Israel's Foreign Ministry ordered to 'reassess' EU involvement with Palestinians after decision to label West Bank goods; 'decision is almost completely devoid of any real significance,' official says.23:15 29.11.15 | 10 comments
This report was hatched with a bias inherent in its mandate. It is as a consequence a product that largely reflects that imbalance, notwithstanding the token effort to look at the other side to some extent, albeit a much lesser extent. It comes from a body whose track record and history is one of focusing unduly and excessively on one country, Israel, to the exclusion of credible sustained treatment of the world's most egregious instances of human rights abuses in places like Sudan or Zimbabwe or Burma. The bias is evident also in C/ner Chinkin publicly expressing conclusions of law about the very matters she was required to investigate even before the enquiry commenced; in the report's failure to address 5 of the 6 categories of war crimes allegations against Hamas; and in Goldstone playing up his Jewishness as "proof" that he is not biased against Israel. It doesn't matter what the UNHRC does with this report, because nothing can retrieve it. It wont reach the UNSC.