Danny Danon
Danny DanonFlash 90

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon reacted to the UN Human Rights Council votes against Israel at the end of its 37th session on Friday.

The council passed five anti-Israel resolutions addressing "human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan," the "right of the Palestinian people to self-determination," the "human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," the "Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan," and "ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem."

In contrast, two resolutions against Syria and one each against Iran and North Korea were passed by the council.

Danon threatened that there would be “significant consequences as a result of the UN Human Rights Council’s anti-Israel votes.”

“These actions against Israel are hypocritical and cause irreparable damage to the cause of those who truly care about real human rights violations around the world,” said Ambassador Danon.

“We are working closely with our friends and allies and together we will put an end to the absurdity that this Council represents,” the Ambassador concluded.

On Friday, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley similarly blasted the council over its continuous anti-Israel bias, asserting that the council was “unworthy of its name.”

“When the Human Rights Council treats Israel worse than North Korea, Iran, and Syria, it is the Council itself that is foolish and unworthy of its name,” said the American Ambassador.

“The United States continues to evaluate our membership in the Human Rights Council. Our patience is not unlimited. Today’s actions make clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights,” concluded Haley.