måndag 4 februari 2013

Vatten, Hezbollah, FN och Israel

Några intressanta artiklar:

En artikel om vattensituationen på de palestinska områdena.Israel anklagas ofta för att palestiniernas vattenförsörjning inte fungerar men de palestinska myndigheterna avbröt samarbetet med Israel angående vattenfrågor för 5 år sedan och missköter sig både i fråga om vatten och behandling av avloppsvatten.
Artikeln baserar sig på en undersökning av Lauro Burkart,“The Politicization of the Oslo Water Agreement.”
How water became a weapon in Arab-Israeli conflict  (YOCHANAN VISSER Jerusalem Post)
 Burkart writes: “It is not the Israeli occupation policy but the Palestinian political resistance against joint management and cooperation that is responsible for the relatively slow development of the Palestinian water sector and the deteriorating human rights situation in the Palestinian Territories” and “There is convincing evidence of mismanagement within the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA).”


Spaniens tidigare premiärminister José Mariá Aznar och Nordirlands tidigare försteminister och fredspristagare Lord Trimble uppmanar EU att sätta upp Hezbollah på EU:s terroristlista i en artikel i
The Times: 
"... Yet despite this atrocity some European governments are not willing to declare Hezbollah a security threat and put it on the EU terrorist list. This refusal is based on a misunderstanding of the nature of the group. Hezbollah is not just a Lebanese militia group and political party. It is the long arm of Iran. From its conception by Tehran in 1982, it has been committed to the revolutionary goals of the international expansion of Shia Islam, as dreamt of by the Ayatollah Khomeini.
The fact that it holds seats in the Lebanese Parliament and posts in the Cabinet does not mean that its leaders see themselves as just another Lebanese faction — albeit one that murders its political opponents (a UN tribunal found that the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister was a Hezbollah plot).
On the contrary Hezbollah has a global vision and reach. It has perpetrated attacks in places as distant as Argentina, Georgia, Israel, Thailand, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, as well as Lebanon. It has been involved in illegal but very lucrative activities in Latin America and West Africa. For instance, it has run drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations in the jungle of Colombia under the control of the FARC. According to US officials, Hezbollah is heavily involved in smuggling drugs into Europe..."
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FN:s mänskorättsråd och Israel

UNHRC and Israel (ledare i Jerusalem Post)

Candidly Speaking: Hypocrisy, deceit, evil at the UN (Isi Leibler Jerusalem Post)
"Israel is the first country to boycott the annual human rights review presented at the bogus United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Despite being tacitly rebuked by the US, Israel was justified in doing so. For years, while ignoring the rampant denial of human rights and the butchering of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians throughout the world, the proceedings of this despicably biased body were concentrated on relentlessly condemning, demonizing and delegitimizing the Jewish state..."

UN report on Israel disregards UN Watch submission, exemplifies biased approach that hinders peace (UN Watch)

"The council report is categorically one-sided, casting Palestinians as the sole victims of the Arab-Israeli conflict, while denying the slighest consideration to any basic human rights for Israelis.
The report disregards the thousands of suicide bombings, knifings, and other terrorist attacks committed by Palestinian Arab groups, failing to acknowledge how this violence brought about Israeli security measures in the territories that did not previously exist."

 Briefing on the Problematic UN Human Rights Committee Report on Israeli Settlements

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