Braces Itself For A UN Fact Finding Mission
28 July 2010
By Gilad Atzmon
Israel faces another disastrous report as an
'Independent and impartial' fact-finding team
appointed by the UN Human Rights Council will look
into Israel's 'violations of international law' during
her commando raid on the Gaza-bound Turkish ship.
Seemingly the UN Human Rights Council wasn’t
overwhelmingly impressed by Israel's own ‘truth
finding’ missions. I guess that this is
understandable. The Israelis should accept the UN
concerns. It is very uncommon to let the murderer or
the rapist investigate himself.
The UN team is expected to travel to Israel, Turkey
and Gaza in August to interview witnesses and gather
information before reporting back to the Council in
I guess that in order to complete its job
satisfyingly, the UN mission should consider taking
advice from some Old Testament experts who can
elaborate on the cultural and spiritual heritage that
led to the current state of Israeli barbarism. As I've
mentioned many times before, Zionism , is an attempt
to revive the ancient Israelite nation. Hence it
shouldn’t take us by surprise to discover that this
has created a contemporary Israeli who follows the
most sinister possible interpretation of the Judaic
Moreover, the UN mission would also benefit by
recruiting some leading psychologists who can turn on
a floodlight on the issues to do with Israeli
collective lethal aggression. We all know the dry
facts to do with the Israeli murder in the high seas.
Yet, we are still perplexed that a so-called
‘democratic government’ made a decision to unleash its
deadliest naval unit against civilians delivering
humanitarian aid in international waters. If the UN
wants to prevent future Israeli crimes, we'd better
grasp, once and for all, what kind of needs the
massacre was there to satisfy. We'd better understand
once and for all why it is that Israeli politicians
believe that providing their followers with fresh
blood is translated into electoral power?
It is not yet clear whether Israel, which has a long
history of rejecting UN probes, would cooperate and
allow the team to visit. However, we have to bear in
mind that Israel's political manoeuvring capacity in
the international arena has shrunk considerably since
her genocidal attacks on Lebanon 2006 and Gaza 2008-9.
The Israeli reaction wasn’t late in coming. Officials
in Jerusalem told the Israeli Ynet that the Human
Right Council's decision to look into the May 31st
raid on the Gaza-bound Turkish ship is “pointless”,
“obsessed” and “weir.d”*
It is unfortunately typical for Israelis to believe
that the Goyim are ‘obsessed’ and ‘weird’. I guess
that the only possible interpretation of such a
statement is that Israelis believe that killing peace
activists better become an international norm. Indeed,
it has already become a norm in Israel.
Knesset Member Otniel Schneller (Kadima), went even
further arguing that “instead of focusing on the
flotilla raid, the international community should
investigate the continued captivity of IDF soldier
Gilad Shalit in Gaza, which he says constitutes a
violation of international law.
I myself wonder what law it violates exactly. Gilad
Shalit was a soldier in uniform serving as a post
guard in a concentration-camp in an occupied
territory. Abducting Shalit was a fully legitimate act
of resistance. Furthermore, the Hamas struggle to keep
Shalit alive should be realised as an act of
compassion and kindness. However, I wonder whether MK
Schneller would also insist that a hypothetical case
in which Jewish camp inmates abducted a Nazi officer
from a bunker at the outskirts of Auschwitz would also
constitute a “violation of international law"? I guess
we all know the answer.
As it happens, the Jewish State is now in a siege.
This siege is mental, spiritual, intellectual,
physical and political. Israel can only blame itself.
* For obvious reasons, the word ‘weird’ appeared only
in the Hebrew edition.