UNITED NATIONS (Sep. 12)
For the third time in a year, an Israeli has been elected to a United Nations post. David Kretzmer, a Hebrew University professor who is director of the school’s Center for Human Rights, was elected to serve on the U.N. Human Rights Committee.
“As meaningful as the vote itself is the new atmosphere in Israel-U.N. relations that the vote symbolizes,” said Gad Ya’acobi, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations.
Kretzmer was one of approximately 30 candidates competing for nine open seats on the 18-member committee.