The United States might withdraw from the UN’s Human Rights Council because of its perceived anti-Israel bias, it was reported Monday.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said last week that Washington would decide on whether to withdraw from the council after its three-week session in Geneva ends this month.
The council’s critical stance on Israel has been a sticking point for the United States, one of the Jewish state’s staunchest allies.
Washington boycotted the body for three years under President George W. Bush before rejoining under President Barack Obama in 2009.
Haley, writing in The Washington Post over the weekend, called for the council to “end its practice of wrongly singling out Israel for criticism.”
“When the council passes more than 70 resolutions against Israel, a country with a strong human- rights record, and just seven resolutions against Iran, a country with an abysmal human-rights record, you know something is seriously wrong,” Haley wrote.