Ma’an reports that Israel’s Foreign Minister was instructed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to slash $2 million from Israel’s contributions to the UN in protest of the adoption of four resolutions in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week addressing issues of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

The resolutions, deemed “hostile proposals,” would instead, according to Ynet, “be used to deepen and expand Israeli projects in the field of international assistance and will be invested in developing countries that support Israel in international institutions.”


A report published recently by a UN agency that accused Israel of imposing apartheid policies against Palestinians — the first time a UN organization explicitly used the term “apartheid,” which human rights groups have long used to describe Israeli policies — was withdrawn at the bidding of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, reportedly following pressure from Israel and other UN member states.

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