On its way out, the Obama Administration, in a blatant display of anti-Israel sentiment, refused to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements. This one act was ranked by the Simon Wiesenthal Center as the “most anti-Semitic incident of 2016.”
President Trump has made quick work of cleaning up Obama’s mess, and has taken steps to prove to Israel that the United States is committed to them as an important ally.
New York Jewish Week reports –
The Trump administration is boycotting a U.N. Human Rights Council session on Israel and “other occupied Arab territories,” citing the body’s bias against Israel.
A State Department statement said the United States “unequivocally” opposes the council’s agenda item for Monday titled “Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.”
“As an expression of our deeply-held conviction that this bias must be addressed in order for the Council to realize its legitimate purpose, the United States decided not to attend the Council’s Item Seven General Debate session,” the statement said. “It does not serve the interests of the Council to single out one country in an unbalanced matter. Later this week, the United States will vote against every resolution put forth under this agenda item and is encouraging other countries to do the same.”
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