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Defund the UN’s Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opens its next session in Geneva on Sept. 12. Among other things, this is an opportunity to dissolve the council’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The COI was the UNHRC’s response to the May 2021 Israel-Hamas war. It claims to be dedicated to investigating “all alleged violations of international humanitarian law and all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law leading up to and since 13 April 2021,” but given the UNHRC’s long history of anti-Israel bias and defamation, its conclusions are clearly preordained.

Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO of the International Legal Forum (ILF), called the COI “a singularly unprecedented assault upon the Jewish state at the United Nations. In many ways, this is like the U.N.’s infamous ‘Zionism is racism’ resolution, but on steroids.”

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