Germany warns Israel to face UN rights panel: Report

STORY SUMMARY

Germany has warned Israel to attend a periodic UN human rights review on Tuesday or face “severe diplomatic damage”, Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday.

Israel cut all ties with the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council in March 2012, after it announced it would probe how Israeli settlements may be infringing on the rights of Palestinians.

On January 29, Israel became the first country to boycott a council review of its human rights record.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Oct-27/235910-germany-warns-israel-to-face-un-rights-panel-report.ashx#ixzz2j00dXONt
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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