The letter from B’nai B’rith President Dennis W. Glick and Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin notes that a Council probe “is inappropriate and highly unhelpful especially as its prospective activity would coincide with the aforementioned panel. Moreover, it would lack fundamental credibility in light of a biased mandate and predetermined conclusions set by the Human Rights Council and reflected in the very framing of the mission. This approach does little to promote human rights or genuine peace and security in the Middle East, let alone the standing of the United Nations and its key bodies.”
Glick and Mariaschin stressed that the U.N. investigation must “demonstrate respect for: the equal treatment of U.N. member states; the essential imperatives of self-defense and counterterrorism; as well as Israel’s sovereign capacity for intensive internal examination that has met the highest international standards.”
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