GENEVA — Israel on Tuesday became the first nation to skip a United Nations review of its human rights record without giving a reason — and then won a precedent-setting deferral.
The president of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, Remigiusz Henczel, declared Israel a no-show at a meeting in Geneva and then reconvened the 47-nation council to decide what to do.
Israel had asked Mr. Henczel in January to postpone the review but did not provide a public explanation.
“This is a rather unique step which has never happened in the past,” said the German United Nations ambassador, Hanns Heinrich Schumacher….
I WONDER WHY… COULD IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE PALESTINIANS?