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UN Watch Briefing

Analysis and Commentary from UN Watch in Geneva
September 27, 2010 — Issue 254

UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer Debates U.N. Flotilla Report on English-language Russian TV

 

Excerpt of Transcript

Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, told Russia Today that the results of the recent UN report on the flotilla incident were pre-determined.

"This report was determined in advance, the Human Rights Council held an emergency session only a day or two after the flotilla incident happened," Neuer said. "They declared Israel guilty of 'an outrageous attack', so the outcome was entirely pre-determined, and this is not something that's exceptional."

"In fact, Mary Robinson, who was the UN rights chief, said the Human Rights Council has a pattern of acting politically and not for human rights," Hillel Neuer added. "Let's remember who the membership is -- Saudi Arabia, China, Colonel Gaddafi of Libya is now a member of the Human Rights Council. This is not a body that cares about human rights. This is a body that is political, that is engaged in a constant campaign to de-legitimize Israel, and human rights is the last thing on the minds of members like Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Libya."