Trump Administration Will Boycott UN Council, Citing Anti-Israel Bias


Trump Administration Will Boycott UN Council, Citing Anti-Israel Bias
  1. Trump Administration Will Boycott UN Council, Citing Anti-Israel Bias
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    Watch VideoThe Trump administration is boycotting the United Nations Human Rights Council to protest the organization's treatment of Israel.The U.N. has taken a pretty hard stance against Israel's treatment of Palestinians, as well as its West Bank settlements, which are illegal under international law. In part, U.S. officials oppose an HRC mandate, known as Agenda Item 7, that the council must discuss Israel and its treatment of Palestinians at every…
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The Trump administration is boycotting the United Nations Human Rights Council to protest the organization's treatment of Israel.

The U.N. has taken a pretty hard stance against Israel's treatment of Palestinians, as well as its West Bank settlements, which are illegal under international law. 

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In part, U.S. officials oppose an HRC mandate, known as Agenda Item 7, that the council must discuss Israel and its treatment of Palestinians at every meeting. 

But a boycott isn't unheard of. The U.S. didn't participate in the council debates under President George W. Bush, and it only participated during six of President Barack Obama's eight years in office. And even then, the Obama administration didn't take part in debates about Israel's human rights record.

The Trump administration says other countries that are HRC members also commit human rights violations but aren't targeted…

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