Thursday, January 31, 2008

Human Rights Chief Louise Arbour Backs Plan To Eliminate Israeli State

Darcey's got the story over at Dust My Broom.

You remember Louise Arbour, don't you? She's the United Nations high commissioner for human rights and a former Supreme Court of Canada judge. Arbour has recently thrown her support behind "a major pan-Arab human rights charter" that calls for the destruction of the Israeli state.

The Ottawa Citizen reports:

While the document demands respect for a host of internationally recognized human rights, its references to Zionism concern leading human rights activist groups, including Amnesty International, International Commission of Jurists and UN Watch.

The charter's preamble speaks of "rejecting all forms of racism and Zionism," alleging they violate human rights and threaten international peace and security.

Article 2 of the 53-article document says "all forms of racism, Zionism and foreign occupation and domination" should be "condemned and efforts must be deployed for their elimination."

"These provisions cannot be dismissed as harmless rhetoric," says a letter UN Watch sent Monday to Ms. Arbour asking her for a "clarification" of her support for the charter.

Got to love those Liberal-appointed Supreme Court justices.

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