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Israel weighs UN rights council boycott

JERUSALEM — Israel should boycott the United Nations Human Rights Council after it voted to authorise a probe of Israeli settlements, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told public radio on Sunday. “This hypocritical organisation has nothing to do with human rights. Its bias and lack of objectivity are obvious and we…

NAACP heads to U.N. to address suppression of minority voters

NAACP leaders will challenge new voting laws in the United States at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Switzerland on Wednesday. “It was in 1947 that W.E.B. Dubois delivered his speech and appealed to the world at the U.N.,” NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous told McClatchy Newspapers. “Now, like…