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Palestinian/ Israeli update 3/25/2016..Israel Supporters Howl Over UN Special Rapporteur Appointment

Friday, March 25, 2016 18:18
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Israeli soldier’s field execution of a Palestinian draws angry reactions

Another Routine Execution of Palestinians by Israeli Troops

This video, provided by B’tselem,

an Israeli group that monitors the occupation, clearly shows a soldier executing a Palestinian in Hebron. He is killed with a shot to the head after he is already disabled and lying on the ground, posing no threat to anyone.

The Israeli army has called this a “severe incident” and is investigating. Let’s see how seriously they deal with the soldier. One can be sure he would face no action had this not been caught on film.

What I find most significant about the clip is the routine way it is viewed by all those in the vicinity. Two Israeli officers standing close by don’t bat an eyelid as the Palestinian man is murdered next to them. The soldier who executes the Palestinian even confers with another officer seconds before the deed, apparently getting permission.

All of them seem to view this as standard operating procedure. And it is: in Israeli military parlance, it is called “confirming the kill”.

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Israel Supporters Screech and Howl Over UN Special Rapporteur Appointment | Veterans Today

By Richard Edmondson

Another Israeli Tirade Against the UN

One wonders if Israelis and their supporters ever get tired of carping. Whether it’s BDS, the tweets of some college professor, or a nuclear deal with Iran, the Israelis, it seems, are always fuming and frothing about something.

The latest tantrum is over the appointment of Canadian Professor Michael Lynk to serve as UN Special Rapporteur to the Palestinian occupied territories. The appointment was announced today by UN Human Rights Council President Choi Kyonglim.

Lynk is a professor of law at Western University in London, Ontario. He joined the faculty there in 1999 and has taught courses in labor, human rights, disability, constitutional and administrative law. Sounds like he has all the bona fides for the job, but the Israelis don’t like him.

His appointment is being opposed by a number of Jewish groups, including the organization UN Watch, whose executive director, Hillel Neuer, has assailed Lynk on the grounds that he is “neither impartial nor objective.” I suspect the real objection is that Lynk isn’t pro-Israel, otherwise “partiality” wouldn’t be a problem.

“Someone who accuses Israel of ‘Apartheid’ and openly seeks to dismantle the Jewish state is neither impartial nor objective. We call on Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and all other Council members to do the right things and oppose Lynk’s nomination at tomorrow’s vote,” Neuer fumed.

In other words, a law professor who knows the legal definition of apartheid and recognizes Israel for what it is–an apartheid state–can’t be considered sufficiently “impartial” to qualify for the job of Special Rapporteur. That makes an abundant amount of sense if you’re a Zionist.

By the way, Lynk was one of two people who were under consideration for the post. The person he won out over was Penny Green. You’ll not be surprised to learn that the Zionists don’t like her either.

Green is a professor of law and globalization at Queen Mary, University of London. You can visit her Twitter page here. She is described as a “rabid BDS supporter” by a Zionist website here, a site that also denigrates the UN as “corrupt”, “incestuous”, and “evil.”

Like Lynk, Green too has reportedly referred to Israel as an apartheid state–I guess that’s something you just can’t get around if you have both a legal mind as well as a conscience–and has accused it as well of “ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.”

The ubiquitous Mr. Neuer–I call him ubiquitous because virtually every story I’ve come across on this subject includes a quote from him–has also piled on Green, accusing her of advocating that the US and the UK bomb Israel. Here is what his website, UN Watch says on the subject:

Green has compared Israel to ISIS, lamenting that the U.S. and the UK have not yet started “bombing Israel for its massacres.”

Whether the quote attributed to Green is a genuine quote or entirely fictitious, or perhaps genuine but taken out of context, I cannot say. The website provides no documentation whatsoever for it, but it does give us a cranky quote from Neuer, whose complaints about Green sound very similar to his choleric expulsions on Lynk.

“By recommending Penny Green to investigate a country that she seeks to bomb and boycott, the U.N. makes a mockery of its own selection criteria of objectivity and impartiality,” he bristles.

Another tooth-gnasher is Shimon Koffler, head of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, one of the main Jewish organizations in Canada.

“We strongly denounce the appointment of Michael Lynk to this role,” said Koffler. “Despite the specific requirement that candidates for the position demonstrate impartiality and objectivity, Mr. Lynk has a long record of involvement with anti-Israel initiatives and has repeatedly made public statements that demonstrate hostility towards Israel.”

Meanwhile, B’nai Brith in Canada denounces Lynk for having “a long history of comparing Israel to the Nazis,” while the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center have overflowingly expressed their “profound disappointment” at Lynk’s nomination as well.

Naturally all these tirades are having the cumulative effect they normally produce, most notably in the obsequious, knee-bending responses from political leaders. Two members of Canada’s Conservative Party, for instance, have published an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling upon him to oppose Lynk’s appointment, which is kind of ironic–two members of the Canadian Parliament opposing the appointment of one of their own fellow countrymen. But of course when Israel’s interests are at stake, loyalty to one’s country often seems to fall by the wayside. And of course, Trudeau doesn’t exhibit a great deal of spine, so don’t be too surprised if he gives into their demands.

And as in Canada, pressure reportedly is also being mounted in Britain for an official governmental response there as well, with a group of Israel supporters issuing an appeal to Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay.

Lynk, by the way, will be replacing Makarim Wibisono, who resigned his post on January 4 this year, citing Israel’s refusal to grant him access to the occupied territories–the very areas he was tasked with monitoring. The Zionists didn’t like him either, as you probably might guess. I put up a post about Wibisono’s resignation at the time.

“Unfortunately, my efforts to help improve the lives of Palestinian victims of violations under the Israeli occupation have been frustrated every step of the way,” he said.

Wibisono’s predecessor as Special Rapporteur was Richard Falk. The Zionists didn’t like Falk either.

Perhaps in days to come we’ll be seeing lots of bald Zionists walking about on the streets–bald from pulling their own hairs out.

Oh yes, and if you’re wondering why they’re in such an uproar over Lynk, well…perhaps the following article will shed some light on the topic. It seems the man is a legal scholar of the first order. The article, written by Lynk and posted at Mondoweiss in 2013, is quite a doozy.


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