Obama's temper tantrum continues: US won't defend Israel at 'human rights council' - UPDATEDObama's temper tantrum continues.
The United States will not take the floor at the main U.N. human rights forum on Monday during the annual debate on violations committed in the Palestinian territories, a U.S. spokesman told Reuters.
The step, which is unprecedented at the 47-member state forum where Washington unfailingly defends Israel, follows signals that the Obama administration is undertaking a "reassessment" of relations with the Jewish state.
Waiting to hear that the US is defending Iran's, Syria's and 'Palestine's 'human rights' records.
"The U.S. delegation will not be speaking about Palestine today," a U.S. spokesman in Geneva told Reuters in response to a query as the debate began. He declined further comment.
UPDATE 12:40 PM
Here's an interesting development from my Twitter feed.
@IsraelMatzav Israel says US was absent fr UNHRC session at its request, not as reported by Reuters as sign Obama displeasure with Israel.
— Eli Tabori (@etabori) March 23, 2015