In a bid to land a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Iraqi government is touting thousands of years of Jewish life in its country, ignoring the destruction of Iraqi Jewry during the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
"The Human Rights Council is only obsessed with the fate of the Palestinians, and prefers to close its eyes to other critical human rights violations. It consistently disregards the human rights of Israelis..." said Israel's ambassador to the UN in Geneva.
“When Iran and movements like ISIS and Hamas openly declare their goal of committing another Holocaust, we will not let it happen. But Europe and the rest of the world must stand up together with us. Not for our sake; for theirs."
A UN inquiry will publish a report on war crimes that took place during Hamas's war against Israel last year, during which Hamas indiscriminately fired thousands of rockets at Israel. Israel often objects to such UN inquiries, finding them biased.