Daily Israel Report

Obama Approves Anti-Israel 'Briefing' at UN

The Obama administration approved a move by the UN to invite Navi Pillay, the Human Rights Commissioner, to brief Security Council on Israel
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 7/5/2012, 1:44 PM

Netanyahu speaks to Obama
Netanyahu speaks to Obama
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The Obama administration approved a move by the United Nations to invite Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to brief the Security Council on Israel.

“Though the U.S. is a veto-holding power, the extraordinary move has full American approval” and “was a trade-off for having the high commissioner brief the Council on the subject of Syria,” according to National Review.

Pillay, known for her anti-Israel sentiments, has compared “violence perpetrated by Israeli settlers” with “summary executions, rape and torture” in Cote d’Ivoire, “brutal violence” affecting “tens of thousands” in Syria, and “systematic torture” in Afghanistan.

She questioned the legality of the killing of Osama bin Laden within hours of his death; she is the lead champion of the Durban “anti-racism” declaration and conferences; She remained seated while democracies walked out en masse when speaker Iranian president Ahmadinejad questioned the veracity of the Holocaust.