US Furious Over Another Scathing UN Report On Israeli Abuses

Just days after a U.N. report accusing Israel of apartheid was pulled because of U.S. pressure, another U.N. agency issued a new criticism.
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    A United Nations rights expert issued a scathing report criticizing Israel’s policies Monday, just a few days after the world body withdrew a report that accused Israel of “apartheid” against Palestinians after U.S. and Israeli pressure.

    In the report, Michael Lynk, the U.N. special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, charged Israel with “the subjugation of humanity” in Palestine and intensifying a crackdown on human rights campaigners.

    Lynk made the claims in a report presented to the U.N. human rights council during the Geneva-based body’s mandated session on Israel, known as Agenda Item Seven. Israel is the only country targeted with a dedicated rights council agenda item.

    He decried how Israel’s “illegal settlement enterprise has moved at an alarming pace” since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency in January, calling the practice a “flagrant violation” of international law.

    His report also pointed to how the illegal settlement building is accompanied by “high rates of demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.”

    Israel and its supporters, notably in Washington, have repeatedly highlighted Agenda Item Seven as evidence of the council’s credibility gap, arguing it cannot be effective while disproportionately targeting Israel.

    The U.S. has taken those concerns to the next level, with its top diplomat Rex Tillerson publicly threatening to withdraw from the council over its “biased agenda item against Israel.”

    The U.S. and Israel boycotted Monday’s session that saw a group of majority Muslim nations repeatedly denounce Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

    Lynk’s scathing findings were issued days after U.N. official Rima Khalaf resigned over another report in which she accused Israel of being an “apartheid state.”

    Khalaf, a Jordanian national, said she had resisted a request from U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to withdraw the report. She claimed that “powerful member states” had pressured the world body and its chief with “vicious attacks and threats.”

    The Trump administration had demanded that the report by U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia be withdrawn and threatened cuts in funding to the world body.

    However, as part of its obligations under the Israeli agenda item, Guterres’ office presented its latest findings to the council Monday.

    “Chronic violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by all parties have persisted,” the secretary-general’s office said, condemning Israel over settlement expansion among other offenses.

    Washington funds roughly a quarter of all U.N. activities but Trump’s initial budget proposal foresees significant reductions.

     © teleSUR


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    • Lie_Buster

      Wrong headline. The US is NOT furious over the apartheid report. God’s chosen white supremacists are furious and when they get furious at something, everyone must fall in line and pretend to be equally as furious, lest you be labeled an antisemite and blow your chances for just about any position you worked your butt off to earn.

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    • imbroglio

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    • TeeJae

      The more belligerent they act, the more criticism they’ll face. Glad the world is finally waking up.

      • tapatio

        Criticism isn’t enough. We need bodies in the streets. I remember the fear on the faces of cops and the expensive suits when confronted by thousands of us on Washington streets 45 years ago. That is even more effective in European capitols than here in the US.

        Consider using these discussions as a way to educate people and motivate them to action.

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    • Pemba Sherpa

      another toothless condemning with no consequences whatsoever. However, reports which do mean something are quickly withdrawn. UN chief is accomplice to apartheid and grave human right violation committed by illegal regime of israel.

      calling U.N. chief Antonio Guterres disgraceful puppet clown is a complimenting him.
      Resign and die, please, in that order.

    • tapatio

      Just ran across this poem by a Palestinian girl in Gaza, written during the 2014 Jewiish massacre of Palestinians. Just thought I’d repost it………………….

      Running Orders
      Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

      They call us now.
      Before they drop the bombs.
      The phone rings
      and someone who knows my first name
      calls and says in perfect Arabic
      “This is David.”
      And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
      still smashing around in my head
      I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
      They call us now to say
      You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
      Your house is next.
      They think of it as some kind of
      war time courtesy.
      It doesn’t matter that
      there is nowhere to run to.
      It means nothing that the borders are closed
      and your papers are worthless
      and mark you only for a life sentence
      in this prison by the sea
      and the alleyways are narrow
      and there are more human lives
      packed one against the other
      more than any other place on earth
      Just run.
      We aren’t trying to kill you.
      It doesn’t matter that
      you can’t call us back to tell us
      the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
      that there’s no one here
      except you and your children
      who were cheering for Argentina
      sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
      counting candles left in case the power goes out.
      It doesn’t matter that you have children.
      You live in the wrong place
      and now is your chance to run
      to nowhere.
      It doesn’t matter
      that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
      to find your wedding album
      or your son’s favorite blanket
      or your daughter’s almost completed college application
      or your shoes
      or to gather everyone in the house.
      It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
      It doesn’t matter who you are
      Prove you’re human.
      Prove you stand on two legs.

    • tapatio

      A PDF of the full report can be found here. It might be a good idea to download it since the US will probably try to make the report vanish.

      Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967,Michael Lynk

      • Good advice to download before it disappears…


        • tapatio

          You’re welcome. I’ve bookmarked many documents that should have been permanent, only to return to a 404 (not found). The US and Israelis are excellent at intimidation and even hacking.

          • Absolutely. I began downloading such kinds of documents myself a few years ago. Like the Chelsea Manning/Wikileaks dump. And the 2008 bankster scam dumps. ETC. I do the same on youtube, etc. when I see something that I just know is going to piss someone off.

            Howard Zinn would really be alarmed to see who all is in the WH now. It’s hard to tell which of them are the scariest. But all together they are Tolkien’s Sauron in carnate.

            Caught this video today on Bannon.

            • tapatio

              There’s no way of knowing what’s going to happen in Washington now. That was the one advantage with clinton – she was fairly predictable and knew the processes. This clown circus, led by an orangutan, could do anything at any time.

              The most important thing today is to keep posting and informing people of the truth. No matter what sort of action will be required in the future, many more people will be needed.

              • Of course you’re right. Still how do you convince a herd of sheeple when they elected this “orangutan” in the first place, while most of their sheeple opposition wanted to have another Clinton in the WH? The indoctrination is so frickin powerful. not to mention the political irony. People honestly feel threatened by the thought of losing their “Super Bowl”, their shopping privileges, their for-profit health-insurance, because they’ve been so propagandized to equate that to being free and civilized. Convinced so easily that we are all socialist radical terrorists, on the verge of bringing the “free world” some kind of Stalin-styled Russian communism to defeat their capitalist democracy for the 1%.

                Bannon will feed this fire like no other I think.

                I hit my random movie option last night to let KODI pick one of my films for me and it came up “Logan’s Run”. I hadn’t seen it in a while. I always liked it mostly for the hollywood aspects; who stars in it mostly (Fawcett, Agutter, Ustinov, York). Really I never saw it as a legitimate possible dystopian future. Any more so than “Soylent Green”. But in recent years, especially with the environment, GMOs, Transhumanism, etc. upon us, I have no doubt widened my pessimism to consider such horrible scenarios. In the opening scene where the people of the day are watching their nightly “Carousel”, it really struck me for the first time just how really like us those people of the future are. So ready to accept their rigidly-controlled society and 30 year lifespan. No longer even caring or even curious to know what may exist “outside” their petty lives. Michael York when he first meets Agutter and he finds her curiosity so amusing. Then dangerous even. I got creepy-crawling up my spine thinking about what Snowden revealed. Like another film of mine I rewatched recently, which always makes me angry to watch, and which I really recommend everyone seeing, “In ascolto” (2008- also known as “The Listening”).

                Even my dreams seemed to have become more violent in nature. revolutionarily-speaking. But that is not how we will convince the sheeple; through anger and violence. I don’t believe. Not yet at least. So meanwhile, like you, I solicit the truth with as much evidence and articulation as I can muster between spats of anger and impatience.

                I am glad at least to know there are others like us still…

                • tapatio

                  I retired in 2010. This is my third identity posting on these blogs, partly because of death threats and partly because I was a bit too aggressive at first. I post on several different sites, depending on the subject matter of their articles on any given day. I ONLY post to articles which relate to predatory capitalism and its mechanisms – like Israel, the Pentagon, etc. Predatory capitalism, specifically the predatory nature of Judaism (which is the source of an incredible amount of corruption in the West)

                  I do post on other, “pet” subjects, which relate to my personal interests. You’ve probably seen my little remarks about “James Wherry” on Mint Press. I see him, his “life-style” (sxx predator) and career (ambulance chasing shyster and US Army “Civil Affairs” – read: psychological warfare) as the perfect example of the gutter filth that represents Zionism. He was stupid enough to use his real name and photo and, with my wife’s old connections, I did a background on him after he had been trolling me for a while.

                  Over the last seven years, I’ve received at least 50 responses, telling me that I have changed the person’s way of thinking – their perceptions. I see myself as a mid-level activist. I know people who do this full-time. I have a wife, hobby farm, kids, grandkids and cats, all of which come first. I also am active in BDS, which takes up a fair amount of time.

                  But, I do view blogging as a JOB, just as I view BDS as a JOB. It’s a way of trying to provide a more secure future for my grandchildren and those of everyone else and, MAYBE, avoid civil war in the US. I am not the sort that looks forward to a civil war. It’s dangerous, there won’t be any more auto-deposits from our 401k’s or SS, the internet and satellite TV will go to HeII and I won’t have my favorite cereal or cookies. Not fun.

                  There is a chance that, given enough work, by enough people, that nightmare can be avoided. The United States is the key. The predatory capitalists MUST have a “zombie” country that they can control to use as an enforcer. Once, that was England. Now, it’s America. They have stolen OUR political power, OUR economy, OUR military. So long as the Rothschilds and all of their minions can keep those stolen assets, they have power. Kick them out of the United States in such a way that they can’t move to China or Russia or India – and they are finished.

                  The way to do that is by making Washington more afraid of the American people than it is of the Jewish criminals and their Gentile sycophants. After I returned from Vietnam, I became an activist. I’ve seen the fear on the faces of official Washington when confronted by tens of thousands. Now, with the internet, we can bring out hundreds of thousands, even a million+. Their batons, pepper spray and guns become meaningless because one whiff of that sort of barbarity against masses of Americans and the people WILL tear them to pieces.

                  WE destroyed Rhodesia and Apartheid South Africa. WE ended the Southeast Asian holocaust. WE helped motivate Russia to send Cuban troops to Central Africa to oust genocidal war-lords. WE (not only Americans) have accomplished a great deal.

                  All it takes is patience, persistence, a little
                  skill and time. We could also use a bullet-proof set of Kennedy
                  Brothers/Castro/Che Guevara/the Ortegas of Nicaragua/whoever – for leadership and a charismatic
                  focal-point. But, we can’t give up or go zipping off to dissipate our energy on
                  futile gestures.

                  Give it a bit of a think and do what you can, what fits your life, to help the future.

                  • Thanks for sharing! Thanks for caring!

                    • tapatio


            • TeeJae

              How do you save/download a YouTube video?

              • I don’t keep up with everything that can do the job, but probably the most widely used browser extension is called “Video Download Helper”. Available for Chrome and Firefox, probably others like Safari. In your browser go to your Addons/Extensions/Plugins and look for the search option to find more. Type in the name. I also use a stand-alone program from a company called Freemake when I just want the audio track from a video. There are others out there. When installing pay close attention to the install process, some of these “free” programs want to install 3rd party stuff (that’s how they make theirs free). You can get around those attempts. you just have to watch for them during the process; checkboxes, etc. Finally there are some 3rd party extensions for your browser too that also have stand-alone programs like Ant download manager, which I have but keep disabled and only use it when nothing else seems to work. Ant tends to want to run in the background all the time, and can sometimes interfere with normal downloading like when you upgrade some piece of software . Another 3rd party video downloader can be found at all you have to do here is go to the page and paste the video address in and you get several options on how to proceed. I use that website and the Video Download Helper mostly. There are lots of others, some better than others, and free or not they all want something from you so pay attention to what they’re doing. It’s also a good idea to have not only a virus program like AVG, but one or two Malware programs available to help you watch for clandestine stuff. And you also have to watch that sometimes virus programs like AVG will claim a problem when there isn’t one (false-positive). In those cases do a google search for the downloader and look for forums, etc with opinions on such stuff, reviews, etc. People like sharing their knowledge, whether it’s any good or not… (as we all know during our imperial elections, and before and after too)

                Hope that helps.

                • TeeJae

                  Wow, lots of great info. Thank you so much!

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      • Bill Manus

        Thanks for the link

        • tapatio

          You’re welcome.

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