Pillay's Pogrom:

The UN's "Commission of Inquiry" Targeting Israel

Positions and Advocacy Opposing Pillay’s Pogrom

States

Albania
  • Explanation of vote by Albania on an Israeli amendment proposing to remove funding for the Commission of Inquiry from a General Assembly draft budget resolution, U.N. budget (Fifth) Committee of the General Assembly, UN WebTV, December 23, 2021
Australia
  • Explanation of vote by Australiaon an Israeli amendment proposing to remove funding for the Commission of Inquiry from a General Assembly draft budget resolution, U.N. budget (Fifth) Committee of the General Assembly, UN WebTV, December 23, 2021
Austria
  • Explanation of vote by Austria on the resolution to create the Commission of Inquiry at the special session of the Human Rights Council, UN WebTV, May 27, 2021
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Brazil
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Bulgaria
  • Explanation of vote by Bulgaria on the resolution to create the Commission of Inquiry at the special session of the Human Rights Council, UN WebTV, May 27, 2021
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Cameroon
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Canada
  • Explanation of vote by Canada on an Israeli amendment proposing to remove funding for the Commission of Inquiry from a General Assembly draft budget resolution, U.N. budget (Fifth) Committee of the General Assembly, UN WebTV, December 23, 2021
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Colombia
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Croatia
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Czech Republic Eswatini
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Germany
  • Explanation of vote by Germany on the resolution to create the Commission of Inquiry at the special session of the Human Rights Council, UN WebTV, May 27, 2021
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Guatemala
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Hungary
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Israel
  • Statement by Israel at the special session of the Human Rights Council, Israel Mission to the UN in Geneva, May 27, 2021
  • Explanation of vote on the resolution to create the Commission of Inquiry at the special session of the Human Rights Council, Israel Mission to the UN in Geneva, May 27, 2021
  • Statement by Israel on the annual report of the Human Rights Council to the U.N. General Assembly, UN WebTV, October 29, 2021
  • Introduction of Israeli amendment proposing to remove funding for the Commission of Inquiry from a General Assembly draft budget resolution, U.N. budget (Fifth) Committee of the General Assembly, UN WebTV, December 23, 2021
  • Statement by Israel after rejection of Israeli amendment proposing to remove funding for the Commission of Inquiry from a General Assembly draft budget resolution, U.N. budget (Fifth) Committee of the General Assembly, UN WebTV, December 23, 2021
  • Letter by Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva Meirav Eilon-Shahar officially rejecting cooperation with the U.N. Commission of Inquiry, Israeli Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, February 17, 2022
  • Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Response to the Report of the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry Published Today, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 7, 2022
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Liberia
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Marshall Islands
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Micronesia
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Nauru
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
The Netherlands
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
North Macedonia
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Palau
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
Togo
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
United Kingdom
  • Explanation of vote by the United Kingdom on the resolution to create the Commission of Inquiry at the special session of the Human Rights Council, UN WebTV, May 27, 2021
  • Submission by Seven British Peers of the House of Lords to the U.N. "Commission of Inquiry" on Israel February 10, 2022
  • Peers accuse U.N. Human Rights Council inquiry of ‘opening the door’ to Israel’s enemies, The Jewish Chronicle, Mathilde Frot, February 10, 2022
  • UK Government Statement on the Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Gaza Report, United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, June 8, 2022
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
United States
  • Statement by the United States on the annual report of the Human Rights Council to the U.N. General Assembly, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, October 29, 2021
  • Explanation of vote by the United States on on an Israeli amendment proposing to remove funding for the Commission of Inquiry from a General Assembly draft budget resolution, U.N. budget (Fifth) Committee of the General Assembly, UN WebTV, December 23, 2021
  • Bipartisan Letter from U.S. Representatives to Secretary of State Blinken regarding U.N. Human Rights Council "Commission of Inquiry" on Israel, Congressman Josh Gottheimer, January 25, 2022
  • Letter from U.S. Representatives to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. on the U.N. Israel “Inquiry” January 26, 2022
  • Statement On United Nations Investigation Targeting Israel, Office of Congressman Brad Schneider, February 1, 2022
  • Centrist Democrats blast U.N. for probe into May Gaza war The Times of Israel, Jacob Magid, February 1, 2022
  • Combating Anti-Israel Bias at the U.N. Office of Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers, February 1, 2022
  • Letter from Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) and nine other House Republicans to the Commission of Inquiry Office of Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, February 25, 2022
  • H.R.7223 – “Commission of Inquiry” Elimination Act U.S. House of Representatives, March 24, 2022
  • H.R.7224 - United Nations Human Rights Council Reform Act U.S. House of Representatives, March 24, 2022
  • Portman and Cardin Lead 68 Senators in Letter to Secretary Blinken to Prioritize Ending the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict Office of Senator Rob Portman, March 28, 2022
  • Lankford, Colleagues Call on Department of State to End Involvement with the United Nations Human Rights Council for Probe of Israel Office of Senator James Lankford, April 1, 2022
  • Haley Stevens: U.N. is seeking to delegitimize, withdraw recognition of Israel Jewish Insider, Marc Rod, April 1, 2022
  • The U.N. Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on the Situation in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza U.S. Department of State, June 7, 2022
  • Joint Statement Delivered by U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, Human Rights Council – 50th Session, U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, June 13, 2022
  • Senators Rosen, Scott Introduce Bill to Halt United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry on Israel, Office of Senator Jacky Rosen, June 14, 2022
  • S.4389 – COI ELIMINATION ACT U.S. Senate, June 14, 2022
  • Amendment To Fiscal Year 2023 State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs Funding Bill Prohibiting The Use Of Funds From Supporting The Un “International Commission Of Inquiry On The Occupied Palestinian Territory, Including East Jerusalem And Israel” U.S. House Appropriations Committee, June 29, 2022
  • House Appropriations seeks to cut off U.S. funding to U.N. Israel investigation Jewish Insider, Marc Rod, June 30, 2022

NGOs

Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council AIPAC
  • "The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Israel: Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Unjust, Unsurprising," AIPAC, January 27, 2022
  • "AIPAC Response to the 'Commission of Inquiry,'” AIPAC Twitter Account, June 7, 2022
American Center for Law and Justice B’nai Brith
  • "Initial Report of Latest “Commission” Recycles U.N.’s Own Anti-Israel Prejudice But Unprecedented Open-Ended Probe Promises More to Come," B’nai Brith, June 8, 2022
B’nai Brith Canada
  • "B’nai Brith Canada Submits Analysis in Advance of UN Commission Report," B’nai Brith Canada, March 2, 2022
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Jewish Federations of North America
  • "Hundreds of Jewish groups urge U.N. chief to nix anti-Israel inquiry," Israel Hayom, February 8, 2022
South African Friends of Israel (SAFI)
  • "‘Nelson Mandela Would Not Approve’: South Africans Denounce U.N. Report on Palestinians," The Algemeiner, by Ben Cohen, June 10, 2022
Stand With Us
  • "Letter by Stand With Us to United Nations Secretary-General re: Systemic Antisemitism," Stand With Us, March 31, 2022
UN Watch
  • "Request for Navi Pillay to Recuse Herself on Ground of Bias," UN Watch, February 14, 2022
  • "U.N.’s Pillay Report Pillories Israel, Ignores Iran," UN Watch, June 8, 2022
World Jewish Congress
  • "U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Israel reflects deep bias, says World Jewish Congress," World Jewish Congress, June 13, 2022 Zionist Organization of America

Others

The Jerusalem Post Editorial Board
  • "U.N. Continues to Show Bias Against Israel – Editorial," The Jerusalem Post, June 8, 2022
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board