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Israel to appear at UN Human Rights Council after shunning it for year and a half
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 27, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Israel's foreign ministry says the country will appear this week in Geneva at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
At the time, Israel accused the council of an anti-Israel bias because of what it says is its disproportionate focus on Israeli policy toward the Palestinians.
Since its creation in 2006, the Geneva-based council has focused heavily on alleged abuses by Israel. After the United States joined in 2009, it began addressing other human rights problems as well.
Israel has had uneasy relations with the U.N. for decades.