March 27th, 2012 12:13 EST
Israel Now a Rogue State
(*Rogue state is a term applied to those considered a threat to world peace by their severe restriction or abuse of human rights; who are involved in state-sponsored assassinations/ terrorism and who seek to proliferate weapons of mass destruction).
The Israeli government yesterday says it will prevent a UN team entering Israel to evaluate the damage caused by its illegal settlements to the rights of Palestinians.
More than 500,000 Israelis have now been induced to leave Israel and settle on Palestinian land since the occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967.
Last week, the Human Rights Council voted 36 to one to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate the consequences of Israel`s violation of human rights on the civil, political, economic and cultural rights of the Palestinian nation, and called upon Israel not to obstruct the process.
IN reply, the Israeli government has cut-off all contact with the Human Rights Council and denied them permission to enter Israel to carry out investigations.
This action will serve to deepen Israel`s growing isolation in the UN and among the free nations of the world.
By Douglas Reed
More Information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17510668