Archive: 8/13/2014
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  8/13/2014, Av 17, 5774

UN Committee on Israel 'Like IS on Religious Tolerance'


Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor on Wednesday morning went on the offensive, slamming the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) committee appointed to investigate Israel over allegations of "war crimes" in Operation Protective Edge. Israel and the US have both rejected the three-man UNHRC committee which is headed by Prof. William Schabas, a Canadian law professor known for his blatant bias against Israel.

"To establish an investigative committee headed by Schabas is like inviting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) to arrange the religious tolerance week at the UN," quipped Prosor in an interview on Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio).