Last month, the U.S. withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council due to the group's anti-Israel bias. Now, The Jerusalem Post's Tovah Lazaroff reports, American Ambassador Nikki Haley has spoken out against the committee, calling it "a blazing red siren signaling...political corruption and moral bankruptcy":
The United Nations Human Rights Council’s controversial Agenda Item 7 is designed to undermine Israel’s existence, United States Ambassador Niki Haley told The Heritage Foundation in Washington late Wednesday afternoon.
She spoke about her country’s withdrawal from the council after it failed to sway the 47-member body to undergo serious reform measures to prevent human rights abusers from hijacking its agenda.
The UNHRC’s continued biased treatment of Israel is symptomatic of the problem, said Haley as she pledged that the US would continue to work from the outside to from the human rights body.
Prior to leaving the council, the US had unsuccessfully tried to eliminate Agenda Item 7, which mandates that the UNHRC must debate alleged Israeli human rights abuses at each season...