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UNHRC Condemns Israel More Than All Other Countries Combined, Report Says

The International body has condemned the Jewish State more than Human Rights abusers Syria, China, North Korea, Sudan, and others combined

By: B. Shane Morganstein

Published: June 26th, 2015 in News » World

UNHRC Condemns Israel More Than All Other Countries Combined, Report Says

Since its creation over 9 years ago, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has repeatedly condemned the Jewish State. However, a new report from U.N. watchdog U.N. Watch now quantifies the condemnations, reporting that the UNHRC has officially condemned Israel more times than the rest of the world's nations combined.

The organization's report came ahead of a report by the UNHRC accusing both Israel and Gaza for war crimes during last summer's confrontation in the area.

With a total of 61 condemnations, U.N. Watch claims that Israel has been singularly condemned more than all other countries in the world combined. The organization also announced that it expected a 62nd condemnation from the Palestinians and Arab states after the release of the UNHRC report.

This number of condemnations becomes even more ridiculous when compared to other notorious human rights violators. For example, Syria, who's bloody civil war has resulted in more than 200,000 deaths in four years, has received only 15 condemnations.

Consider Sudan, who's president has fled to South Africa due to an ICC warrant issues for his arrest due to his involvement in the genocide of the Sudanese in Darfur and other war crimes, has only received 2 condemnations.

Even North Korea, a country who's government starves its own citizens while simultaneously promoting the cult of personality of its ruling Kim dynasty, has only received 8 condemnations.

So Israel, comparatively, is considered by the UNHRC to be a worse human rights violator than Syria, Sudan, North Korea, Iran (5 condemnations), Eritrea (3 condemnations), and others combined.

This bizarrely outlandish revelation becomes even more ridiculous in when considering the members of the UNHRC. "Sadly, with members like China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Venezuela, and Qatar, the UNHRC today may possibly rank as a more corrupt international organization than FIFA," explained Hillel Neuer, executive director of Geneva-based U.N. Watch.

The NGO will also reportedly be releasing another report addressing "the endemic selectivity and politicization" of the UNHRC.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has launched a campaign to have the automatic majority of Arab states removed from the UNHRC in advance of the upcoming vote on the 2014 Gaza incursion. Going even further than rejecting the commission's findings, Israeli officials have also complained that the report unfairly placed Israeli soldiers and Hamas terrorists on the same level.

Although the report itself issues no indictment, it can be used as evidence in any International Criminal Court proceedings brought against Israel or the Palestinians, who recently joined the court in April. If the report is approved by the UNHRC, it will be passed along to the UN General Assembly.

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