Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, and a leading human rights advocate, addressed the United Nations and its member states accusing the U.N of being “the leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism.”
Speaking at the Global Anti-Semitism: A Threat to International Peace and Security which was arranged by Palau, a non-permanent member of the U.N, she addressed the rise of modern anti-Semitism.
Her speech is below:
The U.N. is not having a conference on the threat that global anti-Semitism poses to international peace and security. This is lunch-time. The courageous organizer, assisted by the principled representative of the small state of Palau, is independent of the U.N. The facilities are not free.
But why couldn’t the U.N., founded on the ashes of the Jewish people, and presently witnessing a widespread resurgence in anti-Semitism, sponsor a conference on combating global anti-Semitism?
The answer is clear: because the United Nations itself is the leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism.
Photo ops of the U.N. Secretary General and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights at the gates of Auschwitz are not an alibi. One does not honor the memory of Jews murdered by intolerance six decades ago by inciting murderous intolerance towards the remnant of the Jewish people in the here and now.
Incitement to hate, like declaring Israel to be racist, as does the U.N. Durbin Declaration, the flagship of the U.N. racist anti-racism program of action.
In theory the U.N. charter demands equality both of individual men and women, and of nations large and small. In reality, the U.N. mass-produces inequality for Jews and the Jewish nation.
35% of all resolutions and decisions ever adopted by the U.N.’s top human rights body, the Human Rights Council, that are critical of the rights records of specific states, condemn one state: Israel. That’s anti-Semitism.
50%. 50% of the emergency special sessions of the general assembly over six decades were convened to denounce Israel. No emergency special session has been called on any other state in over thirty years. That’s anti-Semitism.
The Human Rights Council has a fixed agenda with one item to condemn Israel at every session, and one item to consider the other 192 U.N. member states, if required. That’s anti-Semitism.
70% of all the 2013 General Assembly resolutions criticizing specific countries for human rights abuses were about Israel. That’s anti-Semitism.
The UN Division for Palestinian Rights denies entry to public meetings at UN Headquarters for individuals and NGO’s that discovers are Jewish and Zionist, as it did to me… that is anti-Semitism.
This past May, the UN screened a film portraying Israel a green monster that rises off the Gaza Coast to attack Palestinian children.
A UN authorized film about the 2009 Gaza War mirroring the vile, Nazi imagery of the Jew as a serpent is anti-Semitism.
Modern anti-Semitism targets Israel’s exercise of the right of self-defense because self-defense is the essence of sovereignty. Demonize and delegitimize self-defense, the plan is, and the viability of the Jewish state will be degraded.
In 2009, Israel responded to 8,000 Hamas rockets and mortars launched almost over a decade.
In 2014 Israel responded to 4,382 rockets, and an underground labyrinth of terror tunnels, 14 of which opened into Israel.
The current UN Chant of 2,000 dead by its own admission includes hundreds and hundreds of genocidal Palestinian combatants in addition to the civilians forced to become human shields.
In 2004 when Israel targeted Hamas terrorist leader Abdul Majid al-Rantisi and there were no civilian causalities, the U.N. still called it a violation in international law.
So the truth is, that at the U.N. for Israel alone, none is too many. That’s anti-Semitism.
Today, U.N. anti-Semitism has taken yet one more treacherous turn. The U.N. has launched a legal pogrom against the Jewish state.
Hired guns, posing as independent arbiters, like William Schabas, are appointed to discover what they’ve already found: guilty. Phony legal rules misinterpret proportionality to favor a more even number of dead Israelis. The Iron Dome worked too well. And the International Criminal Court is poised to pounce.
Serious about “never again”? Then never forget that the perversion of the legal system is how genocide begins. A legal pogrom serves as a license to kill.
The U.N. is not having a conference about combating anti-Semitism, but we are. So let us start, let us start by combating the legal henchmen and human rights impostors at the United Nations.