US was the only country at the United
Nations Human Rights
Council to vote against all three anti-Israel
resolutions, which were approved
Wednesday in Geneva.
It was also the only country to oppose a
UNHRC resolution in support of the Palestinian right to self
In the last weeks America’s relationship with
Israel has been strained. But in Geneva, the US took the council to task for its treatment of Israel.
are deeply troubled to be presented once again with a slate of
resolutions so replete with controversial elements and one sided
references that they shed no light and offer no redress for the real
challenges in the region,” said US Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain
“The council is too often exploited as a platform from
which to single out Israel, which undermines its credibility,” said
“The US strongly encourages the council to seek an
alternative to highly politicized resolutions and a permanent agenda
item focused on one country,” said Donahue.
She suggested that
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