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UNITED NATIONS - Obsessive focus on Israel caused it to miss out on genocides in the Arab world and elsewhere. Because of this obsessive focus on Israel, millions have died since the end of WWII and hundreds of millions live in fear from their dictators. The UN's International Court of Justice chose to condemn not the persistent criminality of Islamic-Palestinian terrorism, but rather the fence erected by Israel to safeguard its citizens from suicide-bombers. The UN tyrants' club is subsidized by Western tax money to defend the honor and pride of worst dictatorships in the world:

A pistol holster protrudes from under Palestinianterrorist chief Arafat's jacket
during his appearance before the UN General Assembly on Nov 13, 1974

Armed Palestinian terrorists hide in UN ambulances (Reuters, May 11, 2004)

For the past four decades the United Nations has become the personal propaganda machine of the nom de guerre of Arab and Islamic states — Palestinians. Their aim is to demonize, debilitate, and destroy the state of Israel — the thriving democratic beachhead in their midst — for a start. The original U.N. mission, to protect the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, has been hijacked and corrupted by nations that neither share the universal values of the U.N.'s Declaration of Human Rights nor have democratic intentions. ... There is only one entire U.N. Division devoted to a single group of people — the U.N. Division for Palestinian Rights (created in 1977). There is only one U.N. website dedicated to the claims of a single people — the enormous UNISPAL, the United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine. There is only one refugee agency dedicated to a single refugee situation — UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (in operation since 1950).

Terrorism's Silent Partner at the UN - the Organization of the Islamic Conference (56 of the UN's 191 members) defends terrorism as a right

Arab Liberals Petition the U.N. to Establish an International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Terrorists

"Israel is the only UN member not permitted to stand for election to the full range of UN bodies. So while membership of the UN Human Rights Commission now includes Cuba, Libya, Sudan and Syria -- four of the seven states designated as state sponsors of international terrorism by the U.S. State Department -- Israel cannot even be a candidate." (Anne Bayefsky, The Globe and Mail, Apr 26, 2002)

Israel follows its own law, not the decision of the United Nations International Court of Justice (Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard, JP, Jul 11, 2004

One interpretations of human rights is found in the UN's 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the 'International Bill of Human Rights'; the other is the 1990 'Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam', approved by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which conforms to Islam and the Shariah. This ambiguity derails the UN's so-called "international legality" since 56 Muslim member states abide to Muslim, and therefore to religious-political principles-- in contradiction to Western secular laws.

Unequal UN mandates for refugees in the world: Palestinians vs. all others:
Of the 20th century 135 million refugees about 0.5% were Palestinians
UNHCR mandated for 20 million refugees worldwide - except "UNRWA's"
UNRWA aids only Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria & Lebanon
UNRWA upgraded Palestinians internally displaced in 1948 to "refugees"
UNRWA upgraded the descendants of these IDPs to "refugees"
UNRWA upgraded imaginary "refugees" to "registered refugees"
UNRWA's Palestinian "registered refugees" multiplied due to natural increase and deception from 914,000 in 1950 to over four million in 2002.
In another 52 years (that is 104 years after their ancestors left Israel), about 17.5 million descendants of Palestinians will qualify for UNRWA "registered refugee" status (given the same UNRWA definitions, the same natural increase and the same deception).

Unequal UN staff members per refugee: Palestinians vs. all others:
UNHCR (non-Palestinians): 1:3,582,
UNRWA (Palestinians): 1:165 (+2,000%)

"Constitution" of Arafat's Fatah (Fatah official website, Sep 20, 2003):
Article (6): UN projects, accords and resolutions, or those of any individual country which undermine the Palestinian people's right in their homeland are illegal and rejected.
Article (22): Opposing any political solution offered as an alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine, as well as any project intended to liquidate the Palestinian case or impose any international mandate on its people.

Ten Tips on How to Be an Arafat Apologist (Jamie Glazov, FP Magazin, Apr 11, 2002)

Hamas Charter, article 13 (Palestine Center website, Aug 9. 2003): “[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith … There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. The initiatives, proposals and International Conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility. The Palestinian people are too noble to have their future, their right and their destiny submitted to a vain game.”

Map printed by the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities with a special grant provided by the United Nations through their "UNDP" office in Jerusalem, as stated. Israel does not exist on this map. A UN Agency has obliterated a UN member.












Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) official website, Sep 6, 2003: "... is an inter-governmental organization grouping fifty-six States. These States decided to pool their resources together, combine their efforts ... in absolute priority, with liberating Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa from Zionist occupation."

The World According To Kofi Annan (Tashbih Sayyed, editor-in-chief, USA based Pakistan Today): "Somebody must inform the Secretary General that "poverty, hunger and deadly diseases" are the direct result of unrepresentative and despotic rules of the likes of Saddam Hussein, King Fahd, Sudan's theocratic regime, Iran's Mullahcracy and Islamist radicalism."

A decaying body | The U.N.? Who Cares? (Victor Davis Hanson, Wall Street Journal, Sep 23, 2004): "These are surreal times. Americans in Iraq are beheaded on videotape. Russian children are machine-gunned in their schools. The elderly in Israel continue to be blown apart on buses. No one--whether in Madrid, Istanbul, Riyadh, Bali, Tel Aviv or New York--is safe from the Islamic fascist, whose real enemy is modernism and Western-inspired freedom of the individual. ... In response to such international lawlessness, our global watchdog, the United Nations, had been largely silent."

The Holocaust and the UN: Justifying "Zionocide' (Anne Bayefsky, Eye on the UN, Feb 3, 2006): "According to the UN, Israel is the world's top human rights violator. Only last December the General Assembly adopted 19 resolutions critical of Israel's human rights record, and 12 resolutions critical of human rights in the other 190 UN states combined. A draft General Assembly resolution focusing on the Sudan, where almost 200,000 have been killed in the past three years and two million more displaced, was defeated. Thirty percent of all resolutions of the UN Human Rights Commission critical of specific states over four decades have been directed at Israel alone. But there has never been a single resolution condemning human rights violations in places like China, Saudi Arabia or Zimbabwe. Such demonization is not an abstraction. Combined with the inability of the UN to define terrorism, it is lethal."

Israel's second-class status at the UN (Anne Bayefsky, National Post, Feb 18, 2003):
"In fact, the only remaining elected Israeli on a UN body anywhere is Mayer Gabay, vice-chair of the UN Administrative Tribunal -- whose term ends in December of this year and who is not permitted by general rules concerning time limits to stand for re-election.

By contrast, Egypt has members on all six of the UN human rights treaty bodies. In fact, the Egyptian candidate for the Committee on the Rights of the Child was elected with the highest number of votes by the 191 parties to the Child Convention. This is despite the fact that the leading child rights international NGO (based in Geneva) put out an advisory to countries before the vote. It said: "NGOs feel that she is not very knowledgeable nor reliable on the issues ... due to her strong affiliation and history with the Egyptian government." Translation: When countries of interest to Egypt are considered by the committee, an Egyptian government official sits close to the "independent" Egyptian member just to make sure they get it right.

Israel is also the only UN member state denied membership in any of the UN's five regional groups, which elect UN bodies in Geneva. Elections in the UN are normally based on regional representation or slates prearranged by regional groups. Israel qualifies for membership in the Western European and Others Group (WEOG), composed of geographically diverse states including Canada and Australia. But WEOG, driven by states such as France, refuses to admit Israel to its Geneva operations. This has the consequence that Israel cannot be elected to a whole range of UN bodies. For instance, Israel cannot stand for election to WIPO -- the World Intellectual Property Organization. Similarly, Israel is prevented from running for the International Labour Organization's Governing Body.

Lacking UN regional group membership in Geneva means that Israel is the only UN member forced to sit out consultations on draft resolutions and UN Geneva-based business of all kinds. Israel is refused any possibility of participating in the consultations of regional bodies in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development the World Health Organization. The meetings behind closed doors of regional groups at the Commission on Human Rights negotiate the language of resolutions on all subjects without any Israeli participation. In recent years, Sweden and Co. in the European Union have enjoyed negotiating an agreed-upon level of hostility on the myriad anti-Israel resolutions with Arab states on the commission, before Israeli diplomats got a copy of a first draft."

Undiplomatic Imbalance | The antisemitism at the U.N. is a problem for more than just Israel (Anne Bayefsky, NRO, Dec 13, 2004): "To appreciate fully the extent to which the U.N. has been taken over, observe November 29th, the annual U.N. Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is the only U.N. day dedicated to a specific people. The occasion was held in the U.N.'s elaborate Trusteeship Council before hundreds of delegates. At the front of the room sat the secretary general, the president of the General Assembly, and the chair of that main U.N. body, the Committee on Palestinian Rights. In a repeat of previous years' performances, beside them stood a U.N. flag, a Palestinian flag, and in between, a map in Arabic pre-dating the existence of the U.N. member state of Israel. All participants were asked to rise for "a minute of silence...for all those who have given their lives for the cause of the Palestinian people..." — which would include suicide bombers."

Israel follows its own law, not bigoted Hague decision (Alan M. Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard, JP, Jul 11, 2004): "The Israeli government has both a legal and a moral obligation to comply with the Israeli Supreme Court's decision regarding the security fence. fter all, the Supreme Court is a creation of the Knesset and is therefore representative of all of the people – Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. Moreover, the Supreme Court has a real stake in both sides of the fence dispute. Its job is to balance the security needs of its citizens against the humanitarian concerns of West Bank Palestinians. It tried to strike that balance by upholding the concept of a security fence while insisting that the Israeli military authorities give due weight to the needs of the Palestinians, even if that requires some compromise on the security of Israelis. Contrast this with the questionable status of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. No Israeli judge may serve on that court as a permanent member, while sworn enemies of Israel serve among its judges, several of whom represent countries that do not abide by the rule of law."

AIPAC: "Israel is the only country in the world that is not eligible to sit on the Security Council, the principal policymaking body of the U.N. This situation violates the principle of the “sovereign equality of all member states” of the U.N. under Article 2 of the U.N. Charter."

The U.N.'s Israel Obsession (Davis Tell, The Weekly Standard)

A Tyrants Club. The U.N. Human Rights Commission is worse than a joke (Claudia Rosett, Wall Street Journal)

U.N., R.I.P. (Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, Jan 31, 2003)

The UN gives hypocrisy a bad name (Shlomo Avineri, Jerusalem Post, Jan 28, 2003): Libya, a totalitarian, fundamentalist tyranny, has been elected to chair the UN Commission on Human Rights.

Iraq, Israel and the United Nations. Double standards (Economist, Oct 10, 2002): " ... a quite distinct sort of claim is also made in the “double standards” debate. This holds that Israel stands in breach of Security Council resolutions in just the way Iraq does, and therefore deserves to be treated by the UN with equal severity. Not so."

Israel and Iraq: United Nations Double Standards – UN Charter Article 25 and Chapters VI and VII (Gerald M. Adler, LLM, JSD, Yale, Aug 20, 2003) (PDF, 320 KB)

The U.N.'s Dirty Little Secret. The international body refuses to condemn anti-Semitism (Anne Bayefsky, Wall Street Journal, Dec 8, 2003): "A draft resolution on anti-Semitism--which would have been a first in the U.N.'s 58-year history--was withdrawn in the face of Arab and Muslim opposition."

One Small Step. Is the U.N. finally ready to get serious about anti-Semitism? (Anne Bayefsky, Wall Street Journal, Jun 21, 2004): "The U.N. has become the leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism--intolerance and inequality against the Jewish people and its state."

Israelis are sitting ducks in war against terrorism (Anne Bayefsky, Chicago-Sun Times, Sep 19, 2003): "Arafat wrote in his letter of Sept. 9, 1993: 'The PLO renounces the use of terrorism and other acts of violence and will assume responsibility over all PLO elements and personnel in order to assure their compliance, prevent violations and discipline violators.' Why keep promises when you have the U.N.?"

Terror Stings Its Pal, the U.N. (Alan M. Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard, Los Angeles Times, Aug 28, 2003): "There are numerous occupied peoples around the world seeking statehood or national liberation, including the Tibetans, Kurds, Turkish Armenians and Palestinians. Only one of these groups has received official recognition by the U.N., including observer status and invitations to speak and participate in committee work. That group is the one that invented and perfected modern international terrorism — namely, the Palestinians. These rewards were first bestowed in the 1970s when the Palestine Liberation Organization was unabashedly committed to terrorism. In fact, Chairman Yasser Arafat was invited to speak to the U.N. General Assembly in 1974 at a time when his organization was seeking to destroy a member-state of the U.N. by terrorism. By rewarding Arafat and the PLO for such behavior, the U.N. made it clear that the best way to ensure that your cause is leapfrogged ahead of others is to adopt terrorism as your primary means of protest. The Tibetans, whose land has been occupied more brutally and for a longer period than the Palestinians, but who have never practiced terrorism, cannot even receive a hearing from the U.N."

The U.N. can't define terrorism, let alone confront it (Anne Bayefsky, WSJ, Apr 28, 2003)

Genocide (Louis Rene Beres, FrontPageMagazine, Sep 4, 2003): "Readers of daily newspapers are now well acquainted with unending Palestinian calls for the annihilation of Israel. What might not be apparent, however, is that such calls - sometimes in the carefully whispered voice of the Palestine Authority, more often in the strident voice of PA accomplices in Hamas and other related terror groups - constitute an especially serious crime under international law. ... For example, the Fatah organization website still calls openly for the "eradication" of Israel. This call echoes earlier genocidal codifications in the still unchanged Palestinian National Charter, in Fatah's ongoing calls for Inqirad mujtama (the extinction of Israeli society), and in the Charter of Hamas ("There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad....I swear by that who holds in His Hands the Soul of Muhammad! I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill.")"

UN Arab Human Development Report 2002. Read/download the complete 178 pages report in one big file (5,209 KB) which the UN has commissioned from a group of distinguished Arab intellectuals: The GDP of all 280 million Arabs combined is less than what the 40 million inhabitants of Spain produce. Only about 300 books are translated annually for the 280 million people of the Arabic speaking world - this is 20% the number that are translated for the 10 million people of Greece!!! Freedom scores of ALL Arab states: Please don't ask ... Interestingly, while the category "Occupied Palestinian Territory" is included in practically ALL comparison tables of the report, most of the PALESTINIAN DATA IS MISSING. Why? One must conclude that the comparison of the Palestinian with the other Arabs' data would rather indicate that the Palestinians live in a paradise, compared with most other Arabs, and that the allegedly poor and desperate Israel-repressed Arabs in the "Occupied Palestinian Territory" are simply the richest, most educated, healthiest and freest Arabs in the neighborhood. However, the report reveals SOME of the Palestinian data: See for yourself that the allegedly poor and desperate Israel-repressed Arabs in the "Occupied Palestinian Territory" have the highest annual growth rate (4.78% p.a.) of ALL Arab states, and twice as high as the average of ALL neighboring states (Jordan: 2.90, Egypt: 1.82, Lebanon: 1.97, Syria 2.59). One must conclude that Israeli health care is good for Arab growth ... Number of frequently cited scientific papers per million people: Egypt: 0.02, Israel: 169 - this is 8,500 - eight thousand five hundred - times more than in Egypt, and 17,000 times more than Algeria. The rest is history ... So why does Palestinian society appear to be suicidal? That's a long story, but recall how highly advanced and sophisticated Germany and Japan tried very hard to destroy their neighborhoods and ended up disgracing themselves. The USA/GB liberated these people from their own dictators and their "occupation" resulted in democratic education, free press, free market etc. Within a decade, the German and Japanese people became higly respected partners and even allies of their former enemies.Complete 178 pages UN Arab Human Development Report 2002 (PDF, 4511 KB)
Tables of UN Arab Human Development Report 2002 (PDF, 128KB)
UN Arab Human Development Report 2003
UN Arab Human Development Report 2004
Arab development. Self-doomed to failure (The Economist, July 4, 2002): "WHAT went wrong with the Arab world? Why is it so stuck behind the times? It is not an obviously unlucky region. Fatly endowed with oil, and with its people sharing a rich cultural, religious and linguistic heritage, it is faced neither with endemic poverty nor with ethnic conflict. It shook off its colonial or neo-colonial legacies long ago, and the countries that had revolutions should have had time to recover from them. But, with barely an exception, its autocratic rulers, whether presidents or kings, give up their authority only when they die; its elections are a sick joke; half its people are treated as lesser legal and economic beings, and more than half its young, burdened by joblessness and stifled by conservative religious tradition, are said to want to get out of the place as soon as they can. Across dinner tables from Morocco to the Gulf, but above all in Egypt, the Arab world's natural leader, Arab intellectuals endlessly ask one another how and why things came to turn out in this unnecessarily bad way. A team of such scholars (it is indicative of the barriers to freely expressed thought that there are almost no worthwhile think-tanks in the Arab world) have now spent a year putting their experience to diagnostic use in the “Arab Human Development Report 2002”, published this week by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)."
Human Development in the Arab World: A Study by the United Nations (Dr. Raphaeli)

United Nations Human Development Report 2003

The Refugee Curse (Daniel Pipes, The New York Post, August 19, 2003: "Here's a puzzle: How do Palestinian refugees differ from the other 135 million 20th-century refugees?
Answer: In every other instance, the pain of dispossession, statelessness, and poverty has diminished over time. Refugees eventually either resettled, returned home or died. Their children - whether living in South Korea, Vietnam, Pakistan, Israel, Turkey, Germany or the United States - then shed the refugee status and joined the mainstream.
Not so the Palestinians. For them, the refugee status continues from one generation to the next, creating an ever-larger pool of anguish and discontent.
Several factors explain this anomaly but one key component - of all things - is the United Nations' bureaucratic structure. It contains two organizations focused on refugee affairs, each with its own definition of "refugee":
The U.N. High Commission for Refugees applies this term worldwide to someone who, "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted . . . is outside the country of his nationality." Being outside the country of his nationality implies that descendants of refugees are not refugees. Cubans who flee the Castro regime are refugees, but not so their Florida-born children who lack Cuban nationality. Afghans who flee their homeland are refugees, but not their Iranian-born children. And so on.
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an organization set up uniquely for Palestinian refugees in 1949, defines Palestinian refugees differently from all other refugees. They are persons who lived in Palestine "between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost both their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict." Especially important is that UNRWA extends the refugee status to "the descendants of persons who became refugees in 1948." It even considers the children of just one Palestinian refugee parent to be refugees.
The High Commission's definition causes refugee populations to vanish over time; UNRWA's causes them to expand without limit. Let's apply each definition to the Palestinian refugees of 1948, who by the U.N.'s (inflated) statistics numbered 726,000. (Scholarly estimates of the number range between 420,000 to 539,000.)
The High Commission definition would restrict the refugee status to those of the 726,000 yet alive. According to a demographer, about 200,000 of those 1948 refugees remain living today.
UNRWA includes the refugees' children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as Palestinians who left their homes in 1967, all of whom add up to 4.25 million refugees.
The 200,000 refugees by the global definition make up less than 5 percent of the 4.25 million by the UNRWA definition. By international standards, those other 95 percent are not refugees at all. By falsely attaching a refugee status to these Palestinians who never fled anywhere, UNRWA condemns a creative and entrepreneurial people to lives of exclusion, self-pity and nihilism.
The policies of Arab governments then make things worse by keeping Palestinians locked in an amber-like refugee status. In Lebanon, for instance, the 400,000 stateless Palestinians are not allowed to attend public school, own property or even improve their housing stock.
It's high time to help these generations of non-refugees escape the refugee status so they can become citizens, assume self-responsibility and build for the future. Best for them would be for UNRWA to close its doors and the U.N. High Commission to absorb the dwindling number of true Palestinian refugees."

UNRWA official website (Jul 9, 2004): "UNRWA's definition of a refugee also covers the descendants of persons who became refugees in 1948. The number of registered Palestine refugees has subsequently grown from 914,000 in 1950 to more than four million in 2002, and continues to rise due to natural population growth."

Report of the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East [UNRWA] - July 1997 - 30 June 1998): "UNRWA registration figures are based on information voluntarily supplied by refugees primarily for the purpose of obtaining access to Agency services, and hence cannot be considered statistically valid demographic data; the number of registered refugees present in the Agency's area of operations is almost certainly less than the population recorded."

On Hating Israel. What we know but can't say out loud. (Victor Davis Hanson, NRO, May 7, 2002)

Death in Darfur (Arab-American activist Mohamed Buisier, Wall Street Journal, Jun 2, 2006): Once again, the international community, and the U.N. in particular, is being shamed into acting to stop the massacres in Darfur, and once again the Arab League and Arab leaders are unwilling and unable to face facts, or to deal with them in a civilized and humane manner. Indeed, the most recent Arab League summit, which took place in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum -- presumably as a show of support to the host government -- ended with a resolution denying that any massacres had taken place in Darfur and expressing resistance to any outside intervention in the "internal" affairs of an Arab country. (Not surprisingly, this stance is identical to that taken by Osama Bin Laden.)

UN Watch Promoting the balanced, fair, and non-discriminatory application of the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter: E
Citizens for a Constructive UN Monitoring the United Nations: E
United Nothing Monitoring the United Nations: E


Promoting critical debate and accountability of human rights NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict: E
EU Funding The European Union, and European governments and organizations provide financial aid to the Palestinian Authority. This has led to two problems. One is the continuing problem of hate-centered education under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority. The other is the diversion of funds from their intended and much needed purposes to the nurturing and financing of corruption and terror. E

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