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UN Taps Israel Critic for Top Human Rights Post Experts concerned about continued anti-Israel
Free Beacon ^ | 6/9/14 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 06/09/2014 11:00:42 AM PDT by Nachum

The United Nations has tapped as its next High Commissioner for Human Rights a Jordanian prince who has said that Palestinian suicide bombings are “no less horrific” than Israel’s efforts to prevent civilians from terror attacks.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announced over the weekend that he has nominated Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, a member of Jordan’s royal family and its current UN ambassador, as the next high commissioner, a senior official who monitors human rights across the globe.

The post has been used in the past as a bully pulpit to target Israel for criticism over its treatment of the Palestinians.

Human rights leaders expressed concern that al-Hussein will be no different given controversial comments he has made equating the activities of Palestinian terrorists to Israeli “practices” in the West Bank and elsewhere.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: bankimoon; critic; iran; israel; jordan; lebanon; rights; syria; un; unitednations; untiednations
Same **** different day.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I thought this was a prerequisite at the U.N.

2 posted on 06/09/2014 11:05:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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OK, he's qualified

3 posted on 06/09/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT by SJackson (wish I had known more firsthand about...problems of American businesspeople as a Senator G McGovern)
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