George Clooney Fiancée Turns Down UN Post, Remains Anti-Israel
On Monday, George Clooney's fiancée, Lebanese-born international lawyer Amal Alamuddin, turned down an appointment to serve on a special three-person panel for the United Nations Human Rights Council.
However, she did not turn the position down before clearly enunciating her own personal anti-Israel bias with regard to the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The UNHRC will conduct a probe into violations of international law and allegations of human rights abuses in Gaza. Here is what Clooney's hand-picked, future wife had to say:
"I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip,
particularly the civilian causalities that have been caused, and
strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and
accountability for crimes that have been committed," Alamuddin wrote, according to the Times of Israel.
What Alamuddin failed to mention is the need for an "independent investigation" and probe into the fact that numerous stockpiles of rockets have been found over the course of the conflict in Gazan schools that are run and operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
The UNRWA "has a well-documented
history of using their U.S. taxpayer-funded facilities to promote
anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda. It has in the past been accused
of aiding and abetting radical Islamists in Gaza and elsewhere," according to Breitbart News correspondent Jordan Schachtel.
The Gaza Strip is not "occupied" by Israel, as Alamuddin claims it to be. Years ago, Israel withdrew its "occupation" from that region. In fact, Israel "continues to control
the population registry for residents of the Gaza Strip, years after it
withdrew its ground forces and settlements there," according to Human Rights Watch.
The Boston Globe has similarly pointed out that what is present in that region are "Israeli-imposed buffer zones," and that they "now
absorb nearly 14 percent of Gaza's total land and at least 48 percent of
total arable land. Similarly, the sea buffer zone covers 85 percent of
the maritime area promised to Palestinians in the Oslo Accords, reducing
20 nautical miles to three."
Speculation had surrounded the UN's appointment of Alamuddin over the possibility that the organization was trying to inject some "Hollywood publicity" into the mix to incite fanfare.
International lawyer and executive director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, wrote that "She [Alamuddin] has some experience, but at 36, she will be the youngest ever to
serve on any UN inquiry, raising suspicions that the UN is trying to
inject some Hollywood publicity into the process," he wrote.
Alamuddin resides in England. Her mother is an editor of the Arabic news site Alhayat.com, and her father is a retired professor of the American University of Beirut.
The reason Alamuddin said she was unable to take on the role was that she was overwhelmed with eight other legal cases, but she made it a point to wish her "colleagues who will serve on the commission courage and strength in their endeavours," notes the Times.
Information on the other two "unbiased" UNHRC appointees can be read by clicking here.