The State Department is using misleading statistics to make the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) seem less anti-Israel than it truly is, according to a leading watchdog of the international body.
An armored jeep in a motorcade carrying United Nations ambassador Samantha Power fatally struck a young boy in northern Cameroon Monday.
The Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors to the United Nations had a heated exchange on Monday during a monthly meeting of the U.N. Security Council, which descended into a shouting match over the recent wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks targeting Israeli civilians and the Jewish state’s response to the violence.
A Jewish human rights group criticized the election of Syria and Venezuela to leadership posts on a United Nations committee focused on human rights, calling it evidence of the “hypocrisy of the U.N. system.”
Recent remarks by President Obama highlight his conflicting approach to dictators in the Middle East, critics say, opening him to charges of an inconsistent and contradictory strategy toward regimes and humanitarian crises in the region.
The United Nations General Assembly has again elected repressive dictatorships and authoritarian regimes to its human rights council, eliciting rebukes from rights groups.
Eighteen countries were selected on Wednesday to serve three-year terms on the council that begins in January. The Human Rights Foundation expressed concerns about several of the elected states, including Burundi, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Togo, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.