UN shows anti-Israel bias over Gaza violence: Israel Update

The UN General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its “excessive use of force,” after narrowly rejecting a US demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza’s Hamas rulers. The narrow defeat reflected increasing, wide concern in the 193-member world body that the resolution sponsored by Arab and Islamic nations was one-sided and failed to even mention Hamas, which had fired over 100 rockets at Israel. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley criticized the vote, asking, "At what point will the UN actually hold accountable those who are in charge of Gaza and running it into the ground?" Meanwhile, the UN Human Rights Council will kick off a new session Monday under a cloud of growing US criticism and the threat of Washington withdrawing from the body altogether, primarily over its anti-Israel bias. More >


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