Waiting for Israel at UN Human Rights Agency

A failure to appear for the second time will put one of the world's most important international mechanisms for the protection of human rights at risk.

At the end of the month, in a United Nations building in Geneva, the representatives of 192 UN member states will await the arrival of the representative of a 193rd country. A lot is hanging in the balance. The last time they waited for this country, in January of this year, it refrained from sending a representative to appear. If Israel...