This article was written by Joel Fishman for the Jewish World Congress --news--
Judge Ben Itto had been a Judge in the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court since 1960. In 1965 she received a special appointment with diplomatic status and joined the members of Israel's permanent delegation to the U.N. Ben Itto was 'on loan'to the foreign ministry (under foriegn Minister Golda Meir) with special permission of the President of the Supreme Court
In a 1987 interview, Ben Itto recounted the facts and was outspoken in her prediction of the consequences of Palestinian and Soviet incitement. She said:
Something very similar to the '30's is beginning to happen. It doesn't have to be another holocaust; it can be a disaster of another kind.... The world is now being prepared to hate the Jews, to deligitimize and dehumanize the Jews. We are being set up as the enemies of the world, so the Jews will deserve what is coming to them. It will be open season on the Jews in the name of the United Nations.
The interviewer probed Ben Itto on the 1965 episode, his description of the Judges response compliments of Dr. Rosenne's analysis:
Judge Ben Itto insists that there is an international conspiracy against the Jews at work here. It involves the Arabs, but it was begun_— and is continued___by the Soviets. She makes no bones about declaring that it is a conspiracy by people who wish upon the Jews another genocidal fate, such as they ssuffered in the Holocaust.
She dates it all back to the use of a technical argument by the Russians during the drafting of the first paragraph of the Convention against All Forms of Racial Discrimination. at the United Nations in 1965__
The Russians, she said, were willing to name apartheid and Nazism as specific kinds of racism. But they strongly objected
to the American delegation's insistence that it was inconcevable that antisemitism was adequatly covered by the mention of Nazism.
"But Nazism is just one form of anti-Semitism" she points out. "We forgot all the pogroms, the killing of the Jews did not start with the Nazis, they just did it on a bigger scale-- There were many atrocities practiced before the Nazis. Antisemitism," she emphasizes, "Should have been mentiooned as a form of racism because it is, in fact, practiced against a race. We though that self-evident."
Instead a "big fight" broke out over the issue because the Russians would have none of it. In her view, the reason is simple. The Russians knoww that they are anti-semetes, and emphatically', didn't want antisenitism specifically pinpointed, "because they too would have to join the club of racists before the world."
The Russians wanted not even the merest mention of antisemitism, but they wanted toaccomplish this goal without having to vote on the issue.
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So they latched onto the idea as a technical maneuver of insisting that if antisemitism was mamed as a form of racism than Zionism must also be listed as a form of racism
.....Behind the scenes the Russians did not at all seriously argue the proposition that Zionism is racism--
"it was almost a joke. They said that they were only suggesting the idea to get the Americans off their antisemitism 'KICK"
Clearly, she says, at first the Russians knedw full well that the idea that Zionism is racism is an indefensible
Near the end of the interview Judge Ben Itto remarkes that "the 'Zionism is racism' resolution of 1975 started in 1965
before the Six day war, before the West Bank, back when Israel still had relationships with all the Eastern European countries
.....today(1987) it [the resolution] is being pushed with Russian minds and Arab money."
When Israel won the Six-day war it damaged russian prestige at home and abroad. Consequently, Moscow launched a state sponsored Campaign of vilificationn both against Israel and Jews in the USSR, and against its satilite states1973, from which grteat numbers of Jews wished to emigrate. Then as a result of the Yom Kippur War (Oct. 1973) The Arab oil states quadruppled the cost of oil, increasing their international leverage.
With the terroris of the PL(O palestiniaan terrorism exploded. TWA, PanAm, massacre of the Israeli Olympic Team.
The stages and escalation of the process were well planned, executed by
opponents of Zionism... They originaly hoped to cause Israel's suspension
from the U.N. during this assembly of the U.N. along the lines of the South
African suspension in 1974. Arabs met with more opposition than they
intended, even among the Third World countries, who feared the United
States would leave the U.N in protest if Israel were suspended, taking with
it its contributions to the U.N. budgets, 25 percent of the total.
Arab states concentrated on passing a resolution against Zionism, assuming
it would succeed...
September 1975, Somalia introduced an amendment to the charter of the program of the Decade against Racism and Racial Discrimination that would recognize Zionism as a form of racism.
Today, because of the grouping of small states into one voice, the strenth of the U.S. is now unpredictable.
Unforseen by the drafters , the charter at San Francisco, 15 years ago, the principle of on-state-one-vote might prove irrational, today the votes of 99 sovereign states in the assembly, bear no relation to the amount of power or the degree of responsibility they can assume.
The veto has paralyzed the assembly. Major decisions are taken by those who possess power and are prepared to excercikse it. Substitution of consent, or veto for force has given the U.N a unreality, hampering its authority.
' Jeane Kerkpatrick, cabinet member. Permanant representative (1981-1985) described the function of the blocs of the U.N
"Corrupt arithmatic" which obtained in the case of the "Zionism is racism" resolution.
The Zionism is racism resolution has special significance in the campaign of destruction (which can be always counted on to join a vendetta provides the famous automatic majority which is available for all resolutions Body..
Russian Libel, "Zionism is racism ," the slogan is propaganda