Anti-Israel Resolutions at the UN Human Rights Council:
2nd Council Year (2007-2008)

(Reprinted with permission of UN Watch)


Resolution Sponsors Summary Analysis Status

OM/1/1
Report of the UN High Commissioner on the follow-up to the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon

Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Sudan for the Arab League "Recalling its resolution S-2/1 of 11 August 2006 on “The grave situation of human rights in Lebanon caused by Israeli military operations..." Seeks to implement one-sided resolution S-2/1 (see 1st Council Year) Adopted without a vote, 6/20/07
OM/1/2
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: follow-up to Human Rights Council resolutions S-1/1 and S-3/1 
Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Sudan for the Arab League "Noting with regret that Israel, the occupying Power, has not to date implemented these two resolutions and hindered the dispatching of the urgent fact-finding missions specified therein..." Seeks to implement one-sided resolutions S-1/1 and S-3/1 (see 1st Council Year) Adopted without a vote, 6/20/07
A/HRC/6/18
Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: follow-up to Human Rights Council resolutions S-1/1 and S-3/1
Iraq for the Arab Group, Pakistan for the Islamic Group

“Noting with regret that Israel, the occupying Power, has not implemented to date these two resolutions and hindered the dispatching of the urgent fact-finding missions specified therein…”

Seeks implementation of biased Council resolutions (see 1st Council Year) Adopted without a vote, 9/28/07
A/HRC/6/19
Religious and cultural rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
Iraq for the Arab Group, Pakistan for the Islamic Group, Venezuela “Deeply concerned at the Israeli actions undermining the sanctity and inviolability of religious sites in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem...”

“Deeply concerned also at the Israeli policy of closures and the severe restrictions, including curfews and the permit regime, that continue to be imposed on the movement of Palestinians and their free access to their holy sites, including Al Aqsa Mosque...”
Dismisses Israel’s attempts to safeguard religious sites.

Criticizes Israel for implementing security measures without mentioning terrorism and Israel’s legitimate security needs.
Adopted, 9/28/07

Vote: 31 Yes, 1 No, 15 Abstain
A/HRC/S-6/1
Human rights violations emanating from Israeli military attacks and
incursions, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip
Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Syria for the Arab League

"Expresses grave concern at the repeated Israeli military attacks carried out in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, which have resulted in loss of life and injuries among Palestinian civilians, including women and children..."

"Calls for urgent international action to put an immediate end to the grave violations committed by the occupying Power, Israel, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the series of incessant and repeated Israeli military attacks and incursions therein and the siege of the occupied Gaza Strip..."

One-sided, condemns only Israeli conduct; ignores Hamas’ actions and the firing rockets at Israeli civilian centers.

Omits to mention Israel had fully withdrawn from Gaza only to be attacked from the territory it left.

Adopted 1/24/08

Vote: 30 Yes, 1 No, 15 Abstain

A/HRC/7/1
Human
rights violations
emanating from Israeli
military attacks and
incursions in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory, particularly
the recent ones in the
occupied Gaza Strip
Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Palestine for the Arab League

"Expresses its shock at the Israeli bombardment of Palestinian homes and the killing of civilians therein and at the Israeli policy of inflicting collective punishment against the civilian population..."

"...Calls for urgent international action to put an immediate end to the grave violations committed by the occupying Power, Israel..."

"Calls for the immediate cessation of all Israeli military attacks throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the firing of crude rockets..."

One-sided text selectively and disproportionately condemns Israel, fails to mention Hamas.

In cynical gesture, expressly downplays nature of rocket attacks (“crude”) and suffering (“some”) of Israeli civilians.

Adopted 3/6/08

Vote: 33 Yes, 1 No, 13 Abstain

A/HRC/7/30
Human Rights in the Occupied Syrian Golan
Palestine for the Arab Group, Pakistan for the Islamic Group countries, Belarus, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic
of the Congo, Lesotho, Zimbabwe

"Deeply concerned at the suffering of the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan due to the systematic and continued violation of their fundamental and human rights by Israel since the Israeli military occupation of 1967..."

"Taking note with deep concern of the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (A/62/360) in which the Committee refers to the grave deterioration in the human rights situation in...the occupied Syrian Golan..."

Addresses territorial dispute unrelated to
individual rights. Redundant to resolutions
adopted this year on the same topic by the General Assembly, e.g., A/RES/62/110.

Fails to address Syrian support for enemies of the peace process and sponsorship of terrorism.

Accuses only Israel of acting against the peace process.

Adopted, 3/28/08

Vote: 32 Yes, 1 No, 14 Abstain

A/HRC/7/17
Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination
Pakistan for the Islamic Group,
Palestine for the Arab League

"...The construction of the wall by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, along with measures previously taken, severely impedes the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination..."

"Stresses the need for respect for and preservation of the territorial unity, contiguity and integrity of all of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem..."

"Urges all Member States and relevant bodies of the United Nations system to support and assist the Palestinian people in the early realization of their right to self-determination..."

Prejudges negotiations on core issues of peace process. Redundantly asserts Palestinian claim that Israel already recognized.

Fails to mention role of Hamas terrorism and that of other extremist groups in severely impeding right to self-determination of both Palestinians and Israelis.

Breaches non-selectivity principle by enacting self-determination resolution concerning claim against only one member state.

Adopted without a vote, 3/27/08
A/HRC/7/18
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including
East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan
Pakistan for the Islamic Group,
Palestine for the Arab League
"Expressing grave concern at the continuing construction...by Israel of the wall inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem..."

One-sided text fails to mention or criticize
Hamas terrorism, contravenes balanced
approach of Road Map peace process.

Redundant to GA resolutions already adopted this year on same issue, e.g., A/RES/62/108.

Adopted 3/27/08

Vote: 46 Yes, 1 No, 0 Abstain

 


Source: United Nations Watch (UN Watch)