Aussies stand with US and Israel against the UN Human Rights Commission rabble

As my fellow editor Louisiana Steve observed in his kind welcome message to me here,  Australia and the US are similar in may ways:

And here is a good example of that similarity.

Although if the Labor Party (main left wing party in Australia, as opposed to the Liberal Party which is in government , being the main right wing party in Australia) was in government, the vote would have been an abstention.

UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate Israel for Gaza protest deaths

GENEVA, Switzerland — The UN Human Rights Council on Friday voted to establish an investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinians during protests along the Gaza border, in a move Israel rejected as being an attempt to undermine Israel’s right to self-defense.

The council voted 29 in favor and two against with 14 countries abstaining. Australia and the US were the two countries to oppose the decision. The council also condemned “the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians.”

A television screen at the UN Human Rights Council shows how countries voted on a resolution approving an investigation into Israel's handling of deadly clashes on the Gaza border, on May 18, 2018. (Foreign Ministry)

Rest of the article is here, if you wish to read the usual depressing, predictable stuff:


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