Wednesday, June 10, 2009

THE SHAME OF UNESCO? OR THE SHAME OF EXCLUSION FROM MEMORY?

THE SHAME OF UNESCO? OR THE SHAME OF EXCLUSION FROM MEMORY?

By Kevin Stoda, Germany


Nils Minkmar, a Saarland-born German and French writer & observer of political and social life in the modern world, wrote a stinging article against the likely promotion to UNESCO leadership of the Egyptian Culture Minister, Faruk Hosni.

Minkmar began his piece, DIE SCHANDE DERE UNESCO (The Shame of UNESCO),

http://www.hagalil.com/archiv/2009/05/25/unesco/

by asking the readership of European newspapers this last week of May 2009 if they knew:

(1) Who has questioned whether Israel had ever offered or contributed to civilization—regardless of epic in history discussed?
(2) Who has called Israel an inhuman culture—a racist, and bullying culture—based on a single principle, i.e. to steal land from others?
(3) Who has claimed in 1997—only to repeat it again and again in coming years—that all who seek to become friends of the bitter enemy Israel are enemies of his land?
(4) Who claims that all the world’s media is controlled or infiltrated by Jews?

According to Claude Lanzmann, Bernard-Henri Lévy und Elie Wiesel, the answer to all these questions appears to be Faruk Hosni.

In short, quite appropriately, Nils Minkmar is preemptively attacking any efforts to make Faruk Hosni the next General Director.

The interesting thing is that Minkmar is simply mimicking or restating the April 2009 call for opposition to the Hosni’s likely promotion led by Claude Lanzmann, Bernard-Henri Lévy und Elie Wiesel.

Preemption of such as an unchecked decision to promote Hosni to the position of UNESCO head is certainly appropriate if what Minkmar is saying is true.

MINKMAR, LANZMANN, LEVY, WIESEL –AND HOSNI?

The fact that this preemptive call for opposition to Faruk Hosni’s anticipated promotion in UNESCO comes from Israel.

However, I would partially wager that one likely reason why the world media has ignored Lanzmann, Lévy und Wiesel & their concern for a promotion of Hosni within UNESCO is that the world is tired of Israel making too many claims while not cleaning human rights & not evacuating settlements as promise, etc.

In short, sympathy for Israeli voices in the West are weaking as this decade comes to an end because little Israel keeps shaking up life throughout its neighborhood.

Too often the last decade Israeli leaders, Israeili press, Israeli military, Israeli diplomats, and writers have made demagogic claims about the inability of Arabs to govern, about Palestinians lack of humanity, while claiming its OK when Israel tortures and bombs out neighborhoods of women and children.

In short, the West is waiting for Israelis (and Arab neighbors) to take all the international dialogue to a new and more profitably peaceful level.

The recent Israeli spearheaded boycott of a major human rights conference under the UN in Switzerland recently was one of the results of such calling wolf at all corners—when the caller is sometimes a wolf as well. The USA and many European countries played along—but they see no need to dance every time Israeli voices sneeze on them—while never apologizing for its own crimes and stupid propaganda over the decades.

Any comments, Mr. Minkmar?

It could be for this same reason that the West is apparently not so excited about Mr. Hosni at the moment.

What do you think, Mr. Lanzmann, Mr. Lévy? Mr. Elie Wiesel?

What about any defense for Mr. Hosni? (Probably no defense—but he deserves his say, too, eh?)

I don’t hear any comments coming from anyone.

Why is the press so silent?



NOTES

Minkmar, Nils, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINEN SONNTAGSZEITUNG, 24. Mai 2009, P. 34

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