It must be Hate Nobel Peace Laureates Month for Abe Foxman and other Jewish leaders who first denounced Jimmy Carter’s allegedly ‘anti-Israel’ book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Now, Foxman is on the warpath against another Nobel Peace laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The latter was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council (remember, in the Jewish greybeard leadership playbook all UN bodies hate Israel and are up to no good as far as it is concerned) to investigate recent incidents of IDF brutality in Beit Hanun. Here’s what Abie had to say:
“The appointment of Desmond Tutu as head of the fact-finding mission to Beit Hanun is an extension of the anti-Israel kangaroo court tactics used by the UN Human Rights Council…
“No fact-finding mission can produce balanced and trustworthy results if its leader professes to know all the answers beforehand.
“Tutu has already publicly expressed his anti-Israel views and his opinions regarding what happened in Beit Hanun, and combined with the one-sided anti-Israel mandate provided by the resolution, the results of the mission are all-but preordained…”
And what was Tutu’s sin? What “unbalanced,” “anti-Israel views” has he expressed about Beit Hanun?
“It is an outrage that cries out to heaven and we must condemn it unequivocally as we do the atrocities committed by suicide bombers against Israeli civilians.”
Could it be that in that Evelyn Wood speed reading class Abe took they never taught him to read complete sentences? Or is ANY criticism of Israel, even if balanced by criticism of Palestinian terror ipso facto unfair and biased?? C’mon all you ‘defenders of the faith,’ you know Tutu could’ve danced the hora and sang Hatikva, but if he still denounced IDF massacres of Palestinians he’d be a ‘perfidious Israel-hater,’ at least as far as the Foxmans of the Jewish world see it.
I am not defending the overall work of the UN Human Rights Council which people like Foxman detest as being heavily biased against Israel. There may be valid criticisms of the body’s work. But as far as I’m concerned Desmond Tutu is a towering moral figure who has earned, through his courage in fighting injustice, my trust that he will conduct a fair-minded inquiry. That’s all I’m saying here.
Actually, it is Foxman who not being fair-minded in this instance. It is Foxman who is being overly defensive and downright churlish. Let’s wait till Abie wins his own Nobel before we accord him the right to denounce the world’s towering moral figures. Oh, and in case Mr. Foxman or one of his major domos is reading, I don’t have any upcoming speaking engagements you can sabotage like you did Tony Judt’s.