It is time for the UN to shed its image as a bastion of anti-Jewish hatred. Secretary General Guterres has taken important steps in this direction. UN adoption of the IHRA antisemitism definition and funding guidelines mirroring those of the EU would mark profound positive change.
In March 2016, Michael Lynk, an associate professor of law from Canada, began his term as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the “situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.” Based on the criteria to be named a Special Rappoteur and the following evidence, we conclude that Lynk is unqualified to fulfill this mandate for the UN.
- Double Standards
- Manal Tamimi
- Michael Lynk
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
- UN Human Rights Council (HRC)
Anne Herzberg and Rachel Hirshfeld claim that the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People provides fuel for the virulent anti-Israel political warfare campaign that continues to gain momentum within the corridors of the UN.
The proposed EU policy of labeling products exported from Israeli communities built over the "Green Line" comes after advocacy from NGOs and activists working toward the goal of a comprehensive boycott of Israel.
Gerald Steinberg argues that the Canadian radio station CBC Radio, like most media outlets, focuses heavily on condemnations of Israeli actions and policies while ignoring the context of Palestinian terrorism.
Yona Schiffmiller argues that, contrary to its stated purpose as an international humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders has repeatedly violated its pledge of neutrality and engaged in anti-Israel political warfare.