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The UN's scrutiny of Israel deflects from its complicity in its ongoing occupation

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The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is spearheading an initiative ahead of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, urging governments and diplomats to reject the so-called anti-Israel bias at an international level. Through the Brussels-based Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI) which was founded in 2019, 313 lawmakers from Europe and North America have so far become signatories to a statement that calls upon the UN to treat Israel as it would any other state.

"Israel deserves attention and scrutiny, as does every other nation. But it also merits equal treatment – nothing more, nothing less," the statement partly reads. The initiative calls for rejection of "anti-Israel resolutions", eliminating Agenda Item 7 from the UN Human Rights Council, and abolishing committees and initiatives which single out Israel.

But if the UN itself has placed Israel – a settler-colonial enterprise – above other countries, the only........

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