Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Arab states, where are your Jews?
That paragon of virtue, the UN Council for Human Rights, frequently accuses Israel of 'apartheid' and 'ethnic cleansing', in the hope that if you repeat a lie often enough, it will stick.
If there is one man who is inured to the international verbal lynch mob, it is UN Watch representative Hillel Neuer. At the 20 March session, his speech was interrupted by Egypt, Palestine and Pakistan, but he managed to reduce the chamber to silence with one sentence: 'Where are your Jews?'
'The Arab world used to be full of Jews', he said. 'Algeria once had 140,000. Algeria, where are your Jews? Egypt had 75,000. Egypt, where are your Jews?' And so he went on, enumerating all the Arab states sitting on the Council.
If that was proof of 'ethnic cleansing', to single out the world's one Jewish state was 'apartheid'.
'Where is the apartheid, Mr President?' asked Neuer.
There came no answer from The UN Human Rights Council.