HRC Geneva

Israel may withdraw from UN Human Rights Council

Nazareth /PNN/

Israel said it may withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, Israel Hayom reported yesterday.

The paper said that Tel Aviv want the council to abolish two procedures against in order for it to remain a member.

It explained that the first reason is the permanent annual debate on the human rights situation in Israel, and the second is the committee that collects information regarding companies that are active in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Earlier this week the US said it would withdraw from the UN body because of its “anti-Israel bias” and called on the council’s 47-member states to change their approach and criticize human rights violations in other countries.

“It is time for a tangible change in the United Nations, especially because of the arrival of the new US administration and the presence of Ambassador Nikki Haley who is actively working to change the hostile and unjustified trend against Israel,” Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, said.

Haley slammed the Human Rights Council during a special session on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war, saying that Trump’s administration will not tolerate blatant bias against Israel.