Chris Gunness set off a bit of a storm with the following tweet:
Interested to find out more about UN Watch's political & financial affiliations since its establishment. Can anyone advise? RT
— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) August 26, 2015
This led Hillel Neuer of UN Watch to appear at the WSJ:
It’s also helped spawn a petition asking for the UN Secretary General to investigate the impartiality at UNRWA. Something we agree with entirely here at Israellycool.
Investigate UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness for violating UNRWA’s Mandate
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF UNRWA
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is one of the first agencies established by the United Nations to administer refugees, preceding even the creation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The long history of UNRWA has long been built around its original mandate. The mandate, initially given by UN General Assembly Resolution 302 (IV), has been updated over the years. Today, UNRWA promises to deliver services as a “neutral human development agency”, according to Chris Gunness, a spokesperson at UNRWA .
Read the rest and sign the petition. It couldn’t happen to a nastier chap.
Belatedly Chris and UNRWA have now promised to fire somebody responsible for Jew hating cartoon displayed by an UNRWA school after first lying and denying every aspect of the story vociferously. Elder of Ziyon has been doggedly pursing Chris and UNRWA for this for a long time.
Gunness Promised to Fire UNRWA Staff Inciting Antisemitic Violence:
UNWRA spokesperson Chris Gunness promised… http://t.co/igHZMDA4tD
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) September 1, 2015
We shall see but I’m not holding my breath.