UN body panned for unprecedented anti-Israel resolution

UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva

The Anti-Defamation League said Wednesday that a resolution expected to be passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council later this week goes beyond the international community’s ordinary criticism of the settlements, is akin to a call for boycotts against Israel, and jeopardizes the current peace talks.

Other Jewish and pro-Israel groups joined the organization in attacking the council’s alleged anti-Israel bias, calling on it to remove from its agenda a fixed item dedicated exclusively to criticizing the Jewish state.

“Once again, a UN body makes it its business to inappropriately delegitimize and isolate Israel,” Abraham Foxman, the national director of the New York-based ADL, said.

The ADL called on the member states of the Human Rights Council to oppose a resolution entitled “Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.” The resolution, which warns the international community against entertaining business ties with settlements beyond the pre-1967 lines, is expected to come to a vote on Friday, at the closure of the Human Rights Council’s 25th session…

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