IM Issue 80 – May 2014

U.N. Human Rights Council Maintains Anti-Israel Bias with Five Resolutions

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently voted in favor of five resolutions explicitly singling out Israel — the latest instance in a well-documented history of bias against the Jewish state.

Four of the five resolutions approved by the top international human rights body castigated Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, and were approved by a 46-1 vote. The fifth resolution took aim at Israel’s legal administration of the Golan Heights, which the Jewish state has maintained since 1981, as well as the “suffering of the Syrian citizens… due to the systematic and continuous violation of their fundamental and human rights by Israel.” It received a 33-1 vote. The United States was the only voting member to oppose all five resolutions.

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