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Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied Michael Lynk [Alhadath24/Facebook]
Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied Michael Lynk [Alhadath24/Facebook]

Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories Michael Lynk has been slammed by Israeli ambassador to the UN after he urged for economic and travel sanctions to be enforced on the occupying state to force it to withdraw from the West Bank, according to the Times of Israel.

During a press briefing at the UN Human Rights Council yesterday, Lynk cited a report he released on the situation of the Palestinians earlier this week, calling for the international community to increase pressure on Israel

“Israel is very dependent upon trade with the outside world,” he said in response to a question on whether sanctions could affect Israel.

If there was an understanding that all of a sudden Israelis wanting to travel abroad needed to have visas, if all of a sudden there was an understanding that Israel wasn’t going to get preferential trading agreements with the EU. If all of a sudden, the many and multitude forms of military or economic cooperation or academic cooperation with Israel were now going to come to an end … I think you’d begin to see a sea-change in the attitude of ordinary Israelis and in the attitude of the Israeli government.

Read: Israel secretly using US law firm to fight BDS

His statements were subsequently denounced by Israeli envoy Danny Danon who claimed that Lynk was advocating for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

“Mr Lynk is exploiting his position to spread hateful incitement against the State of Israel and is acting as a BDS activist under the auspices of the UN,” Danon insisted.

Lynk also spoke of the Israeli blockade on Gaza, insisting that the Strip “remains occupied”; another statement that was condemned by the Israeli delegation

“The UN Human Rights Council has lost its legitimacy as it focuses obsessively on attacking Israel instead of working on resolving the real human rights problems plaguing the world,” Danon claimed.

Israel and the UN have been at loggerheads in recent months, as the global institution has criticised the actions of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government for international law violations in the occupied territories and the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Yesterday it was also revealed that up to 190 companies could find themselves on the UN blacklist after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Bin Ra’ad Al-Hussein, sent warning letters to the corporations for operating in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley; areas occupied under international law. Israel and the US have previously threatened to cut funding to the UN Human Rights Council if it goes ahead with its plan to publish the list.

Earlier this month, the US and Israel announced their planned departure from the UN’s cultural branch UNESCO over perceived anti-Israel resolutions. UNESCO head Irina Bokova responded to the news saying that the withdrawal was a matter of “profound regret”.

Read: US politicians propose resolution against UNESCO

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  • charliematerne

    The only negotiated “Palestinian territories” are areas A & B and Gaza where no Jews (actually no Israeli’s which includes Israel’s 20% Arab population). How does Israel “occupy” territory it has no presence in? (especially when that land is within the negotiated borders of the State of Israel)

    • Helen4Yemen

      Did Balfour simply wanted you gone somewhere else. He even advocated the removal of Jews to Uganda, did he not? Palestine is not Balfour’s to give to Jewry – nor was Uganda.

      “Wherever one went in Eastern Europe one found that by some way or other the Jew got on, and when to this was added the fact that he belonged to a distinct race and that he professed a religion which to the people about him was an object of inherited hatred, and that, moreover, he was … numbered by millions, one could perhaps understand the desire to keep him down and deny him the rights to which he was entitled.” Arthur Balfour.

      • kirby1

        In Arab societies, the basic expectation for Palestinians is that they should be sacrificing everything to destroy The Enemy and redeem Arab pride; that is simply their “role” in Arab society. There is little room in this bloody vision for living normal lives in other Arab countries, for wanting to get normal jobs there, for wanting to raise normal families there – or, indeed, for supporting peace with Israel.

        Palestinians are respected in the Arab world when they “do their job” and attack Israel – even when this “job” is self-destructive and wasteful. The adulation lavished on Palestinian terrorists by much of the Arab media epitomizes this trend. When Palestinians diverge from this self-destructive path and try to have normal lives instead, Arab society spits on them, because they are not doing their “job.” In the Arab world, Palestine is The Cause, and Palestinians are not allowed to be normal people. They are required to sacrifice everything for the sake of Arab pride. Of course, some Palestinians in Syria, Lebanon, etc. do overcome these expectations and live normal lives – though they are expected to hate Israel with a passion, and many do. Expectations only affect averages, after all.

        Palestinian leaders are directly complicit in creating the horrible expectations that plague Palestinians today. For decades, Palestinian leaders extorted money and influence from Arab societies, reinforcing at every opportunity the “historic” role of their people. And then they used the money and weapons to destabilize Jordan and Lebanon. But most importantly, they failed to destroy Israel. They failed to even slow Israel down. They didn’t do their “job.” And Arab societies despise them for it.

        • Aer O’Head

          I hear you’re spending more and more on bibs and diapers these days, Larry. With advanced age, there’s a marked inability to control bodily fluids. Of all types. Even including diarrhea of the mouth.

          • kirby1

            Clown

    • kirby1

      Please, since when has the world require facts to be part of the Arab Palestinian narrative.

      • charliematerne

        You make a very sad but very valid point

      • Aer O’Head

        True enough. Because most of its exposure since 1948 has been overwhelming Zio Hasbara.

        • kirby1

          Lies by UNESCO to rewrite history, erasing all traces of Judaism and Christianity to favour a jihadist Islamic fancy, were already under way in 2015. UNESCO fraudulently renamed two ancient Biblical Jewish sites, Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs — abracadabra — Islamic sites.

          Historically, Islam did not even exist until the seventh century.

          This is the history of Islam, how it takes over — with both hard jihad (violence) and soft jihad (usurping history, migration [hijrah], political and cultural infiltration), and intimidation (soft jihad with the threat of hard jihad underneath it). What is even more saddening is that often, as with this vote, it is done with the West’s cooperation and voluntary submission.

    • RobertDeLuce

      There is Palestine, end of story. Burglars when caught do not get to argue aboutt hoow much of thhe house and goods they keep.

      • charliematerne

        That is an interesting analogy. It was Jordan and Egypt who illegally occupied the former Mandate, the State of Israel. There is no mention of an Arab “Palestine” within the Mandate. How did the Israeli’s defeating the illegal occupier magically transform anything into an Arab “Palestine”? Don’t forget that the Jordanian and Egyptian occupations ethnically cleansed the lands they occupied of Jews (a war crime) and forcibly transferred Arabs into the occupied areas. At any rate, where are the borders of this mythical “Palestine”? Where is the treaty that created those borders (the only way to create borders)? Where is the One (not two or more) government of “Palestine”? You are in over your head.

    • Aer O’Head

      With guns. And tear gas. And stink cannons. Very civilized and politely, you know. Oh, and let’s not overlook those notorious administrative detentions.

      • charliematerne

        Should we also over look the 4900 rockets and 1700 mortar shells Hamas fired at Israeli civilians just in 2014? (as documented by Amnesty International — not exactly a pro-Israel organization) And maybe the terror tunnels. And then there are the bombings of busses and cafes committed by both Hamas and Fatah. Or the stabbing attacks, car ramming attacks shootings, stoning of civilian cars each of which amounts to a separate war crime. Tear gas and stink cannons are non violent attempts control violence, as is the so called “wall” The Israeli guns are used in last resort, the war crimes of the “Palestinians” are what they resort to first as a replacement for the agreed to negotiation. Again, your arguments are weak and foolish

  • Vinegar Hill

    Danon has a nerve to criticise Lynk and the UNHRC in particular. His comments are totally despicable and represent the arrogance of Israel and people like Danon who show no respect whatsoever for international law and human rights in particular.
    Furthermore, Israel is akin to an apartheid state and deserves a total trade boycott until it admits the error of its ways.

    • ricck lineheart

      Israel only compares to cancer !

      • peepsqueek

        Since you are so generous with your opinions– What do you compare the 57 declared Muslim States at the UN, all members or the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the largest voting bloc at the UN General Assembly.

        • robert fantina

          If you are concerned about human rights abuses in those countries, you should act to do something about them. I am very concerned about Apartheid Israel’s murderous, genocidal behaviors in Palestine, and I do what I can to focus attention on them, and alleviate them.

          • kirby1

            Given that Israeli Arabs have full rights, unlike the few remaining Jews in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq… after the ethnic cleansing and the fact that Palestinians are one of the world’s fastest people, so much for “genocide”.

          • Vinegar Hill

            Why do you lie so often?

            I realsie that you are a bot, a well programmed one at that, but your progenitor has let you down in several areas.

          • kirby1

            Obviously you have a real problem facing the reality of your cancerous intolerance, bigotry and racists views.

          • kirby1

            Israel is perhaps the least efficient “ethnic cleanser” in the history of mankind, calumnies to the contrary notwithstanding.
            In 1947 some 740,000 Palestinians lived in the British Mandate for Palestine. Today, the Arab residents of the West Bank and Gaza, together with Arab citizens of Israel, comprise a total of over five million Palestinians (altogether over nine million people worldwide refer to themselves as Palestinian.)

            Using a popular population growth rate equation, the Palestinian growth rate has been calculated as close to double that of Asia and Africa over a comparable period of time.

            Drazen Petrovic defines ethnic cleansing as “a well-defined policy of a particular group of persons to systematically eliminate another group from a given territory.” By this definition, only one type of ethnic cleansing has occurred in the Arab-Israeli conflict – that of the Jews of Asia and North Africa. Whereas before 1948 there were nearly 900,000 Jews living in Arab lands, by 2001 only 6,500 remained.

            THOSE WHO claim Israel carried out ethnic cleansing of Arabs can point to no official command to that effect. Jewish ethnic cleansing from Arab lands, on the other hand, was often official state policy.

            Jews were formally expelled from many areas in the Arab world. The Arab League released a statement urging Arab governments to facilitate the exit of Jews from Arab countries, a resolution which was carried out through a series of punitive measures and discriminatory decrees that made it untenable for Jews to remain in their native lands.

    • peepsqueek

      I will ask you again, just for balance– How many Islamic Countries are you boycotting today for institutional apartheid, sectarian apartheid, religious apartheid, gender apartheid, etc?

      UN Rules of War — Anyone who specifically targets your non-combatants and civilian populations are no longer subject to protection under these rules.

      • Bishadi

        Don’t ask such stupid question as an attempt to justify the apartheid israel.
        The UN is the global body to answer such a question but the hatikvah, is proof, that the intent of the zionist, is and has been rude since the inception of the term, zionism.

        • kirby1

          Persecuted victims of racism and discrimination in the Arab world include: Africans in Egypt, including on Eritreans, and oppressing Darfurian refugees, Algeria, Mauritania – fighting off racist policies in these countries, in Iraq where blacks face racism, Kurds in Syria and in Iraq, Copts, it worsened under pan-Arabism by Nasser and with the empowerment of the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Akhdam in Yemen,[59] as well as slaves who fight the stigma of their status as ‘slaves’ in impoverished Yemen, Persians’ historic struggle against the ‘Arab supremacy, Berbers in North Africa (Moroccos, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya ), South and Southeast Asians (maids in the Gulf Arab nations), Jews (see: Antisemitism in the Arab world, in a 2009 PEW poll, 90% of the Middle East were found to view Jews unfavorably). Although slavery was officially abolished in 1981, a 2012 CNN report suggested that 10% to 20% of the Mauritanian population was enslaved with a correlation with skin color – darker-skinned Mauritanians were often enslaved by lighter-skinned.

          • Bishadi

            sanctions on israel are long over due.

          • kirby1

            Although the Qur’an does not distinguish between races, there is a strong legacy of racism against Africans from early Islam because the language, traditions and customs of the Arabs supports the down grading of the African race. Dr. Azumah in his book: The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa provides several examples of Islam’s hatred of Blacks. There is the example in the hadith in which an Ethiopian woman laments her racial inferiority to Muhammad, who consoles her by saying, “In Paradise, the whiteness of the Ethiopian will be seen over the stretch of a thousand years.”

            Another hadith quotes Muhammad thus: “Do not bring black into your pedigree.” In fact, the Arabic word for slave, “Abd,” became equated with Africans and Blacks with the advent of Islam. Osama Bin Laden, in a discussion with the Sudanese-American novelist, Kola Boof, in Morocco in 1996 said, “when next you meet an Arab, you should ask what is the Arabic word for slave, you’ll discover that the words are the same “abeed.” Which is why, when an Arab looks at a black African, what he sees is a slave.”

          • Aer O’Head

            Palestinians are the biggest single refugee population in the entire world.

          • kirby1

            Palestinians are the only refugee status that is inherited from one generation to another over several generations. All that is need was to have a ancestor that spent 3 years in the British mandate area. Invented in 1964 by the Egyptian Arafat the false Palestinian (i.e. Syrian, Egyptian, Lebanese….) narrative has been disseminated.

  • Fasdunkle

    The human rights council has long been a joke

  • ricck lineheart

    Israel is forcing the U.S. hurricane victims living in certain parts of Texas to sign an agreement form attached to the grant form to rebuild their destroyed home or business NOT to boycott Israel now or in the future . And now the American citizen that has been left in ruin must bow down to Israel to rebuild ! There are 9 other states that have similar LAWS to bow down to a foreign illegal nation …John Hagee does this satisfy the false doctrine of Judeo/Christianity ? …

    • RobertDeLuce

      Yes, they are and always will be slime balls.

  • Ray Packham

    Just because, and if, other countries violate human rights, contrary to what ‘peepsqueek’ says, it doesn’t give Israel carte blanche to do the same.

    • Bishadi

      exactly. That is all an apartheid defender can do is point to a hangnail and claim, well there is stench there too

    • kirby1

      The Palestinians in all fairness were deprived of most ordinary rights in neighboring Arab countries, as opposed to Israel’s “Arabs” who can vote and have a few reps. Life for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon denied them any political status, banking privileges, and other ins to the feeble Lebanese Confessional arrangement that was already fractured by modernity. Certainly the Palestians became embroiled in the violence, and it should be remembered the PLO organization and Arafat were forced to relocate in Lebanon immediately after attempting to take Jordan by storm. An estimated 400,000 foreign laborers, most reported as Palestinians, joined in the looting of Kuwait and were even held as participants in crimes against Kuwaitis in the aftermath of the Iraqi army’s occupation. Poverty has become a justification for crime, even if to a certain extent the Palestinians do not wish to lose their refugee status, as already presented as an item to the UN should a Palestinian state of some sort be created they would still retain refugee status.

  • DEADP00L

    Oh look a violator of the rule of law, agreements and international law is railing against a man whose entire job is to enforce the rule of law, maintain people answer to international law and honor agreements!

    I am shocked I tell you! Crime whining that it cant commit crimes without consequences!

  • Bishadi

    At least the oppression is being voiced and identified as ground to boycott divest and sanction the apartheid israel.

    • kirby1

      The dirty little secret is out. It is the Arab countries, not Israel, that have to be considered apartheid states. They are guilty of flouting the clear provisions of the Rome Treaty.

      • Vinegar Hill

        Israel is an apartheid state, so why do you deny it?

        • kirby1

          Why do you keep liar

          • Vinegar Hill

            Israel is an apartheid colonial state bent on destroying and expelling the indigenous Palestinians, so why do you deny it?

          • kirby1

            False accusations from an apologist for Islamic apartheid and ethnic cleansing of its ancient Christian and Jewish citizens.

          • Vinegar Hill

            You have not addressed the questions which I put to you regarding the accusations you accused me of. I can only conclude that your criticisms are void, empty of any substance.

          • kirby1

            Poor baby acknowledging your culpability in global Islamic terrorism is too much for you.

          • si91

            See, if Israel really wanted to expel all of them, they would have done it in 1948 itself. Instead, they let a 100,000 Arab minority grow to over a million. That’s the opposite of expulsion. That’s flourishing.

          • Vinegar Hill

            Where are the lies that you refer to?

          • kirby1

            Bigoted racists Islamist still in denial.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            He’s not lying. He’s not bigoted. He just doesn’t like ongoing crimes against humanity. He doesn’t accept them like you do, just because the perpetrators whine that they’re Jewish, thereby defaming all good and decent Jewish people.

        • kirby1

          The Zaghawa people of Sudan complained that they were victims of an intensifying Arab apartheid campaign.Vukoni Lupa Lasaga has accused the Sudanese government of “deftly manipulat(ing) Arab solidarity” to carry out policies of apartheid and ethnic cleansing against non-Arabs in Darfur. Alan Dershowitz has pointed to Sudan as an example of a government that deserves the appellation “apartheid”, and former Canadian Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler has also criticized Sudan in similar terms.

          Dark-skinned Egyptian President Anwar Sadat faced insults of not looking “Egyptian enough” and “Nasser’s black poodle”.[10] An Egyptian Nubian soccer player Mahmoud Abdel Razek stopped playing football due to racist slurs by rival Egyptian fans during a game.

          According to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Black African immigrants to Egypt often face physical violence and verbal abuse at the hands of the general public and law enforcement officials. Refugees from Sudan are especially targeted, with racial slurs like “oonga boonga” and “samara” (meaning “black”) constituting the most typical insults. The EIPR attributes the violence and abuse to both a lack of government efforts at disseminating information, raising awareness and dispelling myths with regard to the economic contributions made by the newcomers, and stereotyping on the part of the Egyptian media.Black women are also targets of sexual harassment. As a remedy, the EIPR recommends that the Egyptian government “should intensify and accelerate efforts to combat racist xenophobic views towards migrant workers, especially those of Black African origin, and to promote awareness of their positive contribution to society. The government should train all personnel working in the field of criminal justice and law enforcement officials in the spirit of respect for human rights and non-discrimination on ethnic or racial grounds.”[

          In March 2011, officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees confirmed allegations of discrimination by Tunisia against black Africans. Black Africans were reportedly targeted by rebel forces during the Libyan civil war in 2011.

          • Vinegar Hill

            Israel is an apartheid state, so why do you deny it?

          • kirby1

            Projecting your own Islamic bigotry on the only democratic middle East State with a growing minority.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Israel may not be Naz*, nor even a fascist state. Yet it is a member of the same terrible family, the family of evil states. Just consider these acts of evil perpetrated by the state…
            By Gideon Levy | Jul. 31, 2016 |
            After we’ve cited nationalism and racism, hatred and contempt for Arab life, the security cult and resistance to the occupation, victimhood and messianism, one more element must be added without which the behavior of the Israeli occupation regime cannot be explained: Evil. Pure evil. Sadistic evil. Evil for its own sake. Sometimes, it’s the only explanation.

            Eva Illouz described its signs (“Evil now,” Haaretz, July 30). Her essay, which challenges the idea of the banality of evil, considers the national group as the source of the evil. Using philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s concept, she finds a “family resemblance” between the Israeli occupation and history’s evil regimes. This similarity does not mean that Israel is Naz*, nor even fascist. And yet it is a member of the same terrible family, the family of evil states. It’s a depressing and brilliant analysis.

            The evil that Illouz attributes to Israel is not banal, it cannot happen anywhere, and it has political and social roots that are deeply embedded in Israeli society. Thus, Illouz joins Zeev Sternhell, who warned in his impressive and resounding essay about the cultural soil out of which fascism is now growing in Israel (“The birth of fascism,” Haaretz Hebrew edition, July 7).

            http://www.haaretz.COM/opinion/.premium-1.734309

        • si91

          Israel is the only apartheid free state in the region where everyone has equal rights. All of Israel’s enemies could more easily be named apartheid states because they mistreat non Arabs, non Muslims, women, gays, etc far more than Israel does.

          • Vinegar Hill

            Spoken like a true, full-blooded, apartheid, racist colonialist….you would make a fine exhibit in a museum.

          • si91

            Hey man, you’re the one apologizing for Arab Muslim apartheid, imperialism, and ethnic cleansing while maligning Israeli democracy and racial pluralism.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Funny how you forgotten how the evil European ZioNazi thugs invaded Palestine with floods of atrocities and terror. But you ZioNazis see all other people as cattle, right?

          • MissCostello

            Beyond belief.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            What a liar!

            Violence: The Language of a Jewish State . By Jonathan Cook

            http://www.informationclearinghouse.INFO/Ayman-wounded-w-cops-lighter-e1484761473112.jpeg

            January 19, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – Here is another image (copyright: Keren Manor) that conveys the situation of Palestinians – these ones Palestinian citizens of Israel – more completely than any words. The man on the ground is Ayman Odeh, a member of the Israeli parliament, the head of the Joint List, the third largest party in the parliament, and the highest-ranking Palestinian politician in Israel.

            Israeli police have just shot him with rubber-tipped bullets, not once but twice – including to the face. Odeh is one of the least confrontational politicians among Israel’s large Palestinian minority, a fifth of the population. His message is consistently one of peace and amity between all Israeli citizens, whether Jews or Palestinians. That does not seem to have protected him from the shoot-first, ask-questions-later approach of Israel’s security forces towards Palestinians.

            This image should be as shocking as seeing a bloodied Bernie Sanders or Jeremy Corbyn crawling in the dirt, watched impassively by US or UK police.

            Context is important too. Odeh had joined the 1,000 inhabitants of Umm al-Hiran – all Palestinian citizens of Israel – early this morning in a demonstration to stop demolition crews destroying the 150 homes of their village in the Negev. Israel allowed these families to move to the area of Umm al-Hiran in the 1950s after it had driven them from their original, and much more substantial, lands during the Nakba. The pretext then for expelling them was that Israel needed their ancestral lands for an exclusively Jewish kibbutz.

            That all occurred during a military government that ruled over Israel’s Palestinians for nearly two decades. More than 60 years later, exactly the same thing is happening again, but this time in front of the cameras. Umm al-Hiran is being destroyed so that an exclusively Jewish community, with the same name of Hiran, can be built over these families’ homes. Israel never issued Umm al-Hiran with a master plan, so now it can be declared illegal and its inhabitants called “squatters” and “trespassers”. The families are being ethnically cleansed a second time – not during hostilities or in a time of war, but by their own state in a time of peace.

            http://www.informationclearinghouse.INFO/46270.htm

          • si91

            What Cook fails to tell you is that the residents of Umm al-Hiran were being relocated to Al Hura, a new municipality nearby with better living conditions than the abysmal ones they had in Umm al-Hiran . This isn’t “ethnic cleansing.” This is simply moving the inhabitants of an unrecognized Bedouin settlement to another location within Israel. Furthermore, Ayman Odeh showed how “peaceful” he was by calling Hamas terrorist leader Ismail Haniyeh.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Funny! Their homes were stolen and then they were moved where their evil ZioNazi thugs could throw them out any time they wanted again. What about the other 3/4 of a million that the utterly evil ZioNazi thugs massacred and murdered? Sorry, but you can’t get away from the fact that you ZioNazi thugs are satanic monsters, genocidal country stealers.

          • si91

            If Israel is so evil why didn’t it kick these Arabs out of Israel altogether years ago instead of moving them to better housing?

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Because they fvcked up and let a single man of conscience get a command from which the utterly malevolent things immediately demoted him.

            “moving them to better housing?”

            You evil ZioNazi thugs are hilarious the way you play us for stupid. Refugee camps are better housing? How many of hundreds of thousands did you foul invaders viciously drive from their homes?

          • si91

            We’re talking about the residents of Umm al-Hiran who were indeed moved to better housing in Al-Hura. Stay on topic please. And the only reason that the Palestinian refugees were in refugee camps at all is because of their Arab neighbors’ refusal to resettle them in their own countries, the way that Israel resettled the Jews kicked out of the Arab world. Every other refugee population on earth has been resettled in another country that they fled to, except the Palestinian Arabs, because the Arab states want to keep them as attack dogs against Israel.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Nope, you are lying again. The evil ZioNazi country stealers never did the rightful people of Palestine any kindness.

            Why should the neighboring Arab states solve the problem created by the utterly evil ZioNazi country stealers? Shouldn’t the ZioNazis get out of the way of the fellahin reclaiming their homes and lands? Oh, that’s right, the utterly evil ZioNazi invaders BULLDOZED them? What monsters!

          • si91

            Never did them any kindness? What else would you call giving them citizenship and more rights than they have in any Arab state? Why should the neighboring Arab states solve the refugee crisis? Because their invasion of Israel started it in the first place. After all, Israel resettled the Jews they evicted, so it’s only fair that they resettle the Arabs.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Corrections: You mean clamping an evil thugdom on them that was created by ruthless invaders out of Europe.

      • Bishadi

        Turning the table and trying to defend what israel is doing, by comparing to islamek states, is as stupid as ‘we the people’ funding a religious state, to even exist. (israel).
        You can list atrocities on both sides, with about a half century of recorded examples but nothing is worse, that what israel has done and been doing, to millions. What is sick about it, is it is ‘zion’ a stupid hill, aka…city of blood…. aka…temple mount. aka…Jerusalem is the reason.
        The long sought requisite and lust for the idol (zion) is not only the primary reason israel exists in Palestine, but warned of specifically of what not to do, in tanakh.
        I am personally a victim of stoned cold bigots hating just about everyone, that does not accept or believe in a god given right for a specific religious sect to rule.

        • kirby1

          Fact:

          For years, observers interested in probing a little more deeply in Iraqi society than the typical Western news stations found that the sizable black population in Iraq endures a form of virulent racism that African Americans haven’t seen in more than 50 years. Blacks there say they are regularly called “slave” and followed by groups of kids yelling epithets.

          The Canadian academic Salim Mansur has claimed, “Blacks are viewed by Arabs as racially inferior, and Arab violence against blacks has a long, turbulent record.”
          A piece broadcast on a radio station in the Netherlands took a deep look at the racism experienced by sub-Saharans Africans in Morocco, where they are viewed with such suspicion by the local Arabs that an Arab shopkeeper even warned the European reporter to stay away from the Africans because “they might eat you.”

          The Africans are forced to live in a camp deep in the woods because they are unable to find jobs to make money—and when they do find work, they believe they are paid poorly because they are black. They are also frequently victimized by criminals who know the Africans can’t report it to authorities because they would face deportation.

          “Arabs hate black people. And that is not from today. It is in their blood,” Aboubakr, a young man from Senegal who is hoping eventually to cross over into Europe, told the reporter for RNW (Radio Netherlands Worldwide). “Friends of mine were attacked with a knife. Bandits target us because they know we cannot go to the police, even if we are robbed and hurt. Having no papers, we will be caught instead. Blacks have no rights here.”

          • Bishadi

            So black folk get it bad in some areas, but that doesn’t stop the apartheid, called israel.

          • kirby1

            A traveller in Sudan observed that “In the eyes of the Arab rulers of Sudan, the Blackslaves were simply animals given by Allah to make life of Arabs comfortable.” In 1962, the Arab Sudanese General, Hassan Beshir Nasr, while flagging off his troops to the war front against Black Africans in South Sudan, declared: “We don’t want these Blackslaves…….what we want is their land.”

          • kirby1

            Apartheid in the Arab Middle East
            How can the U.N. turn a blind eye to hateful, state-sponsored discrimination against people because of their race, ethnicity, religion and gender?

            While apartheid—the legally-sanctioned practice of segregation, denial of civil rights and persecution because of race, ethnicity, religion or gender—has been eliminated in South Africa, where the term originated, it continues to be practiced in many parts of the world, particularly in the Arab Middle East and Iran. Why does the United Nations Human Rights Council continue to attack free, democratic Israel, yet refuse to condemn these true crimes against humanity?

            What are the facts?

            Apartheid has been practiced in Middle East nations for decades, yet it has managed to escape the scrutiny and condemnation of most of the world, including the United Nations Human Rights Council. It’s time to denounce these discriminatory laws and customs and declare them illegal. Can moral people ignore such blatant, heinous examples of apartheid in the Middle East?

            Racial Apartheid against Black Africans. One of the world’s most deadly examples of racism is in Sudan, where native black Sudanese have been enslaved, persecuted and slaughtered by Muslim Arabs. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the “Darfur pogrom is part of a historic continuum in which successive Arab governments have sought to entirely destroy black Africans in this biracial nation … The raison d’etre of the atrocities committed by government-supported Arab militias is the racist, fundamentalist, and undemocratic Sudanese state.” Since 1983, more than two million black Sudanese have been killed, displaced or exiled.

            Ethnic Apartheid against the Kurds. Few ethnic minorities in the Middle East have suffered as much repression as the Kurds. In Syria in 1962, hundreds of thousands of Kurds had their citizenship taken away or were denied citizenship. In 2008, the Syrian government issued Decree 49, which expelled Kurds from the country’s so-called “Arab Belt” and dispossessed them of rights to own land. The Kurdish Union Party called this an “ethnic cleansing decree … aimed at ending national Kurdish existence.” In Iran, following the Islamic revolution, the Shiite majority denied the Kurds a role in defining the new constitution, and in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini declared a holy war against Kurdish political organizations: Entire Kurdish villages and towns were destroyed, and thousands of Kurds executed without due process.

            Ethnic Apartheid against Palestinian Arabs. For some 40 years Palestinians have been denied citizenship in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Palestinians have been expelled from many Middle Eastern countries, including Kuwait, Jordan, Libya and Iraq. In Lebanon, Palestinians must live in designated areas, cannot own homes and are barred from 70 occupations.

            By contrast, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are self-governing. They have their own government—the Palestinian Authority—hold elections (albeit irregularly) and run all aspects of civil society.

            Religious Apartheid against Christians and Jews. Persecution, discrimination and attacks against religious minorities, especially Christians and Jews, are rampant in the Middle East. Pressure by radical Islamists has become so great that in the last 20 years some two million Christians have been driven out of their Middle East homelands. Christians in the Palestinian territories have dropped from 15 percent of the population in 1950 to just two percent today. In Egypt, two Coptic Christian churches were burned down over the past year, and according to a recent NPR report, Egyptian police commonly stand by and watch as Copts are physically attacked by Islamist vigilantes. In Saudi Arabia, Christians and Jews may not be citizens at all. Some 700,000 Jews have been forced out of Arab nations, effectively extinguishing the Jewish population in the region, except in Israel, the world’s only Jewish state. In the disputed Palestinian territories, Jews are the victims of hate-motivated murders and, according to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, Jews will be banned from any future Palestinian state.

            Gender Apartheid against Women. A 2002 United Nations report states that “women in Arab League countries suffer from unequal citizenship and legal entitlements often evident … in voting rights and legal codes [and] from inequality of opportunity, evident in employment status, wages and gender-based occupational segregation.” In Saudi Arabia, women must walk on separate sidewalks, must be covered from head to toe, and are not allowed to drive or vote in municipal elections. Women in many Middle Eastern countries are commonly forced into marriages, the law usually requires absolute obedience to husbands, and millions of girls must undergo genital mutilation.

          • Bishadi

            UN RES 181, 476, 478, 242 and even December 2016 with 2334. The un is having to prove israel is an apartheid before the sanctions can be imposed.
            Read the docs, the illegal occupation and apartheid is supported. Your very butt could be raped by all of the arabs of the Arabian peninsula and still, the apartheid israel is just wrong

          • kirby1

            What a joke, Muslim states have demanded, and often received, special treatment at the United Nations mostly via the Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). As a result, non-diplomatic terms such as “blasphemy” and defamation of Islam” have seeped into the United Nations system, leading to a situation in which non-Muslim governments accept certain rules of conduct in conformity with Islamic law (the Shari`a) and acquiesce to a self-imposed silence regarding topics touching on Islam. This pattern of behavior has emerged with regard to a host of issues—Salman Rushdie, Muslim antisemitism, Islamic alternatives to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a “defamation of Islam” resolution, and the actions of the Sudanese government.

          • Bishadi

            Are you jealous of the ragtops?
            I don’t think that you are jealous of them but apparently in your culture, you’ve learn to hate everyone else beside what you are capable of correcting of yourself.

          • kirby1

            An ad hominem attach, you must be desperate.

            I could see the your point if you were directing your fury at any of the 22 apartheid Arab states that sponsor global terrorism but not Israel the only democratic country in the a Middle East.

            Arab apartheid / Muslim apartheid are the largest ‘apartheid systems’, that exist today.
            Virtually all non-Arabs and/or non-Muslims are second class citizens. Among minorities that feel the wrath of the bigoted Arab-Muslim world are:
            * Berbers (native N. African)
            * Copts (indigenous Egyptians suffer from both: Arab racism and Islamic bigotry).
            * Kurds (Examples include: [Saddam’s] Iraq and Syria.
            * Blacks, in Arab lands or in Arab ruled Africa like the genocide in the Sudan and slavery in both Sudan and in Mauritania.
            * Asians, particularly in the Gulf Arab states.
            * Maronites-Christians [Native Lebanese] suffer from both Arab ethnic racism and religious bigotry, like the massacres in the 1970s by local Muslims and by Palestinian/Syrian forces.
            * Assyrians, are/have been persecuted both racially and religiously. Still very much marginalized in Iraq, for example.
            * Iran is not an Arab country but racism is huge against Kurds, Jews, Turkmens, etc. So is anti-non-Muslim bigotry against Christians, Bahai, Zoroastrians and other in the Islamic republic.

          • Bishadi

            Do you copy an paste that nonsense, just to reply? The thread is on UN sanctions upon israel the apartheid nation.

            ps… there are more Christians in iran, than in israel. many hate that fact and why finding the data is not a bit harder, but true.

            what is stupid is how apartheid defending MORONS continue to point at everyone else but like you fail to see that what you are doing is just wrong.

          • kirby1

            “ps… there are more Christians in iran, than in israel. ”
            – What a pathetic excuse for a post, given that the population in Iran is 10x that of Israel and Iranian Christian population is 1/5 that of Israel on a per capita, moron.

          • Bishadi

            Just because I am aware that the apartheid is wrong, does not mean I am arab, islame, or apologist but you weak minded bigots have no method of discounting the oppression except the point to everyone else, or attack/insult anyone proving how pathetic you are.

          • kirby1

            Just because you are an enabler and apologist for Islamic aggression does not necessarily mean the you are Arab or a muslim.

          • Bishadi

            name one line item enabling or apologist for islame aggression? you are liar and exposing why the apartheid defenders lose so horribly no pity for the lack of personal responsibility.
            No you can’t read and it is you injecting nonsense to defend what the thread is about, “urging sanction on israel”. You lack integrity. I said: ragtops, not rag heads or even dirt kissers based on what they do, not what ethnicity, culture or color
            just like you are a liar, based on what you are doing in this disqussion.

          • kirby1

            Try the false accusations of apartheid in Israel while at the same time turning a blind eye at the apartheid practice in Arab states, typical of the jihadist enablers and apologist.

            The dirty little secret is out. It is the Arab countries, not Israel, that have to be considered apartheid states. They are guilty of flouting the clear provisions of the Rome Treaty.
            It is easy to illustrate the general behavior of denial of rights by Arabs by specific reference to racial, ethnic, religious, and gender discrimination against black Africans, the Kurds, Christians women.
            Unlike Israel with has an Israeli Arab judge on the High Court; an Arab judge who presided over the trial at which a former president of Israel was convicted; the Druze, Majali Wahabi, who was former acting president of Israel; the Arab captain of the Hapoel Tel Aviv soccer team; another Arab as a member of the Israeli National Football Team; the former Miss Israel, an Arab women named Yityish Aynaur; the Druze historian and poet who was Israel’s ambassador to Ecuador; the Arab director of the Emergency Medicine Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem; the popular Bedouin pop singer who is at the top of the charts; the Miss Israel Universe, half-Arab and half-Russian Christian; the top model Niral Karantinji; the Druze major-general in the IDF; the Arab Christian woman who is the “Voice of Israel” competition winner; the Arab Muslim female runner-up in the Master Chef competition last year; the trio, composed of an Arab Israeli woman, a male German convert to Judaism, and a Jewish Orthodox woman, competing in 2014 to be Master Chef.

          • Bishadi

            The topic is on the apartheid state, israel. and how the UN is discussing sanctions.
            You can open up other articles but trolling with tangents don’t work

          • kirby1

            Wow I just answered your post and already youre diverting.

          • Bishadi

            the apartheid state, known as israel earned the label and if sob like you are what is considered jew, then no wonder ww2 was so rough, but I will be clear, ww3 will be worse on people like you

          • kirby1

            I can understand your sentiment if it were directed at the 22 Arab states that practice apartheid but not the only Democratic Middle Eastern State that is Israel where all it citizens have equal rights.

            “no wonder ww2 was so rough, but I will be clear, ww3 will be worse on people like you”
            – you’ve tried several times and failed. All the more reason for a strong and secure Israel, we have not forgotten.

          • Bishadi

            if all had equal rights, then tear down the fencing and let the people vote. There would be no identifier to any ‘religion’ as the state if the apartheid was not focused on the religious divide.
            I understand your method of jealousy but what is your suicide, is your lack of integrity and the guilt will eventually set in.

          • kirby1

            Another one of your troll attempts to disseminate disinformation. All citizen of Israel either Jewish, Muslim, Christian, atheist,…have equal rights. All Arabs in Gaza are under Hamas and over 95% of those in Judeah and Samaria are under The Palestinian Authority so please take your complaint to them, the remaining 5% like Germans and Japanese after WWII did not automatically be US citizens. If you have issues with a religious State take a look at the 22 Arab states which unlike Israel treat their minorities as 2nd class citizens. The fence has proven to decrease the incidence of successful Palestinian suicide terrorist attacks against Israel children, mothers, fathers, grandparents….ect.

            I acknowledg your rabid desire to destroy Israel but don’t expect us to help you in that regard.

          • Bishadi

            no such thing as Judea or samaria, the old religious identifiers are long extinct, about like the claims of 12 tribes rulling the levant from zion; just tailmud by bigots that end up completely destroyed by their very own doctrine.

            The rabid have a desire for ‘zion’ and for a temple, that will never exist.

            What I am trying to stop is th destruction

            18 The house of Israel hath been to Me for dross, All of them [are] brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, In the midst of a furnace — dross hath silver been,
            19 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of your all becoming dross, Therefore, lo, I am gathering you unto the midst of Jerusalem,
            20 A gathering of silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, Unto the midst of a furnace — to blow on it fire, to melt it, So do I gather in Mine anger and in My fury, And I have let rest, and have melted you.
            21 And I have heaped you up, And blown on you in the fire of My wrath, And ye have been melted in its midst.
            22 As the melting of silver in the midst of a furnace, So are ye melted in its midst, And ye have known that I, Jehovah, I have poured out My fury upon you.’
            .
            .
            .
            The problem is, in your culture, personal responsibility is not the rule of the civil discourse and you don’t know the Judaic belief and dialogue well enough to debate the reasons.

          • kirby1

            I see your one of those nutty religious sothsayer, moron.

          • Bishadi

            religion and terror is how and why israel exists.

            Judaism is a religion itself.

          • kirby1

            Boy you really are a job antisemite.

          • Bishadi

            Better to be honest and against oppression, than ignorant just to hold a position

          • charliematerne

            And there are 70.000.000 or so people in Iran and only 8,000,000 people in Israel, what’s your point?

          • Vinegar Hill

            kirby1 is a well oiled bot one of the latest to apear on the market.

          • Bishadi

            nope, I expect a bot to at least be able to comprehend the words used. It’s just a kid that is being educated.

          • RobertDeLuce

            Typically Zionist Nazi, deny all you do, whiole blaming everyone else for what is happening. The cowardly argument from the racist Nazis who are only good at murdering innocent children. Bunch of paedo Nazis.

          • charliematerne

            Typical, when you can not support your position with truth, start calling names.

          • kirby1

            Obviously your projecting your Nazi sympathy don’t you know the Mutif of Jeruselm was a friend and supporter of Hitler, even today in several Arab Palestinian towns Nazi flags adorned the streets.

        • Meifumado

          Millions you say?

          Thanks for proving you are a liar.

          The Arabs made their own bed,stop blaming Israel for Muslim failures.

          • Bishadi

            To bigots it is a muslim vs zionist, when in fact, it is a humanitarian issue ( based on that apartheid/ethnic division, which is the problem, that you bigots continue to further .

      • RobertDeLuce

        Your Zionist lies are not welcome. You swine are going down, get used to it. We need the respect of the World again for Jews, which will not happen as long as these Mafi Nazis are alive.

        • kirby1

          You tried your best and lost, now Judeah and Samaria have been liberated.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            You mean the evil European ZioNazi invaders have been driven out? How did that happen? Those evil fiends threaten the whole world with nuclear weapons.

      • MissCostello

        IDIOT.

        • kirby1

          Most Islamist are.

      • Helen

        they wil do anything to make it look like they are a fair people, even give some people a voice. but the fact is that isrl is a state run by terrorists no matter how much u want to think they are so great, their actions prove otherwise..

        the state of isrl claims that the arabs want them wiped off the map, but the fact is Palestine has been wiped off the map, they claim they are being threatened by the arabs, but it is the arabs who are being threatened by isrl, enough of ur pandering isrl is a terrorist run state, and they are the ones who are trying to wipe palestine off the map, but eventually isrl will fall, no matter how many people you threaten you cant buy everyone off. may God have mercy on ur souls

        • kirby1

          Palestinian society’s habitual glorification of terrorists as heroes and role models is one of its most effective means of promoting terror. In honoring the worst killers, the PA is simultaneously giving approval to murder and enticing future terrorists with assurances of glory and honor if they succeed in killing. Terror and murder become the Palestinian’s ticket to fame, honor and glory.

          The terrorists honored most highly amongst Palestinian society are those who have killed the greatest number. Abd Al-Baset Udeh, killer of 30 at the Passover Seder massacre, had a soccer tournament for 14-year-olds named for him. His brother was honored with distributing the trophies. Dalal Mughrabi, terrorist bus hijacker (led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children) has had summer camps, schools, graduation ceremonies and sporting events named for her, as well as many TV documentaries honoring her. Palestinian newspapers also frequently glorify Mughrabi, as in the Al-Ayyam article which described Mughrabi as writing “the most glorious page of heroism in the history of the Palestinian struggle. [Aug. 2, 2009]. Thaer Hammad, who as a lone gunman murdered 10 Israelis in 2002, was glorified by the official PA daily as “the hero of the Intifada.”

          This adulation of the worst terrorists and praise for their heroism reflects the policy of the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. This video shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas,

          issuing “greetings of honour and esteem” to mass murderers, whom he publicly names, one by one:
          “I send greetings of honour and esteem to all prisoners…
          Said ‘Ataba (serving life sentence for murder in terror attack)…
          Marwan Barghouti (serving 5 life sentences for planning murderous terror attacks)
          Ahmad Sa’adat (serving 30 years in prison for heading the terrorist organization PFLP; honored on PA TV for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister Ze’evi in 2001, but never tried)
          Aziz Dweik (Hamas leader, chairman of Palestinian parliament)
          Jamal Huweil (life sentence for planning terror attacks)
          Jamal Tirawi (life sentence for café suicide terror attack).
          Greetings to you from our people.”
          [PA TV (Fatah), April 17, 2008]

          May God forgive you for enabling terrorist.

  • RobertDeLuce

    Brave man, we need more such voices. Throw off the fear of these Satanist devils, resist and refuse to be bought and corrupted by these Nazi Mafia fascist. With Palestine…Here We Stand.

    • kirby1

      You do know it was the Palestinian Arabs that aligned themselves with the Nazi, it was the Arabs that gave a safe haven to many Nazis convicted of crimes against humanity, it was the Grand Mufti of Jeruselm, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, who was a guest of Hitler, head of the Muslim SS and father of the terrorist Palestinian cult.

  • Meifumado

    This man heads a group who only looks at Israel and not anything else ,biased is to weak of a word for this nonsense.

    Lets ignore all the hate and terror and corruption of the “palestinians”………..

  • Eye Spy

    what a laugh….Europeans and Arabs arguing about who treats/treated black Africans the worse. Well that is the crux of the whole armageddon promised. Both groups will leave the continent of Africa via rivers of blood…watch….TMH weeps when the natural order established by exceptional USURPERS ‘must’ be done…set by their own hands

  • Junaid Shaikh

    This Israeli zionisam is soon to be dead, every nation know about the situation of people of polestine, Israel illegal sattlements are soon to be closed