Three big lies the UN spread in 2017 that stoked hatred of Israel and Jews

Source: UN Watch
Here are three examples of lies the United Nations spread about Israel in 2017. The ostensible goal was to provoke hatred of Israel and Jews. But United Nations Watch is on hand, monitoring statements and correcting records in order, “to repel the darkness and light the candle of truth.”

Executive Director Hillel C. Neuer writes about the three lies:

  • When UNRWA launched a global campaign showing 11-year-old girl “Aya from Gaza” in a bombed-out building—portraying Israel as a cruel oppressor of Palestinian children—UN Watch exposed a fraud: the photo was actually from Syria! The story went viral online. UNRWA suffered massive embarrassment, and was forced to remove the photo worldwide.
  • When the U.N. held its ‘Hate Israel Day,’ we brought the Son of Hamas to deliver an epic speech exposing Palestinian crimes. He stunned the assembly into silence, and literally caused heads to turn. The video has been seen more than 8 million times on Facebook and YouTube. Israel’s prime minister called it “an extraordinary moment of truth at the United Nations.”
  • When Arab states accused Israel of Apartheid, I took the floor at the U.N. to remind the world that “Israel’s 1.5 million Arabs enjoy full rights to vote and to be elected in the Knesset; they work as doctors and lawyers; they serve on the Supreme Court.” Then I asked the accusers: “How many Jews live in your countries? Once upon a time, the Middle East was full of Jews. Algeria had 140,000 Jews. Algeria, where are your Jews? Egypt used to have 75,000 Jews. Where are your Jews?” The speech went viral—viewed more than 5 million times—and continues to reverberate.
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    If you think Israeli is worse than Turkey, Syria or Venezuela, please read this

    Tiny Israel
    Source: israelforever.org
    By PAUL WIEDER, Associate Editor JUF News on 31 Aug 2016

    Hillel C. Neuer is the executive director of UN Watch, a human rights non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, that monitors and reports on the actions of the United Nations. Neuer, an international lawyer, diplomat, writer, and activist, was listed in the “Top 100 Most Influential Jewish People in the World,” by the Israeli newspaper, Ma’ariv. Neuer will be the keynote speaker at the Jewish Federation’s 2016 Annual Meeting, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 15. Here are some excerpts from a recent phone interview with JUF News. read more

    Ethiopian Jews and Israelis celebrate as emergency airlift flights are completed

    Ethiopians evacuated by Israel
    Source: New York Times
    On May 26 1991, the United States prodded the Ethiopian government to allow Israel to carry 14,500 Ethiopian Jews – just about the entire Jewish population of that country – to safety in 36 hours. The emergency rescue was carried out during the Jewish Sabbath when activities such as long-distance travel and operating machinery are prohibited. Permissible, because this was a life-saving mission.

    New York Times’ Joel Brinkley reported,

    At the airport this morning, it was difficult to tell who was more joyful — the barefoot Ethiopians who cheered, ululated and bent down to kiss the tarmac as they stepped off the planes, or the Israelis who watched them aglow, marveling at this powerful image showing that their state still holds appeal, even with all its problems… read more

    Bill Clinton tells how Hamas manipulates public perception about Israel

    Bill Clinton as ME peacemaker
    Source: Wikipedia
    Former President Bill Clinton at a May 13 political event in Ewing NJ told the audience:

    …Hamas is really smart. When they decide to rocket Israel, they insinuate themselves in the hospitals, in the schools, in the highly populous areas, and they are smart. They said they try to put Israelis in a position of either not defending themselves or killing innocents. They’re good at it. They’re smart. They’ve been doing this a long time …

    I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state. I had a deal they turned down that would have given them all of Gaza. read more

    Syrian refugees have support and assistance from the last place we expected: Israel and Jews

    Thank You Am Israel banner
    Source: thankyouamisrael.com

    From Aboud Dandachi, the founder of thankYouAmIsrael.com:

    Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that”. For Syrian refugees, these are very dark days indeed. Driven from their country by a brutal war fueled by regional and sectarian ambitions, displaced Syrians find themselves thrown into a world where the environment has over the past year become increasingly hostile towards refugees and asylum seekers.

    But while wars and conflicts tend to bring out the very worst in human beings, dark days such as these have also given rise to amazing acts of compassion and humanity. Turned away from Arab countries, increasingly unwelcome in Europe, Syrian refugees have found support, aid and assistance from the last place they could have expected; Israeli and Jewish organizations and individuals. read more

    Anti-Jew propagandists say Israel buys oil from ISIS, but oil is from Kurds fighting them

    Obama on ISIS
    * Source: ABC news article on threat of ISIS
    Some people and news outlets will say ANYTHING to make people hate Jews. Anything and everything. smh. In fact, there’s such a huge and constant flow of effluent propaganda against Israel funded by Saudi trillions, that it’s almost impossible to decipher the truth.

    But here’s a report from Israeli news outlet Haaretz, which quotes the Financial Times, saying that contrary to many false reports, Israel is supporting the fight against ISIS by buying oil from Kurds, who are fighting that Muslim extremist group: read more

    Why Middle East news is so anti Israel

    In this well documented article, a former AP editor explains why all major media outlet’s Middle East reporting portrays little Israel as the big, bad oppressor of the long-suffering Palestinians – no matter what the truth is.

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    For starters, the AP alone has over 40 staffers reporting on ME affairs. And, AP and all other major news outlets’ Middle East reporters are only allowed to write stories that reinforce the “Bad Israel – Oppressed Palestinians” legend. The editors of major media publications simply refuse to publish any other type of stories. read more