The Trump administration will now back Israel on its claim of UN bias and pull out of the organization's Human Rights Council, Politico reported on Saturday.
According to the report, the administration is not expected to withdraw ahead of the council’s next session that begins on Monday, but discussion of the option has already begun and is expected to include input from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump.
Since its creation in 2006, the UN Human Rights Council has been persistently criticized by the US for its biased treatment of Israel, which has been condemned more than any other country, including persistent human rights abusers such as Iran and Syria.
Under former US president George W. Bush, the US initially refused to seek a seat on the 47-member body and then withdrew from it altogether in 2008. Former US president Barack Obama reversed that position upon entering office, believing that the UNHRC could best be changed from within.
During the Obama administration the US held two consecutive terms on the council, from 2009 to 2015. It is now serving a three-year membership term that began in 2016. The US has often been the sole country to vote against resolutions condemning Israel.
Israel claim that the UN is Biased has to be one of the understatements of the century. But hold on a minute lets have a look at the countries that sit on the UN Human Rights council:
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2017
Côte d’Ivoire 2018
El Salvador 2017
Republic of Korea 2018
Saudi Arabia 2019
South Africa 2019
United Arab Emirates 2018
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2019
United States of America 2019
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
QUESTION: How could the UN allow countries like Saudi Arabia, China , Iraq etc sit on the 'Human Rights Council' when they alone are the perpetrators of some of the worst acts of human rights since the Nazis, including beheading, hanging and being buried alive ?????
Its no fucking wonder Israel is picked on all the time. This is kind a farce of the highest degree!