How ironic that the US has decided to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Commission because it is one sided, at a time when the focus of the world is on the issue of the children of the immigrants being separated from their parents at the US borders. How brutal. But then of course the decision was mainly taken to avoid further embarrassment about shielding Israel from violations of human rights as well as international law.
What makes it more ironic is the reaction of Israel agreeing completely with the decision and bragging as usual that Israel is the only democracy in the region. Yet it emphasizes the fact that it is a Jewish State. How can it be Jewish and democratic when 25% of its population is not Jewish. Addressing the Congress on Judaism and Democracy, earlier this year, on the controversy over the Jewish nation-state bill, the Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked said that there is place to maintain a Jewish majority even at the price of violation of human rights.
I wonder who makes the human rights commission one sided? Isn’t the USA basically responsible for that fact, when it meddles in other countries’ affairs and wages wars in the name of democracy, and at the same time vetoes every resolution condemning Israel for its human rights violations. As a settler colonial power Israel has refused to implement any of the UN resolutions regarding the Palestinian plight, whether it was the right of return of the 1948 Palestinian refugees as stipulated in UN resolution 194 or the end of the occupation of the land captured in 1967 in accordance with resolution 242. But it seems that the powerful can get away with anything.