Obsessively biased against Israel, the UN Human Rights Council publishes a list of companies which are operating in the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor, claiming they’re ‘breaking the law’.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The UN Human Rights Council has released a report detailing a ‘black list’ of international companies operating in Judea and Samaria.
The council listed 112 companies which it claims violate international law by continuing to operate in the Jewish communities in the area, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor.
Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz responded to the black List, saying that “the UN Human Rights Council’s announcement of the “black list” of business companies is a shameful surrender to the pressures of countries and organizations interested in hurting Israel, even though most countries in the world have refused to join this political pressure campaign.” Continue Reading »
Although Jerusalem has supported resolutions against Syrian Human Rights violations in the past, including those submitted by Saudi Arabia, Israel has never co-sponsored a resolution with the Saudis.
• Syrian official called out Israel’s co-sponsoring the resolution as demonstrative of secret alliance between Riyadh and the Israelis.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel co-sponsored a Saudi resolution against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday for the first time.
The resolution passed; with 108 countries voting in favor, 17 against and 58 abstaining.Israel has in the past supported similar resolutions, including those submitted by Saudi Arabia, but has never co-sponsored such a resolution alongside Riyadh. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Even with no evidence, no member at UN Human Rights Council debate earlier this month, except the director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, saw any reason to challenge yet another outrageous report, this time blaming Israel for when Palestinian men beat their wives.
By Israel Today Staff
First, they called terrorism a “natural reaction” to the presence of Jews in the Holy Land. Now, Palestinian men are being excused by none other than the United Nations for taking out their frustrations with Israel on their own spouses.
At a UN Human Rights Council debate earlier this month, the director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, challenged a new report blaming Israel for when Palestinian husbands beat their wives. Continue Reading »
Ambassador Nikki Haley, who has criticized the UN Human Rights Council as “corrupt” for it’s bias ‘Israel-bashing’, will be the first US ambassador to address the rights council.
Haley has won applause from the Israeli government for pledging to stand up to what ‘Israel-bashing’ at UN
US Ambassador Nikki Haley, who has accused the United Nations of anti-Israel bias, will travel to Israel next week and deliver an address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Haley will be the first US ambassador to address the rights council at a session on June 6 that will be followed by a speech on the US role at the council, the US mission said. Continue Reading »
WATCH: US deputy assistant secretary of state tells UN Human Rights Council that, ‘to have any credibility, let alone success,’ it must end its biased agenda against Israel and that the U.S. will oppose all ‘attempts to delegitimize or isolate Israel, not just in the HRC, but wherever it occurs.’
The US Trump administration is reviewing its participation in the top United Nations human rights body, with an eye to reform and a balanced agenda that ends the forum’s “obsession with Israel”, a senior US official said on Wednesday.
“The United States also remains deeply troubled by the council’s consistent, unfair and unbalanced focus on one democratic country: Israel,” Erin Barclay, US deputy assistant secretary of state, told the UN Human Rights Council. Continue Reading »
In a complete turn-around, the UNHRC accepts Israel as a member.
Analysts: Israel threatened to leave UN, whereas the UN feared Syria & North Korea to follow, making the UNHRC irrelevant.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israel has been accepted to join the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Maariv reported Thursday. The international body infamous for condemning the Jewish state will now add it to the list of 9 Western states.
The move is a complete about-face for the UNHRC, which in its 5-year history has condemned Israel over 46 times – more than any other nation in the world. Continue Reading »