Rare Israeli-Palestinian Shouting Match at UN Security Council

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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.

United Nations Elects Dictators, Repressive Regimes to Rights Council

U.N. General Assembly

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.