Today (Tuesday June 14), Jerusalem-based institute NGO Monitor, using its UN ECOSOC status, addressed the UN Human Rights Council during the discussion of the Commission of Inquiry report on Israel.

In her speech to the Council, Anne Herzberg, NGO Monitor’s legal adviser and representative to the UN stressed that “Such an Inquiry, rather than identifying root causes, delivering accountability, and ending impunity, can only contribute to the erasure of history… The Commission fails to inquire whether threats to Israelis’ security – from 1948 to today – represent a root cause of the conflict.; fails to inquire whether offers of Palestinian statehood in 2000, 2001, and 2008 – and responses in the form of widespread attacks on civilians – represent a root cause of the conflict and fails to inquire whether antisemitic hatred – and denial of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination – represent root causes of the conflict.

NGO Monitor published an analysis of the COI’s first report, released last week, exposing the false claims, discredited sources, historical distortions, and failed methodology.


Video of full speech before the council

NGO Monitor analysis of the COI report

COI resource page