ETHNIC CLEANSING AND GENOCIDE ARE NOT MATTERS TO POKE FUN AT

Yesterday I posted a satirical speech that was written by Greg Felton. It appeared to be a speech delivered by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon. I thought ( and hoped ) that the speech was for real, but in reality I fell for an April Fool’s joke in May. Ethnic cleansing and genocide are not matters to poke fun at.

There were, however, some valid points in the mock speech that I wish to address here today….. points that make the status of Israel as a member of the United Nations look like an April Fool’s joke as well…. but unfortunately at the expense of the entire Palestinian population.

The points are covered here: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 requires that Israel compensate Arabs for all property destroyed or confiscated by Israel. Israel’s membership in the United Nations as set forth in UN General Assembly Resolution 273 specifically requires Israel to comply with Resolution 194.
It must be pointed out that Resolution 194 also grants the Palestinians the Right of Return to THEIR homeland.

Sixty years after its admission to the World Body, all of the above resolutions have been violated or ignored, yet Israel remains a member in good standing of the United Nations. Nearly 300 resolutions have been passed by the Security Council and the General Assembly affecting Israel and Israel’s response has been to turn its back on them all. You can read about this in detail in THIS Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

No other member nation has acted with such arrogance. How and why is it that Israel is able to get away with this? How and why have the other member nations tolerated this type of behaviour for sixty years?

Therefore, in light of the obvious destruction/confiscation of Arab homes without compensation, Israel is in violation of the terms by which it became a member of the United Nations. Israel’s membership in the United Nations is therefore null and void. This final statement is not meant to be an April Fool’s joke, it is, unfortunately. very real and MUST be acted upon by the World Body. Palestine must be admitted to the the United Nations as a full member, and must be protected against further destruction. Zionism must not be allowed to continue with its programmatic ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Palestinian people. Recent events in Gaza showed the world the brutality of the zionist regime…. they must be stopped NOW!

11 Comments

  1. KatzFreedman said,

    May 27, 2009 at 17:04

    I’ve lost hope. I see the corruption, worldwide of these zionists, from every sector, from energy to banking, to weapons, to pharmeceuticals, to war contracts, to stated intention of population destruction justified by scientists who are corrupted by them.
    There is no sector that is free. Media is owned, as well.
    We are all Palestinians, now.
    This is no longer a slogan, but a statement of fact, as it is.

  2. 1918 said,

    May 27, 2009 at 17:52

    You may want to take another look at UNRES 194, which of course as a General Assembly Resolution is non-binding, without force and incapable of bestowing rights. Specifically the so called “Right of Return”.

    In addition Israel is not instructed to compensate Arabs, rather compensation is to be “made good by the Governments or authorities responsible” – such as the invading armies.

  3. desertpeace said,

    May 27, 2009 at 18:19

    1918…. This is the wording from the Resolution…..not quite as you put it;
    11. Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible;

  4. May 27, 2009 at 19:00

    In order for any of resolution 194 to come into play (not at all likely after so many years) something very important has to happen that is equally unlikely: the government of Israel would have to accept that there were 1) indigenous peoples who had been denied their (rightful) property and had been damaged in the act of the settlement of the land and 2) the government(s) responsible (including Great Britain, the United States, et al) would be equally liable for endorsing the partition plan that led to the current situation.

    The leaders of Israel – read – the Zionists – have contended that there have NOT been indigenous peoples to whom the right of return is owed, aside from the Jews. With that attitude resolution 194 is as useless as many of the other toothless resolutions that the United Nations has passed down over its history.

    Before any resolution to dismiss Israel from the United Nations can come to fruition one must first make a few more assumptions, the first – and most important being that there are actually individuals within the member nations who have the testicular fortitude to recommend to their leaders that such an act should take place. Quite frankly, I don’t think a nation should be ejected – even Iran with their psychotic, anti-Semitic President Amadinjihad is represented and it is better to see them out in the open than to have them hiding, carrying on their machinations in private.

    If a nation is ejected from the UN there is no chance of exerting any influence upon their policies whereas now, while Israel demonstrates that they have virtually no conscience or soul, at least they know that the world is watching – and public opinion has been shifting. It cannot last forever. Even Netanyahu knows – deep down inside (especially after his last visit to the Big house) – that U.S. support for Israel is no longer going to be a carte blanche; atrocities cannot go unanswered forever (unless they had to do with the Bush administration).

    Besides, if Israel were to be ejected from the UN it would only serve to save them their annual dues which they would likely use to purchase more weapons.

    Grand idea.

  5. 1918 said,

    May 27, 2009 at 19:51

    Yes, I read the same – I posted the relevant piece and not the entire section. Nonetheless, it does not direct Israel to make payment to “Arabs” as you stated. In a typically UN flair it makes no attempt to determine who the responsible authorities are – hence the could be any party involved, including the Arab nations.

    Even if it had, GA resolutions are non-binding and amount to little more than a collective suggestion.

  6. Greg Felton said,

    May 28, 2009 at 00:05

    1918:

    You are quite wrong, in this case. Although it is generally true that GA resolutions are non-binding, this one IS because it is embedded in UNGA 273. GA resolutions are legally binding IF AND ONLY IF all parties to them agree to be bound by its terms. In thsi case UNGA 273 is a contract between Israel and the UN. By signing the agreement Israel promised to abide by the terms of 194.

    On the other hand, an example of a non-binding resolution is UNGA 181. Because it was never ratified as stated in the “speech” is is of no force and does not exist in law.

    My thanks to desertpeace for this intelligent analysis of the “speech,” because this was exactly the type of discussion it was designed to engender.

    “April Fool’s” joke, though, is a bit harsh, I think.

    Greg

  7. desertpeace said,

    May 28, 2009 at 06:23

    Thanks for commenting Greg….. much appreciated.

  8. 1918 said,

    May 28, 2009 at 22:29

    Greg:

    I must admit that I have never seen your interpretation before “GA resolutions are legally binding IF AND ONLY IF all parties to them agree to be bound by its terms.” GA resolutions in my understanding never constitute international law, including UNGA 273.

    In addition UNGA 273 includes “and taking note of the declarations and explanations made by the representative of the Government of Israel before the ad hoc Political Committee in respect of the implementation of the said resolutions”, by which Israel provides its interpretation of the resolutions and their requirements.

    But most of all, everyone can rely on some plain common sense. Israel would never under any circumstances agree to its own national suicide. Which is exactly what the so called right of return is, the elimination of Israel by means other than war. Now, if the International community insist that Israels put a gun to its head as a price for its UN Membership, I think everyone knows what the answer will be. Israel’s interpretation of that threat would be that they are expected to stop being Israel in return for Israel being in the UN.

  9. Greg Felton said,

    May 29, 2009 at 07:55

    1918:

    UNGA res 273 is a VOLUNTARY resolution between Israel and the UN. Why would the UN have bothered with it, if, as you say, the resolution would have no legal force? What you refer to is an INVOLUNTARY contract whereby the GA passes a resolution solely on its on its own authority against one or more member states and must wait for ratification for it to become law. This is why resolution after resolution against Israel has gone nowhere.

    In the case of 273, there were two authorities involved; ergo, the Security Council is irrelevant and Article 6 of the Charter does not apply.

    Clearly, 273 DOES have force. because all parties to it agreed to be bound by its terms.

    Your second paragraph is irrelevant, sine no “interprestation” by Israel could violate its obligations under the Charter.

    Regarding your third paragraph, you miss the point. Israel signed 273 knowing full well the U.S. would never allow it to be enforced. The “gun” that was pointed at Israel’s head wasn’t loaded. It was a deliberate deceit.

    My interpretation of 273 is accurate.

  10. June 16, 2009 at 06:55

    God shot Greg,

    Similar to this one, which is not satire 🙂

    http://lassewilhelmson.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/revoking-israels-un-membership/

    Peace

    Lasse W

  11. anton said,

    June 24, 2009 at 07:04

    Ethnic cleansing and genocide it’s not funny thing, very serious problems that requires the handling together.


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