(Washington, D.C., March 21, 2019)—B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
The fact that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) continues to leave Item 7, which discriminates against Israel, on its permanent agenda is a travesty. We applaud Jeremy Hunt, the U.K.'s foreign secretary, for calling out this bias and welcome his promise to vote against anti-Israel resolutions at the UNHRC.
This is an important demonstration of resolve in contrast with the record of too many other European countries that have not sufficiently taken a principled position on this issue. We call on all European member states to follow the U.K.’s example.
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