I think it’s fair to say that most Israellycool readers are well aware of the level of hypocrisy at the United Nations generally and at the UN Human Rights Council specifically. Hillel Neuer, the Executive Director of UN Watch, has just given us some more insight into why that is so.
Neuer wrote today that the Saudi cables leaked to Wikileaks contained the explosive (though hardly surprising) revelation that Saudi Arabia explicitly traded votes with Russia, Mexico, Nigeria and others in order to obtain its seat on the UNHRC.
Over the next two weeks, the UNHRC will be preoccupied with the report of its Commission of Inquiry into Israel’s alleged crimes in Gaza, expected to be released tomorrow. . . .
And over the next two weeks, both Russia, which is waging a brutal war in Ukraine that has killed some 7,000 civilians, prompting no UN inquiry, and Saudi Arabia, whose indiscriminate bombing of Yemen is largely responsible for the 2200 killed, 10,000 wounded, 20 million in desperate need of aid, with no UN inquiry, will show solemn outrage . . . against Israel . . . enthusiastically joining the chorus of condemnation.
Read the whole thing here.