Anti-Israel U.N. Official Forced to Resign

The United Nations stands in midtown Manhattan

The United Nations stands in midtown Manhattan / Getty Images

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The leader of a United Nations-backed agency known for its anti-Israel bias has resigned from the organization after U.S. and Israeli officials aggressively pushed back against a report dubbing the Jewish state an "apartheid regime."

Rima Khalef, a Jordanian citizen who heads the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, issued a report this week criticizing Israel and labeling it as promoting apartheid.

The report was immediately criticized by Israeli officials and others who viewed it as yet another attempt by the U.N. to unjustly delegitimize the Jewish state, according to reports.

Khalef announced her resignation from the agency on Friday after refusing requests from U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the report.

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Adam Kredo is senior writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Formerly an award-winning political reporter for the Washington Jewish Week, where he frequently broke national news, Kredo’s work has been featured in outlets such as the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Politico, among others. He lives in Maryland with his comic books. His Twitter handle is @Kredo0. His email address is kredo@freebeacon.com.

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