That the UN Human Rights Council, whose membership is made up of many of the worst dictatorships and human-rights offenders in the world, wouldn’t give Israel a fair hearing was already a given. The Council devotes most of its attention to attempts to undermine the Jewish state’s legitimacy or to promote libelous attacks on its policies. While a lot of the attention on this panel was devoted to the decision of George Clooney’s fiancée to decline participation in the probe, the appointment of Canadian law professor William Schabas demonstrates that the Council is not even interested in the appearance of fairness.It would come as no surprise if he were a Trutherist too. I'm glad Clooney's bride didn't attend, but it would be a lot better if Hollywood performers like them would just stay out of politics; they're not qualified to start with. Schabas sounds revolting as they come, just another kook who doesn't care he's making himself look like a crackpot.
Schabas has already demonstrated his animus for Israel and actually called for Netanyahu to be hauled before the International Criminal Court in The Hague for prosecution. Lest anyone think he takes sides in Israeli political debates, he also advocated the prosecution of Shimon Peres in a comment in which he compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to the genocide in Darfur.
The organization UN Watch, which performs the tiresome yet essential task of monitoring the unfortunate doings of the Human Rights Council, assembled this collection of quotes and dubious positions from Schabas. A dive into his record shows that he is not only an avowed foe of Israel but also something of an apologist for Iran.
Friday, August 15, 2014
UN APPOINTS ANTI-ISRAEL PROFESSOR TO THEIR INHUMANITY COUNCIL
The latest of the UN's theater of the absurd steps has been to appoint a Canadian professor who's anti-Israel to their phony Human Rights Council:
Posted by Avi Green at 9:06 AM