By BRUCE RASHKOW, GIL KAPEN, JPost—
The incredibly biased and predictably distorted preliminary report of the United Nations commission of inquiry against Israel is galling and must be rejected in its entirety for a variety of reasons, but primarily because it has been prepared by individuals who fail to meet the fundamental rules of the UN to ensure impartiality and fairness.
Navi Pillay (the chair of the commission), Christopher Sidoti and Milton Kothari all have blatant paper trails of vitriolic anti-Israel rhetoric and actions. That makes the appointment of these individuals to conduct this inquiry a clear violation of the UN’s own rules, requiring impartiality and fairness on the part of such individuals.
Pillay, as recently as last year, signed a letter to President Joe Biden which referenced the “domination and oppression of the Palestinian people” and called on the US to address Israel’s “ever expanding discrimination and systemic oppression.” The previous year, she signed a petition entitled “Sanction Apartheid Israel.”
Kothari wrote a report in 2001, during the Second Intifada, which used the words “massacring” and “ethnically cleansing” to describe Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, and referred to Palestinian terrorism as resistance.
Sidoti is no less compromised. He is a consultant to the Australian Centre for International Justice, a rabidly anti-Israel organization that has publicly demanded Australia support the boycott, divestiture and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and criminal prosecution of Israelis for war crimes. The same organization signed a letter which decried, “this systematic brutality, perpetrated throughout the past seven decades of Israel’s colonialism, apartheid= and prolonged illegal belligerent occupation…” Continue Reading….