Issue 268: UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer Exposes Iranian Anti-Semitism on CTV’s “Canada AM”

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Human Rights Watch chief mocks Jews

Following is an open letter from UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer to Human Rights Watch chief Ken Roth, which went viral on Facebook. Dear Ken Roth

Now on YouTube: UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer Exposes
Iranian Anti-Semitism on CTV’s “Canada AM”

Now on YouTube: Interviewed live on Canada’s national morning TV show, UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer attacked Iranian President Ahmadinejad for using the U.N. podium to spread anti-Semitism. Neuer also praised Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his moral clarity in supporting democracy and opposing the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Neuer was invited to Ottawa in November to address the 2nd Inter-Parliamentary Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism.

On Friday the U.N. displayed a massive Chinese propaganda exhibit next to the U.N. Human Rights Council chamber. This photo’s caption: “People of different ethnic groups unite fraternally in the common cause of building China while maintaining their own cultures.” China’s recent massacres of minority Tibetans and Uighurs were nowhere mentioned. To see more of the displays click here.

 

   UN Watch in Today’s Miami Herald

Once again, the U.N. is taking a position in support of the worst violators of human rights. After U.N. Watch castigated U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay for ‘kowtowing’ to Beijing, a U.N. spokesman claimed she had never been invited to the Nobel ceremony in the first place. [But] according to the Nobel Committee, Pillay indeed declined to attend. Hillel Neuer, the head of U.N. Watch, argues that, ‘there’s no question that she could have chosen to go. Pillay’s decision to skip the ceremony sends the message that Chinese political power trumps human rights.’

“U.N. is boycotting human rights,” Op-Ed by Frida Ghitis, Dec. 12, 2010.

 


 

This Week: UN Watch Action for Human Rights in China Quoted in Reuters, Germany’s DPA, FOX News, Press Trust of India

UN Watch led an appeal by 38 NGOs urging the U.N. not to snub Friday’s Nobel ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. UN Watch exposed a massive Chinese propaganda exhibit that was co-sponsored by the U.N., and designed to cover the Communist regime’s systematic violations of human rights.

 

“UN Watch has worked closely with Yang Jianli, the exiled Chinese dissident representing Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s family, whose open letter yesterday strongly criticized the UN’s absence.” — Lalit K Jha, “24 NGOs appeal UN rights chief to attend Nobel ceremony, Dec. 9, 2010.

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 “‘The world spotlight in Oslo tomorrow will be exceptional — it’s a golden opportunity that the UN should not squander” UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer quoted in “Rights organizations urges UN to attend Liu’s Nobel award ceremony,”Deutsche Presse-Agentur, December 9, 2010.   more… 

  

Geneva-based non-governmental organization U.N. Watch, referring to what diplomats say is strong pressure from Beijing that has led to some 20 countries saying they will not attend the Nobel ceremony, urged her not to “kowtow” to China, which says Liu is a criminal” — Robert Evans, “U.N. rights chief urges governments to free dissenters, Dec. 9, 2010.   more…

 


 

Leon Saltiel, da ONG UN Watch, também elogiou as declarações de Dilma, mas espera que a mudança seja mais ampla. Só esperamos que a mudança ocorra na prática, nas votações, disse.” Jamil Chade, “Europa e ONGs elogiam posição de Dilma sobre Irã, Dec. 10, 2010.  (UN Watch’s Leon Saltiel welcoming indications that new Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will vote to condemn Iranian human rights violations.)   more…


Controversial UN Committee in Disarray
Ben Evansky, December 9, 2010
The chairman of a controversial U.N. follow up committee that reviewed last year’s Gaza conflict between Israel and Palestinian terrorist groups for the much maligned UN Human Rights Council recently resigned, citing a busy schedule… [This followed a report by] the Swiss based non-governmental organization UN Watch that stated German jurist Christian Tomuschat had performed legal work for Yasser Arafat, ‘had frequently compared Israeli actions with the ‘barbarism’ and ‘inferno’ of World War II; and had repeatedly accused Israel of ‘state terrorism.’