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'UN meeting on ME was like a political ‘gangbang’
ByJORDANA HORN JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
July 1, 2011 03:23
Wiesenthal Center official Shimon Samuels calls for dismantling of UN’s dedicated committee on "inalienable" Palestinian rights.
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Ban Ki-Moon 311 Reuters. (photo credit:REUTERS)

NEW YORK – In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s director for international relations said that the experience of being the only Jewish NGO to attend a UN meeting in Brussels titled “The role of Europe in advancing Palestinian statehood and achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” was akin to a “gangbang.”

The meeting’s title, Shimon Samuels wrote to Ban, “was nothing but a political euphemism to campaign for the 27 states of the European Union – and the European institutions themselves – to endorse the September UN General Assembly vote on a Palestinian unilateral declaration of independence.”



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He added, “Behind that smokescreen, however, the gathering was yet another ‘gangbang’ against the State of Israel.”

According to Merriam-Webster.com, a “gangbang” is an often vulgar appellation for gang rape, or, according to the primary definition, “copulation by several persons in succession with the same passive partner.”

At the Brussels meeting, Samuels said, campaigns “resonant of a third intifada” were discussed, including calls for mass demonstrations beginning in July in Israel, Europe and North America under the title “United for Palestine Independence.”

Samuels also spoke of “veiled threats” made by delegates, quoting some as saying that “this mother of all conflicts can bring violence to all the nations of the world.”

The Brussels meeting was organized by the United Nations Committee for the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP).

Samuels said that “this Committee has remained intact as a magnet for those states and NGOs with a vested interest in perpetuating the conflict, among them, those devoted to wiping Israel off the map.”

Samuels also wrote that the “General Assembly September vote on Palestinian status should be conditioned on prior dismantling of [the] pernicious UN Committee for the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People,” and told Ban that his representative had opened the meeting with a message conveying support for Palestinian unity with Hamas.

This message, Samuels wrote, “included no mention of terrorism and, in fact, endorsed a designated terrorist organization on the UN’s own watchlist.”

“The very existence of the United Nations Committee for the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People continually violates the United Nations Charter,” Samuels wrote. “By its delegitimization of the Jewish state, it is a political instrument that threatens a sovereign UN member, impugning its right to selfdefense under Article 51 of the Charter.”

A representative of the Secretary- General’s Office had no comment on the letter.
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