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US applies to return to UN Human Rights Council to support Israel
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US President Joe Biden's administration said today it would continue its international re-engagement by seeking election to the UN Human Rights Council where it will press to eliminate a "disproportionate focus" on ally Israel, Reuters reported.

Under former President Donald Trump Washington quit the council in 2018 but the Biden government has already returned as an observer.

Quote:"I'm pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term," Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council by video.

"We humbly ask for the support of all UN member states in our bid to return to a seat in this body."


Elections for three-year membership on the 47-member council are due at the UN General Assembly in October.

Britain, China and Russia are among members, as are the Philippines and Venezuela who are under formal scrutiny by the council. 

Quote:"Those with the worst human rights records should not be members of this Council," Blinken added.


The council, set up in 2006, has a stand-alone item on the Palestinian territories on its agenda every session – the only issue with such treatment – which both Democratic and Republican administrations have opposed.

It routinely adopts resolutions condemning violations by Israel in the besieged Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

Quote:"As the United States re-engages, we urge the Human Rights Council to look at how it conducts its business. That includes its disproportionate focus on Israel," Blinken said.



https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/202102...rt-israel/
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