In a reversal of typical Human Rights Council voting patterns, several European countries that usually abstain from moves critical of Israel, voted in support of an arms embargo on Israel; Bahrain, which usually supports such measures (and recently signed a treaty with Israel), rejected the motion.
A flurry of actions have been undertaken recently to benefit Israel, to assist Donald Trump’s electoral prospects, and, if Trump is defeated, to procure the policies before a potentially slightly less pro-Israel candidate takes office…
The American Jewish Committee, the World Jewish Congress, and the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations worked for 25 years to procure the agreements. UAE and Bahrain had previously refused to have diplomatic relations with Israel because of Israel’s massive ethnic cleansing against the indigenous population. Jared Kushner and Haim Saban also had key roles in the deal.