The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) is set to wrap its annual conference this Friday. And according to them, the great threat to womens‘ rights isn’t Syria, nor Iran, nor even the Taliban, but wait for it...Israel.
Friday's session will include such professional resolution as concerning "woman and natural disasters," "women hostages," women and girls and AIDS," and "mortality among women.
However, the panel is expected to also an eight-clause resolution, determining that the "Israeli occupation" in territories, including East Jerusalem, is the main obstacle for the advancement of the Palestinian woman.
The panel, which includes representatives from 45 countries, including Israel, is considered to be one of the UN's most active and respected bodies.
Responding to the decision to condemn Israel, Israeli envoy to the UN Ron Prosor told Haaretz that the "council's bring levels of absurdity and cynicism to new heights."
"The thousands of Syrian women butchered, tortured, raped and trampled under Assad's iron boot don't even get a passing mention in the panel's decisions," Prosor added.
Why the double standard exists is not immediately clear, though it may have something to do with the makeup of the UN generally. Many openly Anti-Semitic countries are representatives of the UNCSW.
This post was first published on Andy’s RANT!