jeudi 25 mars 2010

Incitation à la haine: l'UNICEF condamne l'ONG palestinienne PYALARA

Il est préoccupant de voir jusqu'à quel point la haine d'Israël est enracinée dans la société palestinienne et commence par l'endoctrinement des enfants. Il faudrait que la communauté internationale - généreuse donatrice - ait la volonté d'y mettre un terme.

Contexte: L'UNICEF soutient une affiche palestinienne violemment anti-israélienne

Suite à l'intervention du Centre Simon Wiesenthal auprès de l'UNICEF (SWC to UNICEF: “Stop Funding Palestinian Campaign for Boycott and Hate"), l'un des dirigeants a envoyé une mise au point.  Non seulement l'ONG PYALARA incite à la haine d'Israël mais utilise abusivement le logo de l'UNICEF, qui a mis un terme à son partenariat avec PYALARA en janvier ...

"Dear Dr. Samuels

UNICEF was not consulted by PYALARA about the use of its logo in a poster announcing a youth broadcast, and it condemns absolutely the use of its logo to imply endorsement of political opinions. Violent imagery like that used in the advertisement also runs counter to the UN’s values and principles.

Neither the poster nor the television programme it advertizes reflect UNICEF’s policies or its views. As soon as this incorrect use of the logo came to its attention, UNICEF contacted PYALARA to demand an explanation and to seek rectification. UNICEF has also demanded clarification as to the actual process and context in which the logo was used.

UNICEF’s policy is clear on the use of its logo. Standard agreements with partners require prior approval in writing for the use of the UNICEF brand. PYALARA did not follow this process and UNICEF approval was not sought or granted.

UNICEF's partnership agreement with PYALARA ended in January 2010. Prior to this, UNICEF had worked with PYALARA from 2000 to provide children and young people with a forum to voice their ideas and reach out to their peers. UNICEF's support was for media training, video documentation and peer-to-peer counselling, both in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

In light of the latest development, UNICEF will be carefully reviewing any proposed future partnerships with PYALARA.
Christopher de Bono

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