US blasts UN Human Rights Council over resolution condemning settlements

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting, Mar 14, 2018. (photo: Mary Altaffer / AP)

Ambassador Haley steps up threats to quit international organization over its “grossly biased agenda against Israel.”

By Noa Landau | Haaretz | Mar 24, 2018

“When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than North Korea, Iran and Syria, it is the council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name.”
— US Ambassador Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, saying that “the United States would continue to examine our membership” in the organization following a series of decisions the council took against Israel’s policy in the occupied territories.

Sources in Brussels told Haaretz that most European countries supported decisions only after their wording was softened so as not to evoke immediate practical significance.

The US said it was losing patience with the UN Human Rights Council, threatening again to quit the international body after the organization passed five resolutions against Israel.

In a statement released after the votes, Haley noted that while the council adopted five resolutions condemning Israel, it adopted only one resolution against North Korea, Iran and Syria.

UN Human Rights Council vote on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

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