OUTRAGEOUS: WHO singles out Israel as world’s ONLY ‘health rights violator’
World Health Organization’s UN resolution marks Israel as the world’s only violator of ‘mental, physical and environmental health.’
By Shoshana Miskin
The World Health Organization (WHO) called for an investigation into alleged abuses of “mental, physical and environmental health” rights by Israel, the only country singled out during the U.N. agency’s annual assembly in Geneva.
The motion was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation, and it commissioned a WHO delegation to investigate and report on “the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory” and “the occupied Syrian Golan.”
France, Germany and the United Kingdom were among the 107 countries that voted for the proposal. Eight countries – the United States, Canada, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea – voted against the resolution.
Watchdog organization UN Watch blasted the WHO resolution.
“The UN reached new heights of absurdity today,” said executive director Hillel Neuer immediately following the vote.
Neuer said the motion was more of a political and religious persecution than a measured policy since it did not address other alleged abuses in other Middle Eastern countries such as Syria, Saudi Arabia or Yemen.
“By scapegoating the Jewish state for all the world’s health problems, just as medieval Europe once accused the Jews of poisoning the wells, the EU aids and abets the UN and its World Health Organization to betray the cause of humanity
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