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  Adar 23, 5777 , 21/03/17

Israel trying to persuade West to oppose UN resolutions

Israel and the United States are cooperating to persuade as many Western countries as possible to oppose, or to at least abstain from voting on, five anti-Israeli resolutions scheduled for voting at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday, Haaretz reported on Monday, citing a Foreign Ministry official.

The five resolutions touch on the state of human rights in Judea, Samaria, Gaza, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. They also discuss Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria, and the need for accountability in respect to alleged human rights violations by Israel, according to the report.

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