“A report full of dynamite” is how Dr. Matthijs de Blois, Senior fellow of thinc., characterises the report of the Special Rapporteur of the UN on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories in his recent article. The Report has the clear objective to heighten the pressure of the “international community” on Israel. It is not without reason that the Jerusalem Post headlined: ‘Special Rapporteur calls for making Israel a ‘pariah state’’. The rapporteur’s intention is clearly to bring Israel in the same position as South Africa at the time of the Apartheid regime, when it was the object of severe economic sanctions and international isolation. However, the arguments submitted by the Rapporteur are highly questionable and, in certain cases, wrong.


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