Interesting news item in Haaretz reporting on Unicef's decision NOT to take Levy Leviev's money. What happened? Levy Leviev is suspected in investing in the West bank "settlements". That is he is helping Jews to live in Eretz Isroel. This is a serious crime in the eyes of both Unicef (one of the most corrupt entities of very corrupt United Nations), and in the eyes of Haaretz.
Last update - 11:24 21/06/2008
UNICEF severs ties with Israeli mogul over settlement building
Tags: UNICEF, settlements
The UN children's fund UNICEF has severed ties with an Israeli billionaire and financial backer due to his suspected involvement in building settlements in the West Bank, UNICEF said on Friday.
Lev Leviev, a real estate and diamond mogul who is one of the richest men in Israel, has supported UNICEF with direct contributions and indirectly by sponsoring at least one UNICEF fund-raiser.
He is chairman of Africa Israel Investments, a conglomerate whose units include Danya Cebus, which the Arab rights advocacy group Adalah-NY charges has carried out settlement construction, considered illegal by the United Nations.
UNICEF decided to review its relationship with Leviev after a campaign by Adalah-NY and found "at least a reasonable grounds for suspecting" that Leviev companies were building settlements in Palestinian territory, a UNICEF official said.
"I can confirm that UNICEF has advised Adalah in New York that it will not be entering into any partnerships or accepting financial contributions from Lev Leviev or his corporate people," Chris de Bono, a senior adviser to the executive director of UNICEF, told Reuters.
"We are aware of the controversy surrounding Mr. Leviev because of his reported involvement in construction work in the occupied Palestinian territory," de Bono said, adding that it was UNICEF's policy to have partners who were "as non-controversial as possible."
UNICEF could not say how much Leviev had donated as an individual. In his only known partnership with UNICEF, Leviev last year donated jewelry to a fashion event in France that benefited the French national committee for UNICEF, de Bono said.
Representatives of Leviev's jewelry and real estate businesses were not immediately available to comment on Friday, in part because of religious observances after dark in Israel. [link]
Meanwhile another news link posted at Eye on the UN reports that Unicef partnered with Islamist terrorist organizations -- Fox News:
An Islamic charity with ties to Al Qaeda and the Taliban is now collaborating with an unlikely new partner: UNICEF, the United Nations’ Children’s Fund.
UNICEF has signed a “memorandum of understanding” with the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), a Saudi charity of massive scope that keeps branches in more than 20 countries and has over 100 offices worldwide.
According to UNICEF, it will be teaming with the charity’s domestic Saudi branch to “promote children’s rights, health, equality and education,” in the oil-rich kingdom — but the organization has been doing more than just charity work.
The U.S. Treasury Department has designated the IIRO’s branches in the Philippines and Indonesia as terrorist entities for funding and supporting terrorist groups that have killed hundreds in East Asia. The Philippine branch was founded by Usama bin Laden’s brother-in-law, Muhammad Jamal Khalifah, and has long had ties to Al Qaeda. [link]
We do not have many questions about UNICEF. They are a corrupt organizations involved in fraud, child molestation, and partnership with jihadist organizations. We don't have questions about Haaretz -- they are an organ of Israeli socialist elites that want to control power at any cost, and whose self-admitted "wet dream" is to see the country raped by American peace makers. Actually we don't have questions at all in this matter. Just thought it would be newsworthy for our readers.
posted by: jrtelegraph