Tag Archive for UNHRC

Head of UNHRC’s anti-Israel crime probe into Hamas ‘March of Return’ resigns

David Crane, who was tasked by the overtly anti-Israel UNHRC to chair a panel to only investigate Israel’s actions during the Hamas riots along the Israel’s border known as the ‘Great March of Return,’ offered his letter of resignation yesterday.
– Watch investigative video report.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

Legal expert David Michael Crane resigned Wednesday from his post as chair of the UN Human Rights panel that is probing possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

Crane, who teaches international criminal law at Syracuse University College of Law in New York, was appointed to the post along with the two other panel members last month. Continue Reading »

U.S. quits UNHRC over “self-serving org that makes a mockery of human rights”

Blaming the ‘disproportionate focus and unending hostility towards Israel’, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”

By i24NEWS

 

Slamming the United Nations Human Rights Council for hypocrisy, and “unrelenting” bias against Israel, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday the US quits the international body

“We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” she said. Continue Reading »

US official: Chronic bias at UNHRC compels “imminent” US withdrawal

Since the UN Human Rights Council’s founding, the int’l body’s ‘chronic anti-Israel bias’ has been manifested by condemning Israel 78 times, incongruously more than all other countries in the world combined, bringing the US envoy to proclaim, “Actions make [it] clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights,” with PM Netanyahu referring to it as a “circus of the absurd.”

By i24NEWS

 

The United States is edging closer to quitting the United Nations rights body after talks on an attempted reform of the organization failed to meet Washington’s demands with anti-Israeli bias cited as a major obstacle, Reuters reported on Thursday citing activists and diplomats. Continue Reading »

With a 64% majority, the automatic anti-Israel states turned UNHRC irrelevant

Despite the disappointment of abandonment from countries friendly to Israel at the UN Human Rights Council, some impressive diplomatic achievements were noted.
– WATCH: 
Col. Richard Kemp delivers statement to UN Human Rights Council Special Session on Gaza (May 18, 2018)

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Netanyahu on UN: “Once again proved that it is a hypocritical and biased body.”

Netanyahu: “The organization that calls itself the Human Rights Council has once again proved that it is a hypocritical and biased body whose goal is to harm Israel and to back terrorism, but it has mostly proved to be irrelevant.”
– Watch Netanyahu’s full response to the UNHRC’s “automatic anti-Israeli” resolution.

By Arutz Sheva North America Staff,

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday reacted to the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) vote to establish a Commission of Inquiry to examine possible war crimes committed by Israel during the recent confrontations on the Gaza border.

“There is nothing new under the sun. Continue Reading »

The UN Human Rights Council, ‘Israel ignores int’l law again & again’

After the deaths of 58 Gazans killed, the UN Human Rights Council spokesman says the threat posed by Palestinians in Hamas’ organized protests is not sufficient grounds for use of live fire by the IDF.
– Turkish PM calls on Islamic countries to review their relations with Israel.
– Retired Israeli official: ‘Erdoğan and South Africa’s gov’t are the biggest friends Hamas has.’

By Ynet writers, news agencies

 

The United Nations Human Rights Council denounced Tuesday Israel’s actions during protests along the Gaza border the previous day, which left 60 Palestinian protesters dead and more than 2,000 wounded.

A statement on its official Twitter account said, “The rules on the use of force under international law have been repeated many times but appear to be ignored again and again. Continue Reading »

UNHRC to become BDS’ greatest champion

As well as some 50 int’l companies, approximately 100 Israeli companies operating in the West Bank and east Jerusalem received a formal warning they will appear on the UNHRC blacklist.
Israel’s UN envoy, Danny Danon said the UN Human Rights Council will become ‘the world’s biggest promoter of BDS.’

By The Associated Press

 

Weeks ahead of the expected completion of a UN database of companies that operate in Israel’s West Bank settlements, Israel and the Trump Administration are working feverishly to prevent its publication.

While Israel is usually quick to brush off UN criticism, officials say they are taking the so-called “blacklist” seriously, fearing its publication could have devastating consequences by driving companies away, deterring others from coming and prompting investors to dump shares of Israeli firms. Continue Reading »

UNHRC sends threatening letter to companies that service West Bank Jewish towns

The UN Human Rights Council has been caught blackmailing Bezeq, an Israeli telecommunications company, for servicing the entire Jewish State in the letter included below.

By SHOSHANA KRANISH

 

The United Nations Human Rights Council has been pressuring Israeli telecommunications giant Bezeq to cut off its services to settlements, saying that the company is promoting the illegal communities and their expansion, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Letter to Bezeq was signed by Mohammed Ali Alnsour – Twitter

Bezeq currently provides the same services to Israeli cities and towns within the Green Line and to the settlements beyond it. By pressuring the company to suspend services to Israel’s West Bank settlements, the UNHRC has been accused of “blackmail” and of participating in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement that many Israelis see as antisemitic. Continue Reading »

Interview with ‘Son of Hamas,’ after shocking the Palestinian delegation, and UNHRC

In an exclusive interview with Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, Arutz Sheva reports reaction from Mosab Hassan Yousef, whose video speech at the UNHRC went viral, after stunning the UN members with his blunt, non-PC speech.

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

 

“Hamas, which I know well, is an ideological political organization that views extreme violence as a means to achieve its political ends. In the 21st century an individual or group that tries to achieve its goals by violent means should not be legitimized by anybody. In my definition, Hamas is a terror organization.

Palestinian UN delegation stunned during speech by Mosab Hassan Yousef at UNHRC – Screenshot: UN Watch/YouTube

“I have seen how radically different the behavior of democratic Israel is from that of Hamas and Fatah. Continue Reading »

UN poised to begin formal boycott of Israel, move guaranteed to spur anti-Semitism

The United Nations continues playing to the anti-Zionist narrative, initiated by the Palestinians, and with full backing of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which control most of the UN’s NGOs and committees.

By Sean Savage/JNS.org

 

An upcoming “blacklist” of major international companies with business ties to Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem represents yet another attempt by anti-Israel actors in the United Nations to single out and demonize the world’s only Jewish state, experts say.

The U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) had voted to approve the database of businesses last year, defying objections from the U.S. Continue Reading »

UN Watchdog: UNHRC’s attacks on Israel prove corrupt, entrenched political bias

According to NGO Monitor, “The UN Human Rights Council is singling out Israel through the misuse of int’l law and the employment of double standards…The attacks on Israel prove that the entrenched political bias of the council requires immediate action.”
• NGO Monitor plans to confront UNHRC in Geneva.

By Lital Shemesh

 

Jerusalem-based watchdog group NGO Monitor is accusing the U.N. Human Rights Council of deception and bias for its decision to compile a “blacklist” of companies from or with ties to Israel that operate beyond the Green Line, with the aim of declaring them illegal.

UN Human Rights Council – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons

At the council’s headquarters in Geneva on Monday, members of the watchdog group were set to argue the move by the UNHRC unfairly singles out Israel, while ignoring other conflict zones around the world where international companies are free to do business. Continue Reading »

Amb. Nikki Haley threatens US exit from UNHRC if Israel charged at Int’l Court

 

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is unhappy the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is taking steps outside the purview of its mandate in turning Israel to the International Court of Justice saying, “It’s actions like these that are forcing us to evaluate the United States’ future on the Human Rights Council.”

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

The United States warned that it would leave the United Nations Human Rights Council if it turns to the International Court of Justice at The Hague for a broad advisory opinion on Israeli actions in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a statement on the matter after learning that the UN might ask the International Court of Justice to comment on the failure of both Israelis and Palestinians to comply with humanitarian law. Continue Reading »

US Envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley: Latest UNHRC report also ‘reeks of anti-Israel bias’

 

In the statement issued to the UNHRC, Haley wrote, “This report is just the latest example of the Human Rights Council singling out Israel rather than focusing on the world’s actual human rights abusers. Not only does it undermine the credibility of the Human Rights Council on human rights issues, but it once again highlights the unfair bias of the UN when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
• MUST VIEW: latest UN Watch video exposing the UN’s anti-Israel bias.

By Elad Benari

 

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the UN, on Tuesday expressed concern about an anti-Israel report released by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which offered to “advise and support” efforts to create a “blacklist” database of companies operating in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, and eastern Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Video: PM Netanyahu thanks U.S. Amb. Haley for standing up for Israel and the truth

 

WATCH: Netanyahu tells Haley, “We have an ancient Hebrew saying that when somebody tells a truth, you can feel it…So people feel it, they not only understand it, they feel it. And we feel it. We’re glad to see the fruits of your efforts, uncommon common sense.”

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday spoke with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and thanked her for standing up for Israel and the truth.

“Thank you for standing up for Israel, for standing up for the truth – which is standing up for America,” Netanyahu said. Continue Reading »

US envoy to UN Haley: UNHRC ignores those to whom they are appointed to protect

 

In an op-ed in the Washington Post Amb. Haley writes, “All too often…the victims of the world’s most egregious human rights violations are ignored by the very organization that is supposed to protect them,” called on council to “end its practice of wrongly singling out Israel for criticism,” curious “whether the Human Rights Council actually supports human rights” or whether it is “merely a showcase for dictatorships that use their membership to whitewash brutality.”

By i24NEWS

 

US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday that changes need to be made regarding the body’s approach to Israel. Continue Reading »