Today is Hate Israel Day at the UN – March 23, 2015

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GENEVA, March 23, 2015  – Today is Hate Israel Day at the U.N., a feature of every regular session, held in September, March and June, of the 47-nation Human Rights Council.

While all 193 countries of the world are addressed under Agenda Item 4, “Human rights situations requiring the world’s attention,” only Israel gets its own special treatment, under Agenda Item 7, “Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories .”

There will be 0 reports on gross and systematic human rights abuses by countries (many of them members of the UNHRC) like China, Cuba, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey and Venezuela.

Yet tomorrow’s debate will see the presentation of seven reports targeting Israel:

  1. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono”
  2. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolutions S-9:1 and S-12:1
  3. Addendum – The human rights situation between 12 June and 26 August 2014 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the escalation in hostilities between the State of Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza”
  4. Implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the independent fact-finding mission on the implications of Israeli settlements
  5. Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan – Report of the Secretary-General”
  6. Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem – Report of the Secretary-General”
  7. Report of the Secretary-General on the human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan

And, in addition, at the end of this week, the Council will adopt four resolutions targeting Israel:

  1. Human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan
  2. “Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination”
  3. “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan”
  4. “Human rights situation in Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”

There will be 0 resolutions on gross and systematic human rights abuses by China, Cuba, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey and Venezuela.

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