Report: UN Agency to Release Document Equating Israeli ‘Occupation’ to Slavery

The Jerusalem Post reports: NEW YORK — Less than a month after its executive-secretary resigned over a controversial report describing Israel as an “apartheid regime,” the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia is reportedly writing another report, this time equating “50 years of Israeli occupation” to the United States’ history of slavery.

 
The expected report will aim to establish “premises and approach for calculating the cumulative cost of the occupation,” according to a resolution passed by ESCWA last December, mandating the research.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development is also said to be collaborating with ESCWA on the report. Although no publication date has been announced for the document, according to reports in Israeli media, it is expected to symbolically coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War in June.

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