Because the UN has since the Cold War, been in the pocket of the marxists and the Arabs.


Official PA News Agency Cites Ban Ki-Moon to Justify Terror Attacks

FEBRUARY 5, 2016 5:36 AM
Paramedics at the site of the Jerusalem terror attack. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

Paramedics at the site of the Jerusalem terror attack. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

Here’s how the official Wafanews agency reported yesterday’s terror attack:

Three Palestinians have been fatally shot by Israeli police in Jerusalem, after they purportedlyattacked with gunfire and knives Israeli policemen outside Bab al-Amoud Gate in Jerusalem, seriously injuring two Israeli policewomen, according to local sources.

An Israeli police report stated that two policewomen were seriously wounded in the gunfire and stabbing attacks carried out by three Palestinians identified as Ahmad Rajeh Zakarneh, Mohammad Ahmad Kmail, and Ahmad Najeh Abur-Rob.

WAFA correspondent said that, shortly after the incident, Israeli police sealed off Bab al-Amoud area, along with all the gates of Jerusalem’s Old City. Police reportedly attacked Palestinian locals present there with teargas canisters and stun grenades.[This seems to be made up – EoZ]

On January 26th, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said it was “human nature” for Palestinians to react violently to Israel’s nearly 50-year military occupation.

More here. H/T: 


Elsewhere in the West he champions the immigration/migration of the islamic horde of Muslim settlers, but for Jews, it’s an ”affront to the world”.


Close the UN’s doors for good, pass out cell phones to those leaving.

Ban Ki-moon calls Israeli settlement expansion an ‘affront’ to the world

Netanyahu says Ban giving ‘tailwind to terror’ as UN chief says violence born of Palestinians’ despair after ‘half-century of occupation and paralysis of peace’

Palestinian Bedouin boys climb on the remains of their makeshift homes near al-Azariya, on the West Bank. The Israeli army said it demolished the homes as they were built illegally. The illegal Jewish settlement of Maale Adumin is seen in the background.
Palestinian Bedouin boys climb on the remains of their makeshift homes near al-Azariya, on the West Bank. The Israeli army said it demolished the homes as they were built illegally. The illegal Jewish settlement of Maale Adumin is seen in the background. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty

Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has accused UN secretary general,Ban Ki-moon, of giving a “tailwind to terror” after the UN head criticised Israel for continuing to build settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and describing it as an affront to the Palestinian people and the international community.

In unusually strong language, Ban also questioned Israel’s commitment to a two-state solution, claiming Palestinian violence was the result of “frustration”.

“Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half-century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process,” Ban told a UN security council meeting on Tuesday. He called the settlement building “an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community”.

He also rejected the prospect of Israeli security measures on the West Bank bringing an end to the latest cycle of violence, which began in October.

“Security measures alone will not stop the violence. They cannot address the profound sense of alienation and despair driving some Palestinians – especially young people.”

More here at the Leftist rag, Guardian (parading as a serious news agency).


When the grand poobah of the court of internationalism comes a calling, the fervent worshippers of that cult are easily shocked and awed by his presence.

ban-ki-moon-corruptionThe UN is one the most corrupted international organizations, but the Finns (across the entire political spectrum) worship at its alter. It’s a disgusting display of drone-like servitude, but that’s always been the relationship between it and the Finnish state. Here, I’m the odd man looking in.

NOTE: To date, There has never been a single Finnish political party, nor politician, who has ever criticized the UN over its immense waste of public money, outright fraud, and every single shady deal committed by its bureaucrats. Nor are its fake journalists/media interested in anything that casts a long shadow on the edifice at Turtle Bay.

Ban Ki-moon: UN needs countries like Finland

In honor of Finland’s 60th anniversary of membership in the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed a packed Finlandia Hall in Helsinki on Wednesday morning and said that the UN is grateful for Finland’s staunch support.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed a packed Finlandia Hall in Helsinki on Wednesday morning and said the UN is grateful for Finland’s staunch support. Video: Yle

This year marks Finland’s 60th anniversary in the UN, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked the milestone with a two-day visit that began on Wednesday.

Ban addressed a crowd of about 1,400 people, including Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Foreign Minister Timo Soini, Speaker of the Parliament Maria Lohela, former Presidents Martti Ahtisaari and Tarja Halonen, among other diplomats, politicians and leaders.

As this was a celebratory affair, Ban’s speech was congratulatory and appreciative of the contribution Finland has made over the decades.

“The United Nations is grateful for Finland’s staunchest support for disarmament, conflict prevention, peacekeeping and education,” Ban said, noting the diplomatic and negotiation work that he had done together with the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Finnish President Ahtisaari in various regions of the world.

Finland’s peacekeeping, mediation lauded

“This Finnish practice of dialogue and mediation has contributed to peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo and Namibia. When I visited Namibia last year, I saw a very proud history of their independence, led and assisted by President Ahtisaari as a special representative,” Ban said.

“Finland brings great expertise as co-chair of Group of Friends of Mediation. This country helped to steer the adoption of the groundbreaking arms trade treaty. Finnish soldiers have served as UN Blue Helmets since 1956.”

“I pay tribute to the memory of 45 brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of peace and security of the world. I was deeply grateful for more than 300 Finnish peacekeepers who are being deployed in many areas,” he said.

“This country has a vibrant, civil society with groups that are making a mark – like the Crisis Management Initiative and the Finn Church Aid. I thank all those Finns who have contributed to the United Nations Association of Finland fundraising drive for Syrian refugees. I hope that all people can follow this example of showing solidarity,” Ban said.

Diplomat’s dismay with UNSC process

Before Ban began his speech, there was a panel discussion with former Finnish Ambassadors to the UN Klaus Törnudd and Marjatta Rasi, who discussed their decades of service.

When asked what the most memorable moment during their careers in the UN was, Törnudd said he recalled the two times that Finland applied for membership of the UN Security Council – once successfully in 1988 and a second time in 2012, when Finland was not elected.

During one of the few moments of the event that appeared to be unscripted, Rasi took the opportunity to speak up and voiced disappointment about the difficulties that smaller countries have in gaining access to the UNSC.

“There’s always next time”

Towards the end of his speech, Ban noted Rasi’s disappointment.

“Just responding to what our distinguished former ambassadors were saying about their little bit of a sour experience of running for the Security Council. I also felt very sorry three years ago. There’s always competition, but there’s always – what do you say – next time.”

Ban said that during the country’s tenure on the Security Council, as well as afterwards, Finland has provided diplomatic guidance for many members of the UN and that other opportunities to serve on the council would come.

Finland’s 60th anniversary coincides with the 70th anniversary of the UN and Ban said he was trying to modernise UN operations.

Throughout his 26 minute speech Ban also spoke about issues the UN and the world at large is faced with, including women’s rights, the refugee crisis and climate change.

Inspired by sisu

He borrowed a Finnish word, sisu, which roughly translates to perseverance, to get his message of unity across to the audience.

“I’m doing everything possible to modernise our operations, so that the United Nations can best solve the world’s problems. With all the problems we face I’m inspired by a Finnish word I learned: Sisu,” Ban said to bemusement from the crowd.

“Although it may be very difficult to translate to English, I understand that it means resolve, determination, a sense of resilience and courage in the face of difficulty. This is what we need at this time. We may be living an era of peril, challenge and conflict but we’re also living in an era of promise and hope. With this sisu, the United Nations and Finland can work together with this spirit of sisu to rise to the moment in history,” Ban said.

Towards the end of the three hour event, during his closing comments, Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini announced that Finland will vie for a spot on the UN Human Rights Council for the years 2022-24.

Ban to visit refugee reception centre

After the Finlandia Hall event, Ban was scheduled to visit the Presidential Palace and then later visit a refugee reception centre with Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo.

Discussion topics with President Niinistö include the crises in the Middle East and Africa, particularly the civil war in Syria, the Ukrainian crisis, international migration and the refugee crisis, COP21 Climate Conference, sustainable development and the UN Agenda 2030.

Finland became a member of the UN on December 14, 1955.

More here.


Any such talk of crimes committed in the host state as not being sufficient enough of a reason for expulsion, is pure twaddle.

The UN’s own laws, agreed to by member states, does not designate where a crime has been committed as grounds for being refused the desired status. No, it simply states that having been convicted of a serious crime and is deemed as constituting a serious threat to society as grounds enough for expulsion.

NOTE: Special thanks to Sami Kuisma for this.

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Ban Ki-Moon is presently in Finland today, it would be great for a journo to ask this from the head honcho himself.


Moon hums platitudes, while Islamic State uses migration flow to infiltrate the West.

NOTE: The Finnish political (self deemed) elite are salivating all over themselves at having this jackass in Finland speaking to them. He’s the high pontiff of global-wide security for them, pro-UN sentiment runs high here.


This should enrage you. Every time a politician opens up their traps and spew out the line that:

“In the next 50 years, the populations of most developed countries are projected to become smaller and older as a result of low fertility and increased longevity. […] Fertility may rebound in the coming decades, but few believe that it will recover sufficiently in most countries to reach replacement level in the foreseeable future.”

…remember where they got it from and throw it in his/her face………

[Please read the following question in your best Rod Serling voice in your head]

(Imagine if you would, that you noticed that the world was changing in a way so dramatic, so profound and so quickly, that you felt like you must be crazy for noticing. That perhaps there was some agency behind it. That it was changing in a way, not just to destroy you but your culture, your future and the future of everyone like you and even erase your history like it never happened. Imagine then that you tried to find out how big this was. That maybe it was even bigger than your own government)


NOTE: This whole scenario of refugee crisis has been rigged, or at least exacerbated to to serve their (the UN’s/ svengali elites) purposes. Any upcoming calamity will be milked for all its worth in order to create these population/migration exchanges. They care not from which part of the world they hail.

MANY THANKS TO VLAD FOR THIS! (his last link in this post.)

UPDATE: Nicolai Sennels sends me the following from 2012

EU should ‘undermine national homogeneity’ says UN migration chief

Peter Sutherland

Image captionPeter Sutherland’s global migration forum brings together 160 nations to discuss policy

The EU should “do its best to undermine” the “homogeneity” of its member states, the UN’s special representative for migration has said.

Peter Sutherland told peers the future prosperity of many EU states depended on them becoming multicultural.

He also suggested the UK government’s immigration policy had no basis in international law.

He was being quizzed by the Lords EU home affairs sub-committee which is investigating global migration.

More here.


The pure politics of bullsh*t.


I’m not on either side of the Spain-Catalonia debate, just an observer. That said, a nation of people with their distinct language and ancient history of being exclusively in one area of land is considered not having a right for self determination, but arabs migrating in huge numbers in late 1800’s-early 1900’s to Jewish lands in Mandate Palestine including Judea and Samaria, and have a whopping overwhelming majority of so called “Palestinians” in Jordan…….have a right to self determination?

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UN chief insists Catalonia has no right to claim self-determination

UN chief insists Catalonia has no right to claim self-determination

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon speaking in Madrid on Thursday. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP

Published: 31 Oct 2015 14:22 GMT+01:00

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The United Nations does not view Spain’s separatist-ruled Catalonia region as having the right to self-determination, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said in an interview published Saturday.

Ciudadanos proposes pact with PM to combat Catalan separatist drive (30 Oct 15)
“Spain is an independent and sovereign country that includes the Catalan region,” Ban told four Spanish newspapers, El Pais, El Mundo, ABC and La Vanguardia.

“It is in this way that it was admitted to the United Nations and acts within the international community,” he said, according to a Spanish translation of his comments published by El Pais.

Pro-independence parties in the wealthy northeast Spanish region are seeking to pass a resolution in the Catalan parliament in early November announcing the formal start of secession from Spain and the formation of a new republican state within 18 months.

The separatists won a majority of seats in the Catalan parliament in Barcelona for the first time in elections last month.

But Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday that Spain’s main parties will work together to defend national unity against the independence drive.

More here.


The UN should close its doors once and for all.

The UN is an international freak show, it shows just how warped societies on the micro level can become through an “equal” one man, one vote pure (Big D) democracy experiment. Those sitting on key seats waving fingers of judgement against Israel are the worst of the worst, but in this Orwellian-like institution where water runs uphill, this is par for the course.

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How the UN report shot itself and human rights in the foot

The report from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the 2014 Gaza conflict has no surprises: it is another pseudo-legal and immoral case of Israel-bashing. Like the discredited Goldstone Report and virtually every other UN “inquiry” on Israel, political NGOs (non-governmental organizations) provide the basis of the investigation and findings. In the UN report, NGOs appear on almost every page: B’Tselem is cited 69 times; Amnesty International, 53; Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), 50; and Human Rights Watch (HRW), 22. To anyone familiar with the political agendas of these NGOs, the UN’s latest “findings” – namely, condemnations of Israel – come as no surprise.

Like the NGO publications, the Commission of Inquiry report on the Gaza war is filled with unverifiable accusations based on the testimony of nameless witnesses. Although the Commission recognized that testimony from Gaza is unreliable, acknowledging “fears by Palestinian witnesses of reprisal by armed groups and local authorities,” in practice, the report relies extensively on such anonymous allegations. For instance, in the section discussing attacks on houses, witnesses are quoted on the most essential legal and moral questions, apparently without concern for intimidation or lying to prevent self-incrimination: “According to the witnesses, all of those killed were civilians”; “they insisted that there had been no military activity in the building.”

The latter claim is augmented by statements given by the same witness to PCHR, asserting “that no family member belongs to the ‘Palestinian resistance.’” Reading between the lines, we see that the eyewitnesses themselves were likely selected by NGOs, such as PCHR, and delivered to the UN investigators.

More here.


Like I keep saying, the UN is an absolute freak show.


Full transcript:

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Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established 63 years ago. On behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, I extend that hand again today. I extend it to the people of Egypt and Jordan, with renewed friendship for neighbors with whom we have made peace. I extend it to the people of Turkey, with respect and good will. I extend it to the people of Libya and Tunisia, with admiration for those trying to build a democratic future. I extend it to the other peoples of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, with whom we want to forge a new beginning. I extend it to the people of Syria, Lebanon and Iran, with awe at the courage of those fighting brutal repression.

But most especially, I extend my hand to the Palestinian people, with whom we seek a just and lasting peace.

Ladies and gentlemen, in Israel our hope for peace never wanes. Our scientists, doctors, innovators, apply their genius to improve the world of tomorrow. Our artists, our writers, enrich the heritage of humanity. Now, I know that this is not exactly the image of Israel that is often portrayed in this hall. After all, it was here in 1975 that the age-old yearning of my people to restore our national life in our ancient biblical homeland — it was then that this was braided — branded, rather — shamefully, as racism. And it was here in 1980, right here, that the historic peace agreement between Israel and Egypt wasn’t praised; it was denounced! And it’s here year after year that Israel is unjustly singled out for condemnation. It’s singled out for condemnation more often than all the nations of the world combined. Twenty-one out of the 27 General Assembly resolutions condemn Israel — the one true democracy in the Middle East.

Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It’s the — the theater of the absurd. It doesn’t only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi’s Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam’s Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.

You might say: That’s the past. Well, here’s what’s happening now — right now, today. Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon now presides over the UN Security Council. This means, in effect, that a terror organization presides over the body entrusted with guaranteeing the world’s security.
You couldn’t make this thing up.

So here in the UN, automatic majorities can decide anything. They can decide that the sun sets in the west or rises in the west. I think the first has already been pre-ordained. But they can also decide — they have decided that the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest place, is occupied Palestinian territory.

And yet even here in the General Assembly, the truth can sometimes break through. In 1984 when I was appointed Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, I visited the great rabbi of Lubavich. He said to me — and ladies and gentlemen, I don’t want any of you to be offended because from personal experience of serving here, I know there are many honorable men and women, many capable and decent people serving their nations here. But here’s what the rebbe said to me. He said to me, you’ll be serving in a house of many lies. And then he said, remember that even in the darkest place, the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide.

Today I hope that the light of truth will shine, if only for a few minutes, in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country. So as Israel’s prime minister, I didn’t come here to win applause. I came here to speak the truth. (Cheers, applause.) The truth is — the truth is that Israel wants peace. The truth is that I want peace. The truth is that in the Middle East at all times, but especially during these turbulent days, peace must be anchored in security. The truth is that we cannot achieve peace through UN resolutions, but only through direct negotiations between the parties. The truth is that so far the Palestinians have refused to negotiate. The truth is that Israel wants peace with a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians want a state without peace. And the truth is you shouldn’t let that happen.

Ladies and gentlemen, when I first came here 27 years ago, the world was divided between East and West. Since then the Cold War ended, great civilizations have risen from centuries of slumber, hundreds of millions have been lifted out of poverty, countless more are poised to follow, and the remarkable thing is that so far this monumental historic shift has largely occurred peacefully. Yet a malignancy is now growing between East and West that threatens the peace of all. It seeks not to liberate, but to enslave, not to build, but to destroy.

That malignancy is militant Islam. It cloaks itself in the mantle of a great faith, yet it murders Jews, Christians and Muslims alike with unforgiving impartiality. On September 11th it killed thousands of Americans, and it left the twin towers in smoldering ruins. Last night I laid a wreath on the 9/11 memorial. It was deeply moving. But as I was going there, one thing echoed in my mind: the outrageous words of the president of Iran on this podium yesterday. He implied that 9/11 was an American conspiracy. Some of you left this hall. All of you should have. (Applause.)

Since 9/11, militant Islamists slaughtered countless other innocents — in London and Madrid, in Baghdad and Mumbai, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, in every part of Israel. I believe that the greatest danger facing our world is that this fanaticism will arm itself with nuclear weapons. And this is precisely what Iran is trying to do.

Can you imagine that man who ranted here yesterday — can you imagine him armed with nuclear weapons? The international community must stop Iran before it’s too late. If Iran is not stopped, we will all face the specter of nuclear terrorism, and the Arab Spring could soon become an Iranian winter. That would be a tragedy. Millions of Arabs have taken to the streets to replace tyranny with liberty, and no one would benefit more than Israel if those committed to freedom and peace would prevail.

This is my fervent hope. But as the prime minister of Israel, I cannot risk the future of the Jewish state on wishful thinking. Leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. We must do our best to shape the future, but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present.

And the world around Israel is definitely becoming more dangerous. Militant Islam has already taken over Lebanon and Gaza. It’s determined to tear apart the peace treaties between Israel and Egypt and between Israel and Jordan. It’s poisoned many Arab minds against Jews and Israel, against America and the West. It opposes not the policies of Israel but the existence of Israel.

Now, some argue that the spread of militant Islam, especially in these turbulent times — if you want to slow it down, they argue, Israel must hurry to make concessions, to make territorial compromises. And this theory sounds simple. Basically it goes like this: Leave the territory, and peace will be advanced. The moderates will be strengthened, the radicals will be kept at bay. And don’t worry about the pesky details of how Israel will actually defend itself; international troops will do the job.

These people say to me constantly: Just make a sweeping offer, and everything will work out. You know, there’s only one problem with that theory. We’ve tried it and it hasn’t worked. In 2000 Israel made a sweeping peace offer that met virtually all of the Palestinian demands. Arafat rejected it. The Palestinians then launched a terror attack that claimed a thousand Israeli lives.

Prime Minister Olmert afterwards made an even more sweeping offer, in 2008. President Abbas didn’t even respond to it.

But Israel did more than just make sweeping offers. We actually left territory. We withdrew from Lebanon in 2000 and from every square inch of Gaza in 2005. That didn’t calm the Islamic storm, the militant Islamic storm that threatens us. It only brought the storm closer and make it stronger.

Hezbollah and Hamas fired thousands of rockets against our cities from the very territories we vacated. See, when Israel left Lebanon and Gaza, the moderates didn’t defeat the radicals, the moderates were devoured by the radicals. And I regret to say that international troops like UNIFIL in Lebanon and UBAM (ph) in Gaza didn’t stop the radicals from attacking Israel.

We left Gaza hoping for peace.

We didn’t freeze the settlements in Gaza, we uprooted them. We did exactly what the theory says: Get out, go back to the 1967 borders, dismantle the settlements.

And I don’t think people remember how far we went to achieve this. We uprooted thousands of people from their homes. We pulled children out of — out of their schools and their kindergartens. We bulldozed synagogues. We even — we even moved loved ones from their graves. And then, having done all that, we gave the keys of Gaza to President Abbas.

Now the theory says it should all work out, and President Abbas and the Palestinian Authority now could build a peaceful state in Gaza. You can remember that the entire world applauded. They applauded our withdrawal as an act of great statesmanship. It was a bold act of peace.

But ladies and gentlemen, we didn’t get peace. We got war. We got Iran, which through its proxy Hamas promptly kicked out the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Authority collapsed in a day — in one day.

President Abbas just said on this podium that the Palestinians are armed only with their hopes and dreams. Yeah, hopes, dreams and 10,000 missiles and Grad rockets supplied by Iran, not to mention the river of lethal weapons now flowing into Gaza from the Sinai, from Libya, and from elsewhere.
Thousands of missiles have already rained down on our cities. So you might understand that, given all this, Israelis rightly ask: What’s to prevent this from happening again in the West Bank? See, most of our major cities in the south of the country are within a few dozen kilometers from Gaza. But in the center of the country, opposite the West Bank, our cities are a few hundred meters or at most a few kilometers away from the edge of the West Bank.

So I want to ask you. Would any of you — would any of you bring danger so close to your cities, to your families? Would you act so recklessly with the lives of your citizens? Israel is prepared to have a Palestinian state in the West Bank, but we’re not prepared to have another Gaza there. And that’s why we need to have real security arrangements, which the Palestinians simply refuse to negotiate with us.

Israelis remember the bitter lessons of Gaza. Many of Israel’s critics ignore them. They irresponsibly advise Israel to go down this same perilous path again. Your read what these people say and it’s as if nothing happened — just repeating the same advice, the same formulas as though none of this happened.

And these critics continue to press Israel to make far-reaching concessions without first assuring Israel’s security. They praise those who unwittingly feed the insatiable crocodile of militant Islam as bold statesmen. They cast as enemies of peace those of us who insist that we must first erect a sturdy barrier to keep the crocodile out, or at the very least jam an iron bar between its gaping jaws.

So in the face of the labels and the libels, Israel must heed better advice. Better a bad press than a good eulogy, and better still would be a fair press whose sense of history extends beyond breakfast, and which recognizes Israel’s legitimate security concerns.

I believe that in serious peace negotiations, these needs and concerns can be properly addressed, but they will not be addressed without negotiations. And the needs are many, because Israel is such a tiny country. Without Judea and Samaria, the West Bank, Israel is all of 9 miles wide.

I want to put it for you in perspective, because you’re all in the city. That’s about two-thirds the length of Manhattan. It’s the distance between Battery Park and Columbia University. And don’t forget that the people who live in Brooklyn and New Jersey are considerably nicer than some of Israel’s neighbors.

So how do you — how do you protect such a tiny country, surrounded by people sworn to its destruction and armed to the teeth by Iran? Obviously you can’t defend it from within that narrow space alone. Israel needs greater strategic depth, and that’s exactly why Security Council Resolution 242 didn’t require Israel to leave all the territories it captured in the Six-Day War. It talked about withdrawal from territories, to secure and defensible boundaries. And to defend itself, Israel must therefore maintain a long-term Israeli military presence in critical strategic areas in the West Bank.

I explained this to President Abbas. He answered that if a Palestinian state was to be a sovereign country, it could never accept such arrangements. Why not? America has had troops in Japan, Germany and South Korea for more than a half a century. Britain has had an airspace in Cyprus or rather an air base in Cyprus. France has forces in three independent African nations. None of these states claim that they’re not sovereign countries.

And there are many other vital security issues that also must be addressed. Take the issue of airspace. Again, Israel’s small dimensions create huge security problems. America can be crossed by jet airplane in six hours. To fly across Israel, it takes three minutes. So is Israel’s tiny airspace to be chopped in half and given to a Palestinian state not at peace with Israel?

Our major international airport is a few kilometers away from the West Bank. Without peace, will our planes become targets for antiaircraft missiles placed in the adjacent Palestinian state? And how will we stop the smuggling into the West Bank? It’s not merely the West Bank, it’s the West Bank mountains. It just dominates the coastal plain where most of Israel’s population sits below. How could we prevent the smuggling into these mountains of those missiles that could be fired on our cities?

I bring up these problems because they’re not theoretical problems. They’re very real. And for Israelis, they’re life-and- death matters. All these potential cracks in Israel’s security have to be sealed in a peace agreement before a Palestinian state is declared, not afterwards, because if you leave it afterwards, they won’t be sealed. And these problems will explode in our face and explode the peace.

The Palestinians should first make peace with Israel and then get their state. But I also want to tell you this. After such a peace agreement is signed, Israel will not be the last country to welcome a Palestinian state as a new member of the United Nations. We will be the first. (Applause.)
And there’s one more thing. Hamas has been violating international law by holding our soldier Gilad Shalit captive for five years.

They haven’t given even one Red Cross visit. He’s held in a dungeon, in darkness, against all international norms. Gilad Shalit is the son of Aviva and Noam Shalit. He is the grandson of Zvi Shalit, who escaped the Holocaust by coming to the — in the 1930s as a boy to the land of Israel. Gilad Shalit is the son of every Israeli family. Every nation represented here should demand his immediate release. (Applause.)

If you want to — if you want to pass a resolution about the Middle East today, that’s the resolution you should pass. (Applause.)

Ladies and gentlemen, last year in Israel in Bar-Ilan University, this year in the Knesset and in the U.S. Congress, I laid out my vision for peace in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the Jewish state. Yes, the Jewish state. After all, this is the body that recognized the Jewish state 64 years ago. Now, don’t you think it’s about time that Palestinians did the same?

The Jewish state of Israel will always protect the rights of all its minorities, including the more than 1 million Arab citizens of Israel. I wish I could say the same thing about a future Palestinian state, for as Palestinian officials made clear the other day — in fact, I think they made it right here in New York — they said the Palestinian state won’t allow any Jews in it. They’ll be Jew-free — Judenrein. That’s ethnic cleansing. There are laws today in Ramallah that make the selling of land to Jews punishable by death. That’s racism. And you know which laws this evokes.

Israel has no intention whatsoever to change the democratic character of our state. We just don’t want the Palestinians to try to change the Jewish character of our state. (Applause.) We want to give up — we want them to give up the fantasy of flooding Israel with millions of Palestinians.

President Abbas just stood here, and he said that the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the settlements. Well, that’s odd. Our conflict has been raging for — was raging for nearly half a century before there was a single Israeli settlement in the West Bank. So if what President Abbas is saying was true, then the — I guess that the settlements he’s talking about are Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jaffa, Be’er Sheva. Maybe that’s what he meant the other day when he said that Israel has been occupying Palestinian land for 63 years. He didn’t say from 1967; he said from 1948. I hope somebody will bother to ask him this question because it illustrates a simple truth: The core of the conflict is not the settlements. The settlements are a result of the conflict. (Applause.)

The settlements have to be — it’s an issue that has to be addressed and resolved in the course of negotiations. But the core of the conflict has always been and unfortunately remains the refusal of the Palestinians to recognize a Jewish state in any border.

I think it’s time that the Palestinian leadership recognizes what every serious international leader has recognized, from Lord Balfour and Lloyd George in 1917, to President Truman in 1948, to President Obama just two days ago right here: Israel is the Jewish state. (Applause.)

President Abbas, stop walking around this issue. Recognize the Jewish state, and make peace with us. In such a genuine peace, Israel is prepared to make painful compromises. We believe that the Palestinians should be neither the citizens of Israel nor its subjects. They should live in a free state of their own. But they should be ready, like us, for compromise. And we will know that they’re ready for compromise and for peace when they start taking Israel’s security requirements seriously and when they stop denying our historical connection to our ancient homeland.

I often hear them accuse Israel of Judaizing Jerusalem. That’s like accusing America of Americanizing Washington, or the British of Anglicizing London. You know why we’re called “Jews”? Because we come from Judea.

In my office in Jerusalem, there’s a — there’s an ancient seal. It’s a signet ring of a Jewish official from the time of the Bible. The seal was found right next to the Western Wall, and it dates back 2,700 years, to the time of King Hezekiah. Now, there’s a name of the Jewish official inscribed on the ring in Hebrew. His name was Netanyahu. That’s my last name. My first name, Benjamin, dates back a thousand years earlier to Benjamin — Binyamin — the son of Jacob, who was also known as Israel. Jacob and his 12 sons roamed these same hills of Judea and Sumeria 4,000 years ago, and there’s been a continuous Jewish presence in the land ever since.

And for those Jews who were exiled from our land, they never stopped dreaming of coming back: Jews in Spain, on the eve of their expulsion; Jews in the Ukraine, fleeing the pogroms; Jews fighting the Warsaw Ghetto, as the Nazis were circling around it. They never stopped praying, they never stopped yearning. They whispered: Next year in Jerusalem. Next year in the promised land.

As the prime minister of Israel, I speak for a hundred generations of Jews who were dispersed throughout the lands, who suffered every evil under the Sun, but who never gave up hope of restoring their national life in the one and only Jewish state.

Ladies and gentlemen, I continue to hope that President Abbas will be my partner in peace. I’ve worked hard to advance that peace. The day I came into office, I called for direct negotiations without preconditions. President Abbas didn’t respond. I outlined a vision of peace of two states for two peoples. He still didn’t respond. I removed hundreds of roadblocks and checkpoints, to ease freedom of movement in the Palestinian areas; this facilitated a fantastic growth in the Palestinian economy. But again — no response. I took the unprecedented step of freezing new buildings in the settlements for 10 months. No prime minister did that before, ever. (Scattered applause.) Once again — you applaud, but there was no response. No response.

In the last few weeks, American officials have put forward ideas to restart peace talks. There were things in those ideas about borders that I didn’t like. There were things there about the Jewish state that I’m sure the Palestinians didn’t like.

But with all my reservations, I was willing to move forward on these American ideas.

President Abbas, why don’t you join me? We have to stop negotiating about the negotiations. Let’s just get on with it. Let’s negotiate peace.

I spent years defending Israel on the battlefield. I spent decades defending Israel in the court of public opinion. President Abbas, you’ve dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That’s what we should aim for, and that’s what I believe we can achieve.

In two and a half years, we met in Jerusalem only once, even though my door has always been open to you. If you wish, I’ll come to Ramallah. Actually, I have a better suggestion. We’ve both just flown thousands of miles to New York. Now we’re in the same city. We’re in the same building. So let’s meet here today in the United Nations. Who’s there to stop us? What is there to stop us? If we genuinely want peace, what is there to stop us from meeting today and beginning peace negotiations?

And I suggest we talk openly and honestly. Let’s listen to one another. Let’s do as we say in the Middle East: Let’s talk “doogri”. That means straightforward. I’ll tell you my needs and concerns. You’ll tell me yours. And with God’s help, we’ll find the common ground of peace.
There’s an old Arab saying that you cannot applaud with one hand. Well, the same is true of peace. I cannot make peace alone. I cannot make peace without you. President Abbas, I extend my hand — the hand of Israel — in peace. I hope that you will grasp that hand. We are both the sons of Abraham. My people call him Avraham. Your people call him Ibrahim. We share the same patriarch. We dwell in the same land. Our destinies are intertwined. Let us realize the vision of Isaiah — (speaks in Hebrew) — “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.” Let that light be the light of peace.


It’s why no one should ever take the UN serious.

Like I keep saying,

“Saudi Arabia, a place where one can still visit the seventh century, and not be in museum.

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Again: Saudi Arabia Wins Bid to Behead of UN Human Rights Council Panel


GENEVA, September 20, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and EU foreign minister Federica Mogherini should condemn and work to reverse the appointment of Saudi Arabia as head of a key UN Human Rights Council panel that selects top officials who shape international human rights standards and report on violations worldwide, said UN Watch, a non-governmental watchdog organization based in Geneva.

“It is scandalous that the UN chose a country that has beheaded more people this year than ISIS to be head of a key human rights panel,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. “Petro-dollars and politics have trumped human rights.”

“Saudi Arabia has arguably the worst record in the world when it comes to religious freedom and women’s rights, and continues to imprison the innocent blogger Raif Badawi,” Neuer added.

More here.

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I like the suggestion by former US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton on what to do with the UN: ”close it and hand out cell phones to all leaving the building.”

Black Peter, the most serious thing confronting the UN today

UN Committee against Racial Discrimination critical of Dutch “black Piet” tradition

The CERD, the committee of UN human rights experts is critical of the Netherlands.  It wants the Dutch state to take a strong position against incitement for political purposes.  It specifically expresses its worry about the way the Dutch tradition of “black Piet” is sometimes carried out.

The committee refers in particular to the way this figure is presented, which it considers a reflection of negative stereotypes of people from African origin.  Black Piet is the assistant of the holy Nicolas, a saint from Dutch folklore, whose national day is the 5thof December.



This article of Jamie Berk and Dr.Gerstenfeld on UNESCO’s moral relativism was originally published at INN and republished here with the author’s consent.


Manfred Gerstenfeld and Jamie Berk

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldArguments making use of “moral relativism,” or the immoral claim that “the truth or justification of moral judgments is not absolute, but relative to the moral standard of some person or group of persons”1 are often used against Israel in a damaging way. The United Nations is a major culprit, and this tool is employed frequently under its auspices

In an earlier article we have shown moral relativism’s regular use by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).2 This abusive instrument, based on “different value criteria for different people”, is regularly employed against Israel by yet another UN agency – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

UNESCO was established in 1945, its purpose being “to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.”3

Israel has been an active and compliant member of UNESCO since 1999. It now has nine World Heritage Sites and eighteen tentative sites awaiting approval.4 Yet UNESCO has continually attacked Israel. The accusations by the agency not only concern what it falsely calls Israeli threats to cultural landmarks, but also question Jewish claims to heritage in Israel.

In 2012, UNESCO inaugurated a sponsored Chair in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the Islamic University of Gaza. The institution employs numerous Hamas engineers who have been known to manufacture explosives and bombs for use against Israeli civilians. According to a senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official, this sponsoring of academic activities taking place within a terrorist environment was announced without being preceded by an investigation of the university’s doings. Similar inaugurations of UNESCO-sponsored chairs at the Technion and at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliyah (IDC) were, however, “checked with a magnifying glass.”5

One common application of moral relativism by UNESCO has been its harsh judgment of how Israel manages holy sites. The agency has also denied the legitimacy of Jewish claims to these sites. No similar standards have been applied by UNESCO within the Arab world.

In 2014, UNESCO partnered with the Simon Wiesenthal Center in presenting an exhibition at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters entitled, “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land.” Its text was written by the late Robert Wistrich, a leading scholar of anti-Semitism.

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UN justice vis-a-vis Israel,  in the spirit of the US court system in the formerly segregated South.

Sen. Ted Cruz Press Office
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June 3, 2015
Sen. Cruz to U.N.: Israel Is Not a Terrorist Organization
Sends letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding his outrage that the State of Israel may be added to the U.N.’s list of “parties to conflict who commit grave violations against children.”
“This designation would falsely and shamefully equate Israel with some of the most barbaric terrorist organizations around the world,” Sen. Cruz wrote. “Mr. Secretary-General, I submit that, should you determine to add more parties to your list, you should focus on those who actually exploit their own children as human shields, indoctrinate and raise their children to glorify violence and martyrdom, and target the children of others to achieve their destructive goals who should receive priority consideration, such as Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad. There is absolutely no moral equivalence between radical Islamic terrorists, who are motivated by these factors, and Israel, which is justifiably motivated solely by the defense of her people….As the largest contributor to the United Nations, Congress will have no choice but to reassess the United States’ relationship with the United Nations and consider serious consequences if you choose to take this action.”
Read the full text of the letter here and below:June 3, 2015

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
United Nations

First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017Dear Mr. Secretary-General:

I write to you to convey my outrage that the State of Israel may be added to your list of “parties to conflict who commit grave violations against children.”[1] This designation would falsely and shamefully equate Israel with some of the most barbaric terrorist organizations around the world. The decision to add Israel is solely your decision to make and, therefore, is entirely in your power to prevent from taking place.

As you are well aware, this list is part of your annual report on Children and Armed Conflict.  It is my understanding that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) may be added for the alleged violations described below.  The 2014 report on Children and Armed Conflict listed more than 59 parties including terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram, Taliban, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and Al Qaeda who “recruit or use children, kill or maim children, commit rape and other forms of sexual violence against children, or engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals in situations of armed conflict.”[2]

Such deplorable atrocities rightfully should be condemned by the United Nations. But there is absolutely no legitimate basis for adding Israel to such a list that includes parties which only represent the greatest of evil, honor death over life, and deliberately massacre women and children.  Unlike those parties on your list, Israel cherishes life and goes to extraordinary lengths to minimize civilian casualties during a conflict. In fact, Israel’s careful warfare tactics set an example for other nations to emulate, including the United States, which, according to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, recently sent a team of senior military officers over to Israel to learn more about these tactics.[3]

As the entire world observed last summer, Israel began its justified military operation in response to the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teenagers by Hamas, two of whom were 16 years old and another 19 years old. As Israel engaged in an operation to find the Hamas terrorists responsible and bring them to justice for this heinous act, the conflict further escalated when Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad began to launch rockets and use underground tunnels deliberately targeting Israeli civilians, in an indiscriminate attempt to murder as many Israelis as possible. These terrorist groups are motivated by the stated desire to destroy Israel within any borders, not by any legitimate interest in making peace with Israel.

Acting in self-defense, Israel targeted only areas in Gaza that posed a threat and where members of Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad were located. The IDF took such steps as dropping leaflets, making announcements, placing telephone calls, and sending text messages directly to residents in Gaza to provide advance warning of an imminent attack to minimize civilian casualties. Members of Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad purposefully hid themselves and stockpiled weapons in densely populated areas including UN facilities, schools, hospitals and mosques.  They used civilians, including children, as human shields. Hamas’ main command center was located underneath the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, which made the primary source of medical care to Gaza residents a legitimate military target if Israel’s objective was to destroy Hamas’ terrorist leadership. These terrorists even encouraged residents in Gaza to ignore the IDF warnings and remain in their homes in an attempt to use them as pawns in their ongoing propaganda war to demonize the Jewish State.  The very lives of Gaza residents are of no concern to Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad, for whom casualties are not an unintended consequence of war, but rather a deliberate objective. The United States Congress unanimously passed a resolution last year condemning their actions.[4]

Meanwhile to Israel’s northeast a civil war wages in Syria. In an action completely alien to the parties on your list, Israel has offered medical care, free of charge, to the casualties of this action.  Israeli physicians have treated and saved the lives of more than a thousand Syrians injured in that conflict, including children.  The contrast could not be more clear: Hamas and other terrorist groups exploit medical facilities as human shields to launch operations against Israel, while Israel uses theirs to provide cutting-edge medical care to people whose government’s avowed goal is to destroy the Jewish State.

Mr. Secretary-General, I submit that, should you determine to add more parties to your list, you should focus on those who actually exploit their own children as human shields, indoctrinate and raise their children to glorify violence and martyrdom, and target the children of others to achieve their destructive goals who should receive priority consideration, such as Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad.  There is absolutely no moral equivalence between radical Islamic terrorists, who are motivated by these factors, and Israel, which is justifiably motivated solely by the defense of her people.

Mr. Secretary-General, under no circumstances should Israel be added to your list. As the largest contributor to the United Nations, Congress will have no choice but to reassess the United States’ relationship with the United Nations and consider serious consequences if you choose to take this action.


Ted Cruz
United States Senator


Go stuff yourself.

So the alternative is to allow your country’s sovereignty to be held captive by others who insist on determining your immigration/border policies, not the people through their elected officials.

UN likens Britain to NAZI Germany over threat to quit European convention on human rights

Professor Francois Crepeau has likened David Cameron's threat to scrap human rights laws to Nazi Germany

Professor Francois Crepeau has likened David Cameron’s threat to scrap human rights laws to Nazi Germany

  • UN’s Francois Crepeau slams Tory threat to quit European Convention
  • Said UK had to ‘remember the 1930s’ when Jewish rights were restricted
  • Last year he attacked British attitudes to immigration as ‘b******t’
  • Conservative backbenchers said Mr Crepeau’s remarks were ‘ludicrous’ 

A top UN official has provoked outrage after likening David Cameron’s threat to scrap human rights laws to Nazi Germany.

The Prime Minister has warned the Government could withdraw the UK from the convention in order to deport foreign criminals.

It is the most radical option as part of plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, which enshrines the convention in UK law, with a ‘British Bill of Rights’ enforced by the UK’s Supreme Court rather than by judges in Strasbourg.

But Professor Francois Crepeau, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, said: ‘We have to remember the 1930s and how the rights of the Jews were restricted in Germany and then the rights of the whole German people.’

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The UN also has an anti-Israel/anti-Semitism problem as well.


The UN systematically incites against the only Jewish state in existence on a regular basis, but promotes itself as a bastion of civility, common courtesy and good will.

H/T: Canada’s Blazing Cat Fur


Just months after falling victim to a major Islamist terror attack, France has been told by a panel of UN ‘experts’ that it has a racism problem, and needs to take action to combat “xenophobia”.

The UN human rights watchdog expressed disappointment that France had failed to make ‘racial hatred’ a crime, and cited the postings made by private individuals on-line as a justification of its criticism of the French government, it is reported. reproduces a section of the report, which remarks: “The committee is concerned by the recrudescence of hate and xenophobic speech in certain political circles and the media which contribute to the trivialisation of racism and xenophobia”. France is experiencing significant shifts in social attitudes towards some minorities, as parts of a rapidly growing Muslim minority victimises the dwindling Jewish population.

Even before the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher Kosher supermarket attacks in January, France was experiencing a historically significant exodus of Jews, either to less anti-Semetic Britain, or to Israel, which has made a point of welcoming French Jews escaping Islamist persecution in Europe.

France has taken significant steps to offer protection to the dwindling Jewish population, launching a €100 million programme to combat anti-Semitism, and has stationed thousands of soldiers outside synagogues to forestall further terror attacks. Despite these efforts, the UN remains dissatisfied.

More here.

NOTE; The UN also has Saudi Arabia on its human rights council which further diminishes its credibility.


All of this has been exposed before by Ami Horowitz’s U.N. ME

“The regular sex abuse by peacekeeping personnel uncovered here and the United Nations’ appalling disregard for victims are stomach-turning, but the awful truth is that this isn’t uncommon,” Donovan told The Guardian.

Swedish UN worker in French troop abuse row

Swedish UN worker in French troop abuse row

Anders Kompass is accused of leaking secret documents. Photo: TT

Published: 29 Apr 2015 12:58 GMT+02:00

The damning United Nations report shown to the Guardian newspaper alleges that French soldiers deployed in Central African Republic (CAR) have been sexually abusing the very children they are supposed to be protecting.

The UN report entitled Sexual Abuse on Children by International Armed Forces details the rape and sodomy of starving and homeless boys as young as nine, by French peacekeeping troops.

The troops were supposed to be protecting the children at a centre for internally displaced people in the country’s capital Bangui.

The report, stamped confidential on each page, was leaked to the Guardian newspaper and has led to the suspension of a senior UN aid worker, who is believed to be behind the leak.


It’s the only conclusion one could some to if the investigation was honest.

And also using the gorunds of the Shifa Hospital as a launching site for rockets into Israel, as ”Rocket Girl” attested to, made famous by the Tundra Tabloids’ blog. Later on she (Aishi Zidan) became bitter that the video captured and subtitled by the TT was used to highlight the IslamoNazi Hamas indeed using civilians as human shields. The video has over 300 000 hits.

UN Secretary General: Palestinian militants put UN schools at risk during Gaza war


UNRWA school damaged by fighting in Gaza. (photo credit:REUTERS)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he deplores that a UN inquiry found “Israeli actions” killed at least 44 Palestinians and injured some 227 more at UN premises being used as emergency shelters during the 2014 Gaza conflict.

“It is a matter of the utmost gravity that those who looked to them for protection and who sought and were granted shelter there had their hopes and trust denied,” Ban wrote in his cover letter to a UN inquiry report into the incidents.

“I will work with all concerned and spare no effort to ensure that such incidents will never be repeated,” he said.

In his letter Ban also said that Palestinian militant groups had put UN schools in Gaza at risk by hiding weapons in three locations that were not being used as shelters.

“The fact that they were used by those involved in the fighting to store their weaponry and, in two cases, probably to fire from is unacceptable,” Ban said.

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And then people wonder why Israel doesn’t trust the UN with anything, and holds them with contempt.

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Iran’s deplorable record on women’s rights did not stop the Islamic Republic from winning a seat on UN Women, a United Nations body that was formed in 2010 to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality.

“In Iran, women are legally barred from holding some government positions, there are no laws against domestic violence, and adultery is punishable by stoning, making it wholly inappropriate that Iran assume a leadership role on women’s rights and welfare at the U.N,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, in criticizing the decision to make Iran a member of the women’s rights body.

Power added that she was “extremely disappointed” in the UN group’s decision. Iran’s three-year term as a UN Women Governing Board member begins January 1, 2016.

More here.


Islam 101 is a crime against humanity

Boko Haram accused of crimes against humanity by the UN after reports the Islamists have slaughtered female slaves and used children as ‘human bombs’ in Nigeria

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (pictured) and his group of insurgents have reportedly been murdering women forced into marriage with fighters, and using children as 'expendable cannon fodder'

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (pictured) and his group of insurgents have reportedly been murdering women forced into marriage with fighters, and using children as ‘expendable cannon fodder’

  • Boko Haram accused of war crimes by U.N. human rights chief
  • Militants in Nigeria accused of murdering ‘wives’ during retreat
  • Reports also say they have used children as ‘expendable cannon fodder’ 

Boko Haram fighters have been murdering dozens of young women and girls they had taken as ‘wives’ and using children as ‘expendable cannon fodder’, the U.N.’s human rights chief said today.

As the Islamist militant group has retreated from parts of northeastern Nigeria, ‘gruesome scenes of mass graves and further evident signs of slaughter,’ has been brought to light, Zeid Raad al-Hussein told a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Boko Haram’s reported use of children as shields and human bombs would, if confirmed, constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, he said.

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