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  1/30/2013, Shevat 19, 5773

Israel Boycotts Review at UN Human Rights Council

Israel on Tuesday became the first country to boycott a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) review of its rights situation, sparking heated debate among diplomats on how to respond, AFP reports.

"I see that the delegation of Israel is not in the room," council president Remigiusz Henczel told the delegates at the United Nations in Geneva.