|Indonesia’s former UN ambassador Makarim Wibisono is shortlisted to become a UN human rights monitor, but his objectivity is being questioned|
He has accused Israel of “unconscionable use of force against the Palestinians,” “untenable acts of aggression,” and of having a “policy of retribution against the entire Palestinian nation.”
Wibisono has referred to the “stark and brutal nature of the policies pursued by the occupying power,” accused Israel of being “the aggressor and the perpetrator of wanton violence,” and repeatedly minimized Israeli suffering, speaking of “the handful of Israelis who have died,” and of Israel’s battle with rocket and other terrorist attacks as a “flimsy pretext.”
Wibisono openly embraces what he calls the “sacred Palestinian cause.”
The outgoing UN rapporteur, Richard Falk, was condemned by UN chief Ban Ki-moon for promoting the writings of 9/11 conspiracy theorists.