Published: November 05, 2019
In “Another View” published Oct. 21, the editors accepted for publication a hit job on the U.N. and the U.N. Human Rights Council from the New York Daily News with the headline, “UN-believable assembly.”
In addition to just the four nations mentioned in the piece — Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya and Sudan — The U.N. General Assembly selected 10 others not mentioned; namely Namibia, Indonesia, Japan, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Armenia, Poland, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands.
In her speech to the 47 members of the Council on Sept. 9, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet did share grave human rights concerns that the council has lifted up with respect to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in Gaza and in the occupied territory of the West Bank.
But she also provided similarly emphasized details on severe human rights concerns in the following countries: Afghanistan; Burundi; Cambodia; China; Democratic Republic of the Congo; India; Kazakhstan; Myanmar; Nicaragua; Syria; Tanzania; Ukraine; Venezuela; Yemen and Zimbabwe.
The complaint against the Human Rights Council that it singles out Israel for human rights abuses and ignores abuses by others is false.
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