So, a U.N.-appointed expert on Palestinian rights alleged a cover-up by U.S. authorities involving the Sept. 11 attacks and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the charges preposterous.
Of course they’re preposterous, but that’s not what strikes me about this story.
The fact that terrorists and their apologists have twisted into unnatural knots to find ways to blame their victims, in a the-devil-made-me-do-it defense gone wild, is no surprise.
What strikes me here is that there is a U.N.-appointed expert on Palestinian rights.
Is there a U.N.-appointed expert on anyone else’s rights?
Why do the Palestinian Arabs’ rights trump everyone else’s?
Actually, if anyone’s rights need to be safeguarded with a special expert in the U.N., maybe it’s the Jews’.
Case in point, a recent JTA report reveals that anti-Semitism worldwide appears to be worsening, despite fewer reported incidents in 2010.
The Annual Report of the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism showed fewer anti-Semitic incidents from a record-setting 2009, the story notes.
Still, the report found that organized activity aimed at delegitimizing Israel as a Jewish state increased last year.
The report also said that the lines between legitimate criticism of Israel and demonizing the country have blurred and have become “the major strategic threat to the State of Israel and to Diaspora Jewish communities.”
It’s the runaway freight train I’ve been warning about for several years, now.
I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that it is impossible to separate anti-Semitism from anti-Zionism or anti-Israelism because half the world’s Jews live in Israel, so what happens to Israel happens to half the world’s Jews. And that’s not to mention the inevitable fallout impacting the rest of the world’s Jews.
That’s precisely why, though I am aware that Israel is not perfect, I will not be the one to criticize them in a public forum. There is a world full of anti-Semites only too happy to perform that function. They don’t need me for that.
The report revealed that “2010 saw the continued escalation of delegitimization activity led by anti-Semitic, Palestinian and extreme left organizations.”
“Iran also continued to be a center for the propagation of anti-Semitism in 2010,” according to the report, which said “the Islamic Republic guided various groups toward anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity, mainly in Europe and Latin America, including a marked increase in Iran’s links with organizations of the extreme right, such as neo-Nazis in Hungary, Greece, France and Chile.”
So, whose rights are in need of international protection, again?
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