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      by Michael Freund
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      Michael Freund is Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (www.shavei.org), which reaches out and assists "lost Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. He writes a syndicated column and feature stories for the Jerusalem Post. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of Communications & Policy Planning in the Israeli Prime Minister´s Office under former premier Benjamin Netanyahu. A native of New York, he holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He has lived in Israel for the past decade.
      Elul 26, 5769, 9/15/2009

      The UN's Lynch Mob

      This is nothing less than a political pogrom, one which reeks of anti-Semitism and bias
      The news today was simply breathtaking.

      A United Nations war-crimes investigation into Israel's counter-terror campaign in Gaza late last year concluded that "Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity". Within six months, the matter may be referred to the International Court of Justice at the Hague.

      And so, with due disregard for the facts on the ground, the context, or the history of the Middle East conflict, a UN lynch mob has grabbed the Jewish state by the throat and laid the groundwork for tossing her into the very special dock reserved for the likes of Adolf Hitler, Slobodan Milosevic and various other modern-day vampires.

      This report emerges from the same United Nations that allows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to brazenly threaten a new Holocaust against the Jewish state while doing next to nothing to stop him.

      This is nothing less than a political pogrom, one which reeks of anti-Semitism and bias. More than six decades have passed since the State of Israel was founded, and it seems that much of the world still can not forgive us for having the nerve to defend ourselves against our enemies.

      We must criticize and condemn this report with every ounce of our being, and redouble our efforts to explain Israel and its cause. This slander can not and must not go unanswered.