WATCH: UNHRC holds special session on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Debate on Agenda Item 7, held for the first time since Trump and Haley took office.

June 19, 2017 12:16

UNHRC discusses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

UNHRC discusses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


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The United Nations Human Rights Counsel is holding its annual discussion on Agenda Item 7, which is the mandated debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that the UNHRC must hold at every session.

The UNHRC meets three times a year and is now holding its 35th session.

This session is the first being held since Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. Under Trump the State Department, and particularly US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, has taken a more critical position regarding the organization and its allegedly bias stance of singling out Israel.

Some changes are already apparent. According to UNHRC spokesperson, "The amount of time spent on Agenda Item 7 debates (occupied Palestinian territory) has decreased from 15% to 8%," since 2006. 

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