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Israel weighs UN rights council boycott

By AFP JERUSALEM: Israel should boycott the United Nations Human Rights Council after it voted to authorize a probe of Israeli settlements, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told public radio on Sunday. “This hypocritical organization has nothing to do with human rights. Its bias and lack of objectivity are obvious and we have no reason to …

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Muslim envoys walk out in protest at UN gay rights debate

By AFP GENEVA: African and Arab states walked out in protest Wednesday during a UN Human Rights Council debate on gay rights, saying that they could not legitimize homosexuality. The 47-member state council was holding a session on sexual orientation-based discrimination for the first time after a historic resolution seeking equal rights for everyone was …

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