By Herb Keinon, March 31, 2003
The Simon Wiesenthal Center demanded Sunday the recall of the Palestinian
observer to the UN Human Rights Commission for calling for the elimination of Israel.
Shimon Samuels, the Wiesenthal Center’s representative at the 59th Human
Rights Commission session currently taking place in Geneva, wrote the UN
Human Rights High Commissioner Sergio Vieira de Mello calling on him to
“immediately condemn the Palestinian observer and take the necessary
measures for his recall, due to his violation of the UN Charter in calling for the
‘elimination’ of the state of Israel.
In addition to calling for Israel’s elimination, Samuels said, Nabil Ramlawi
repeatedly compared Nazism and “new Zionist Nazism,” and at one point said
Zionist Nazism was worse than German Nazism.
Samuel, in his letter to de Mello, said, “this call for the elimination of Israel may
reveal the true intentions of the PA, but such language should have resulted in
the immediate intervention of the session’s chairperson, Libyan Ambassador
Samuels’ also called on the High commissioner to “censure Ms. al- Hajjaji
for her abuse of power in not restraining Ramlawi’s excesses.”