Ahead of her visit to Israel this week, the United States Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, is calling on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to end its anti-Israel bias.
In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, published on Friday ahead of her trip in which she is also scheduled to address the UNHRC in Geneva, Haley said the council must “end its practice of wrongly singling out Israel for criticism”.
“When the council passes more than 70 resolutions against Israel, a country with a strong human rights record, and just seven resolutions against Iran, a country with an abysmal human rights record, you know something is seriously wrong,” she added.
“The presence of multiple human rights-violating countries on the Human Rights Council has damaged both the reputation of the council and the cause of human rights. When the world’s preeminent human rights body is turned into a haven for dictators, the idea of international cooperation in support of human dignity is discredited. Cynicism grows. There is already more than enough cynicism to go around these days,” wrote Haley.
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