Dhimmi and Rosalynn Carter with Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer in 1984 — if I met him again, I’d have a few things to tell him
Not surprising coming from the UN. “President Carter Could Lead U.N. Investigation of Israel,” by Benny Avni in the New York Sun, with thanks to Ruth King:
UNITED NATIONS “” As Palestinian Arab rockets struck two Israeli towns yesterday, U.N. bodies prepared to launch no fewer than two overlapping “fact-finding” missions to second-guess Israel’s anti-terrorist tactics. President Carter could head one of those missions.
The U.N. General Assembly is expected to convene a special emergency session tomorrow to deal with the November 8 Israel Defense Force artillery strike on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, which killed 19 civilians. A draft resolution for the assembly session calls on the U.N. secretary-general to establish a fact-finding mission into the event and requests that he report back to the assembly in a month.
And yesterday in Geneva, the U.N. Human Rights Council, which in its five months of existence has failed to pass one resolution on any country other than Israel, concluded its third emergency session on the Jewish state. In the session’s resolution, the council called on its president, Ambassador Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate the incident at Beit Hanoun.
A diplomat in Geneva who requested anonymity said the sponsors of the resolution are planning to ask Mr. Carter to head the investigation. Other candidates include the diplomats Martti Ahtisaari of Finland and Sadako Ogata of Japan.
Israel, which is conducting its own investigation into the incident, has yet to decide on its level of cooperation with the U.N. probes.
The Israelis shouldn’t cooperate at all, but they will probably be compelled to do so. George Bush and Tony Blair will make sure of that, when they should be standing up and denouncing the UN’s persecution of Israel and continuous ignoring of the mistreatment of women and religious minorities under Sharia.