Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Polish MEPs Boycott UN Palestinian Conference

One of the many useful and important things the UN does with the dues money paid by its member states is to fund, maintain, and encourage the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

The committee is, naturally, just as balanced about Israel as is any other organ of the UN. That is, it lays the blame for all the trouble in the Middle East on the scourge of Zionism.

According to its official website, the CEIRPP currently has twenty-two members: Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Cyprus, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic [Laos], Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

With the presence of such champions of human rights as Cuba, Pakistan, and Belarus, I am reassured about the nature of the committee.

No to the UNCEIRPP sponsors an annual “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”. It supports “the right of Palestinians to return to their homes and property, from which they had been displaced and uprooted.” That is, it supports the right of anyone who ever lived in what is now Israel, plus their children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren to move to Israel. Supporting the “right of return” is a way to sanction the destruction of Israel without ever coming out and saying it.

But that’s just business as usual at the UN. Ho-hum. We’re used to it.

So it’s no surprise that Israel is vehemently opposed to a conference organized by Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, to be held at European Parliament at the end of this month. However, it’s refreshing to see that Polish members of the European Parliament are protesting the conference by boycotting it.

I’ll let the Polish site Eurojihad News tell the story:
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The topic of the conference is “Human rights violations by Israel military”. However there are scheduled working groups on “how to increase the resistance against Israel military”. The Israeli Foreign Office has submitted the protest against the conference. President of Knesset Dalia Itzik, sent a letter to the President of EP, Hans-Gert Poettering. There is no official answer yet.

In the meantime the group of Polish MEPs deriving from all main political parties declared to boycott the conference and help to call off the event.

Bronislaw Geremek (ALDE): “I will not take part in this conference. I saw the materials prepared by the organizers. Although there is no official statement that Israel must be pushed down to the sea there, the choice of subjects and the attitude towards the problems shows that it will be biased, conflict generating conference. Actually we can call it anti-Israeli.”

Bronislaw Sonik (EPP-ED): “There is not the first such initiative. Pro-Palestinian lobby is very active here. If in fact, the conference will become propagandist, Israelis can count on Poles.”

Konrad Szymanski (UEN): “Israel’s Objections are fully justified. UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People is a platform for activity of various extremists. According to the most of them Israel should disappear. I am astonished that European Parliament allowed such activity to be placed in its building. If there is any activity against the conference i.e. petition signed by MEPs, I will be very glad to support it.”

Also Ryszard Czarnecki said, that this conference could only fuel the conflict, and won’t help to resolve it. He would also be glad to stop this useless and dangerous initiative. Ryszard Czarnecki is member of European Friends of Israel — what was very little known in Poland before.

Let’s hear it for the Poles!

Jan III Sobieski

Obviously, the Polish Counterjihad spirit didn’t end with Jan III Sobieski.

Hat tip: Aleks.


Unknown said...

The Poles have proved to be difficult in EU negotiations time and time again.

Which, given the nature of EU negotiations, is something everybody else in Europe should be deeply grateful for.

spackle said...

Makes me proud to have Polish blood running through my veins.

Subvet said...

Go Poles!

R. Hartman said...

"If there is any activity against the conference i.e. petition signed by MEPs, I will be very glad to support it."

How about initiating one?

It's good that the Poles protest the Useless Nations immoral agenda (and it's bad that apparently they're the only ones) but why so passive? Why not initiate a protest, lobby between their colleagues or indeed actually start a petition?

IMHO all civilised countries should retract immediately from the UN, leaving it to the failed states. By staying on, they legitimise the UN's claim to be an important, international body that has to be respected as its views are supported worldwide. Once the UN becomes a body of failed, totalitarian and inhumane states only, the moral world can ignore it.

Vol-in-Law said...

The one good thing the Labour govt here in Britain ever did was to accidentally allow a million Poles into the country.

kepiblanc said...

It looks like Poland aspires to be the savior of Europe. Another Thank You Poland.

Yorkshireminer said...

The league of nations was allowed observer status when the U.N. Was founded in San Fransisco in 1945. The U.N. should be banned from attending any conference after the next war In fact they should be prosecuted. This continual denigrating of Israel will be one of the reasons for the next world war. Have no fear it is coming. The U.N. Is morally and ethically corrupt run by third world nations funded by Arab oil money (bribed) they will force Israel into a corner Israel will not be able to get out. In a few years time when the muslims think that they are strong enough they will bury their differences and attack Israel. It wont make any difference if it is by conventional means or by Nuclear, the Gideon option will be used. The Question will be where will it end after Mecca Damascus Tehran are turned into green glass parking lots. Will Islamabad and Delhi follow suit, followed quickly by Paris London or New York? The only thing you can be certain of it will be bloodier and shorter than the last world war.