Congress Threatens to Cut UN Funding for Voting Against Israel


Al-Monitor quotes USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner in an article about the Trump administration’s latest threats to cut funding to the United Nations over the so-called “singling out” of Israel for its persistent violations of Palestinian human rights.

Josh Reubner, the policy director for the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a coalition of groups supporting Palestinian statehood, denounced the new law as “yet another example of how the United States bends over backward to shield Israel from valid criticism at the UN.”

“It also shows how the Republican-led Congress is closely coordinating with the Trump administration to make good on its threat to punish the UN for criticizing Israel’s separate-and-unequal policies toward Palestinians,” added Reubner.

Read the article.