french minister refuses to present award to palestinian ngo
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today

French Minister refuses to present award to Palestinian NGO

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today French Minister refuses to present award to Palestinian NGO

French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet
Paris - PNN

French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet chose not to attend a ceremony in Paris on Monday where the Palestinian NGO Al-Haq, and the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, were awarded the French Republic Human Rights Award 2018.

The prestigious award, entitled ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’, is presented annually by the French government to Human Rights defenders, and the presentation ceremony this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The decision to present the award to two organisations fighting to expose the unlawful actions undertaken by the Israeli state in occupied Palestine has come under attack by pro-Israel French groups.

Francis Kalifat, the president of French-Jewish organization Representative Council of the Jewish Institutions of France (CRIF), wrote to Belloubet urging her not to present the award. He claimed ‘the two organisations [are] known to call for the boycott of Israel […] which is banned by [the French] criminal code.’

The Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely wrote a similar letter, calling the selection of Al-Haq and B’Tselem ‘a badge of honour to anti-Israeli organisations’. He claimed ‘B’Tselem is an organisation that bases its activity on unreliable sources in order to harm Israel, while Al-Haq promotes a boycott against Israel and some of the organisation’s members are linked to terror groups, such as the Palestinian Liberation Front.’

Despite Belloubet’s absence, the presentation ceremony went ahead yesterday, and B’Tselem’s Executive Director Hagai El-Ad, upon accepting the award, spoke out against the ‘organised, prolonged state violence’ represented by the occupation.

El-Ad also addressed the pressure that Israeli government officials tried to exert on decision-makers in France over the award: ‘The hysterical response by Israeli government officials, attempting to prevent this prize from being awarded, illustrates the reality within which we work: propaganda, lies, and threats by a government which believes that silencing and cover-up will enable further human rights violations. In the face of this moral bankruptcy, we are here not only to further expose the truth – but also to bring an end to the injustice.’

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

french minister refuses to present award to palestinian ngo french minister refuses to present award to palestinian ngo

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

french minister refuses to present award to palestinian ngo french minister refuses to present award to palestinian ngo

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 09:24 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Cosby performs for first time since assault charge

GMT 15:02 2017 Thursday ,26 January

Make goodbyes better for both parent and child

GMT 05:37 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Pure Beauty Awards 2017 winners announced

GMT 19:42 2017 Sunday ,31 December

October24th-November22nd

GMT 14:52 2017 Friday ,22 December

A Useful Guide to Repaint the Exterior

GMT 02:45 2016 Sunday ,11 December

Egypt deplores suicide attack in Nigeria

GMT 05:26 2017 Saturday ,16 December

Raving in Myanmar as EDM conquers Asia's frontiers

GMT 05:33 2017 Thursday ,12 October

New Afghan peace talks expected in Oman but Taliban

GMT 01:17 2017 Thursday ,11 May

13 turtles tagged in Oman’s Hallaniyat Islands

GMT 08:12 2016 Monday ,07 November

UAE, UK promote values of tolerance, peace

GMT 10:36 2016 Thursday ,29 December

Kuwait To Start Importing Gas From Iraq

GMT 00:48 2017 Saturday ,22 April

Families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in US

GMT 19:04 2017 Monday ,30 October

WETEX 2017 opens in Dubai

GMT 15:47 2016 Friday ,16 December

Jordan and Morocco Kings discuss bilateral relations
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday