Israel and the United States are cooperating to persuade as many Western countries as possible to oppose or to, at least, abstain from voting on five pro-Palestinian¬†resolutions scheduled for a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday, Haaretz reported on Monday, citing a Foreign Ministry official.
The five resolutions tackle human rights, settlement construction, and the need for accountability in respect to Israeli¬†human rights violations.
Earlier on Monday, PNN further reports, the United States boycotted a meeting on these resolutions, while the State Department issued a statement against the meeting, Israel National News said.
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) recently had to withdraw a report that confirmed Israel has established an “apartheid” regime, upon US-Israeli pressures.
The reported withdrawal resulted in the resignation of UN undersecretary-general and executive secretary, Rima Khalaf.
In February, the UNHRC officially reiterated its stance that¬†Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank are illegal.