From UN Watch:
When Israel, the U.S. and Canada hosted a forum on anti-Semitism at the U.N, the General Assembly president, former Danish foreign minister Mogens Lykketoft, spoke of Israeli “oppression” of the Palestinians:
“We the United Nations gave an enormous responsibility to go up against all expressions of prejudice and incitement… But we have also to be extremely careful and precise in what is and what is not antisemitism. It’s not anti-Semitic to call for an end of the occupation and oppression of the people of Palestine, and to demand an end to illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.”If this were a forum on discrimination against blacks, women, or gays, do you think the top U.N. official would lecture delegates on what statements are not discriminatory?
Do you think there would be any “But”?
Is saying that Jews are not a people antisemitic?
Is saying that they have no right to self-determination antisemitic?
How about declaring that your state would expel all Jews from its boundaries - is that antisemitic?
How about demanding that Jews, and only Jews who lived in their homes for decades must be expelled (for "peace"?)
Is comparing the Jewish state, and only the Jewish state, to Nazis, antisemitic?
Is directing boycotts at only the Jewish state antisemitic?
Is endemic Jew-hatred done by Arabs antisemitic, or is it only Jew-hatred on the right?
Is expelling hundreds of thousands of Jews from Arab countries antisemitic?
I mean, once he is drawing lines, it would be great to hear exactly where he draws his. Since he is an arbiter of morality, you know.
Mr. Lykketoft also appears to be a fervent believer in linkage, telling the UN last year without a hint of embarrassment, "with conflicts in Syria and Yemen, a major refugee crisis and violent extremism combining to create growing instability across the region, the question of Palestine [takes] on even greater significance." He also visited the PA areas without visiting Israel in 2014, blaming a scheduling conflict.