Monday, April 5, 2010

True Colors

Events in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week reinforced the findings of a previous blog, entitled “US-Israel: Really Breaking Friends”.

Last week, the UNHRC issued five condemnatory resolutions against Israel, and the US voted against all of them. The elaborate show of Obama standing Netanyahu up for dinner and numerous government officials denouncing Israel’s plans to build more settlements apparently meant nothing in reality. Rather, the US performance in the UNHCR demonstrates what this country is willing to do in order to pursue geo-political interests and protect domestic politics.

The US voted against all resolutions, effectively endorsing and encouraging the Israeli sabotage of the peace-process, the Israeli erosion of Palestinian human rights and dignity, the Israeli targeting of civilians, the illegal-Israeli detention of Palestinian women and children, the Israeli withdrawal of food, water, clothing, shelter from the civilians of Gaza, and the Israeli rejection of international law. Perhaps most interestingly, the US voted against Israel “immediately stopping its illegal decision to demolish a large number of Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem.”

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