ISRAEL mulls quitting UNHRC

Israel said that it may withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, Israel Hayom reported, yesterday.Tel Aviv wants the council to abolish two procedures against it, in order for it to remain a member.

The first reason is the permanent annual debate on the human rights situation in Israel, and the second is the committee that collects information regarding companies that are active in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Earlier this week, the US said it would withdraw from the UN body because of its “anti-Israel bias” and called on the council’s 47 member states to change their approach and criticize human rights violations in other countries.
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