New UN Human Rights Body Singles Out Israel

(New York Sun) Benny Avni - On Friday, the new UN Human Rights Council in Geneva voted to condemn alleged Israeli violations of human rights. The council did not pass specific resolutions on the deteriorating situation in Sudan or violations of rights in any other country, raising concerns among American officials that the newly created rights body would revert to the Israel-bashing and politicization that discredited its predecessor, the Commission on Human Rights, and led to that organ's demise. The council also passed a resolution expressing opposition to "religious discrimination" - raised by Saudi Arabia to highlight purported anti-Muslim Danish cartoons.

2006-07-06 00:00:00

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