The 'human rights council' backs downabsolute refusal to show up for its universal periodic review, the United Nations 'human rights council' decided to save face by 'postponing' the review to 'no later than November 2013.'
The council called on Israel to cooperate with the council on the UPR. It asked its President Remigiusz Henczel to encouraged Israel’s participation in the human rights review.
Henczel said that postponement served “as a precedent to be applied in all similar circumstances of non-cooperation in the future.”
He warned, however, that if Israel failed to participate by the set deadline, the council would weight steps against it.So what's going to change in the next ten months? Will the UN suddenly become a fair place that's not biased against Israel? Are they suddenly going to give up their anti-Semitism? Is Israel going to be allowed to join a regional grouping so that it can exercise the prerogatives of UN membership like every other country in the world? Is the 'human rights council' going to stop being a rubber stamp for an anti-Israel agenda? Is the permanent agenda item against Israel going to be removed?
Of course, the answer to every one of those questions is "no." The council was royally embarrassed on Tuesday and deservedly so. What they are hoping is that the new Israeli government will reverse course. Don't hold your breath. It won't happen. It was David Ben Gurion, a man of the Left, who first referred to the UN as Oom Shmoom, long before there was a 'human rights council.'
If you want to be amused by OIC reactions to the postponement, read the whole thing.
Here's what it was like on Tuesday at the 'human rights council.'
Let's go to the videotape.
The council chairman looks like a little kid whose toy was just taken away, doesn't he?