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US boycotts UNHRC debate against Israel, slamming 'long-standing bias'

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    US boycotts UNHRC debate against Israel, slamming 'long-standing bias'
    By Tovah Lazaroff
    March 20, 2017 15:08
    State Department says, "the United States will vote against every resolution put forth under this agenda item and is encouraging other countries to do the same."
    Overview of a Human Rights Council special session at the United Nations in Geneva. (photo credit:REUTERS)

    The United States on Monday boycotted the United Nations Human Rights Council debate against Israel, otherwise known as Agenda Item 7. By announcing that it will not sit on the debate, the US explicitly expressed its dismay with what it said was the biased manner in which the Jewish state was solely singled out. “The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the UN Human Rights Council’s Agenda Item Seven,” the US State Department said in a sharply worded text.

    America is one of the UNHRC’s 47 member states, but the Trump administration has warned that it could reconsider its participation in the UNHRC unless it makes a number of changes, including in its treatment of Israel. It also pledged to vote at the end of the week against the five anti-Israel resolutions which the UNHRC is expected to pass. The UNHRC will also likely approve seven resolutions involving human rights abuses in seven other countries including Syria and Iran.

    The UNHRC is mandated to dedicate Agenda Item 7 to a discussion on Israeli human rights abuses at every session. Israel is the only country against which there is such a mandate, as all other human rights abuses including by Syria and Iran are examined under Agenda Item 4. “The United States will vote against every resolution put forth under this agenda item and is encouraging other countries to do the same,” the US said.

    more..............http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-C...council-highlights-bias-against-Israel-484683
     
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  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    I hope the US can keep the anti-semitic UN from forcing Israel to do anything. I hope the US can veto whatever anti-semitic resolutions they put in place.
     
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  3. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    So do I.
     
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Well known member

    The US and the UK need to pull out of the UN now!
     
  5. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    They need to but can't see it happening.
     

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