Out of ‘the diplomatic dark’ to UN Human Rights post: what message does this send to the world?

Half an hour ago the writer asked a man who was laying flooring, to guess who had been unanimously elected to chair elections for the United Nations Human Rights Committee – a body charged with monitoring human rights developments across the globe.

On hearing that Israel’s Ron Prosor had been chosen, he was as shocked as she had been and said: “But Israel’s broken every rule in the book!”

ron prosorOnly a few months ago, ‘after a few years in the diplomatic dark’, Israel rejoined the Human Rights Council in Geneva and a few days ago it was admitted into JUSCANZ, a key UN group which advises the Human Rights Council as well as other UN bodies.

Applauded in Britain?

Prosor, we learn, served for nearly four years as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

The Jewish Chronicle asserts that in Britain he “earned plaudits for his articulate and forthright defense of Israel’s position, publishing numerous articles throughout the British press and addressing the widest possible range of audiences throughout the country”.

Ron Prosor is reported to have said the ‘central role Israel plays to advance human rights is the real answer to anyone calling for boycotts against us’.

Is Terry Pratchett right: can a lie run round the world before the truth has got its boots on?



Posted on February 19, 2014, in Reward for failure and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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