ADL Condemns "Boundless Hypocrisy" of Another Biased U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution Against Israel

New York, NY, July 4, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the “boundless hypocrisy” of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which in a lopsided vote adopted yet another one-sided resolution against Israel.

On Friday, the Geneva-based world body adopted a resolution lambasting Israel for its conduct during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. While 41 countries voted in favor of the resolution, only one country, the United States, voted against.  India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Paraguay and Macedonia abstained.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

The U.N. Human Rights Council once again has demonstrated its boundless enmity toward Israel.  While an automatic majority of member states who maliciously abuse the council would have passed this biased resolution without collaboration from the European Union bloc, nonetheless all of the E.U. member states joined them.

Once again, there is willful blindness to the actions of the Hamas terrorists who provoked this with their rockets aimed at civilians. Once again, the Human Rights Council speaks in one unified voice against Israel for defending its citizens against ceaseless acts of terror while ignoring human rights violations elsewhere around the world that affect millions.

We commend the United States for having the courage to stand as a lone voice of reason amid a circus of immorality and hypocrisy.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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