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Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:03 PM

INFO HELP, PLEASE? So, I saw a claim made about the UN

that made NO sense.

A person I know posted on Facebook that the UN Commission on Women (I may have exact name wrong) voted Israel the top threat to women's rights.

She gave no link, only "you can easily find it, it's everywhere."

So I googled and saw the sources saying this were all far reichwing. Limpbag, Brietbarf, and others even more unhinged.

I didn't see ANY hits from more moderate sources though.

Does anyone know anything about this?

I don't know if I'll venture in to rebut her....I knew her many years ago, and not very well. She's got a cadre of like minded responses, and her profile pic---seriously, Michelle Bachmann eyes.


But I'm curious.....what's up with some vote accusing Israel of being worse for women than, ohhhh, Saudi Arabia?

And why do rw's hate the UN so much? I've never understood that.

Thanks in advance, DU friends!






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Reply INFO HELP, PLEASE? So, I saw a claim made about the UN (Original post)
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2015 OP
Warpy Mar 2015 #1
arcane1 Mar 2015 #2
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2015 #3
jberryhill Mar 2015 #4
Spider Jerusalem Mar 2015 #5
PoliticAverse Mar 2015 #6
bananas Mar 2015 #7
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2015 #11
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2015 #8
Trillo Mar 2015 #9
Scootaloo Mar 2015 #10
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2015 #12

Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:04 PM

1. If it makes no sense and appears only on lunatic right wing web sites

it's a lie.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:08 PM

2. Especially if they can't be bothered to link to it themselves n/t

 

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:10 PM

3. oh, I believe that, no doubt.

But I want to know, was there a seed event, or was this completely made up out of whole cloth, and what is the christofundyfascist hostility towards the UN?

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:23 PM

4. It is to distract from Obama nuking Charleston

 

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:29 PM

5. That would probably be this:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4639165,00.html

Which is a condemnation of Israel's policies toward Palestinians in light of their effect on Palestinian women particularly.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:30 PM

6. They're referring to Friday's resolution by The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:34 PM

7. some links, easy to find, including AP and Common Dreams

Israel only nation condemned in UN for women's right violations
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4639165,00.html

Israel singled out at UN for women’s right violations
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-singled-out-at-un-for-womens-right-violations/

UN Commission: Israeli Occupation Imposes 'Grave Situation' on Palestinian Women
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/03/21/un-commission-israeli-occupation-imposes-grave-situation-palestinian-women

UN Commission Blames Israel for Plight of Palestinian Women
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/commission-blames-israel-plight-palestinian-women-29794511

Top violator of women's rights around the world? It's Israel says UN
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/03/19/top-violator-women-rights-around-world-it-israel-says-un/

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Response to bananas (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 04:47 PM

11. Thanks, bananas and EVERYONE.

Weird, the reich wing sites were the first whole page of hits when I searched.

Thanks for these. I'll check them later.

Did have a look at some and I see it was based on Israel's aggression against Palestine.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:36 PM

8. UN Commission on the Status of Women

I. Introduction
1. In its resolution 2014/1 on the situation of and assistance to Palestinian
women, the Economic and Social Council expressed deep concern about the grave
situation of Palestinian women in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East
Jerusalem, and the critical socioeconomic and humanitarian situation in the Gaza
Strip. The Council requested the Secretary-General to continue to review the
situation, to assist Palestinian women by all available means, including those laid
out by the Secretary-General in his previous report on the situation of and assistance
to Palestinian women (E/CN.6/2014/6), and to submit to the Commission on the
Status of Women at its fifty-ninth session a report, including information provided
by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), on the
progress made in the implementation of the resolution.
2. The present report covers the period from 1 October 2013 to 30 September
2014 and reviews the situation of Palestinian women based on information from the
United Nations entities and individual experts that monitor the situation of
Palestinians in the State of Palestine.1
3. Unless indicated otherwise, the report is based on contributions and
information submitted by entities of the United Nations system that provide
assistance to Palestinian women, including ESCWA. The present report include s
contributions from the following United Nations entities: the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Labour Organization
(ILO), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations
Secretariat, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
(OHCHR), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),
the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Programme of Assistance to
the Palestinian People, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United
Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations Children’s
Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
(UNRWA), the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East
Peace Process (UNSCO), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the
Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the
World Health Organization (WHO). It complements other reports on the living and
socioeconomic conditions of the Palestinian people (see A/69/84-E/2014/75,
A/69/371-S/2014/650, A/69/81-E/2014/13 and A/69/13).


II. Situation of Palestinian women..........

pdF ......... FOR THE FULL REPORT

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=E/CN.6/2015/5


This where the story is coming from but it only addresses the
situation of Palestinian women and Israel.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:42 PM

9. First result I saw was from "Times of Israel".

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:55 PM

10. Well, first, the sources are spinning like a haywire washing machine

 

It's a report specifically on the status of Palestinian women, not "all women everywhere." second, it does not solely blame Israel - it notes archaic laws, workplace and domestic discrimination, and lax efforts to redress problems in the Palestinian-goverened areas of Palestine.

However, since the major source of human rights issues is noted as being Israel, due to its occupation, repression, and abuses, plus an unwillingness to enforce existing protections in areas it does control. Seeing as how women tend to bear the greater burden of human rights abuses, owing to their role as family caretakers and generally lower social status aroudn hte world, these issues very much become women's rights problems as well as human rights issues in general.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 04:49 PM

12. Thank you, DUers.

Appreciated!
And if I have more questions, I know I can count on DU!

You guys are the best!

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