B'nai B'rith International Geneva representative Klaus Netter, delivering a public statement at the UN Human Rights Council, derides the body's obsessive condemnation of Israel at the expense of focus on the gravest rights abuses globally. He begins speaking at the 01:02:00 mark.
Yesterday, B'nai B'rith International spoke before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva during the anti-Israel "agenda item 7" session. B'nai B'rith addressed UNHRC special rapporteur Richard Falk's appalling recent comments blaming the Boston Marathon bombings on the United States' foreign policy, and urged his removal.
Klaus Netter, B'nai B'rith representative to the U.N. in Geneva, said:
Just a few weeks ago, the entire world was shocked to hear and see the bombing that occurred at the end of the Boston Marathon, resulting in the death of three and the injury of hundreds of innocent bystanders. Yet, there were a few contrary reactions, such as the one expressed by the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories... In the Foreign Policy Journal dated 21 April 2013, he wrote: 'The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance... the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks.'
The Obama administration refused to participate in a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting on Israeli settlements and slammed the body for its "disproportionate" focus on Israel.
The Geneva-based council on Monday debated a January special report on the settlements that called for Israel to immediately withdraw from the West Bank and suggested Israel may be liable for war crimes if it does not leave.
B'nai B'rith International's representative at the United Nations in Geneva, Klaus Netter, said in a statement to the council that the report was counterproductive.
"Far from advancing the peace process between the two main parties, the fact-finding mission report has only reinforced Israel’s doubts about returning to active participation in this council and produced yet another source of conflict that may occupy this council’s attention for months or years to come," he said...more.
Albany Tribune: B’nai B’rith Representative Addresses U.N. Human Rights Council, Slams Recent “Fact Finding Mission”
B’nai B’rith International’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva Klaus Netter spoke before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) addressing the anti-Israel bias that has consumed the council, its latest reports and resolutions.
In February, a council-ordered “fact-finding mission” report stated that Israel must withdraw from all settlements or Israelis could be tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court. The panel also suggested that businesses cut ties to business interests in the settlements...more.
The world’s oldest Jewish service organization, B’nai B’rith, has spoken out at the UN Human Rights Council against what it calls an anti-Israel report by Richard Falk on the state of human rights in Israeli and Palestinian territories.
In a statement the B’nai B’rith main Geneva representative Klaus Netter slammed the report, saying that neither the text nor the recommendations it contained met “any standard of fairness”...read more.