I know that Jews don’t believe in Hell–at least the fire and brimstone hot place, ruled by a fallen angel with horns type of thing. But sometimes I wish that we could petition HaShem to make an exception or two. John Dugard, the UN Human Rights Council’s Mid East investigator would be one of my choices for eternal damnation. He as made a career of twisting facts to discredit Israel and Jews. A few month ago this Jimmy Carter write-a-like sent a report to the discredited UN Human Rights council comparing Israel to apartheid.
Dugard wrote that “Israel’s laws and practices in the [Palestinian Authority (PA)] certainly resemble aspects of apartheid. Can it seriously be denied that the purpose of such action is to establish and maintain domination by one racial group, Jews, over another racial group, Palestinians, and systematically oppress them?” The report accuses Israel of terror by flying jets that set off sonic booms, forcing “residents to live in fear of settler terror.” [technology can be a bitch]Dugard also alleges that Israel still is “occupying” the Gaza region despite the expulsion of Jewish residents from their communities and the handover of the land to the PA. “Gaza became a sealed off, imprisoned and occupied territory,” he wrote.
Today this purveyor of Loshen Hora not only accused Israel of war crimes for protecting itself against the Kasaam rockets but urged the “Mid East Quartet” to recognize Hamas. Lets review for a second, 200+ missiles in two weeks, promising in a hundred different ways that they will never make peace, announcing it wants to take of the world. Abusing children by teaching them to blow themselves up. Yes I think he is right we should recognize Hamas…as horrid “people” who should never ever be given the time of day. And John Dugard should be put in that same category.
UN expert to Quartet: Recognize Hamas (JPOST)UN Human Rights investigator Dugard says recognition is “indispensable” to peace. An independent human rights expert called Tuesday for the United States, the United Nations, Russia and the European Union to fully recognize the Palestinian government – including Hamas members – as an “indispensable requirement” to peace. John Dugard, the UN Human Rights Council’s investigator on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said the Mideast Quartet has to treat both sides equally if it wants to broker a successful peace agreement. Israel has consistently rejected Dugard’s reports and statements as one-sided. In March he compared the Jewish state’s treatment of Palestinians to apartheid – comments that drew strong criticism from Israeli officials, who called them “inflammatory and inciteful.” “In order to prevent another season of violence and to protect human rights in the region, the Quartet must intervene immediately in a fair and evenhanded manner,” said Dugard, a South African lawyer. “This means the recognition of both Hamas and non-Hamas members of the Palestinian Government of National Unity.” The Quartet, which meets in Berlin on Friday, has said it will only recognize those in the Palestinian government who accept key principles – Israel’s right to exist, previous agreements signed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, and renunciation of terror and violence. In his statement Dugard also said that both Israel and the Palestinians have violated international humanitarian law in recent days, citing the “indiscriminate firing of rockets into (the Israeli town) Sderot” and Israel’s military response. More than 250 rockets that have been fired by Palestinian militants – many of them Hamas members – at southern Israel from Gaza, killing two civilians and sending thousands fleeing to safer ground. Israeli aircraft have struck at militant targets dozens of times in an effort to curb the rocket fire, killing some 50 Palestinians, most of them radicals. Dugard said Israel’s response “fails to distinguish between civilians and combatants and is a disproportionate use of force.” And Israel’s arrest of several Hamas legislators was a form of “collective punishment” that undermines the peace process, he said.