Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk’s report proves why Canada was so disturbed by his appointment. The report has an antisemitic tinge, calling Israeli presence in the region avaricious, pathological, and rapacious, crudely resorting to bigotry as the complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the thousands of years of Jewish history are erased.
Anne Herzberg argues that UN Secretary General Guterres has taken steps to begin repairing the relationship between Israel and the UN but more forceful steps still need to be taken.
The UN edited and removed Manal Tamimi from a report written by Michael Lynk after NGO Monitor filed a complaint demonstrating that Tamimi frequently utilizes antisemitic and violent rhetoric and imagery on social media.
Commissioner Pillay is either confused or is regurgitating false information from self-interested political NGOs, or both. Pillay, who heads one of the least transparent and closed international institutions, should embrace transparency and public accountability.