Women and Israel

The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women is going to be wrapping up its annual session today with its traditional accusation of Israel.

Israel, of course, abuses women. Because of Israel, they get educated. Because of Israel, they are given equal treatment under the law. Because of Israel, those that abuse women are put in jail.

And yes, I mean among the Palestinians – not just Israel.

Because of Israel, honor killing is punished. Because of Israel, an Arab woman can go anywhere in Israel without fear of harassment or attack. Because of Israel, Palestinian women have more freedom of speech and a safe place to flee to when Palestinian men abuse them.

All of that, of course, is abuse.

Oh, and here’s another example of more terrible and degrading abuse. Just LOOK at how badly Israel respects women:

I’m just shocked.

UN women’s rights panel due to condemn Israel in close of annual session

Israel’s envoy to UN Prosor bemoans Commission on the Status of Women ‘obsessive’ preoccupation with Palestinian issue, while ignoring women being ‘butchered, tortured, raped’ in Syria.

By Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz, 08-03-12

The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), scheduled to wrap up its annual session on Friday, is expected to pass a resolution condemning Israel’s part in the degrading of living conditions for Palestinian women, while failing to mention the mistreatment of women in the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Friday’s session will include such professional resolution as concerning “woman and natural disasters,” “women hostages,” women and girls and AIDS,” and “mortality among women.

However, the panel is expected to also an eight-clause resolution, determining that the “Israeli occupation” in territories, including East Jerusalem, is the main obstacle for the advancement of the Palestinian woman.

The panel, which includes representatives from 45 countries, including Israel, is considered to be one of the UN’s most active and respected bodies.

Responding to the decision to condemn Israel, Israeli envoy to the UN Ron Prosor told Haaretz that the “council’s bring levels of absurdity and cynicism to new heights.”

“The thousands of Syrian women butchered, tortured, raped and trampled under Assad’s iron boot don’t even get a passing mention in the panel’s decisions,” Prosor added.

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