US welcomes reelection to Human Rights Council
LAST UPDATED: 11/13/2012 02:07
BALTIMORE/BERLIN – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed America’s
reelection to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday and pledged that the country
would continue to combat the panel’s anti-Israel activity.
work remains to be done,” Clinton said in a statement, “especially ending the
council’s disproportionate and biased focus on Israel.”
The US has come
under criticism from some in the Jewish community for participating in a group
that routinely censures Israel while ignoring many of the most pressing human
rights problems in the world, some being committed by countries with
representatives on the council.