Canada voted alone against a UN resolution that singles out Israel for censure.
The large Muslim and African groups, which dominate the council, had lobbied hard to minimize the scope for naming and shaming countries over their human rights records, but make an exception for Israel, the only government explicitly criticized so far by the body.
In favour (34): Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uruguay, and Zambia
Against (1): Canada.
Abstentions (12): Cameroon, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
Hey, maybe we do have a backbone after all!
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Hey Andrew, Benaiah here. Good to see that you made it safely to Canada. My summer has flow by since the end of my summer class. My time in Mass. is going well. I am learning much here. Looks like I will be heading to the Philippines come Dec. and then maybe I will do some traveling after that. Drop and email by some time, let me know how things are with you. God bless brother.