Skip to comments.At the UN, NGOs Blame Israel for Plight of Palestinian Women
Posted on 01/18/2011 11:43:17 AM PST by Nachum
Today a UN committee looked into whether Israel was complying with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). And, of course, human rights groups came out in full force to blame discrimination against Palestinian women on Israel including the poor quality of girls education, domestic violence, and early marriage.
According to an NGO Monitor press release this morning, left-wing human rights groups like Badil, Al Haq, and the Defense for Children International submitted a statement to the Committee prior to the review, regarding womens rights in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. In addition, Badil prepared a supplement to the original submission. Many of their claims reflect the de-legitimization campaigns involving NGOs.
Any rational and honest observer can see that its absurd to hold Israel accountable for womens rights violations that are rampant throughout the entire Muslim world the same violations that can be seen in every country and territory surrounding Israel.
But in addition to faulting Israel for problems that it clearly has little control over, human rights groups ignored even more troubling examples of female mistreatment that are widespread in the Palestinian territories:
The submission omits crucial womens rights abuses, failing to address domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, or murders termed honor killings, which in 1999 comprised more than two-thirds of all murders in Gaza and the West Bank, according to UNICEF. NGO Monitor also notes that WCLAC has received funding from the European Union, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Spain, Belgium and Ireland, along with other individual European governments. OxfamNOVIB (Netherlands), George Soross Open Society Institute, and DanChurchAid (budgeted by the Danish government) also have provided funding.
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Surely this is satire!
“The Jooz made me beat my wife and sister.” .... Right.
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...whether Israel was complying with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).Obviously the very existence of CEDAW is grounds for jihad by the wife-beaters and sister-killers of Islam. Thanks Nachum.
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