NATO names Stoltenberg next chief
The world just got that muchÂ more crazy and dangerous. (Tundra Tabloids)
Bowing to new pressure from the powerful Arab Group in the race to replace controversial official Richard Falk,Â the president of the U.N. Human Rights Council has decided to ignore the vetting committee’s official choice, and instead appoint Christine Chinkin â€” co-author of the Goldstone Report, and a law professor at the London School of Economics – as the UN’s next special rapporteur on “Israel’s violations of the bases and principles of international law.”
In a second highly controversial move,Â the president also announced that he would name Falk’s wife, former Turkish government adviser Hilal Elver, to another top U.N. human rights post.
The only power that can yet stop these outrageously partisan and problematic appointments before tomorrow’s plenary decision is the Obama Administration.
When council president Baudelaire Ndong Ella tomorrow moves the nominations,Â the U.S. â€” if it is to live up to its pledge to use its UNHRC membership to fight bias, politicization and double standards â€” must take the floor, call a vote, and vote No.–Click here to read more Â»
If the Israeli presence in the West Bank, and the “settlements” from 1967 on, are the root cause of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, then why does Article 14 of the 1964 PLO Charter call for the destruction of all of Israel?
Because Judea and Samaria had no recognized sovereign, apart from the Ottoman Empire, prior to the illegal Jordanian occupation, the current Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria cannot possibly be designated as illegal.
It seems therefore that nothing Israel offers that is less than 100% of its entire land — in other words if Israel agrees not to exist — will affect the Palestinian Authority’s willingness to make peace. (EoZ)