The UN Human Rights Council slammed Israel in 4 resolutions today, with another scheduled tomorrow. The Council’s five against Israel surpass the total combined amount of resolutions it will dedicate to all other countries in the world — one each on Burma, North Korea and Guinea.
- The first resolution, “Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Syrian Golan,” which was submitted by the Arab Group and the OIC, was adopted by a wide majority, with 31 countries in favor, 1 against and 15 abstentions. The United States was the only member to vote against the resolution, the European Union jointly abstaining. Click here for the complete voting chart.
- On “The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination,” 45 out of 47 voted in favor, and only the United States voted against. One did not vote.
- On the resolution, “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan,” 46 voted to condemn Israel, while the United States alone voted against the resolution.
- On “The grave human rights violations by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,” the Council voted 34 in favor, 9 against, 7 abstaining. Click here for the complete voting chart.
On the Goldstone resolution, “Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict,” the Council was not able to complete voting due to time restrictions, and will resume tomorrow at 10am. The resolution reiterates the recommendations of the Goldstone report, and would establish an Ad Hoc Committee of experts to oversee implementation, as well as an escrow fund for victims of alleged Isreli violations.