Tuesday, June 6, 2017

human rights and Israel ... yet again

The UN’s top human rights official has marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories by calling for its quick end, insisting that such an outcome would benefit both sides.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the Jordanian prince and UN high commissioner for human rights, echoed the strong language of the UN secretary general, António Guterres, who earlier this week condemned the occupation’s “heavy humanitarian and development burden on the Palestinian people”, which he said had “fuelled recurring cycles of violence and retribution”.... The UN body is frequently accused of being hostile to Israel by its critics, including the Israeli government and some in the US. On Tuesday the Trump administration gave formal notice of its intention to review its participation in the council and called for it to be reformed to eliminate a “chronic anti-Israel bias”.
Trump backs away from climate accords.
Trump considers backing away from Israel-Palestinian detente.

What a cesspit.

Is Trump for something besides a talking mirror that can detect the "fairest of them all?" Has he shaped a policy that might actually become law? Did I miss something?

1 comment:

  1. He has shaped some opinions among others about himself. After that, he's throwing an ongoing hissy fit about most of those opinions.