Suite aux attentats de Paris, un moment de recueillement interreligieux aura lieu le mercredi 14 janvier 2015 à 18h00 au temple de la Fusterie.
Cette célébration sera animée par Patrick Baud, Pierre Farine, Emmanuel Fuchs, François Garaï, Jean-Claude Mokry, Hafid Ouardiri.
10. U.N. Elects Iran to Women’s Rights Commission
9. U.N. Elects Elects New Human Rights Council Members: China, Russia, Cuba and Saudi Arabia
8. U.N. Creates Biased Inquiry into Hamas-Israel War, Declares Israel Guilty in Advance
7. U.N. Picks Genocidal Sudan to Oversee Human Rights Activists
6. U.N. “Sees No Objection” to Praising Qatar’s Human Rights Record
5. As 9/11 Truther Richard Falk Exits, U.N. Names His Wife and Co-Author to Top Human Rights Post
4. UNRWA Hands Rockets in Gaza Schools Back to Hamas Terrorists
3. U.N. Names Anti-Israel Judge to Head Gaza Inquiry
2. U.N. rewards murderous Syrian regime with top post on human rights committee
1. U.N. Adopts 20 Resolutions on Israel vs. 4 on Rest of World Combined
si on pouvait cela nous ferait rire, mais cela nous fait juste pleurer.
Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions – Israel's reaction
Press Release from the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva:
The conference convened today in Geneva is another example of a multilateral mechanism falling victim to an anti-Israel agenda, moving the parties away from negotiations and undermining the universality and integrity of the Geneva conventions.
Whether the convening of this conference is the result of Arab pressure, a distorted interpretation of the Geneva conventions, a desire to coerce Israel into succumbing to a political dictate or any other motive, it will serve only to further immune terrorist groups targeting civilians and using their own civilians as human shields.
However, it won't stop Israel from implementing its primary obligation to its citizens – to provide them with security and protect them from merciless and fanatic terrorists, which do not hide their desire to see Israel wiped-off the map of the Middle East.
The conference convened today in Geneva was a political exercise, lacking any basis in the Geneva conventions. Instead of strengthening International Law, it would undermine respect for it. It will further encourage moves by the Palestinians in other international bodies, and sends President Abbas the message that unilateral action is preferable to direct negotiations with Israel.
This conference is sending a very clear message. It confers legitimacy on terrorist organizations and dictatorial regimes wherever they are, while condemning a democratic country fighting terrorism in accordance with international law.
History teaches us, that there cannot be one law for the Jewish state and another for all other states.
We appreciate the countries which chose not to take part in today's meeting.
Falk: "I have been the continuous target of a sustained defamation campaign spearheaded by the Zionist UN Watch.... On at least one occasion I was informed that a previous offer of a visiting appointment at an overseas university, Kings College London, was reduced from year-to-year to a single year due to my alleged anti-Semitism"
from UN watch http://www.unwatch.org/cms.asp?id=6569899&campaign_id=63111 GENEVA, Dec. 8 - For the third time in three months, former UN official Richard Falk has lashed out at UN Watch, this time in an interview that purports to be in the voice of his wife, new UN expert on hunger Hilal Elver Falk, but which appears to have been written by him.
Asked by the interviewer from the Moon Magazine why the U.S. condemned her appointment, Elver, who has famously accused Israel of "water apartheid", misleadingly answered by insisting that the U.S. did not vote against her appointment, which is true -- largely because the appointment of numerous experts was a package deal -- but non-responsive to the question asked.
Elver claims that "the U.S. government did not oppose my appointment." In fact, the U.S. strongly condemned her appointment, following a UN Watch letter to Ambassador Samantha Power documenting Elver's utter failure to meet the basic requirements of the position. The U.S. slammed Falk's wife for her “lack of relevant experience,” questioned “her readiness for this assignment,” and pointed to her “biased and inflammatory views” which “run counter to the dispassionate professionalism central to the work of a Special Rapporteur.” Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird sent aletter to the UN condemning Elver’s “abysmal judgment.”
Elver omitted all of this, and instead accused UN Watch of mounting a "politically motivated publicity campaign" against her.
"A small Geneva NGO called UN Watch came out against my appointment, not because of my qualifications, but because I am married to Richard Falk, said Elver. "This NGO consistently and irresponsibly accused my husband of being anti-Semitic, and I was presumed guilty merely as a result of being his wife. I was also falsely alleged to be collaborating with his writings on the Palestine-Israel conflict."
The truth is that Elver's original application form was riddled with self-disqualifying answers, non-sequiturs, and spelling mistakes. Her English, as one can also see on YouTube, is very poor and at times incoherent. Curiously, however, while the interviewer claims to have "talked" to Elver, her English is flawless, and also includes all of her husband's usual manipulative arguments.
Falk: 'I Lost Academic Appointment Because of UN Watch"
Richard Falk, the infamous 9/11 Truther and author of the New York Times 1979 op-ed “Trusting Khomeini,” has not received a moment of UN Watch attention once his 6-year term as the UNHRC’s special investigator of “Israel’s violations of the bases and principles of international law” expired, at long last, in June of this year.
Yet Falk continues to evince a profound bitterness to UN Watch, the only human rights group at the United Nations that dared to expose his toxic mix of pro-Hamas appeasement, anti-Western invective, support for 9/11 conspiracy theorists and demonization of Israel.
Asked in an October interview about obstacles to his UN work, Falk said: "I was very much attacked in a kind of defamatory way by UN Watch and other very extreme Zionist organizations, which tried -- wherever I went, anywhere in the world, they would try to prevent me from speaking and mounted a kind of defamatory campaign, called me an anti-Semite, a leading anti-Semite."
In truth, UN Watch allies in condemning Falk’s poison included UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the U.S., the UK, Canada — and the Palestinian Authority, which famously tried to fire him. For a glimpse into Falk’s numerous statements supporting terrorism against America, the West and Israel, click here.
Here is Falk’s tirade against UN Watch, from his September essay on the alleged misuses of anti-Semitism:
I do not claim neutrality on these issues. During the past six years, while serving as UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine on behalf of the Human Rights Council, I have been the continuous target of a sustained defamation campaign spearheaded by a Zionist-oriented NGO, UN Watch, based in Geneva.I was repeatedly accused of anti-Semitism, and my views on other issues were likewise distorted to create an impression of bizarre judgment. I was called a supporter of terrorism, a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, and the like…
Because of the atmosphere in North America where demonstrating 100%+ support for Israel has become an indispensable ingredient of political credibility, these defamatory attacks were accepted as valid by several public officials who never bothered to check with me or examine my actual views on such controversial topics.
As a result I was attacked by such luminaries as the UN Secretary General, two U.S. ambassadors to the UN (Susan Rice, Samantha Powers), Foreign Minister of Canada, among others, and a favorite target for Fox TV and the Murdock [sic] media empire.
Additionally, efforts were made to have my lectures cancelled at universities in various places around the world (including McGill and McMaster in Canada, AUB in Beirut, ANU, Melbourne, and Sydney in Australia, Norfolk in the UK, and Princeton, University of Texas, University of Iowa and others in the USA) These universities were warned that unless my campus appearance was cancelled, funding would suffer.
On at least one occasion I was informed that a previous offer of a visiting appointment at an overseas university, Kings College London, was reduced from year-to-year to a single year due to my alleged anti-Semitism.
Even my wife was defamed by such Zionist zealots who tried to defeat her candidacy in the UN Human Rights Council in 2014 to become Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food. She was accused of writing inflammatory anti-Israeli tracts in collaboration with me, a complete lie as we had never collaborated on this subject-matter, and it was further alleged that she shared my anti-Semitic views, which is a double lie
In the past few months, Palestinian radicals have been trying to breach the status quo by preventing Christians and Jews from visiting the Temple Mount. Palestinian rioters - incited by Hamas and the radical branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel - have attacked visitors as well as the police with stones and fireworks, using the al-Aqsa Mosque as their base of operations.
"I was tortured by Russian-backed militants," Ukrainian woman tells UN rights council
GENEVA, September 17, 2014 – Irina Dovgan, a Ukrainian woman who made international headlines after she was publicly abused by Russian-sponsored militants in eastern Ukraine, testified today before the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of UN Watch.
Dovgan's harrowing account of her torture came one week before the council will hear a new report on the violence in eastern Ukraine.
"I do not understand why Russia, who directly sponsors my torturers, was recently elected to the Human Rights Council," Dovgan told the 47-nation UN body.
Dovgan asked the UN to demand that Russia guarantee it will refrain from carrying out any reprisal action for her testimony.
Testimony by Irina Dovgan before UN Human Rights Council, on behalf of UN Watch, Sept. 17, 2014
Thank you, Mr. President. My name is Irina Dovgan, I am a resident of Donbas in eastern Ukraine, the region occupied by the pro-Russian separatists. I am speaking on behalf of UN Watch.
On August 24, pro-Russian military groups took me out of my house, and falsely accused me of being a spotter for the Ukrainian artillery. In fact, I gave food, medicine and clothes for Ukrainian soldiers.
On August 25, I was taken to the city center of Donestk, wrapped in a Ukrainian flag and made to stand at the post with a sign: “I am a killer and an agent of killers."
One of the militants told people he would shoot me in the knee, and, indeed, he aimed and shot, barely missing my kneecap.
Another lifted up my shirt and made fun of my breasts. Passersby beat me, kicked me, spit at me in the face and took pictures with me.
For a period of four days I was beaten, tortured and continuously threatened with gang rape. Between interrogations, I was lying on the cold floor without food or water. I prayed for death.
Under torture, I gave the militants the PIN codes of family credit cards, passwords, and access to bank accounts. The cards were then used in Russia to withdraw our savings in Russian rubles.
My house and my son’s apartment were plundered in retaliation for my openness and speaking out. I continue to receive terrible threats, including against the safety of my 15-year-old daughter.
I survived thanks to the journalists who reported my story. But the longing for my home and my native land is still strong.
For my family, as well as for millions of other Ukrainians, today it is impossible to return home.
I want to believe that the world will be able to stop the aggressor who came to our land. I do not understand why Russia, directly sponsoring my torturers, was recently elected to the Human Rights Council.
I ask the United Nations to demand that Russia guarantee that I will not be persecuted for speaking the truth.
Thank you, Mr. President.
Les djihadistes de l'État islamique en Irak et au Levant (EIIL) affirment avoir massacré 1 700 chiites, membres des forces de l'Armée de l'air irakienne. Le groupe sunnite a diffusé des photos des plus violentes pour prouver le massacre. Mais les clichés n'ont pas pu être vérifiés de manière indépendante. Des clichés qui auraient été pris à Tikrit, l'une des villes du nord conquises ces dernier jours par les insurgés sunnites
et pas de manif (ou si peu)