UN Watch in the News – November 2021
UN Watch was quoted in multiple media outlets in November 2021 on topics such as: UNHCR names China dissidents; UNRWA takes responsibility for the financial crisis; Hillel Neuer addresses the Australian group on Israel’s delegitimization to the UN; Toronto School Board cancels Yazidi Nobel Prize.
Quoted in Newsweek, “United Nations names Uyghur dissidents to China,” November 14, 2021:
The United Nations, the very body created to “reaffirm faith in basic human rights,” is assisting China in its violent efforts to eliminate the Uyghurs by helping the CCP cover its tracks. These are the conclusions of a recent report in Le Monde on the efforts of Emma Reilly, a UN human rights officer turned whistleblower. Reilly says that before every session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in recent years, China has asked for the names of Uyghurs and other Chinese dissidents who were due to speak. And although this is explicitly prohibited by the UN’s own rules, the UN, according to Reilly, has a habit of sharing this information with Chinese authorities, who use it to harass the families of dissidents who are still based in China. China.
Surprisingly, world leaders are also aware of this practice. In 2019, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer sent letters to Geneva delegations from UK, US, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, France, Germany and Sweden, detailing examples of names of Chinese dissidents (some of whom are citizens of Western nations) being shared by the UN. Citing China’s history of retaliation against human rights activists, Neuer explained that “providing China or any other government with the names of dissidents accredited to attend UN sessions prior to sessions is detrimental and potentially fatal for dissidents and their families, especially family members. still in China.
Quoted from Fox News, “UN Human Rights Office Accused of Helping China Keep Eye on Dissenters,” December 14, 2021:
UNRWA claims financial crisis
Quoted in the Jerusalem Post, “UNRWA Leader: We Face Collapsing Political Attacks and Lack of Funds,” November 16, 2021:
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency that serves Palestinian refugees is on the verge of collapse due to violent political attacks and a lack of funding, its commissioner, Gen. Philippe Lazzarini, said at the meeting. of a donors’ conference in Brussels.
Hillel Neuer, executive director of the NGO UN Watch, stood outside the UNRWA conference venue in Brussels and distributed information against the agency.
Neuer is among those who accused the textbooks used in UNRWA schools of promoting anti-Semitism and incitement against Israel. It also published a study this year that provided examples of anti-Semitic media publications by some UNRWA staff.
“I am here to urge the delegations of the US, EU, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Switzerland and many other countries to demand that their money in UNRWA – our public funds – not go to the teachers who glorify Hitler, ”Neuer said.
Quoted by The Algemeiner, “Erdan: UNRWA ‘Perpetuates’ Israel-Palestinian Conflict as Donor Conference Underway”, November 18, 2021:
The UN Watch monitoring group reported in August that more than 100 teachers and UNRWA staff have promoted anti-Semitism and incitement to terrorism on social media. Following this report, UNRWA is said to have suspended several of its employees. UN Watch also found that textbooks distributed in UNRWA schools incited violence against Israel.
Outside the conference, UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer appealed to government officials before they went to the conference, saying UNRWA should be held accountable “for its teachers who poison the spirit of Palestinian schoolchildren by inciting them to anti-Semitism and terrorism ”.
He also called on delegations around the world “to demand that their money in UNRWA – our public funds – not go to the teachers who glorify Hitler”.
UN Watch Executive Director addresses Australian group on Israel delegitimization to UN
Featured in the Australian Jewish News, “’Delegitimization Ground Zero’,” November 22, 2021:
THE UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “persecutes Jews throughout the State of Israel, using the language and terminology of international and human rights law,” the director said UN Watch executive Hillel Neuer to an Australian audience.
Addressing the UIA NSW AGM from a hotel in Brussels – where a United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) conference was held – Neuer noted the numerous commissions of inquiry created by the UNHRC against Israel, saying, “I would say that we are almost in a mode not of investigation, but of Inquisition.
“The Human Rights Council, I would say, is the zero point of Israel’s delegitimization. “
But he said the latest UNHRC commission of inquiry, which will be ongoing, is particularly problematic.
“It’s a standing commission of inquiry into Israel and so-called Hamas, but we know that means against Israel. He has no end to his term, ”he said.
“This latest commission of inquiry has something new. He says he will investigate “systemic discrimination”. I think they wanted to use the word “systemic”, it’s the buzzword in America today.
Toronto school board cancels Yazidi Nobel Prize
Quoted in the Christianity Daily, “Toronto School Board Cancels Yazidi Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Because Her Account As ISIS Sex Slave May Foster Islamophobia,” November 23, 2021:
The principal of the Toronto District School Board reportedly canceled Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad’s book launch event because what she wrote about being an ISIS sex slave could promote “Islamophobia”.
Not The Bee reported that Murad was quashed by the principal of the Toronto school board because his graphic stories about his horrific experience with ISIS may cause people to dislike Islam. The outlet highlighted a tweet from an international lawyer Hillel Neuer Sunday by announcing what happened to Murad.
The Toronto District School Board Superintendent is vetoing the student book event with Yazidi activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad because her memoir of her capture and sexual slavery by terrorists in the ‘Islamic State would “promote Islamophobia,” Neuer said.
The Toronto District School Board Superintendent vetoed the student book event with Yazidi activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad because her memoir of her capture and sexual slavery by terrorists from the Islamic State “would promote Islamophobia” .https: //t.co/2hJIkCumB0
– Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) November 21, 2021