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Several Jewish groups to rally in Geneva in protest against demonization of Israel by the United Nations Human Rights Council

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GENEVA— Several Jewish and pro-Israel organisations will rally in Geneva on March 18 to protest against the demonization of Israel by the UN and especially by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which is based in the Swiss city. 

The protest rally is organized by UN Watch, an NGO whose mandate is ”to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its own Charter.”

On that day, the 47-nation UNHRCl is planning to launch an unprecedented assault against Israel  when the Jewish state will be singled out for an entire day, a  pariah treatment meted out to no other nation—as th Council will present seven separate reports alleging Israeli war crimes. The UNHRC will release the report of their Commission of Inquiry into Israel’s “large-scale assault” on “civilian” Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border.

t will also release a report on the blacklist of companies who do business over the Green Line, which is considered by UN Watch as ‘’an act of economic warfare against Israel and its allies which does nothing to further human rights.” ”The  U.N. should not devote further resources to this charade,” said the organization.

According to UN Watch, the March 18th assault will culminate in five biased resolutions condemning Israel. Iran, North Korea and Syria will get only one resolution each, while there will be none on Turkey, Zimbabwe, China, Pakistan and other oppressive régimes, the organisation noted.

B’nai B’rith Europe, which is one of the groups supporting the protest demonstration organized by UN Watch in Geneva next week at the Place des Nations facing te UN Human Rights Council building,  said ‘’it’s time to react and protest against these UN injustices, against this demonization of the Jewish state, against the betrayal of their own founding values.’’

Serge Dahan, President of B’nai B’rith Europe,  called on members and friends of his organization to come to Geneva and protest against the UN Human Rights Council.


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