Reports

AJIRI 39: The 19th (March 2012) Session of the UN Human Rights Council

April 2012

Laying the Foundation for another Goldstone Report
Following the conclusion of the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council, at which five resolutions directed against Israel were adopted, the Government of Israel decided to  break off all contacts with the Council, and thus with the staff of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  Its action was prompted by one of the five resolutions, a resolution “to dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission … to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, cultural and social rights of the Palestinian people.”

AJIRI 38: The UN Security Council’s October Session on “The Middle East Situation”

November 2011

The Real Theme of the Session: Israel-Bashing
On October 24, 2011 the Security Council convened its monthly discussion session on the subject “The Middle East Situation Including the Palestinian Question.” As in other such Security Council discussion sessions, non-members of the Council were given the opportunity to present their views.

AJIRI 37: UNESCO Executive Board Recommends Admission Of “Palestine”

October 2011

At its October 5 meeting in Paris, the 58-member Executive Board of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) voted to recommend the seating of “Palestine” as a member of the organization. This report analyzes and gives further details on the vote.

AJIRI 36: Recanting the Goldstone Report

April 2011
Although Justice Richard Goldstone issued a statement on April 1, 2011, noting the inaccuracy of what has become known as the Goldstone Report, it is unlikely that the UN will repudiate it, as it has become an important tool used by the UN to delegitimize Israel. Just before Goldstone’s statement, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a “follow-up” resolution to it.

AJIRI 34: The 2011 UN Program to Undermine Israeli/Palestinian Peace Efforts

February 2011
On January 21, 2011 the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) stated their program’s goals for the year. It was made clear that the Palestinian Authority has no plans to negotiate a peace treaty with Israel and instead plans to utilize the UN to impose a peace arrangement on Israel that will establish a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders and provide for the migration of up to 4.7 million Palestinians to Israel under the “right of return.” They also called for the State of Palestine to gain membership in the United Nations.

AJIRI 33: The UN’s Central Role in the Effort to Delegitimize Israel

October 2010
Although it is now well-known that there is an international delegitimization campaign against Israel, what is not well-known is that the UN funds a worldwide propaganda campaign program that consists of coordinated boycotts, divestment, and sanctions to destroy Israel. Within the UN, the main committees that coordinate this program are the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) and the Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR), both part of the UN Secretariat.