During the former Obama Administration, we saw time after time, former President Obama’s flippant attitude toward Israel. Right before leaving office, he made sure to stick it to Israel and force a United Nations resolution that was essentially, anti-Israel.
With President Donald Trump taking the helm, he has made it perfectly clear that the United States will not only move forward with Israel in a positive manner, but will also try to undo some of the Obama damage.
As we know, talk will only go so far, and that action needs to be taken to prove our alliance of Israel. President Trump, being a man of action, has now shown us how much he’s ready to support our friends in the Middle East.
The Trump administration is considering pulling the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has been accused of being biased against Israel and criticized for including abusive governments, according to two sources in regular contact with former and current U.S. officials.
No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council’s next session, which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm international activists already worried that the United States will take a lower profile on global human rights issues under President Donald Trump…
“There’s been a series of requests coming from the secretary of state’s office that suggests that he [Trump] is questioning the value of the U.S. belonging to the Human Rights Council,” the former official said.
Note that this council is only a decade old, and that even previous administrations had found this council to be focused on harassing Israel:
The Human Rights Council was established in 2006. It replaced the U.N. Human Rights Commission, which had faced severe criticism because countries with poor rights records became members and prevented it from carrying out its mission to the fullest.
The Bush administration refused to join the new council, questioning whether it would be much different. But under President Barack Obama, the U.S. felt it was more useful to be part of the council and try to influence it from the inside, including by speaking out in support of Israel.
Still, supporters of Israel have accused the council of being overly focused on the Jewish-majority state, by pushing critical resolutions, for example.
This would be a great move by the United States. The United Nations has done nothing to unify the world. Instead, it has been nothing but a distraction and has increased tension throughout every single country. Ultimately, I hope the United States completely pulls out of the United Nations and thereby saves the American taxpayer more money.
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