...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



watch this:

UN Watch praised French President Nicolas Sarkozy for sending a powerful warning last night to organizers of the UN's "Durban II" racism conference, one that must now be emphasized by other European leaders.

In an address to over 1,000 guests attending the annual dinner of the French Jewish community's umbrella organization, known as the CRIF, President Sarkozy said, "the Durban conference in 2001 led to intolerable excesses from certain states and numerous NGOs that turned the conference into a forum against Israel, and no one has forgotten."
UNWatch press release/ScoopNZ 15.Feb.08
UN Watch at SourceWatch:
UN Watch monitors the actions of UN officials. However the nature of this monitoring is betrayed by the fact that while praise is dispensed freely, the criticism is invariably related to an official's perceived unsympathetic stance towards Israel.
As noted at SW, UN Watch has an agenda which is obscured by its name. It's not about human rights, or any other general campaign. It's another Jewish self-defense outfit.
A lot of people think Sarkozy's Jewish, which he sort of is, the way Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates sort of are. As contradistinct to the way the illustrious John Negroponte really really is.
All of which is unimportant until someone asks whether Sarkozy's political Anschluss in France might have been backed and promoted by the same guys that gave us the American war in Iraq. Which it was. Thus his being or not being Jewish becomes relatively important, and the fog around that question becomes important as well.
No question about whether Morris Abrams, the founder of UN Watch, who died in 1999, was Jewish, though - before that founding he was the president of the AJC.

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