It seems Saudi Arabia’s $16 billion bribe to Israel has paid off. Thanks to American lobbying at the UN Human Right Council (UNHRC), Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Geneva, Faisal bin Hassan Trad, has been elected by the 47-member HR Watchdog as part of its “rotating protocol” to replace the current chairperson Joachim Rucker – an ‘antisemite’ German, who slammed Israel for banning UNHRC panel to investigate Israel’s war crimes in Gaza attack.
US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner told press that Washington welcomes Riyadh’s chairing the UNHRC, saying: “We are close allies.”
Hillel Neuer, executive director of Geneva-based Jewish advocacy group, UN Watch, has asked US ambassador at UN, Samantha Power (married to a Zionist Jew) and EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini to condemn and reverse the appointment.
I’m no supporter of Crypto-Jew Saudi ‘royals’, but the Jewish-controlled media calling Riyadh’s election to chair UNHRC is laughable. Yes, Saudi Arabia is the top human rights abuser among the 57 Muslim-majority states – but compared to the US and Israel, it’s a lesser devil (here and here).
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, South African judge, made her first visit to Israel and the West Bank (she was not allowed to visit Gaza by the Zionist regime) in February 2011. She held a news conference in Jerusalem during which she said that all Jewish settlements in the occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank are illegal under international law. She also said that Israeli government’s annexation of East Jerusalem, and erection of the so-called “Security Wall” are violations of UN and international laws.
“War crimes and crimes against humanity are two of the most serious crimes, and credible allegations that they have been committed must be properly investigated. In addition, extremists among the Israeli settlers who commit abuses against their Palestinian neighbors, including both physical attacks and destruction of property, such as olive trees, and infrastructure including mosques, tend to escape unpunished,” she said.
In March 2015, the UN’s top human rights body on women, the Commission on Women Status (CWS) in its report accused Israel being the worst women rights abuser amongst its 193 members. On March 2, 2015, John Kerry warned the United Nations that its “obsession” with Israel could lose the credibility of the international body.