Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Video: Hillel Neuer Blasts Biased UNHRC Report on Gaza Flotilla

Here is an interview with Hillel Neuer of UN Watch with RT, a Russian 24/7 English-language news channel.

From the YouTube page:
Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, told RT 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."

I think that Neuer acquits himself well. On the other hand, it seems that the interviewer had her questions prearranged, so that she ends up asking questions that Neuer already answered.

Hat tip: Israel Matzav

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