Israel's Decision not to Cooperate with the UNHRC Investigative Committee

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)


13 November 2014



Given that the Schabas committee is not a commission of inquiry but rather a committee of foregone conclusions pretending to conduct an investigation before publishing its conclusions and following consultations among the relevant people, the government has decided Israel will not cooperate with the committee established by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate the conflict between Hamas and Israel (summer 2014). This decision was made taking into account the council’s obsessive hostility towards Israel, the committee’s one-sided mandate and the publicly expressed anti-Israel positions of the committee’s chair.


While Hamas launched thousands of rockets at Israel, the Human Rights Council decided in advance that Israel was guilty and established a committee to act as a rubber stamp for its known positions. This is evident in the fact that the committee was instructed to investigate only the events occurring after the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas terrorists. Further evidence of bias can be seen in the appointment of Prof. William Schabas – who is known for his anti-Israel views – to head the committee.


Some examples of Schabas’ anti-Israel statements:


7 January 2013: “My favorite would be Netanyahu within the dock of the International Criminal Court” (in connection with Operation Cast Lead in 2009, when Netanyahu was head of the opposition).


In 26 December 2010 he wrote: Netanyahu is “the single individual most likely to threaten the survival of Israel.” 


Again in connection with Operation Cast Lead, Schabas said, “Why are we prosecuting the president of Sudan for Darfur at the International Criminal Court, and not President Peres for Gaza?”


Schabas has also defended past president of Iran, Ahmadinejad, and claimed that his repeated calls “to wipe Israel off the map” were not calls to genocide, but merely “political opinions”.


In media interviews, Schabas refuses to call Hamas a terror organization, although it is defined as such in the United States, the European Union, Britain, Canada, and numerous other countries.


The Council’s obsessive treatment of Israel since its establishment, revealed in its disproportionate focus on Israel and its unjust accusations against it, the unreasonable mandate [of the committee] and appointment [of its chair] prove once again that the Human Rights Council has betrayed its original purpose – instead of investigating war crimes perpetrated by terror organizations such as Hamas, the Council has again chosen to focus blame on Israel while granting legitimacy to terrorism.


Israel is committed to international law and in all of its actions during Operation Protective Edge adhered to the standards and rules incumbent upon states fighting terrorism. In contrast, Hamas deliberately committed heinous war crimes.


Israel has already set in motion investigations into the events of Operation Protective Edge in accordance with the highest international standards.



A mosque burning Tuesday night near Ramallah may not have been the result of attack by extremist Jews

Police unsure of motives behind burned West Bank mosque

Officials say incident does not match previous ‘price tag’ attacks, though they are unable to conduct full investigation

A mosque burning Tuesday night near Ramallah may not have been the result of attack by extremist Jews, Israeli Police assessed Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday morning Palestinian officials reported a mosque, in the Palestinian town of al-Mughayir near Ramallah, was burned overnight. The first floor of the mosque was set on fire, causing extensive damage to the site.

Contrary to accusations by residents of the village, the incident did not coincide with previous “price tag” attack patterns, leading police to believe the mosque was not burned for ideological reasons, Channel 10 reported.



The world’s fastest growing

The world’s fastest growing faith is not Islam!

Here in Europe, there is much talk about the decline of Christianity. Each year, more and more Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans leave the faith, more and more churches close their doors or become mosques. In the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, it is said that references to Christmas in public events and decorations are now verboten – one can only say “Happy Winterfest”. In the Middle East, jihadists are expelling the world’s oldest Christian communities or just slaughtering them outright. Only 30 years ago, Christians were about 20% of the population of the Levant; now they are down to 3% and sinking fast – except for the Christians lucky enough to live in Israel.

We read statistics about the skyrocketing Muslim birthrate in the EU countries and the tens of thousands of Europeans who convert to Islam each year. Yet, in spite of all this, there is another faith – a recent religion – that has far surpassed the surging wave of Islam.



I call it Palestinianism. This is not to be confused with Islam, neither Shi’a nor Sunni. To join the fast-swelling herd of Palestinianites, one does not need to learn the Quran or avoid pork and alcohol or wear a veil or grow a beard or even believe in Allah. You do not even have to care about the Arabs self-identified as Palestinians. There is only one thing required of you. You must hate the Jewish State of Israel with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might

 Read more: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-worlds-fastest-growing-faith-is-not-islam-2/


Contradictions dans le rapport d’Amnesty Internationale sur le conflit à Gaza

Désinformation et contradictions – Amnesty International et son rapport sur le conflit à Gaza publié le 5 novembre 2014 -Extraits et questionnements.

1/ Les victimes

« Les forces israéliennes ont tué des dizaines de civils palestiniens dans des attaques menées contre des maisons abritant des familles lors de la dernière opération israélienne dans la bande de Gaza. » 

  • Qui compte les victimes dans leur rapport? comment sont-elles répertoriées ?

  • Comment faire la différence entre un milicien du Hamas et un civil dans ce rapport sur les victimes ?

    lire http://collectif-haverim.org/contradictions-dans-le-rapport-damnesty-internationale-sur-le-conflit-a-gaza/


attaque terroriste continue

Un jeune soldat de Tsahal âgé de 20 ans a été poignardé il y a quelques minutes à la gare de Tel-Aviv. Ce jeune soldat se trouve dans un état très grave.
Le terroriste a été arrêté.

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Night of Broken Glass'

We Remember: Last night marked 76 years since the 'Night of Broken Glass' in Nazi Germany. The memory of these events must live on, PLEASE SHARE.

On the nights of November 9 and 10, 1938 rampaging mobs throughout Germany and the newly acquired territories of Austria and Sudetenland freely attacked Jews in the street, in their homes and at their places of work and worship. At least 91 Jews were killed and hundreds more injured, more than 1,000 synagogues were burned, almost 7,500 Jewish businesses were destroyed, cemeteries and schools were vandalized, and 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps in a brutal campaign of anti-Semitic violence. http://tinyurl.com/NightofBrokenGlass


Palestinian violence on the Temple Mount

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.