U.S. Blasts 'Human Rights Council,' Reconsiders Membership

Bibi: It Was My Idea


Thank goodness for the Trump administration.

The president's representative blasted the United Nations Wednesday, telling the so-called "Human Rights Council" that it wouldn't participate in its Israel bashing and may very well leave the council altogether.

“The United States ... remains deeply troubled by the Council’s consistent unfair and unbalanced focus on one democratic country, Israel,” Erin Barlacy, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Switzerland. “No other nation is the focus of an entire agenda item. How is that a sensible priority?”

Maybe, for instance, the council might want to do something about Syria, where half a million people have been slaughtered?

“As we consider future engagements, my government will be considering the Council’s actions with an eye toward reform to more fully achieve the Council’s mission to protect and promote human rights,” she said.

Real human rights, not fake ones.

The idea of withdrawing from the council may have come from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Times of Israel reports that Netanyahu told Likud party members, "During the visit [with Trump] I raised the question whether the US should remain in the Human Rights Council."

"These types of organizations," Netanyahu added, "must be delegitimized."

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