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As Israel leads the fight against COVID-19 the UN Treaty Body promotes Boycott of the Jews (BDS)

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This may be a new low for the wicked and corrupt United Nations. Israel is a world leader in fighting the COVID-19 ( here, here, here) outbreak. Perhaps second only to the United States. Israel is also providing invaluable aid to developing countries that require assistance (here, here) in fighting this pandemic. So does the UN praise tiny Israel for punching way above it’s weight in dealing with this crisis? Absolutely not. Instead, they promote the BDS (Boycott the Jews) Movement. That should tell you everything you need to know about the UN. That should tell you that the UN is not a legitimate organization, and should be dismantled sooner rather than later.

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UN Treaty Body Promotes BDS at Urging of Norwegian NGO

By United With Israel, April 2020:

For the past decade, NGO Monitor has documented the phenomenon of UN treaty bodies that violate their mandates to evaluate state compliance, as part of discriminatory anti-Israel campaigns.

By Anne Herzberg, BESA Center

During the 67th session of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), in which the committee was intended to review Norway’s compliance with the International Covenant on Social Economic and Cultural Rights, the Committee used the session as an opportunity to promote BDS.

Its concluding report singled out Norwegian business activity in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and recommended that Norway reexamine its investment policies. The recommendation coincides with a current review of its ethical investment guidelines by the Norwegian government to be published in June 2020.

Government funders of UN frameworks must establish oversight mechanisms to ensure that UN treaty bodies adhere to their mandates and are not used to advance discriminatory political campaigns and agendas.

For the past decade, NGO Monitor has documented the phenomenon of UN treaty bodies that violate their mandates to evaluate state compliance, as part of discriminatory anti-Israel campaigns. Last month, the Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) embraced this disturbing trend, adopting a BDS agenda after campaigning by the NGO Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).

Background

UN treaty frameworks are often targeted as platforms for anti-Israel propaganda. For instance, the Committee Against Torture adopted NGO efforts to grossly expand the definition of “Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment” (intended to address disproportionate use of force against the detained that doesn’t rise to the level of torture) to include “settler violence,” delays at checkpoints, and house demolitions. Similarly, in 2018, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued a statement on the Gaza riots that was completely outside of its area of competence.

NGO Monitor has shown how these bodies extensively rely on and repeat unverified claims from NGOs in setting their agendas and in their final reports. Indeed, exploiting UN treaty bodies for anti-Israel political warfare is listed as the number one strategic objective of the Palestinian Authority’s United Nations Development Assistance Framework, which was devised in cooperation with UN agencies and officials.

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