Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The U.N. is devoted to tearing down the nation of Israel

In April 2009, the U.N. Human Rights Council commissioned “The Goldstone Report,” which on the surface, was intended to investigate violations of international human rights law that may have been committed during the military operations that were conducted in Gaza between late 2008 and early 2009.

In September 2009, the report was released, the majority of which was devoted to accusing Israel of military misconduct. Over a period of several years, Israel has defended itself against thousands of rockets and mortars fired by Hamas and other Palestinian groups at civilian targets in Israel. The U.N.’s Goldstone Report vividly accused Israel of human rights violations, war crimes and other actions that might justify a court finding that crimes against humanity have been committed. Even though Israel withdrew from its occupation of Gaza in 2005, the report labels Israel as an occupying power because it controls Gaza’s borders.

According to the report, Israel used Hamas’ rocket attacks as an excuse and a cover for its desire to target innocent Palestinian civilians, children, women and the elderly. What the report conveniently fails to report is that Hamas deliberately and willfully used its civilian population as human shields. The Hamas combatants mingled with the civilian population for the express purpose of shielding themselves from attack. The biased Goldstone Report suggested that Israel deliberately planned to kill civilians, while at the same time suggesting that Hamas did not use Palestinian civilians as human shields. While spending much verbiage condemning Israel, the report glosses over the terrorism to which Hamas is devoted to.

In November 2009, the United States rejected the Goldstone Report as irredeemably biased. In spite of the U.S. rejection of the report, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the report and sent it to the Security Council. Even though the Security Council has not yet acted on the report, the Islamic Extremists have won a victory in propaganda.

The Human Rights Council is made up of 48 members, including China, Cuba, Egypt, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. In spite of the widely known gross violations of human rights for which these nations are guilty of, they have singled out Israel for defending itself.

The world as a whole has drawn a line in the sand, leaving Israel and only a very few allies on the other side of that line. Let your Senators and Representatives know that you are in favor of continuing to support and defend Israel.

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