The UN Human Rights Council yesterday confirmed the appointment of Canadian academic Michael Lynk as "Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967," a position that, contrary to the official title, is in fact charged with investigating "Israel's violations of the principles and bases of international law" — and disregards all human rights violations in the Palestinian territories committed by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and others.
Amid intense pressure from Arab and Islamic states, the president declared that Lynk was both impartial and objective, despite numerous objections concerning his leadership role in Palestinian campaign groups and his inflammatory statements in which he admits is seeking "to isolate Israel."
"Someone who accuses Israel of 'Apartheid' and openly seeks to dismantle the Jewish state is neither impartial nor objective. We call on Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and all other Council members to uphold the Council's own basic principles and oppose Lynk's nomination in tomorrow's vote," said Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, a watchdog organization in Geneva.
Source: UN Watch