Trending UN Watch tweets from this past month: The UN’s economic and social council singles out Israel as the only country in the world that violates women’s rights; Executive Director Hillel Neuer exposes the Islamic bloc’s silence on China’s detention of 1 million Muslim Uyghurs; Miss Iraq Sarah Idan addresses the UN on Arab-Israeli peace; and UN Watch reveals that several UN Human Rights Council members have laws that call for killing gays.
UN Watch’s breaking news on the UN’s singling out of Israel on women’s rights was shared by thousands around the world, including by opinion leaders such as Nikki Haley, former US Ambassador to the UN; Rachel Riley, British TV presenter; Andrew Beatty, Editor at Agence France-Presse; Hermann Tertsch, Member of European Parliament from Spain; Harold Albrecht & Anthony Housefather, Canadian Members of Parliament.
No Joke: the U.N. just condemned Israel as the world's only violator of women's rights, backed by votes of council members Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan & Yemen.https://t.co/s94KsS50gH
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) July 24, 2019
It amazes me how the U.N. condones votes like these. It is a total mockery of human rights to allow Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, and Yemen to name Israel as the world’s only violator of women’s rights. #Embarrassing https://t.co/VOr20Ma9Po
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) July 25, 2019
Thousands of people shared Neuer’s tweet exposing the truth behind a CNN Politics tweet claiming that the US vote opposing the BDS movement was “divisive.” Opinion leaders who shared the tweet include Richard Grenell, US Ambassador to Germany; Carla Zambelli, Brazilian politician; Bas Belder, former Dutch Member of European Parliament; and Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun reporter and National Post commentator.
“Divisive”? The vote was 398 to 17. https://t.co/0Bgc3QA0Ll
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) July 24, 2019
Neuer silenced the UN Human Rights Council when he exposed the Islamic bloc’s failure to condemn China’s detention of Uyghur Muslims. The video of his UN speech has been seen over 154,000 times so far on Twitter, and was shared by many, including Mehreen Zahra-Malik, New York Times Contributor; Maziar Bahari, Canadian-Iranian journalist; Gaurav Arya, Indian journalist and strategic defense analyst; Arun Pudur; Indian businessman; Ashraf Haidari, Afghan diplomat; Tarek Fatah, Canadian-Pakistani journalist; and Bas Belder, former Dutch Member of European Parliament.
I asked the UNHRC: "We just heard from Pakistan—on behalf of 57 Islamic States—about Islamophobia. Yet if they truly care about Muslims, why have they failed to bring a single resolution for 1 million Muslims being detained in camps and persecuted for their religion by China?" pic.twitter.com/dRIZs37eov
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) July 12, 2019
When Neuer exposed that the UN Human Rights Council is composed of members that formally discriminate against gay people, thousands of people were outraged. The tweet was liked by SNL star Sarah Silverman, and shared by people including Frida Ghitis, CNN And Washington Post Contributor; Alan Eyre, US diplomat for Persian-language services; Juan Carlos Girauta, Spanish Member of European Parliament; Volker Beck, German politician; Maxime Bernier, Canadian Member of Parliament; Beatrix von Storch, German politician; and Pilar Rahola, Spanish journalist and former Member of Parliament.
These countries' laws call to kill gays:
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) July 5, 2019
After Syria, Pakistan, Qatar & the PLO attacked Israel with accusations of “grave violations of human rights” at the UN Human Rights Council, Miss Iraq Sarah Idan took the floor. The video, which has been seen over 268,000 times on Facebook and 75,000 times on Twitter, was also shared on Twitter by influential leaders such as Michaela Engelmeier, German politician; Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun reporter and National Post commentator; and George Deek, Israeli diplomat.
Wow! Rare moment of truth at the UN as Miss Iraq Sarah Idan calls out Hamas terrorism, antisemitism taught in Muslim countries, and biased media.
THREAD: "Two years ago, I represented Iraq at Miss Universe. I posted a photo with Miss Israel on social media…" pic.twitter.com/iIGDy0gr6p
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) July 2, 2019
An inspiring story about a Muslim medic saving an Israeli woman’s life was seen by thousands around the world. Thought leaders who shared the story include Björn Stritzel, BILD reporter; Yasmine Mohammed, Canadian human rights activist; and Tarek Fatah, Canadian-Pakistani journalist.
Incredible story from Israel: Shahar Kugelmas was injured in a car crash, her heart stopped beating, and she was declared dead; but Muawiya Kabha, a Muslim paramedic, refused to give up & amazingly brought her back to life. Watch him tell the story—at her wedding. ☪️✡️☮️ https://t.co/lgXEpyzMq2
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) July 14, 2019