UNHRC's Game Is Rigged, So Israel Isn't Playing

(Jerusalem Post) Lahav Harkov - The U.S. left the UN Human Rights Council in June 2018 due to its anti-Israel slant, with then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley calling it a "cesspool of political bias." Israel cut ties with the body immediately after. The UNHRC has a permanent agenda item against Israel at its annual sessions. The item calls on Israel to "immediately end its occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory," without any mention of Palestinian terrorism, and expresses concern at "the suffering of Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan" without any mention of Syrian President Assad massacring his own citizens. The UNHRC has never released a similar blacklist for companies in disputed territories in any other conflict, though there are plenty of others. The council did a slapdash job, apparently mixing lists from organizations critical of Israel and not consulting any of the companies or Israeli officials. Many companies on the list provide services to both Palestinians and Israelis.

2020-02-14 00:00:00

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