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Exit from the Human Rights Council

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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:54 am

As U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley suggested in November, the United States withdrew last week from the problematic U.N. Human Rights Council because “our commitment [to human rights] does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office called the move “courageous” and “an unequivocal statement that enough is enough.”

We’ve long criticized the council for its disproportionate focus on Israel. We noted how at the close of its session two years ago, the council adopted 37 resolutions. Of those, five were directed against Israel. In contrast, Myanmar, Iran, Syria and North Korea merited one each. What’s more, Israel is the only country in the world whose rights record comes up for discussion at every council session.

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