Bernard-Henri Levvy, Elie Wiesel and Claude Lanzmann have written an open letter addressed to the United Nations. It begins:
Who declared in April 2001: “Israel has never contributed to Civilization in any era, for it has only ever appropriated the contributions of others” — and added almost two months later: “the Israeli culture is an inhumane culture; it is an aggressive, racist, pretentious culture based on one simple principle: steal what does not belong to in order to then claim its appropriation”?
Who explained in 1997, and has repeated it since in every way possible, that he was the “archenemy” of all attempts to normalize his country’s relations with Israel?
Or who, as recently as 2008, responded to a deputy of the Egyptian parliament who was alarmed that Israeli books could be introduced into the Alexandria Library: “Burn these books; if there are any there, I will myself burn them in front of you”?
Who said in 2001 in the newspaper Ruz-al-Yusuf that Israel was “aided” in its dark intrigues by “the infiltration of Jews into the international media” and by their diabolical ability to “spread lies”?
The answer won’t surprise you if you’ve been paying attention, but it is another reminder of the futility of expecting anything good to come out of the United Nations. Via The Corner.