Day: February 14, 2022

It is astonishing that the United Nations appointed an individual as the supposedly impartial chair of an inquiry immediately after she declared one of the

In 2009, Pillay headed the UN’s sequel to the 2001 Durban racism conference, an event tainted by unprecedented displays of antisemitism. When Jewish community activists

In contrast to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and her predecessor Louise Arbour, who had both criticized the UNHRC for its agenda item targeting Israel, Navi

May 31, 2010: Hours after the flotilla incident, then UN human rights chief Navi Pillay declared that “the Israeli government treats international law with perpetual

Interviewed in November 2017, after she addressed a Pretoria ceremony for the Palestinians, Pillay said: “Apartheid has now been declared a crime against humanity in

In a May 2021 lecture, Pillay described Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians as “inhuman.” She compared Israel to apartheid South Africa, and defended the systematic

The call to boycott and sanction Israel signed by Navi Pillay accused Israel of decades of “occupation, colonization and apartheid,” equated the Jewish state with

While the UN inquiry is mandated to examine “systematic discrimination” on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin, in June 2020 Navi Pillay signed

Pillay said the April clashes at Al Aqsa—also to be examined by the inquiry—constituted “aggressive actions by Israeli forces” against “peaceful protesters and worshippers,” “forced

Yet this is precisely the object of the inquiry headed by Pillay. Its mandate—in nearly identical words—is to examine “root causes of current tensions” between

Just in June, Pillay signed a letter to President Biden decrying Israel’s “domination and oppression of the Palestinian people,” calling on the US to end

Many of the utterances in question occurred mere weeks before she was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council this summer, leaving little room to

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