UK Foreign Secretary: UN Criticism of Israel's Bombing of Hizbullah Is Absurd

(Guardian-UK) Patrick Wintour - Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has condemned the UN Human Rights Council criticism of Israeli bombing of Hizbullah positions in the Golan Heights as "a profound absurdity." Johnson told MPs on Tuesday that it was "absolutely preposterous" that there should be a motion condemning Israel's policy in the Golan Heights "when after all in that region of Syria we have seen the most appalling barbarity by the Assad regime." Johnson also said he opposed boycotts of goods produced in the territories, saying the choice should be left to consumers. The overall tone of the UK government approach to Israel has shifted since Donald Trump's election, leaving behind the previous enthusiastic support for harsh criticisms of Israel's conduct in the territories.

2017-03-29 00:00:00

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