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Monday, 20 March 2017 08:24

Trump administration boycotts UN council session over anti-Israel 'bias'

Written by  Fox News

The Trump administration said Monday that it is boycotting a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, amid growing concerns by the administration over the U.N.’s anti-Israel stance.

The boycott, first reported by The Washington Free Beacon, comes as the council was expected to adopt a number of anti-Israel resolutions Monday.

The council has long been criticized as one of the U.N.’s most anti-Israel bodies.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that one particular agenda item -- "Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories” – was “yet another reminder of that body's long-standing bias against Israel.”

“As an expression of our deeply-held conviction that this bias must be addressed in order for the Council to realize its legitimate purpose, the United States decided not to attend the Council's Item Seven General Debate session,” Toner said, adding that the U.S. will vote against every resolution under the agenda item, and encourage other countries to do the same.

The council was set up in 2006 as a successor to the Human Rights Commission -- which was also criticized for its anti-Israel stance. The Bush administration refused to join the new body, but the Obama administration applied for membership, arguing it could better influence the council from the inside.

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This is a great picture of the future President Donald J. trump veteran Center.

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Get rid of the U.N.

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Defund the UN, get the US out of the UN, tell it to get out of the building and make the building a highly secured prison with no amenities for all of Obama's corrupt administration and his anti-American cronies!

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Get rid of the UN.












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Start over... We need a new pro-democracy, pro-liberty organization where this U.N. is taking up space and funding. We need a new one... This one is insane..

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Goooo President Trump and your asministration...Get the UN out of the USA ad the USA out of the UN. amen.. Talking about human rights, why does islam treat women so badly without any rights and most of the nations that are muslin belong to the UN; sooo time to get them the hell out of the USA!!!!! Hypocrites!!!!! Israel is the most free nation in the middle east and the most hated by the evil UN. So time to drain the swamp called the UN and send them to hell were they belong. amen

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It used to be an honor to have the UN headquartered in NYC, but no more, what a great Veterans home and hospital it would make. They are anti Israel and we are linked arm and arm with the Israeli state. Throw them out to country who is willing to follow this raciest philosophy.

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I propose we run them out of the US; they are a small board of dictators and not in our self-interest.

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i propose a name change for the un, to the united criminal insane asylum.

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Give the UN and all the countries spies that they allow into this country 90 days to find another location not in the United States and GET OUT.
]We started the UN and now it is trying to control the US.

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Time to 86 these Gangsters. They trash America and Israel while lauding Dictatorships.

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Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.

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The UN has become a purveyor of the globalist's agenda...as such it is at odds with this free sovereign nation & it's constitution...and as such needs to be banished from our shores, and treasury!

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Based on my observation over the past 20-30 years, the UN exists for two reasons: first, to create a One World Government and eradicate any semblance of freedom from this earth, and second, to bash Israel.

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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 20, 2017
Perfect description

Next step, President Trump, is to cancel all foreign aid to any country that hates our guts, which is too many nations, but it saves us money for the vets and infrastructure and the border wall.

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Thank you President Trump. Time for a fair and balanced UN. This is a good start.

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Lawrence Greenberg Written by Lawrence Greenberg
March 20, 2017
"Time for a fair and balanced UN."

Nice thought, but it is never going to happen.

Thank you, President Trump for taking this action - the UN has for decades been biased against Israel. It's time to quit the UN or force it to be responsible for it's actions.

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