Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights, speaks during a press conference in March 2014 about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on the use of remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, in extraterritorial lethal counter-terrorism operations, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland [Image: AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini]. Why Jews News used this photograph is beyond the wit of This Writer.

Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights, speaks during a press conference in March 2014 about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on the use of remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, in extraterritorial lethal counter-terrorism operations, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland [Image: AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini].
Why Jews News used this photograph is beyond the wit of This Writer.

As might be expected from an article on a website calling itself Jews News, following its top three paragraphs the article progresses in a highly critical way.

Most notable about the criticisms is that they discuss the UN’s resolutions against other countries, as if to say it is wrong for Israel to be criticised alongside – or more than – them.

That’s a false argument. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

This Writer, if not the UN, would far prefer at least an attempt at defending Israel’s human rights record, rather than a bid to deflect attention onto other countries.

That’s a ‘dead cat’ strategy – and we see enough of them here in the UK at the moment, thanks to Lynton Crosby and his Tory disciples.

NB. The Jews News article was forwarded to Vox Political by a reader, presumably in connection with the current debate over alleged anti-Semitism in the UK. More rational pieces may also exist, and This Writer would certainly appreciate a chance to see them.

What country deserves more condemnation for violating human rights than any other nation on earth? According to the UN’s top human rights body, that would be Israel.

Last week, Israel was the UN’s number one women’s rights violator. This week it is the UN’s all-round human rights villain.

The UN Human Rights Council wrapped up its latest session in Geneva on Friday, March 27 by adopting four resolutions condemning Israel. That’s four times more than any of the other 192 UN member states.

Source: UN says Israel, not Iran, North Korea or Syria worst violator of human rights | JEWSNEWS

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