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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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Israel Caves on its UN Human Rights Council Boycott

Such human rights stalwarts as Cuba, Pakistan, Algeria, Tunisia and 'Palestine' vilified Israel for refusing to submit to a UN Human Rights Council review of its human rights record.
The United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council
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Israel is relegated to membership in the WEOG, a catchall group for “Western Nations and Others,” but Israel’s membership even in WEOG is only for activities at the New York-based UN activities, not for those in Geneva, such as the HRC.

And yet this is the same global body that demands Israel adheres to the UN’s rules which it insists are guided by transparency and equal treatment for all. In just one week in March, 2012, the UN HRC passed five resolutions condemning Israel.  No other nation has received as many resolutions condemning it than has Israel.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the U.S. correspondent for The Jewish Press. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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