Tuesday, June 01, 2010

UN draft resolution condemning Israel

There has been an 'urgent debate' of the UN Human Rights Council. Arab & Islamic Blocs have prepared a Resolution condemning Israel's 'raid on the Flotilla'.

Below is the draft resolution submitted this morning by the Islamic and Arab blocs, co-sponsored with the Palestinian delegation. It calls for another 'Goldstone Report'-style inquiry, to perpetuate and increase global political pressure on Israel. Because they enjoy an automatic majority from the council's non-democracies like China, Cuba, and Russia, the resolution is certain to pass. Changes might come if the EU pushes for it.

To date, the 47-nation council - to which Colonel Qaddafi's Libyan dictatorship and slave-holding Mauritania were just elected - has devoted 33 out of its 40 censure resolutions to Israel, as well as six out of its nine special sessions dealing with countries. By contrast, well-publicised killings of innocent civilians this year in Iran, China, and Nigeria have been met with a yawn, indifference, and inaction.

Beneath the Human Rights Council's Resolution is the UN Security Council statement which was adopted early this morning in New York.

(NB Typos are from original text)

Draft Resolution L.1
Submitted on 1 June 2010 at 10.01 am
By Pakistan (Organization of the Islmaic Conference), Sudan (Arab Group), and Palestine

Agenda Item 1

The Grave Attacks by Israeli Forces Against the Humanitarian Boat Convoy

Guided by the purposes and the principles of the United Nations Charter, as well as by the provisions of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights,

Taking into consideration the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention for the protection of civilian persons in times of war of 12 August 1949,

Emphasizing the importance of the safety and well-being of all civilians including humanitarian personnel,

Expressing grave concern also at the deepening humanitarian crisis in Occupied Gaza,

Emphasizing the need to ensure sustained and regular flow of goods and people into Occupied Gaza and welcoming the initiatives aimed at creating and opening humanitarian corridors and other mechanisms for the sustained delivery of humanitarian aid;

1. Condemns in the strongest terms possible the outrageous attack by the Israeli forces against the humanitarian flotilla of ships which resulted in the killing and injuring of many innocent civilians from different countries;

2. Deeply deplores the loss of life of innocent civilians and expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families;

3. Requests the ICRC to seek and provide information on the whereabouts status and condition of the detained and injured persons

4. Demands the Occupying Power Israel to immediately release all detained men and material and facilitate their safe return to their homelands.

5. Calls upon the Occupying power Israel to ensure the unimpeded provision of humanitarian assistance, including of food, fuel and medical treatment to the occupied Gaza strip;

6. Welcomes the statements of the Secretary General UN and the High Commissioner for Human Rights condemning the Israeli attacks and calls for the full accountability and credible independent inquiries into these attacks.

7. Decides to dispatch an independent international fact finding mission to investigate violations of international law resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance.

8. Decides to remain seized of this matter.


U.N. Security Council Statement on Gaza Flotilla

June 1, 2001

The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to Gaza. The Council, in this context, condemns those acts which resulted in the loss of at least ten civilians and many wounded, and expresses its condolences to their families.

The Security Council requests the immediate release of the ships as well as the civilians held by Israel. The Council urges Israel to permit full consular access, to allow the countries concerned to retrieve their deceased and wounded immediately, and to ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance from the convoy to its destination.

The Security Council takes note of the statement of the UN Secretary-General on the need to have a full investigation into the matter and it calls for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards.

The Security Council stresses that the situation in Gaza is not sustainable. The Council re-emphasizes the importance of the full implementation of Resolutions 1850 and 1860. In that context, it reiterates its grave concern at the humanitarian situation in Gaza and stresses the need for sustained and regular flow of goods and people to Gaza as well as unimpeded provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance throughout Gaza.

The Security Council underscores that the only viable solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an agreement negotiated between the parties and re-emphasizes that only a two-State solution, with an independent and viable Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbours, could bring peace to the region.

The Security Council expresses support for the proximity talks and voices concern that this incident took place while the proximity talks are underway and urges the parties to act with restraint, avoiding any unilateral and provocative actions, and all international partners to promote an atmosphere of cooperation between the parties and throughout the region.

(Blessings to UN Watch)


Anonymous Stuart said...

Bloomin' Tossers...

1 June 2010 at 18:23  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

And your point is?

1 June 2010 at 19:00  
Blogger Henry Wood said...

The point is the UNHRC is a corrupt body filled with the representatives of despotic regimes from all parts of the globe. The latest one to be elected was Libya! Yes, the same Libya whose embassy staff murdered a UK police officer; the same Libya that arranged the bombing of Pan Am 103; the same Libya which only this year kidnapped EU and Swiss residents because it did not like the fact Gaddaffi's son was investigated by Swiss police for beating two servants.
Despite pleas from numerous NGOs asking that Libya's nomination be voted against, the EU and the US went along with it. Not only did the US Ambassador fail to voice any concern, she praised the UNHRC for its "record". Go look up its record if you need to ask what the point is.
I would ask, "What is the point of the UN?"

1 June 2010 at 19:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binyamin Netanyahu and the members of his right-wing government have failed to understand the magnitude of the success they have given the Palestinian people and the Arab and Muslim nations with the massacre of the Freedom Flotilla. Yes, we have lost 20 martyrs but we have gained the support of more than 70 million people in Turkey

1 June 2010 at 19:22  
Anonymous Christian Socialist said...

Personally, I have not knowingly bought Israeli produce for many years and I call upon all right-thinking people to do the same. Don't fall for the line about a boycott impacting the Palestinians - this situation needs to be brought to a head now so that these people can see that the international community stands for justice, not repression.

1 June 2010 at 19:24  
Blogger Henry Wood said...

Personally I buy everything I possibly can sourced from Israel. BTW, I hope your Israeli boycott also includes Israeli inventions and advancements, eh? Including, but not limited to:

Agriculture: Drip irrigation systems
Computer Technology: Intel Pentium Chips, Core components of MS Windows, XP and Vista, Firewall software (by the IDF); Google's search algorithm, the first instant messaging platform
Humanitarian: Tsunami detection systems
Medical: Clear Light Acne treatment, Copayone treatments, Mirabel breast cancer detection, GiVen Pill Cam for GI imaging, Computerized Prescription systems
Telecommunications; Cell phone, camera phone chip technology, voicemail.

That's just for starters... go read a little about what this cruel country has given the world:

And just think, one day there will be an end to this creative country if Hamas (and its supporters) have their way.

1 June 2010 at 19:38  
Blogger Anoneumouse said...

Israel should respond by recognising the Kurdish nation.

1 June 2010 at 19:43  
Blogger Henry Wood said...

Yes, they should, Anoneumouse, and they should also table a resolution at the UNHRC condemning the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the murderous Islamic Ottoman empire.

1 June 2010 at 19:48  
Anonymous There is only one God said...

The Jews cry self-defence, complaining about the fact that the activists on the boat were armed and intent on violence. Unless I have misunderstood, it was Jewish commandos who dropped onto the ships, in full combat gear, fully armed. The assault also took place in international waters. The aggression came unequivocally from the Jews (no surprise there.) Their defence of their actions would be laughable if it wasn't disgusting given the events which have unfolded.

The Zionist crusaders also say that the activists were told that they could be escorted to an Israeli port and the aid delivered to Gaza. Can they explain therefore why much more aid is not allowed through or, preferably, why the barbaric blockade cannot lifted?

All the proposed sanctions threatened against Iran should be put into place immediately against the Zionists, the only true aggressors in the Middle East.

1 June 2010 at 19:54  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Closer to home...

British jews continued their support for zionist Camerons coalition, pressing ahead regardless with Englands destruction.

Prince Charles, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and Chris Patten. The names present at the hand over of Hong Kong to non-democracy China, ignoring the Chinese Government in exile on the island of Taiwan as being the Imperial power Britain signed the 150yr treaty with.

By contrast well-publicised killings of innocent Whites in former African colonies, have been met with a yawn indifference and inaction. Regardless of our cripling national debt, aid continues to despotic former colonies.

Changes might come if we remove ourselves from the EU & UN in the meantime since there is little hope under our present europhile regimes, I guess I agree with you cranny, we all have sob stories.

1 June 2010 at 19:54  
Anonymous len said...

Hamas certainly knows how to manipulate the media and will use 'martyrs' as'cannon fodder' to do so!

Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Alfredo Mantica called the international flotilla to the Gaza Strip a "provocation". However, he did not justify the Israeli course of action.

"The manner of the response is debatable, but to think that it would all pass without Israeli action is naiveté on the part of the organizers. I believe someone wanted to see how harsh Israel's response would be," he said. (AFP)

1 June 2010 at 20:31  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Christian Socialist at 19.24 - As a Christian, I shall be purchasing Israeli goods when, and wherever possible.

Whereas, anything with the taint of Mohammad, in any shape or form, will NOT be entertained, ever!

1 June 2010 at 20:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Bred in the Bone at 19:54. How the euSSR has the gall to show its face in any discussion concerning 'occupation' or human rights is a mystery.

I am thoroughly ashamed that traitors who purport to represent my country participate in the charade and act as front-men for the euSSR. Btw-do they practice 'whipped' voting on this Council as well?

1 June 2010 at 20:53  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

I shall continue purchasing Chinese and Indian cheap crap and tat and planting vegetables just to survive, like Cubans do.

Zionist big brother technology can be thrown in the recycling bin, lets see what the Mumbai kids can make with it!

1 June 2010 at 21:00  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Your Grace,

Imagine if England was the victim of daily rocket attacks and suicide bombings- wouldn't we be a little bit determined (liberal democrats aside) to give the fellows what for? Perhaps they should have simply used a sub on the flotilla of enemy ships?
Clearly the Israeli people acted in self defence.

The only problem is that they have played into the hands of the Hamas and the left/liberal guardian reading types.

1 June 2010 at 21:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Clearly the Israeli people acted in self defence. '

Murdering innocent people is 'acting in self defence'?

1 June 2010 at 22:12  
Blogger English Viking said...


How right you are, and none of the halal muck neither.

Christian Socialist,

I'm not entirely sure how it is possible to be both, and to stand with mohammedans against the Lord's own people speaks volumes. I suppose you are one of those 'Christians' that think buggery is ok, too?

1 June 2010 at 22:32  
Blogger English Pensioner said...

I just don't know why the UK bothers to belong to the United Nations, its simply a waste of time and money. There is no prestige in belonging, every Tom, Dick and Harry can be a member!
I wonder how much this country would save if they simply resigned? Apart from the "subscription" costs, think of the saving on all those diplomats and travel costs, along with the waste of our senior politicians' time. Cameron wants savings - here is a big one.

1 June 2010 at 22:59  
Blogger Rebel Saint said...

The UN is now the diplomatic corp of the Islamic Conference.

1 June 2010 at 23:29  
Anonymous len said...

How many times would you have to be hit over the head with an iron bar before you considered defending yourself?

2 June 2010 at 00:12  
Blogger JamesD'Troy said...

Sometimes I have to look to the words of others to clarify the capacity for the evil, lies, and vice of the UN, BBC, MSM, OIC, and all too much of Europe.

"We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the neverending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is."
— John Steinbeck (East of Eden)

"Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side."
James Russell Lowell

2 June 2010 at 00:23  
Anonymous len said...

The rapid growth of anti-Semitism is seen clearly in the UN. The tiny nation of Israel has much less than one-half of one percent of the world’s population, yet she takes up about a third of the UN’s time and energies, mostly resulting in condemnations. The UN still passes about thirty anti-Israel resolutions every year. The UN, who should be the paragon of fairness, has often openly supported Israel’s enemies. When Israel pushed into Lebanon in 1982 to root out the PLO, she was amazed to find the UN facility there being used as a terrorist training base.

2 June 2010 at 00:33  
Blogger Gnostic said...

I watched those innocents wielding metal bars or whatever. What part of the boat did they cannibalise at a few minutes notice to arm themselves? I saw how they were frightened and overcome by a mob of two abseiling Israelis. I saw the valiant peaceniks in the process of attempting to beat the crap out of the overwhelming odds of boarding party to death. The rest of the "crew" seemed to be queueing up on the deck with weapons in hand in order to show how peaceful their intentions were.

I'm not condoning what the Israelis did. They got tangoed because they allowed themselves to be provoked by a bunch of thugs looking for a confrontation to "show" the world what victims Muslims, especially Palestinians, are at the hands of those awful Israelis. And the Israelis performed as expected. When attacked they retaliated. But then, if someone came at me bringing peace with metal bars and knives I'd kick arse too.

Peace activists my left buttock. That was an armed mob intent on harm.

2 June 2010 at 06:30  
Blogger D. Singh said...

James D'Troy

Outstanding quote.

2 June 2010 at 08:10  
Anonymous martin sewell said...

Why would it take 800 people to deliver "humanitarian aid" in a few ships? Are there not enough people in Gaza to unload them?

Let's all recognise a political stunt when we see one.

2 June 2010 at 08:21  
Blogger Graham Davis said...

The Christian/Zionist alliance is alive and well and as with yesterdays thread offers a totally one sided view of the truth. Before I rant let it be known that I consider Islam to be even more loathsome than the rest of you.

So many here see the world through a prism utterly distorted by their own faith. They happily maintain a feud with Islam that has been continuing for more than a thousand years. They are informed by the myths and unsubstantiated events of ancient history and quote scripture to support their claims. Scripture that is no more reliable than the Sunday Sport but perhaps they believe that too.

They brush aside the lives of the population of the Gaza Strip as if they were swatting flies. Hamas had only a slender majority in the last parliamentary election in a turnout of around 70%, which means that the majority of the population do not actively support it. Yet all must suffer collective punishment (who does that remind you off)?

The state of Israel, although founded without the consent of the people who lived on the land it now occupies, is an established fact and its citizens can expect to be protected from terrorist attack but only if they stop defying UN resolutions and stop building settlements in occupied land and accede to the demand for a viable Palestinian state and are willing at the very least to share control of Jerusalem.

Whatever the politics, humanitarian welfare should be at the heart of any policy in the region. The fact that Christians who claim this “god given” moral authority are willing to sanction acts of such cruelty in the name of their shared religions shows how morally bankrupt many who post here really are. Shame on you!

2 June 2010 at 09:14  
Anonymous bluedog said...

Your Grace

Your humble communicant nominates Prime Minister Erdogan of the Islamic Republic of Turkey for an Academy Award - Best Actor.

To see this odious thug denouncing Israel and expressing his 'outrage' is truly sickening. Why, the man can scarcely conceal his joy, the Gaza Flotilla debacle has his finger prints all over it. Its a tragedy that the Israelis fell for the bait.

Now that Erdogan has implicitly declared Turkey to be diplomatic enemy of the West, why do we keep him in NATO? I guess its for the Bosporus Straits rather than for the pleasure of Erdogan's company. Even more worrying for the Western position, Turkey is a partner in the F35 fighter project, for which the UK is a key member too, along with Australia and Canada. Do we really want Turkey armed with the best of The West when Erdogan may 'lend' his quota of aircraft to friends in Syria and Iran.

It must be time for another military coup in Turkey before Ataturk's legacy is lost forever.

And Graham Davis, the 'feud' with Islam was started by Mahommed, read his book.

2 June 2010 at 09:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dalek Davis doesn't need to read, bluedog. He acknowledges no authority outside his own circuitry.

2 June 2010 at 09:31  
Blogger Graham Davis said...

Come on bluedog you’ll have to do better than “he started it” that’s the morality of the playground.

Anon: “exterminate exterminate”! will sound more convincing coming from your side of the fence.

2 June 2010 at 09:48  
Anonymous Jimmy Stewart said...

The aid convoy was in international waters and as such was not doing anything illegal when it was stormed by the Israeli military. If indeed some people on board the ship attempted to defend themselves or to fend off the Israeli attack by firing weapons, in my view they were justified as the Israeli´s had no right to board the ships.

It´s about time the international community stand up to the cowardly and murderous Israeli regime that seems intent on perpetuating the conflict and spreading hate. Unfortunately, too many politicians around the world live in fear of the pro-Israeli lobbies (or more to the point, they fear losing the cash these lobbyists pay in exchange for being soft on Israel).

2 June 2010 at 09:52  
Blogger Scrigg said...

Bloody Zionists!

2 June 2010 at 10:03  
Blogger William said...

"Bloody Zionists!"

So would you be if you had just been clobbered by a metal bar.

2 June 2010 at 10:17  
Blogger Preacher said...

Logically the whole 'peace flotilla' operation was obviously a set up to provoke Global reaction against the Israelis. The aim as reported earlier was provocation & confrontation. The ships were loaded with people who had no reason to be there, were they UN observers? No, so why were they there? The whole operation was trumpeted from the house tops before it began in a succesful attempt to challenge Israel to react & they did. What would have been the result of Israel not reacting? More 'Peace' flotillas carrying arms. Even if this convoy had nothing of military value on it, it would have acted as a Trojan horse for future cargoes. The reaction of Israels forces were probably underestimated by the organizers of the expedition thus resulting in the violence & casualties, but the 'international' complement must have known that they were not going on a club med cruise, but into a disputed war zone, what did they expect? Let's face it, they were pawns & the blame belongs squarely on the shoulders of those who recruited them.

2 June 2010 at 10:23  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

William bleated...

"Bloody Zionists!"

So would you be if you had just been clobbered by a metal bar

Diddums! Did the nasty men have the nerve to resist?

They don't like it up 'em!

2 June 2010 at 11:49  
Blogger William said...

Mr Hyatt said "They don't like it up 'em!"

Indeed they don't. Neither do I for that matter. You, on the other hand, appear to like it. Why else would you condone reinforcing an Islamic terrorist organisation? I suppose there are stranger perversions around.

2 June 2010 at 12:45  
Anonymous Voyager said...

The League...sorry UN.......has gone the same way as its predecessor. It was originally the means by which Big Powers legitimised their power - a sort of Congress of Vienna.

It has decayed with each tinpot decolonised tribal dictatorship seeking to shout and squawk and extort money from an obliging richer power. Saudi Arabia must be dishing out patrimony in competition with Iran and China.

The League had some nice buildings in Geneva, I am less impressed with those in New York.....but a budget hotel could be made out of that space, unless the land reverts to the Rockefellers after falling into disuse

2 June 2010 at 13:21  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

William asks...

'Why else would you condone reinforcing an Islamic terrorist organisation?'


Are you the ineffable Mark Regev - Israel's answer to Comical Ali - in disguise?

wv: scrote - I kid you not.

2 June 2010 at 13:41  
Blogger William said...

Mr Hyatt says Huh???

He seems dazed and confused. Perhaps he has been imbibing too much Socialist Unity?

2 June 2010 at 14:02  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

The Security Council’s statement:

‘The Council, in this context, condemns those acts which resulted in the loss of at least ten civilians and many wounded, and expresses its condolences to their families.’

The condemnation is prejudicial. No independent inquiry has established, employing the relevant standard of belief to examine a fast moving military operation, if the actions taken by the marines were justified.

Further, its expression of condolneces to the families is prejudicial to an inquiry.

Clearly, the Security Council is indicating that it does not desire a fair and reasonable examination of the actions taken by the officers in the operation.

I would also suggest that those posters indicating their support for the draft Resolution and the Security Council's statement are prejudiced.

2 June 2010 at 15:05  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

William - thanks for the link, which was new to me. You clearly are a busy chap! It has an interesting piece on a Zionist Federation demonstration getting support from the EDL and their support being welcomed by the Zionist Federation - or so says the EDL. I wouldn't believe a word the EDL but the floor is the Zionist Federation's to deny this (not that I'd believe anything they said either - all very confusing).

But it tends to confirm my theoryu that the real anti-semites are rather pro-Israel these days (useful untermensch?)

2 June 2010 at 15:12  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Hyatt states:

‘But it tends to confirm my theoryu that the real anti-semites are rather pro-Israel these days…’

Please present your evidence and explain the links between those who are pro-Israel and anti-Semitism.

Unless of course you are using the methodology of dialectical materialism: don’t waste my time.

2 June 2010 at 15:32  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

Mr Singh - Not sure I could 'do' dialectical materialism.

I did write a rather long reply but seem to have messed up posting it so forgive the short version. Of course many fascists remain explicitly anti-semitic and by extension are hostile to Israel. The BNP types are fly enough to realise (a) overt anti-semitism is box office poison (b) that although I don't suppose that they like Jews any better than before they hate Muslims even more than they hate Jews and (c) they like what Israel does - namely violence to Muslims. So they give - entirely cynical - support to Israel.

There are plenty of specifics. Just google BNP Israel for starters.

2 June 2010 at 16:18  
Anonymous TheGlovner said...

Singhy asking for evidence, have I wandered into a an alternative universe?

2 June 2010 at 20:33  
Anonymous bluedog said...

Voyager @ 13.21 - love your work.

2 June 2010 at 22:04  
Blogger William said...

Mr Hyatt says

"But it tends to confirm my theoryu that the real anti-semites are rather pro-Israel these days (useful untermensch?)"

and he uses the BNP as an example.

So to be properly anti-Semitic one needs to be pro-Israel. Therefore, someone who is pro-Jew can be identified when they seek to remove Israel from the face of the Earth. Thus vindicating Mr. Hyatt's support for Hamas. Nice. The perversions of socialist reasoning know no bounds.

3 June 2010 at 08:04  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr William


3 June 2010 at 08:21  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...

William burbles...

'So to be properly anti-Semitic one needs to be pro-Israel'.


'Therefore, someone who is pro-Jew can be identified when they seek to remove Israel from the face of the Earth'.

Nope. There is a distinction between being pro-Jew and being pro-Israel. Think about this. Take your time.

'Thus vindicating Mr. Hyatt's support for Hamas'.

Huh? Did I mention Hamas?

I can only recommend more tobacco with it. Or alternatively read what I actually said, not what you wanted me to say.

wv: twaftise - a good new word for what William is talking...

3 June 2010 at 17:51  
Blogger William said...

Mr Hyatt

Thanks for the advice.


3 June 2010 at 18:32  
Anonymous jeremy hyatt said...


Et cum spiritu tuo

wv: sealness - all very odd.

3 June 2010 at 18:38  

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