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Foreign Secretary Hunt: UNHRC ignored our concerns regarding Israel; now we must act

Foreign Secretary Hunt: UNHRC ignored our concerns regarding Israel; now we must act

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Writing for the JC, the Foreign Secretary says Britain will now oppose what the UN HRC proposes under ‘item 7’, its dedicated space for proposals aimed at the Jewish state In some countries in the Middle East, the result of the next election is a foregone conclusion. Yet on April 9, millions of voters in Israel will decide the fate of their leaders – and no-one can predict the outcome. A fair-minded observer would find it curious that, of all the situations in the world, only Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are permanently on the agenda of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). The horrors of Syria’s civil war, the brutal detention camps in North Korea, the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma – all these human tragedies have been the subject of important HRC Resolutions, passed with Britain’s full support. But amid such catastrophes, a dedicated place on the HRC agenda – known as Item 7 – is reserved solely for Israel and the Occupied Palestinian…
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