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‘The New York Times’ Cites The United Nations To Condemn Israel. Here’s What They’re Not Telling You.

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On Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Office issued a series of brutal statements targeting the Israeli government – statements parroted uncritically by The New York Times.

According to the Times, “A spokesman for the United Nations Human Rights office criticized Israel, saying, ‘It seems anyone is liable to be shot dead or injured.’” The Times continued:

United Nations human rights officials said on Tuesday that Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian demonstrators was unjustified and called for an independent investigation into what could be grave breaches of international law. “We condemn the appalling deadly violence in Gaza yesterday,” Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, told reporters. “We are extremely worried about what may happen later today,” he said. “We urge maximum restraint. Enough is enough.”

So, who exactly is on the UN Human Rights Council? According to their website, the commission is comprised of “African States 15, Asian States 12, Eastern European States 5, Latin American & Caribbean States 11, Western Europe & Other States 10.” The African group is chaired by the representative from Morocco; the Asian group is chaired by the representative from Saudi Arabia; the Eastern European group is chaired by the representative from Azerbaijan. All of these countries are effectively dictatorships. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, al-Hussein, is a member of the Jordanian royal family who has spent the last several years attacking President Trump personally, using the Commission website to do it, and has called for the prosecution of Bush administration officials. He has called Jews living in East Jerusalem a “war crime.” The Human Rights Council has issued 135 critical resolutions from 2006 to 2016, and 50 percent were directed at Israel. The United Nations has long been a repository for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment. So it’s no shock that they’re upset at Israel for defending itself.

But you won’t find any of that information in the pages of The New York Times.

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