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January 25, 2013 12:59 am

Israel to Boycott UNHRC Universal Periodic Review

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YNet – Israel is expected to boycott a session of the UN Human Rights Council next week despite the United States urging its ally to show up for an examination of its record, the US ambassador said on Thursday.

The Jewish state is scheduled to be in the dock of the Geneva rights forum on Tuesday, Jan. 29 as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, the council’s regular scrutiny of all United Nations member states.

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