The internet has changed that. The internet has changed — and is changing — what is considered acceptable.
Its no longer working to falsely and hatefully smear decent, honest, intelligent people with the damaging slander of 'anti-semitism' for questioning either of these false narratives.
As is demonstrated by this news story.
One aspect of this is that a UN official is finally daring to point out the obvious nakedness of the Emperor.
Secondly is the fact that a main-stream media news outlet is daring to report it and give the story prominence.
READ MORE: https://www.rt.com/news/404815-interpol ... bjections.‘Crossed red line into illegality crossed’: UN expert mulls sanctions on Israel over Palestine occupation
A UN human rights expert has accused Israel of violating a number of international laws and resolutions while suggesting legal action, including travel bans, against the Middle Eastern state. Tel Aviv countered by saying the UNHRC "has lost all touch with reality."
"Israel's role as occupier in the Palestinian Territory – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza – has crossed a red line into illegality," said Canadian law professor Michael Lynk, who is the UN's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Presenting his latest report to the UN General Assembly in New York, the expert described Israel's actions in the region as "the longest-lasting military occupation in the modern world." He then suggested the UN proceed with relevant international legal processes to force Israel change its policy, which so far "shows no signs of ending."
In order to do so, the UN should seek to proclaim the occupation of Palestine illegal. As a first step, he suggests that the UN request the International Court of Justice to offer its assessment of the situation.
As things stand, Israel is regarded "as the lawful occupant of the Palestinian territories," he pointed out, saying that this position does not correspond with reality.
Israel's actions are "in defiance of 40 plus resolutions of the [UN] Security Council, 100 plus resolutions of the General Assembly, and rulings of the International Court of Justice," Lynk underlined. He added that the current "focus" on the Israeli-Palestinian issue "is not anti-Israel, it's an anti-occupation."
Once Israel's actions are officially pronounced illegal, the international community could put pressure on Tel Aviv through suspending certain forms of cooperation.
"Only when the Israelis need visas to travel abroad and don't receive them, only when the EU trade with Israel is limited and only when cooperation in academic, military and economic fields with Israel comes to an end – only then will we see a real change," Lynk explained at a news conference Thursday.
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