The UN: (Unfortunately) it does matter

by Maskil on 25 Oct 2007

I was privileged to attend a lecture “Israel at the UN-A Nation that Dwells Alone” by Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch at the Johannesburg offices of Beyachad yesterday evening. For those of us (I’m one) who’ve tended to dismiss the antics of the UN as irrelevant, I think his message can be summed up as “it does matter, and we can do something”. Along with NGOs, the UN and many of its agencies, such as the already discredited Human Rights Council, have become important instruments in the campaign to deligitimise Israel.

We were encouraged to subscribe to UN Watch’s newsletter, which you can do here:

You can select the UN Watch Briefing, News Updates & Action Alerts, or both to subscribe to.

A summary of Hillel Neuer’s talk currently appears on the Home Page of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies here. Hopefully a permanent link will be provided in due course.

To get even deeper into this aspect of the latter-day War Against the Jews, there’s also the Eye on the UN website (edited by Anne Bayefsky), with its own weekly Email Updates.

Spreading the net wider, the NGO Monitor website looks at the role of so-called humanitarian NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in this struggle.

NGO Monitor’s objective is to end to the practice used by certain self-declared ‘humanitarian NGOs’ of exploiting the label ‘universal human rights values’ to promote politically and ideologically motivated anti-Israel agendas.

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