Two reports, same story, different conclusions on Israel's rights record

Ed Lasky
`The Obama Administration is considering joining the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic UN Human Rights Council.

Interesting difference between the article from the New York Times and the one from the Washington Post.

The New York Times article on the Administration’s decision to seek membership on the UN Human Rights Council:

The policy reverses the stance of the Bush administration, which viewed the Geneva-based council as irredeemable for its almost exclusive focus on human rights violations by Israel.

Washington Post report:

The Obama administration and rights advocates concede that the Human Rights Council has failed to emerge as a powerful champion of human rights, saying it has devoted excessive attention to alleged  abuses by Israel and too little to abuses in places such as Darfur, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Subtle, isn’t it?  Neil MacFarquahr,who has been zealous in spinning for Arab countries  as the Times Middle East correspondent from 2001 until 2006 and who is now the paper’s United Nations bureau chief, writes that Israel commits human rights violations. The Washington Post’s reporter more accurately writes that these are alleged violations (and we know who makes these allegations)..
`The Obama Administration is considering joining the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic UN Human Rights Council.

Interesting difference between the article from the New York Times and the one from the Washington Post.

The New York Times article on the Administration’s decision to seek membership on the UN Human Rights Council:

The policy reverses the stance of the Bush administration, which viewed the Geneva-based council as irredeemable for its almost exclusive focus on human rights violations by Israel.

Washington Post report:

The Obama administration and rights advocates concede that the Human Rights Council has failed to emerge as a powerful champion of human rights, saying it has devoted excessive attention to alleged  abuses by Israel and too little to abuses in places such as Darfur, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Subtle, isn’t it?  Neil MacFarquahr,who has been zealous in spinning for Arab countries  as the Times Middle East correspondent from 2001 until 2006 and who is now the paper’s United Nations bureau chief, writes that Israel commits human rights violations. The Washington Post’s reporter more accurately writes that these are alleged violations (and we know who makes these allegations)..