Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Monday that the United States is “pleased” to have been reelected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), a controversial body that has been repeatedly chastised for its anti-Israel bias.
The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a report soon to be released by the United Nations that calls for an international campaign of legal attacks and economic warfare on a group of American companies that do business in Israel, including Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar Inc., and Motorola Solutions Inc.
The United Nations Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories suggested that Palestinians would be justified in choosing violent means to achieve their goals, leading one major Jewish American group to express outrage.
The United Nation’s Human Right’s Council’s impending investigation into Israeli settlements has prompted U.S. and Israeli leaders to contemplate removing their countries from the international body. The HRC ignited an anti-Israel firestorm yesterday when it appointed a panel to investigate the effects of Israeli settlement growth on Palestinian human rights.