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Russia should be reappointed to the UNHRC but it should be renamed.

Russia loses its seat on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Now this may be the funniest tragedy of the year. You see, the UNHRC is truly the bastion of states where human rights, including women’s rights, gay rights, and freedom of speech are truly and fundamentally observed. Such states include China, Cuba, Venezuela, Pakistan, Malaysia, Somalia, and Qatar.  This agency also has a permanent item on its agenda to condemn Israel, the only human rights observing democracy in the Middle East.

The tragedy is that the President of the United States thinks that the US has a role to play in this corrupt organization and that removing Russia from the UNHRC is of any importance. The only people he will fool with this gesture are those fools that know nothing about the UNHRC, its members, and its agenda.

If the United Nations were truly interested in human rights, the Council would have very few members and certainly not the ones currently serving. Because of the current makeup of the Council I would suggest renaming it the UN Human Disenfranchisement Council and Russia should be reinstated as a board member.

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Strong religious zionist background: First trip in 1963 - bar mitzvah, spent a summer volunteering at Hadassah in 1970, spent a year in Yeshiva in Jerusalem in 1971-72, parents made aliya in 1979, Tried to make aliyah in 1983 but was told I wouldn't fit into the system (after completing a fellowship in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) Professional: Board certified in general surgery, private practice in Manhattan for 28years, the Chief of the ENT / Head & Neck Service at the Phoenix VAMC, Clinical professor of surgery at Univ of AZ-Phoenix for 8 years. Finally made Aliyah in 2016 to work in Rambam. Licensed and Board certified in Israel Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking, Creating
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