By Hollie McKay
A U.N. commission has adopted, for the first time in five years, an Israeli-sponsored resolution opposing sexual harassment in the workplace. But one day later the same commission approved a draft resolution blasting Israel for allegedly oppressing Palestinian women.
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Benjamin Ryberg, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research at The Lawfare Project, an international free speech advocacy group, denounced the commission for hypocrisy.
“This was the only resolution condemning any state for violating women’s rights,” Ryberg noted. “Not shockingly, that resolution made no mention of Hamas’s flagrant and well-documented abuses of women, nor the permissibility of ‘honor killings’ under Palestinian rule.”