Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Calls Out Latest Anti-Israel Effort from UNHRC
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, took aim at UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday.
Ros-Lehtinen slammed the UNHRC for backing anti-Israel proposals including signaling out businesses that operate in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
“The latest actions at the UN Human Rights Council are simply beyond the pale,” Ros-Lehtinen said before turning her fire to the Palestinian leadership. “But giving Abu Mazen’s efforts to delegitimize and isolate Israel with this UN compiled blacklist of companies doing business in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights should be a call to action for the Obama administration and for responsible nations around the world to bring an end to this farce at the UNHRC once and for all. As if that wasn’t enough for this disgraced body, the panel is expected to appoint Michael Lynk, an individual with a history of bias against the Jewish state and who has openly called for Israel to be brought up for war crimes at the ICC, as the next special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories.
“It’s no surprise to anyone who follows this charade we call the UNHRC that the body would use its latest session to bash the democratic Jewish state of Israel while ignoring the real human rights abusers around the globe – that’s par for the course,” Ros-Lehtinen added. “When countries like China, Cuba, Russia, Vietnam and Venezuela sit on the UN’s primary human rights body, the system has failed. President Obama must condemn these latest resolutions in no uncertain terms, he must move to dissolve the UNHRC, and most importantly, he must move to counter Abu Mazen’s efforts against Israel at the UN.”
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