UN Sponsored Report on Israel’s Responsibility for Apartheid in relation to the Palestinian People

“Blessed are the peacemakers.”

Global Justice in the 21st Century

[Prefatory Note: Below is the text of a report co-authored by Virginia Tilley and myself, commissioned by the UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) that examines the argument for regarding Israel as an ‘apartheid state’ with respect to the whole of the Palestinian people, that is, not only those Palestinians living under occupation, but also those living as residents of Jerusalem, those living as a minority in Israel, and those enduring refugee camps and involuntary exile. The report concludes that Israel is guilty of the continuing crime of apartheid as it is defined in the 1973 Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. The report reviews the evidence for such a finding, and offers recommendation for acting upon such a conclusion within the United Nations, by national governments, and by civil society. Upon the release of the report on March 15, 2017…

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Vitaly Churkin (1952-2017): Casualty Of Endless Wars.

By Jerry Alatalo

un-2Alphabet The great Russian diplomat and United Nations Ambassador Vitaly Churkin died suddenly in New York City, on the eve of his 65th birthday. As perhaps some measure of the man’s influence around the Earth, without ever meeting Vitaly Churkin personally this writer wept upon hearing the news of his passing. For men and women who have followed events at the United Nations, the Russian ambassador was a standout human being in that institution, in particular for his consistent integrity and straightforward speaking style, where one came to have high confidence his words were the truth – describing the real nature of the focused-upon situation.

His passing has fueled speculation about whether he may have been murdered with weaponry developed covertly by intelligence agencies in nations opposed to the Russian government, and therefore, some speculators suggest, Russia’s top diplomat was targeted for assassination. If such is the case nobody will ever know unless those involved confess, as certain publicly admitted top-secret weapons – the kind used for inducing fatal heart attacks, perhaps – can kill without leaving a trace. But, most likely Vitaly Churkin was not the victim of political assassination.

Endless wars are what finally destroyed Vitaly Churkin’s physical body; the damage to his heart became severe in mid-September 2016, after U.S. and coalition plane airstrikes in Deir ez Zor, Syria killed over 60 Syrian soldiers and injured more than one hundred. The immeasurable level of stress felt by Mr. Churkin and his United Nations colleagues at that time, when the potential for a dreaded World War III nightmare starting was palpable and real, damaged Vitaly Churkin’s heart as suggested with his shortness of breath while speaking to the press outside the Security Council.

In the five months that followed (the last five months of Vitaly Churkin’s life) the endless wars and conditions which cause them continued, he sensed (accurately or not) no relief but intensification ahead in the spiritual battles for all men and women who consider themselves peacemakers, until finally the stress of being in possibly the eye of the World War III hurricane – the profound responsibility and the tremendous weight – became too much, producing in him a massive and fatal heart attack.

Whatever the details and truth surrounding the passing of Russian United Nations Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, whether the greatly respected world diplomat died of natural or unnatural cause(s), ultimately… he became another in the long, long line of victims falling to humanity’s endless wars.

(Thank you to Russia Insider at YouTube)

Syria’s UN Ambassador: “This Theatrical Farce Must End.”

By Jerry Alatalo

un-2Alphabet Communications during United Nations Security Council meetings have devolved into an embarrassing form unworthy of the world’s highest-standards deliberative political institution. After nearly six (6) years of war in Syria between the government and largely paid mercenary terrorist soldiers, the ongoing battle of narratives about the reality in that nation has intensified and sunk down to the point of historic shame.

Perhaps of the multiple reasons for the war the major cause of the conflict that started in March 2011 was the decision by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to decline a proposal from officials of Qatar to run natural gas pipeline infrastructure to deliver gas from Qatar to the lucrative European market. Assad decided instead to approve a similar ($multi-billion) pipeline project to Europe for transporting gas from Iran, which shares the same gigantic natural gas field with Qatar. That decision prompted the individuals and/or groups who wanted the Qatar pipeline project built to immediately initiate war by mercenary terrorist proxy armies against the Syrian government and military, with the goal of overthrowing Assad.

Before the terrorist war began in 2011 many will remember Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others sharing the refrain of “Assad must go”, but without mentioning the true reason(s) for their assertions – making the false claim Assad was “killing his own people” instead of the truth: paid mercenaries were killing Syrian civilians, police and military to destabilize the government to the point of Assad’s downfall from power, in virtually the same manner lies became used to bring about the 2011 destruction of Libya, with that the overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi.

Another example of historic deception with catastrophic negative consequences came in 2003 and the U.S./UK-led invasion of Iraq, based on the intentional lies about Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” and his “involvement with al-Qaeda and 9/11”. One could go back further to 2001 – September 11, 2001 to be precise – for the biggest false flag lie of them all, and the birth of the now 15-year long bogus “war on terror”. It’s safe to assume the yet-to-be-prosecuted criminals behind the 9/11 mass murder events were behind the destruction that followed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

One can see a pattern of immense deception that correlates with the revelations provided by U.S. General Wesley Clark years ago when he described Pentagon plans to invade and overthrow seven (7) nations/governments in five (5) years, including Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Iran. Unfortunately, the immense deception has persisted to this day, and is now found in its disturbing pervasiveness inside the United Nations Security Council itself.

In the United States lying in front of Congress is a very serious crime, that of perjury, with severe punishment for any person convicted. Given the diametrically opposed narratives on Syria put forth at United Nations Security Council meetings, it seems clear that some member state representatives are either sadly misinformed or outright lying. Perhaps the United Nations needs to establish rules of conduct for the Security Council on perjury similar to the U.S. Congress. Had such severe penalties for perjury been in place at the United Nations before the infamous “weapons of mass destruction” presentation of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, it’s probable the historic tragedy of the Iraq War would never have started in 2003.

Absent penalties for perjury at the United Nations, it has become difficult for people around the Earth to gain a true awareness of highly important events. Recognition of the fact that lies told in the Security Council originate from some of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful, and “politically connected” individuals and groups – and that global media mega-corporations have nearly unbreakable ties to those possessing such immense power – it falls upon the shoulders of all those concerned with morality, justice and peace to take right action and bring forward the truth.

Syrian Ambassador Bashar al-Jaafari is correct. For the sake of the people of Syria, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, humanity and future generations: “This theatrical farce must end”.

(Thank you to Secundus Silent at YouTube)