Quotes from UN Durban 2 Meetings and UNHRC: Syria, Egypt, Libya, and Palestinians
Durban PrepCom January 22, 2009
“I would support the South African proposal…I don’t think we should get into a kind of statistical debate. As far as I know, that there is no agreement or consensus on the percentage of those who perished in the Holocaust. Maybe there is some kind of consensus on the figures or the percentage, but we are not quite sure. Maybe those who perished were half of the Jewish people, maybe less than half, maybe a third, maybe less, I don’t know.”
UNHRC 9TH SPECIAL SESSION – ON GAZA, JANUARY 9, 2009
Condolences to…Palestinian victims whose lives were taken by Israel in the holocaust it is perpetrating.
We have seen an operation of systematic slaughter.
Women and children in Palestine are being buried alive. The schools of the United Nations have been turned into mass graves…[We] condemn most severely this massacre …[and] call on Council to hold accountable occupying authorities which commit genocide.
We are appalled by the massacres committed by the Israeli army…My country strongly condemns these crimes and the genocide perpetrated by the army of the Zionist entity.
UNHRC 9th Special Session – on Gaza, January 9, 2009
Israel … is exercising her state terrorism in an organized fashion killing children and civilians deliberately, …Israel, has carried out attacks indiscriminately without distinguishing between children, women, the elderly…Israel is reiterating here its war crimes, crimes against humanity…Israel creates such massacres.
…For a third time the Human Rights Council meets in special session over two years to look into Israeli violations and abuse, targeted killing and collective massacres that are committed against the Palestinians…The aggression continues barbarically against the Palestinian civilians.
Durban II PrepComm April 22, 2008
Attacks were escalated against religions particularly Islam. We would like to include also the implications of colonial occupation — and occupation that has the boldness to say this is only to defend oneself. […] The Review Conference put a blind eye on the large scale systematic violations of human rights, here once against I would say on … racial grounds this would mean that the Review Conference would be stripped of every substantive content. It would become only a procedural ritual. What goes on right now are crimes that are perpetrated in the name of democracy. Whoever kills those innocent people are countries that advocate democracy and this also gives her a free hand to perpetrate massacres.”
Israel as Racist and Charges of Judiazation
UN Human Rights Council – March 13 2007, September 20 2007, March 12 2008, March 28 2008
We are facing a crime of systematic obliteration of Arab identity in all occupied Arab territories… so as to Judaize these regions
The Arab group firmly and strongly condemns what Israel is doing…so as to Judaize Jerusalem.
Durban II PrepCom March 6, 19, 26 2008
Israel, still continuing to develop new forms of racial discrimination against Arab citizens in the occupied Arab territories…racial discrimination practices against Arab citizens in the occupied Golan according to an Israeli systematic racist policies.
Durban II PrepCom March 6, 19, 26 2008
The development of complimentary standards…should take into consideration the appropriate treatment of the effects of foreign occupation which also take the form of racism.
The Israeli creeping geography has been countered . . . as the victims of Aryan purity have been transformed into the proponents of Jewish purity . . . .I will revert to poetry to deliver the message clearly to the Ambassador of Israel “Mr. Jail Man, don’t you understand, Scars of concentration camps mark your hand… Draw your lesson from France and Deutschland …Washington, Mandela and Arafat stand so grand…Though called terrorists by occupiers in command…Mr. Jail man, you do not want to understand. You gave occupation new attire with Semitic brand…[T]hose who suffered in Europe, those who came from concentration camps, those who came from the ghettos, they should not act as our masters. They should know the meaning of suffering.”