Friday, June 22, 2018

Links for 6/22/18 [re the UN Human Rights Council]

Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter

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In public diplomacy [JB emphasis], it is almost always better to try and stay and persuade than to walk out. But, I can sympathize with the decision by the Trump administration to give up on the United Nations Human Rights Council, which has long been led by some of the worst abusers of human rights on the planet. The Council’s hostility to Israel would be laughable if anti-Semitism were a thing of the past, but as it is, it is morally criminal. Ironically, Americans face the same situation when considering how to treat Trump: At what point does respecting an office that is not being respected by its occupant become normalization and therefore complicity? ...

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