"Would the United States remain a member of an organization that condemned it for human rights abuses more frequently than it did Syria, North Korea, and Iran? Would it stay in a forum that denounced the U.S. more often than it did all other countries in the world?
The answer to these questions, irrespective of one's political affiliation, would certainly be "no." And yet, the United States is currently a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council that does precisely that to Israel, America's foremost democratic Middle Eastern ally. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, America's ambassador to UNHCR from 2010 to 2013, deplored its 'biased and disproportionate focus on Israel.' By example, she cited an anti-Israel resolution sponsored by Syria at a time when it was butchering its own people.
But the anti-Israel bias was built into the council from its founding in 2006. Item 7 of its agenda calls for reviewing "human rights violations and implications of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and other occupied Arab territories and the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people," at each of its three annual meetings. It also appoints a Special Rapporteur "on the situation of human rights in the territories occupied since 1967." Over the past nine years, the UNHRC has condemned Israel 61 times, as opposed to its 16 resolutions on Syria and five on Iran. Denunciations of Israel outnumber those of all other countries combined...
Israel is, of course, the Jewish State, and throughout history, there has been a name for the singling out and demonization of Jews. It's call anti-Semitism. By fixating on Israel and its alleged abuses, UNHRC fits the definition of anti-Semitism. The fact that the United States not only helps fund this racist body but is formally represented on it, should be reprehensible to all Americans..."