|The Omega Letter
Vol: 62 Issue: 16 - Thursday, November 16, 2006
If You Say It Enough Times, It Has To Be True
The third meeting of the new and improved United Nations Human Rights Committee concluded as did the first two -- with a condemnation of Israel.
The Committee expressed its dismay "at the continued violation by the occupying power, Israel, of the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory."
Now, I've got a map of Israel open in front of me right now. The Gaza Strip is ostensibly under Palestinian rule. The Israelis pulled out a year ago.
The West Bank's borders are more or less established. What territory remains in dispute is marginal by comparison.
So, what 'occupied Palestinian territory' is being 'occupied' by Israel that merits a three-for-three condemnation by the world's leading (alleged) guarantor of human rights? Near as I can tell by the map before me, the only territory currently 'occupied' by the Jews is called "Israel".
The UN Human Rights Council's webpage bears the banner headline announcing the purpose for calling a special session: "3rd Special session on Israeli military incursions in Occupied Palestinian Territory, 15 November 2006."
In it, the UNHRC demands "immediate protection of the Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. . . to refrain from violence against civilian population and to treat under all circumstances all detained combatants and civilians in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949."
That brings up another issue. The Geneva Conventions defines protected combatants as follows:
"Members of the armed forces, or , "militias...including those of organized resistance movements...having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance... conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war."
Since those who conduct terror operations against Israel or fire rockets into Israel from their own territory are neither identifiable 'from a distance' nor conducting operations in accordance with ANY laws or customs of war, WHY would the UN invoke the Geneva Conventions?
There is a bit of a hint to be found in the voting roster. Thirty-two nations voted for the condemnation.
They were: Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Gabon, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uruguay, and Zambia.
The mere fact that some of these nations are even ON the UN Human Rights Commission is mind-bending. China is one of the world's worst human rights abusers, right up there with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and, (good grief) Cuba!
So much attention is focused by the UN's condemnation of Israel on 'Occupied Palestinian Territory' that it MUST be true. Everybody says so. The Israelis are 'occupiers' and the Palestinian 'territories' are 'occupied'.
We discussed it earlier, but it really needs to be asked again. Where ARE the borders of the 'Palestinian territories' and what parts are being 'occupied' by israel? The only party to the conflict that has a clear answer to that question is Hamas. Hamas says that ALL of Israel is 'Occupied Palestinian Territory'.
But lunatic fringe aside, neither side has been able to negotiate a final border, so the question is unanswerable. Israel lives inside and along the Green Line. The Palestinians govern the rest.
At best, 'Occupied Palestinian Territory' is the territory the Palestinians CLAIM is 'occupied'. And that, alas, brings us back to the Hamas definition.
So, given that there is no firm definition of what is Palestinian territory and what is part of Israel, what is the UN Human Rights Commission claiming is 'occupied' by Israel?
The answer is, who cares? As long as it provides a reason to condemn Israel.
The UNHRC has only held three sessions since it was reborn as a new and improved version of the old one. All three of those sessions were convened to condemn Israel.
In the Sudan, the Islamic government is systematically slaughtering Christians and animists by the tens of thousands, but the UN Human Rights Commission has NEVER called a special session to condemn it.
Kim Jong il has systematically starved tens of thousands of North Koreans to finance his nuclear ambitions. The cruelty visited upon returning defectors by the regime is legendary in its scope and its viciousness. But nobody called for a special session to condemn North Korea.
The Saudis systematically imprison, torture and sometimes execute people for practicing Christianity. Their record of humans rights abuses against women is unparalleled. But not only have the Saudis escaped UNHRC scrutiny, the Saudis have a SEAT on the Committee!
It should be noted that Israel is the ONLY UN member-state prohibited from seeking membership on the UNHRC.
Let's review the incident that forced the UNHRC to drop everything, ignoring the rest of the world's genocidal madmen and their torture chambers, to turn their ponderous gaze upon Israel.
Hamas terrorists were firing rockets indiscriminately into Israeli civilian neighborhoods. After weeks of bombardment, Israel attacked what it thought was the terrorist launch point, but ended up killing 18 Palestinians who may or may not have been civilians.
Not one word of condemnation passed the UNHRC's lips for the terrorists who were deliberately targeting civilians inside Israel. But an entire special session devoted to condemning Israel for an ACCIDENTAL attack.
To argue Israel deliberately attacked the wrong target isn't just inane, its downright stupid. Israel doesn't need any more bad publicity.
The point is that, despite all the world's considerable human rights problems, the central focus of the new and improved UN Human Rights Commission is Israel, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ANY OTHER COUNTRY! It's had three sessions in its existence. Its issued three condemnations against Israel.
But it is the Palestinians who are targeting civilians on purpose.
It is so lopsided as to make one dizzy. Even the United States is beginning to use words like 'occupied Palestinian territory' to describe Israel.
It is more than coincidental that, with all the international problems facing the UN, it cannot tear its focus away from Israel.
It couldn't if it tried. They aren't even sure why they are so obsessed about it. They just are -- to the exclusion of all the rest of the world's problems combined.
We've talked about Hitler's principle of the Big Lie before. One could summarize it by saying if one repeats a lie enough times, it eventually becomes the accepted 'truth'.
It is almost like mass hypnosis; "Israel is the Occupier. . . Israel is the Occupier . . . Israel is the Occupier. . ." and before you know it, WHAT Israel is 'occupying' is secondary to the need to 'end the occupation' -- which is all Hamas is after, so why blame them?
Its insanity. It makes absolutely no sense in the natural. But it fits perfectly with Bible prophecy.
The Bible predicted that, in the last days, the whole world would be focused on Jerusalem, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
During the coming Tribulation, even the plagues raining down upon the earth won't distract the world from its fascination with Israel and the city of Jerusalem. That fascination is already in evidence.
"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it." (Zechariah 12:2-3)
The Big Lie, repeated over and over, has worked its magic and even the United States is growing cooler to the plight of the Jewish State.
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)
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