UN official: Oct. 7 victims were killed because of Israeli oppression, not antisemitism

Peloni:  The United Nations is an altogether antisemitic institution.  What we are witnessing in this moment is just the latest iteration exemplifying it promoting and perpetuating Jew Hatred in perpetuity.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Territories Francesca Albanese claims October 7 only happened because of ‘Israeli oppression’ in response to French President calling it the ‘largest antisemitic massacre of our century.

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Francesca AlbaneseReuters/Lev Radin/Sipa USA

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Territories Francesca Albanese denied that the Hamas massacre of over 1,200 people in southern Israel on October 7 was antisemitic yesterday (Saturday) and blamed the State of Israel for the massacre of its citizens.

Albanese made the shocking statement in response to French President Emmanuel Macron, who called the October 7 attacks “the largest antisemitic massacre of our century.”

Macron’s statement is accurate, as the atrocities of October 7 were the worst massacre committed against the Jewish people since the Nazi Holocaust.

In response to Marcon, Albanese wrote on X (formerly Twitter): “The ‘greatest antisemitic massacre of our century’? No, Mr. @EmmanuelMacron. The victims of 7/10 were not killed because of their Judaism, but in response to Israel’s oppression. France & the international community did nothing to prevent it. My respects to the victims.”

The French Foreign Ministry condemned Albanese’s statement, saying in response: “The October 7 massacre is the largest antisemitic massacre of the 21st century. Disputing it is an error. Seeming to justify it, by including the name of the United Nations, is a disgrace.”

“These comments are all the more scandalous since the fight against antisemitism and all forms of racism are at the heart of the founding of the UN,” the ministry added.

Israeli government spokesperson Eylon Levy praised the French government for its response to Albanese, stating: “Bravo, France, for calling out this awful UN official for denying the intensely antisemitic motivations of the Hamas October 7 Massacre and seemingly justifying it as a “response to Israeli oppression.”‘

Israel’s Foreign Minister, Israel Katz, demanded that Albanese be fired for her most recent defense of Hamas.

“The UN’s recent statement to the French President, framing the October 7th massacre as a reaction to ‘Israeli oppression’ rather than an act of anti-Jewish hatred, is deeply troubling. I call on Secretary-General Guterres to fire Francesca Albanese immediately. The time of Jewish silence in the face of such misrepresentations has passed. We must stand strong and vocal against such narratives,” Katz wrote.

Albanese has been involved in numerous antisemitism scandals since being appointed to her position as Special Rapporteur, including engaging in the antisemitic trope about a nefarious “Jewish lobby.” Since the massacre of over 1,200 people on October 7, she has condemned Israel for defending itself and gone as far as to claim that Israel has no right to defend itself.

Less than two months after the massacre, Albanese published a book blaming Israel for the current conflict in which she co-opted the title ‘J’Accuse,’ the phrase used to call out the antisemitism of the trial of Alfred Dreyfus in 1898,

She has even called a demand that Hamas release the hostages it captured on October 7, which include many civilians and even children and babies, “unacceptable.”

While Albanese claimed that Palestinian Arabs have the right to attack Israeli soldiers as long as they do not attack civilians, attacks on Israeli civilians are frequent, and the goal of Hamas and other terrorist organizations is to kill all Jews, regardless of whether they are civilians or soldiers.

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  1. I think this photo says it all…vacuous…self-important and self-satisfied. Doesn’t she look stylish and trendy with her slightly mussed-up hair, and her big googly glasses to make her look intelligent. Simply smashing, don’t you think?

  2. The by-line Albanese photo looks as if she is a junior daughter caught with her hand in the biscuit barrel – which in away she is.

    There is no reason, logic nor evidence why the 7th Oct razzia should not be motivated both by Antisemitism and perceived oppression though as Israel has NOT been in Gaza since 2005 it is more likely Antisemitism.

  3. That Albanese by-line photo makes her look like the junior daughter caught with her hand in the biscuit barrel – which is the case.

    There is no logical nor observed reason nor evidence why the 7th Oct razzia cannot be both because of Antisemitism AND “oppression”. the entire Palestine – Israel timeline is riddled with was the chicken or egg first questions?

    In the Gaza case it can not be oppression because Israel has not been in Gaza these eighteen years.

  4. Unfortunately, it is now obvious to one and all that the international community is happy to hide behind the UN with regard to antipathy towards the Jews and Israel. The local news almost everywhere is slanted towards disbelieving anything Israel reports and towards believing any report coming from Arab sources.
    I saw reports from England where they blatantly reported that those devious Jews had provided a sneaky dossier of false and misleading information with regard to UNRWA and, that based on their own investigative efforts, there was only one 9 month old child killed on October 7.
    I see articles from USA that openly declare that the Israelis provoked the situation in Gaza in order to take over the Gaza Strip for the purpose of building a new canal parallel to the Suez Canal through Israeli and Gazan territory.
    I see “news” that reports that the IDF has found this or that in the Gaza Strip, but “Can you really believe this?”.
    In short, the international community prefers to believe the lie rather than see for themselves. I very much doubt if any of those disbelievers will come to check for themselves unless they are sitting inside a tank long after the cease-fire has been declared. That is the definition of a war correspondent.