A United Nations investigator on the organization’s Human Rights Council, Miloon Kothari, recently made a number of statements that were seen as antisemitic and biased toward the Jewish state. Kothari made the comments during an interview with Mondoweiss.net, an anti-Zionist website. His remarks were strongly condemned by 15 Jewish organizations and a number of countries, including the U.S. Following the uproar, Kothari issued an apology of sorts, but it was largely dismissed as inadequate.
Quote: “Fifteen international Jewish organizations have written to the United Nations Human Rights Council president, Federico Villegas, demanding that he remove members of a ‘Commission of Inquiry’ on Israel guilty of bigoted statements on Jews and the Jewish state. One of the commissioners, Miloon Kothari, today expressed ‘regret’ over his own antisemitic comments — but continued to single out Israel for criticism and to claim that he and his colleagues are victims of ‘personal attacks.’ His apology is inadequate.”
— David J. Michaels, The Times of Israel
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