31 January 2013

Israel flips a bird to U.N. Human Rights Council

This is what this amounts to:

Israel became the first country to boycott a required U.N. review of countries' human-rights practices, citing what it called the body's strong bias against it.
And not a moment too soon. Because when you read the list of U.N. Human Rights Council honorable members, some of it reads like... oh well, judge by yourself: I copied it down below (since it changes from time to time). Just another quote from the same article before you look at the list:
More than half the council's resolutions since it started work in 2006 have focused on Israel's treatment of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied and Israeli-controlled areas, The New York Times said.

Washington boycotted the council during the George W. Bush administration but reversed its position during the Obama administration.

Angola 2013
Argentina 2015
Austria 2014
Benin 2014
Botswana 2014
Brazil 2015
Burkina Faso 2014
Chile 2014
Congo 2014
Costa Rica 2014
Côte d'Ivoire 2015
Czech Republic 2014
Ecuador 2013
Estonia 2015
Ethiopia 2015
Gabon 2015
Germany 2015
Guatemala 2013
India 2014
Indonesia 2014
Ireland 2015
Italy 2014
Japan 2015
Kazakhstan 2015
Kenya 2015
Kuwait 2014
Libya * 2013
Malaysia 2013
Maldives 2013
Mauritania 2013
Montenegro 2015
Pakistan 2015
Peru 2014
Philippines 2014
Poland 2013
Qatar 2013
Republic of Korea 2015
Republic of Moldova 2013
Romania 2014
Sierra Leone 2015
Spain 2013
Switzerland 2013
Thailand 2013
Uganda 2013
United Arab Emirates 2015
United States of America 2015
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)  2015


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Be hard to find so many despots in the same place at the same time.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

At least we know now where to look for them in case of need.