian-Palestinian cooperation for reconstruction in the Palestinian Authority.

Thus did Iranian arming of Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including the governing Hamas, win the blessing of the “moderate” Saudi ruler and the Arab consensus.
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Jordan unions blast senator over Israel
AMMAN, Jordan, March 29 (UPI) -- Jordan's powerful professional unions are demanding the resignation of a lawmaker for inviting the Israeli ambassador to Parliament earlier this week.

The 14 syndicates stated Thursday that Upper House of Parliament member Akel Biltaji must quit for meeting Israeli ambassador to Jordan Yacov Rosen inside the National Assembly building Monday.

The unions also asked Senate Speaker Zaid Rifai to launch an investigation and punish those responsible for facilitating such a meeting in Parliament.

Comprising more than 100,000 members, the unions have banned normalization with Israel following the signing of the unpopular 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty.

They demanded an apology from the senator and said they were "surprised by such a provocative act towards the sentiments of the Jordanian people by a member of the Senate." Addressing Biltaji, the activists added, "If you insisted on holding this condemned meeting with a criminal enemy, you could have held it in your own house, not in the offices of the Assembly that belongs to the Jordanian people."

Biltaji, who was a member of the peace delegation negotiating peace with Israel in the early 1990s, had said the Israeli ambassador came to Parliament because of his participation in a seminar organized by the European Union over tourism development.

Rosen, who was also a negotiator on the Israeli side, was the first Israeli ambassador to visit the Jordanian Parliament.
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Most Americans Think Palestinian State Would Be Terror State, Poll Shows
By Julie Stahl
CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief
March 28, 2007

Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - By a two-to-one margin, more Americans believe that an independent Palestinian state would be a terrorist state than a democracy, and a majority believes that Israel should not concede any more land to the Palestinians, according to a new poll.

The McLaughlin Associates poll, commissioned by the Zionist Organization of America, comes at time when the Bush administration is pushing ahead Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with the goal of establishing a Palestinian state.

Many critics of the Palestinians here note that the new push by the U.S. and Israeli governments is happening despite the fact that Palestinian Authority (P.A.) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction has joined a Hamas-led "unity" government and that Hamas is openly calling for continued violence against Israel.

In the survey of 1,000 Americans, 60 percent of respondents said Israel should not make any further land concessions to the P.A., compared to 11 percent who favor the ceding of more territory.

The survey also found that 45 percent of Americans foresee a Palestinian terror state rather than a peaceful democracy, while 22 percent disagreed. Forty-five percent of respondents said they support Israel over the Palestinians, compared to 4.6 percent who did not.

"This poll makes clear that the American public fully understands Israel's difficult plight in dealing with the Arab war against it," said ZOA National President Morton Klein in a statement.

"Americans understand that establishing a Palestinian state would simply result in but another terrorist state in the Middle East, which is the last thing America needs in its efforts to bring peace and security to the region," he said.

According to Klein, the poll indicates that Americans are against appeasing the Palestinians by offering more concessions.

It also found that Americans are more realistic about the Arab campaign against Israel than other governments - including the Bush administration, and they believe the U.S. should stop talking about establishing a Palestinian state. American respondents also view chances for peace as virtually non-existent.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who was in the region earlier this week for talks with Israeli, Palestinian and regional leaders, admitted on Tuesday that the "work of peace" had been complicated by the new Hamas-Fatah government.

Nevertheless, she said a path towards a peace deal should be pursued. "We will join with responsible leaders like President Abbas who are eager to make progress towards peace and the establishment of a Palestinian state."

Rice said Olmert and Abbas would meet every two weeks to discuss humanitarian and security issues as well as ideas about how to move towards statehood.

Olmert's spokeswoman Miri Eisen made it clear the prime minister does not view those talks as substantive negotiations. Press reports indicate that Olmert declined Rice's request to enter into fully-fledged negotiations.

Washington considers Abbas to be a "moderate" among Palestinian leaders, although some experts here argue that Abbas holds the same political views as Hamas, noting that Fatah's charter - like that of Hamas - calls for the destruction of Israel.

Fatah's charter calls for the "complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of the Zionist economic, political and cultural existence."

"The Palestinian Arab People's armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence," which won't end until "the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated," it says.

The Olmert government also views Abbas as a moderate, although it has taken a tougher line toward the Hamas-Fatah government than Washington, refusing to have contact with any ministers in the P.A. administration. American officials said the U.S. would continue to talk with non-Hamas members of the new government.

The Bush administration earlier requested Congress to release $86 million in aid for the P.A., in part to help security forces loyal to Abbas. Following the recent establishment of the Hamas-Fatah unity government, the administration scaled back that request.

According to Israel and the international "Quartet" - the U.S., European Union, Russia and United Nations - the Hamas-Fatah government does not fulfill the three benchmarks the international community set last year if the P.A. wants a funding freeze to be lifted.

The requirements were for the Hamas-led P.A. to recognize Israel, abandon terrorism and abide by previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements.

Klein argued that the latest poll indicates that there would be no domestic political fallout in the United States should the administration freeze all funding to the P.A. and sever ties.

"Only such pressure has a chance of producing the desired changes in Palestinian society and thus the possibility of peace with Israel," he said.

In other questions, 65 percent of poll respondents said they do not believe Saudi Arabia is a reliable and trustworthy ally in America's campaign against Islamist terrorism, compared to 11 percent who felt otherwise. Forty-six percent had the same doubts about Egypt, while 24 percent regarded Egypt as a reliable war on terror ally.

Fifty-one percent of respondents said the U.S. should impose economic sanctions on Saudi Arabia until it stops funding terror and promoting "radical Islamic education" that teaches hatred of America and Israel.

See Earlier Stories:
US Urged to Stop Supporting Terrorist Abbas (Feb. 7, 2007)
'Moderate' Abbas Tells Supporters to Use Their Guns Against Israel (Jan. 12, 2007)
Abbas Says Hamas Doesn't Need to Recognize Israel (Oct. 9, 2006)
Hamas, Like Fatah, Wants All of 'Palestine' (Jan. 27, 2006)
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If you haven't seen it yet, please watch the video. It's a glimpse into UN Watch's daily work—in public statements and private diplomacy—to hold the United Nations accountable to the principles of its charter, and to promote human rights for all. Thank you for supporting our ability to fight for what is right—and to speak truth to power. Rest assured: we won't give up.
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I was surprised to read that you think Neuer's speech at the UN was a bit harsh. He told it exactly as it is, and, as usual, the truth was rejected. Saying he has the right to say it was weak, when you realize that that free speach was just stifled and at the UN, of all places/ Where is your outrage that this speech was repressed, by calling it inadmissible and by wiping it out of the record? Is no one speaking to this loss of free speech? When lies are believed in the UN and truth is concealed, doesn't that put a red flag on the condition of western civilization? Perhaps the Islamic jihadist thinking has been accepted so widely, that we don't even care that this liberty of free speech is disappearing.

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The following quotes are a sample of the truly offensive statements and daily invective that are welcome and admissible at the newly created U.N. Human

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Insulting Council Members
"The distinguished delegate is ignorant..." — Zimbabwe delegate, speaking of his counterpart from Finland, and accusing him of "astonishing and astounding hypocrisy," Sept. 20, 2006.

Insulting UN Experts
"This libelous report does not deserve any respect or credibility. We will send it to the same place that we have sent all previous reports: the paper-recycling bin... There is, however, Madame, a significant contribution that you might make—and that would be by quitting..." — Cuban Ambassador Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios, Sept. 26, 2006, insulting UN expert Christine Chanet after she documented abuses by Cuba. The chair's defense of the expert was limited to noting "the importance of not personifying or personalizing comments that will only exacerbate difficulties before us," and followed his "Thank you to the delegate of Cuba for his statement."
Mocking High UN Officials
"The one who has monopoly on the violation of human rights is Israel... the darling of the High Commissioner." — Palestinian Ambassador Mohammad Abu-Koash, Dec. 1, 2006, mocking Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for daring to cite Palestinian obligations to stop terrorism in addition to her regular criticisms of Israel.

Violence Against Women
"Incidents of violence against women have been exaggerated..." — Sudan's Farah Mustafa, Deputy Governor of the state of South Darfur, Dec. 12, 2006, after the Council heard reports of mass rape of Darfur women by the Sudanese-sponsored Janjaweed militia.

Attacking Gays
"Death penalty by stoning under Sharia law for unnatural sexual acts... should not be equated with extrajudicial killings and indeed should not have been featured in the report..." — Nigeria Ambassador Joseph Ayalogu, Sept. 19, 2006, challenging criticism by UN expert Philip Alston of Nigeria's use of stoning to death as punishment for homosexuality.

Glorifying Terrorism
"Hezbollah is everyday simple people resisting, resisting an occupation..." — Cuban Ambassador Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios, Oct. 4, 2006.

Holocaust Denial
"The Tehran Conference is not about denial of the Holocaust, it is rather an academic one that examines all aspects of the issue." — Iranian delegate Forouza Ndeh Vadiati, Dec. 12, 2006.

The Holocaust is a "historical claim", "the number of perished" is a particularly "legitimate question," and there are "serious opposing ideas over the issue." — Iranian Ambassador Alireza Moayeri, in letter circulated Jan. 11, 2007 by Secretariat of the Human Rights Council (under standard UN practice) "at the request of the President of the Human Rights Council," which "has the honour to forward attached herewith a letter addressed to him by the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran." The President expressed no objections in carrying out this routine duty.
Iran's Holocaust denial conference of December 2006, "Review of the Holocaust: Global Vision," was "an academic event," and Zionism is an ideology "charged with hegemonic racial desires." — Moayeri letter, ibid.

Demonizing Israel
"Israel has not quenched its thirst for the blood of the Lebanese and has now directed it against unarmed civilians in Beit Hanoun." — Lebanese representative, Nov. 15, 2006, referring to Israel's response to the Palestinian firing of Kassam rockets at the city of Sderot.
"The Holocaust is going on, and it is an Israeli holocaust against the Palestinian people." — Palestinian ambassador Mohammad Abu-Koash, Dec. 12, 2006.

"Furthermore, as the distinguished Ambassador of Palestine reminds us, there is an Israeli holocaust against Palestinian people on a daily basis for more than sixty years, which was already noted by three special sessions." — Iranian delegate Forouza Ndeh Vadiati, Dec. 12, 2006.
"[Israeli] massacres against the displaced people, women and children, those were deliberate acts..." — Nord-Sud XXI, Libyan-funded organization that manages the "Moammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize," Sept. 29, 2006.
"A certain number of deliberate massacres of civilian populations" were committed by Israel." — Jean Ziegler, UN special rapporteur on the right to food and 1989 co-founder of the Moammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize, Oct. 4, 2006.

Dehumanizing Israelis
" . . . civilian people were killed, massacred, by the invading forces who have come from the Planet Mars which they now call the Israeli occupier." — Syrian delegate, June 23, 2006.
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