Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Shabas Is Gone But the Zionhass Rampages On

Jonathan S. Tobin writes re the sudden departure of a biased UN "human rights" prober (hey, aren't they all):
When the United Nations Human Rights Council announced its plan to convene a commission to investigate last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, it didn’t even bother pretending to be fair to the Jewish state. The UNHRC spends most of its time ignoring all of the most egregious violations of human rights and atrocities around the world and, instead, concentrates almost all of its energies on demonizing Israel and its efforts to defend its citizens against terrorist attacks. The commission it impaneled reflected that same bias. At its head was William Schabas, a Canadian law professor who had already denounced Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as a war criminal and stated his belief that Hamas was not a terrorist group. Schabas bitterly resented the criticism that rained down on his head from those who considered the commission to be a kangaroo court. But rather than continue, he has now resigned, still insisting on his fitness to lead the effort. That is to be commended, but Israel ought not to be suckered into taking the UNHRC’s bait. Though it is possible that his successor might be a less egregious pick, Israel should stick to its decision not to cooperate with this travesty.
To salve Bill's injured feelings, I've written him a song:

"Won't you come back, Bill Shabas?
Won't you come back?"
Hamas moaned on and on.
They want you goin' probin'
On Gaza ground;
Your ruling was foregone.
Remember that crazy outfit
At the UN
Is run by rascals, rogues and thugs.
Alas and alack,
You're on the wrong track.
Bill Shabas, Hamas wants you back!

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