U.N. Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf speaks during a news conference announcing her resignation from the United Nations in Beirut, Lebanon, March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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A United Nations rights expert issued a blistering criticism of Israel's policies Monday, deepening a row over alleged anti-Israel bias within the U.N. following U.S. pressure.Lynk made the claims in a report presented to the U.N. rights council during the Geneva-based body's mandated session on Israel, known as Agenda Item Seven.Israel is the only country targeted with a dedicated rights council agenda item.Lynk's scathing findings were issued days after U.N. official Rima Khalaf resigned over another report in which she accused Israel of being an "apartheid state".
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