UN rights chief condemns Israel, won’t call Tel Aviv shooting a terrorist attack

In sharp contrast to the statement of UN chief Ban Ki-moon, the world body’s high commissioner for rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, noticeably refused to call Wednesday’s Palestinian shooting of Israelis in Tel Aviv a terrorist attack, which killed 4 and injured 16, and he …

Issue 592: World Leaders Urged to Endorse Appeal for Amnesty of Political Prisoners as UN Human Rights Council Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Monday

GENEVA, June 10, 2016 — UN Watch today called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN human rights high commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and EU foreign affairs commissioner Federica Mogherini to endorse an appeal to all 47 member states of the UN Human Rights Council …