National Security Advisor Bolton Confirms That the U.S. Will Defund UN Human Rights Office

Israel has long been disproportionately targeted for HRC censure – the subject of more condemnatory resolutions over the years than those directed at the U.N.’s other 192 member-states, combined. It is also the only country situation to be a permanent item on the HRC’s formal agenda.   Israel’s public security and strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan tweeted, “Those who agree that the U.N. should focus on exposing the world’s worst human rights violators, rather than on obsessively attacking the MidEast’s one true democracy, will applaud [Trump] and [Bolton’s] decision to defund [OHCHR and HRC]. Those who disagree, well …”

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