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Israel joins UN list of Countries violating human rights

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay lists Israel along with countries such as Belarus, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia and Venezuela. By Barak RavidTags: UN

A senior UN official in Geneva last week listed Israel among the countries that she says are restricting the activities of human rights groups.

The statement, issued on Wednesday by UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, lists Israel along with countries such as Belarus, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia and Venezuela.

Israel was named due to the bill approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation six months ago to restrict funding by foreign governments to nonprofit organizations. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supported the bill throughout most of its formulation. However, he ordered it frozen after Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said such a law would be struck down by the High Court of Justice.

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Although the law never reached the Knesset, Pillay said in her statement: "In Israel, the recently adopted Foreign Funding Law could have a major impact on human rights organizations, subjecting them to rigorous reporting requirements, forcing them to declare foreign financial support in all public communications, and threatening heavy penalties for non-compliance."

Israel is the only democratic country listed in Pillay's statement. The others are all dictatorships or developing countries. Among them is Ethiopia, where human rights groups have been shut down by a law prohibiting foreign funding in excess of 10 percent of a group's budget. She also lists Cambodia, where a law is being promoted that would shutter NGOs whose work is found to "harm national unity, culture, customs and traditions of the Cambodian national society." In Belarus, which is ruled by the dictator Alexander Lukashenko, a law passed in October 2011 criminalizes the acceptance of foreign grants that are outlawed by the legislature.

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Last month, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman instructed the Israeli mission to the United Nations in Geneva to cut ties with the UN Human Rights Commission after member countries in the Human Rights Council voted to establish an international commission of inquiry on the West Bank settlements. A senior source in the Foreign Ministry said Israel's inclusion in Pillay's statement was a direct outcome of Lieberman's move. "This was a mistake and now we see the results," the source said.

http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/diplomania/israel-joins-un-list-of-states-limiting-human-rights-organizations-1.427184


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  • The UN is corrupt, and it should be done away with.

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  • LOL@the UN human rights organization.

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  • Sigh... So lets fix the BS propaganda article.

    Israel is NOT on a list for abusing human rights.

    Navi Pillay including Israel among countries she alleges "curtail the freedom of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society actors to operate independently and effectively,"

    Nice try.

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    • @Skinnydaddy

      So how does ONE get them on the list? They seem to ignore/wiggle out of every list thrown at them?

      Thoughts, ideas?

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    • @mphatik Let see. First have all the neighboring Arab countries pull their heads out of their asses and understand that Israel is not going anywhere and its in their best interests to stop funding weapons and Terrorists attack and just live in peace.
      Once peace settles after a bit and no one is trying to kill them on a regular bases. If Israel continues with the siege mentality you can add them to the list. It may take a bit. Spending 50 years with everyone around you trying to kill you will be More..

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    • @Skinnydaddy

      No, we'll never stop until the illegal state is toppled.

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  • years ago it must be there

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  • The whole world is turning against Israel. That would include the USA as well, thanks to the narcissist in chief. Bible prophecy warns of what shall befall the nations that t urn on Israel. God will not forget His Covenant with Israel. Israel is becoming that burdomseme stone that all nations will get cut by. May God bless Israel.

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