It’s time once again for the United Nations Human Rights Council to hold their scheduled discussion of Israel’s imagined abuses, to which the United States has one response. “The United States will not participate… other than to vote against the outrageous, one-sided, anti-Israel resolutions that so diminish what the Human Rights Council should be,” said U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley in a statement. “And we encourage other Council members who purport to be defenders of human rights to do the same.”
Haley, who has already spoken out against the anti-Israel bias at the U.N., noted in the statement from her office that “some progress” is being made on reversing that bias. And yet, she said that “regrettably” the U.N. Human Rights Council has resumed debate regarding the only nation that sits permanently on the discussion calendar. She pointed out that it’s not one of many human rights abusers, but Israel, “the only democracy in the Middle East.”
“It is not Syria, where the regime has systematically slaughtered and tortured its own people. It is not Iran, where public hangings are a regular occurrence. It is not North Korea, where the regime uses forced labor camps to crush its people into submission,” said Haley, ticking off a who’s who of vicious governments.
And not only is Israel highlighted while egregious violators are not given the same attention, but Haley went so far as to say that the anti-Israel discussions help brutal regimes to escape needed scrutiny.
Haley said that the Israel discussion “discredits the standing of the only U.N. body specifically designed to address the state of global human rights by allowing nations to distract from their own abuses back home by churning out anti-Israel propaganda.”
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, March 20, 2017)