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#1    jugoso

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:43 PM


"This is a rather unique step which has never happened in the past," said German U.N. Ambassador Hanns Heinrich Schumacher.

But after a debate, the council unanimously agreed to defer the review until its next session in October and November at the latest. It could also take it up earlier.

Henczel said the compromise would set a precedent for "how to deal with all cases of non-cooperation" in the future.

All U.N. nations are required to submit to Human Rights Council review every four years. The council's spokesman, Rolando Gomez, said once previously Haiti did not appear for its review but provided a reason.

U.S. diplomats have said the council is too focused on Israel. Israel, meanwhile, said last year that it would stop cooperating with the council because of its plans for a fact-finding mission on Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

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How dare North Korea disobey the UN, they sh... Oh, Israel, this is alright then. No problem here. Move along. Nothing to see here. Do not pay attention to the man behind the curtain. -sarcasm-

Let's sanction'em.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Would this be the same human rights council headed by Iran, Syria or Sudan?  Bit of a joke, no?  The bit about refusing to cooperate on the settlement issue is self serving I admit but what is the point?  No real value in a Kangaroo court and it's just a national exercise of what Americans call the fifth amendment.  Why should the Israelis be forced to help create a report that totally condemns their every move?  Kudos to Israel - and Hasina, the sanctions are coming I'm sure.  It will be interesting to see who upholds them and who breaks them :)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

They're God's people, they only have to answer to Him...

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

View Postand then, on 29 January 2013 - 11:38 PM, said:

Would this be the same human rights council headed by Iran, Syria or Sudan?

No, It would be this Human Rights Council.

The members of the General Assembly elect the members who occupy the UNHRC's forty-seven seats. The General Assembly takes into account the candidate States’ contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as their voluntary pledges and commitments in this regard. The term of each seat is three years, and no member may occupy a seat for more than two consecutive terms. The seats are distributed among the UN's regional groups as follows: 13 for Africa, 13 for Asia, six for Eastern Europe, eight for Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), and seven for the Western European and Others Group (WEOG). The previous CHR had a membership of 53 elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) through a majority of those present and voting.

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, the sanctions are coming I'm sure.  
I´m sure more sanctions are coming for the Palestinians too! :rofl:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:16 AM

Israel is a failed State.  They only exist through violence.  It's no wonder they avoid criticism.  They're guilty and they know it.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

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I´m sure more sanctions are coming for the Palestinians too!

Someone throw a rock again ? Dent a tank parked at the checkpoint ? Yeah lets take away there food and medicine.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:21 AM

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

View Postacidhead, on 30 January 2013 - 03:16 AM, said:

Israel is a failed State.  They only exist through violence.  It's no wonder they avoid criticism.  They're guilty and they know it.
Meh...cry me a river - if it grieves the world so much then why are the Palis having to BEG for a few hundred million to survive?  They have every Muslim state from Algeria to Jordan, Saudi Arabia to Syria imploring the world on their behalf but barely give them scraps to survive, and why?  So they can blame Israel - that "failed state" that has blossomed and created a democracy, multiple scientific advances and a thriving economy in what had been a cesspool while the Muslims squatted on it.  I will agree with you on the one point though - were it not for violence Israel wouldn't exist because those wonderful folk that everyone here are so sympathetic to would create a bloodbath and kill or deport every man, woman and baby.  If you are going to deny it then maybe you'd better redirect the world's attention from what they are doing TO EACH OTHER in Syria just now.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

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Meh...cry me a river - if it grieves the world so much then why are the Palis having to BEG for a few hundred million to survive?  They have every Muslim state from Algeria to Jordan, Saudi Arabia to Syria imploring the world on their behalf but barely give them scraps to survive, and why?  So they can blame Israel - that "failed state" that has blossomed and created a democracy, multiple scientific advances and a thriving economy in what had been a cesspool while the Muslims squatted on it.  I will agree with you on the one point though - were it not for violence Israel wouldn't exist because those wonderful folk that everyone here are so sympathetic to would create a bloodbath and kill or deport every man, woman and baby.  If you are going to deny it then maybe you'd better redirect the world's attention from what they are doing TO EACH OTHER in Syria just now.

Tís true. If Palestine had a sugar daddy like Israel has had lo these many years, they would be in a much better position now. The huge sums of money that the US have given Israel in conjunction with their abusive use of veto power at the UN despite the wishes of the overwheming majority of countries has been the major factor in causing the present day situation.

Check out this list of the number of vetoes by the  US of UN resolutions against Israel. I would paste them but there are just too damn many.

http://www.jewishvir.../usvetoes.html.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

View Postand then, on 30 January 2013 - 08:59 AM, said:

Meh...cry me a river - if it grieves the world so much then why are the Palis having to BEG for a few hundred million to survive?  They have every Muslim state from Algeria to Jordan, Saudi Arabia to Syria imploring the world on their behalf but barely give them scraps to survive, and why?  So they can blame Israel - that "failed state" that has blossomed and created a democracy, multiple scientific advances and a thriving economy in what had been a cesspool while the Muslims squatted on it.  I will agree with you on the one point though - were it not for violence Israel wouldn't exist because those wonderful folk that everyone here are so sympathetic to would create a bloodbath and kill or deport every man, woman and baby.  If you are going to deny it then maybe you'd better redirect the world's attention from what they are doing TO EACH OTHER in Syria just now.
This presumption that because people share a common characteristic they should therefore take care of each other is inherently bigoted.  So white people should take care of other people because they're white.  Christian people should make sure that there aren't any Christians out there living in poverty or hungry?   Please.   That's so Zionist and gross.   How about we all just learn how to respect our common humanity regardless of what color skin, ethnicity, religion or shoe size we are?  I've been saying this for years here and apparently it still hasn't resonated with you yet.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

View PostYamato, on 30 January 2013 - 04:26 PM, said:

This presumption that because people share a common characteristic they should therefore take care of each other is inherently bigoted.  So white people should take care of other people because they're white.  Christian people should make sure that there aren't any Christians out there living in poverty or hungry?   Please.   That's so Zionist and gross.   How about we all just learn how to respect our common humanity regardless of what color skin, ethnicity, religion or shoe size we are?  I've been saying this for years here and apparently it still hasn't resonated with you yet.
Ever hear of "Arab" unity or Muslim brotherhood?  They use such terms themselves frequently.  Empty rhetoric I guess but it sure sounds fine doesn't it?  Especially when they are using it in diatribes against Israel.  The best part of all is that if by some magic Israel could be defeated and removed from their midst, a war would begin between her neighbors over the land and the Palestinians still would get nothing.  You gotta love it.  I wonder what the UN would do in that case.....

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

View Postand then, on 30 January 2013 - 04:57 PM, said:

Ever hear of "Arab" unity or Muslim brotherhood?  They use such terms themselves frequently.  Empty rhetoric I guess but it sure sounds fine doesn't it?  Especially when they are using it in diatribes against Israel.  The best part of all is that if by some magic Israel could be defeated and removed from their midst, a war would begin between her neighbors over the land and the Palestinians still would get nothing.  You gotta love it.  I wonder what the UN would do in that case.....
What terms "they" use doesn't excuse you for presuming bigotry upon them as if it's expected or a good thing.   You'd be scrambling up a stolen olive tree in five minutes after the Muslim Brotherhood suddenly started paying a great deal of attention to their Palestinian neighbors.  Stop asking for things you don't have the first shred of interest in receiving.   Disingenuous.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Bad move by Israel. If everyone needs to do this then there's no reason for them not to attend. And if there is a reason they should give one.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

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Bad move by Israel. If everyone needs to do this then there's no reason for them not to attend. And if there is a reason they should give one.

Kinda like making a  date with your SO. Then not showing up. Theres gonna be heck to pay when you get home.





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