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US Leads 27 Nations in Castigating Anti-Israel UN Commission

(JNS) The United States issued a joint statement Tuesday, June 20 on behalf of 27 countries, saying they are “deeply concerned” about a United Nations commission accused of bias against Israel and populated with members with histories of antisemitism.

The U.N. Commission of Inquiry investigating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict delivered its latest report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The Human Rights Council created the commission in 2021 to investigate any Israeli human rights violations both inside and outside the country’s sovereign territory.

Michèle Taylor, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said that the commission’s open-ended mandate led to many of the council’s members expressing concerns when the resolution creating the commission came up for adoption.

The Human Rights Council will hold an “open dialogue,” with several member states set to speak.

All of the commission’s work has been highly critical of Israel, and has barely mentioned war crimes or other human rights violations committed by terrorist elements in the Gaza Strip or by the Palestinian Authority.

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