This is a CALL TO ACTION. Each and every one reading this CAEF Bulletin, every person committed to Israel and the Jewish people, people concerned with Justice or just plain fed up with the discriminatory, antisemitic, unworthy actions of the dishonest UN Human Rights Council must HEED THIS CALL AND ACT!
December 24th , 2021 -- the UN General Assembly's budget committee (a committee of the whole, i.e. composed of all 193 member states) decided to fund a new "Commission of Inquiry" established by the notorious UN Human Rights Council that is intended to emasculate the state of Israel. The UN HRC already has a long history of a dystopic view of Israeli society and manufactures lies, repeats ancient Jew hatred tropes dressed up as antiZionism, focuses almost exclusively on bashing Israel and ignores real evil, tyranny, the persecution of minorities by China, Iran, Pakistan, the human rights abuses of those countries and North Korea, Turkey, and so many more.
In the words of Professor Anne Bayefsky, Director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President, Human Rights Voices:
“Without exaggeration, it is the most hostile and dangerous anti-Israel body the UN has ever created. It will decide Israel is guilty of apartheid, validate and unleash criminal prosecutions of Israelis, significantly magnify pressure on "third states" and "business enterprises" to engage in BDS, and insist on an arms embargo against Israel. It is permanent in duration. It will have 18 permanent UN staff funded by the regular budget - which means 22% of it will come from American taxpayers, create an in-house legal bureau to seek criminal charges against members of the IDF and the highest echelons of the Israeli government (‘command responsibility’).
The three members of the ‘Inquiry’ have been appointed - and all have public records of extreme anti-Israel animus. Notorious supporter of Durban and the Goldstone report - former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay - is the Chair. The first report of the ‘Inquiry’ is due in June 2022.”
“The UN ‘Inquiry’s’ rapacious job description has been set out in a 2021 resolution of the UN Human Rights Council. It is to investigate:
‘all alleged violations of international humanitarian law and all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law leading up to and since April 13, 2021, and all underlying root causes of recurrent tensions, instability and protraction of conflict, including systematic discrimination and repression based on national, ethnic, racial or religious identity.’ “
The Inquisitorial Triumvirate
Professor Bayefsky goes on to state:
“The Inquiry - which ought to become known as Pillay's Pogrom - has issued a ‘Call for Submissions.’ It sets out five vast topics for submissions - in effect, going back to the justifications of a Jewish state, period. It is particularly interested in identifying the propagators of racial and religious ‘discrimination’ and ‘repression’. Making a submission is an opportunity to recount history, abuses, facts, law - the truth that the Inquiry doesn't want to hear.
Large numbers of submissions that are ignored or vilified by the Inquiry will help erode its credibility. Massive numbers of submissions on Israel's side, standing against modern antisemitism, will push back against the UN's unprecedented global attack on Israel and the Jewish people.”
You can make a difference. YOU MUST ACT! Professor Bayefsky has made it easy for you. Follow these instructions. Make your submission before the end of February 2022.
UN Human Rights Council “Commission of Inquiry” on Israel created May 27, 2021 by resolution A/HRC/RES/S-30/1
(a) there is no minimum or maximum length or required format
(b) permitted languages according to UN Inquiry: “English, Arabic and/or Hebrew”
(c) attachments are permitted (including photographs, videos, etcetera)
(d) confidentiality is NOT guaranteed
(e) keep a record of your submissions
Explanatory Note: the date of “13 April 2021” was the first day of Ramadan in the year 2021 and the alleged renewal of a pattern of Jewish and Israeli “systematic discrimination and repression” of Muslims and Arabs. Since the Inquiry’s requirements refer to “leading up to and since” that date, there is no historical beginning or end date for material that can be included in submissions.
Where to Send: (according to UN website)
Submissions should be uploaded to https://owncloud.unog.ch/s/eYqkCWdqgMUqFTs
Second copy: the Inquiry has stated that “acknowledgements of receipt of information will not be sent to the author(s).” Therefore, Human Rights Voices (HRV) will be keeping a record ofall submissions – if they are also sent to HRV. Or you may send HRV a simple notification that a submission to the UN has been made. Where to reach HRV: http://www.humanrightsvoices.org/site/contact/
Biography (short description or statement of who you are or your credentials; optional but advisable if identity is not a concern):
Issue(s) to which your submission applies (Mandatory; choose one or more by highlighting or repeating at the top of your submission):
(1) Underlying root causes of recurrent tensions, instability and protraction of conflict in and between the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel; as well as systematic discrimination and repression based on national, ethnic, racial or religious identity;
(2) Facts and circumstances regarding alleged violations of international humanitarian law and alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law leading up to and since 13 April 2021;
(3) Identification of those responsible;
(4) Recommendations on accountability measures, with a view to avoiding and ending impunity and ensuring legal accountability, including individual criminal and command responsibility;
(5) Recommendations on measures to be taken by third States to ensure respect for international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.
Submission: (insert below; or if you plan to produce your submission as an attachment, add your Name (optional), Organization (optional), Biography (optional), Issue(s) (mandatory; state one or more of the issue(s) at the top of your submission/attachment before sending)
CAEF will make a submission and we hope you will too, individually or as organizations, faith communities, clubs, student groups, pro-humanity and anti-hate groups. “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel