The U.S. delegation to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council will boycott the group over its perceived anti-Israel bias.
The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday the Trump administration is boycotting the council because of five anti-Israel resolutions it’s set to take up on Monday. The administration is angry because it feels the council has an unjust bias against Israel.
The U.S. delegation will not be present at Monday’s meeting, according to the report.
An administration official said the goal is to rob the council of its legitimacy until it either withers and dies or changes its tune on Israel.
“The argument that the U.S. has to participate in bodies like the United Nations Human Rights Council or risk losing our influence over it is ridiculous,” said one senior administration official told the Free Beacon. “The UNHRC is, like its predecessor, morally bankrupt and the only good news is that its actions have little practical effect in the real world. We’ve wasted enough time and money on it.”
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SOURCE: The Washington Examiner