In a surprising move, the United Nations anti-racism panel on Thursday praised Israel for the detailed report it had provided on issues relating to racism and discrimination, according to Israel’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Yitzhak Levanon.  …They have received contrary information from a number of advocacy groups, such as the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Adalah: The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel, B’Tselem and Amnesty International, all of which detail a host of ways in which Israel is in violation of the UN treaty on discrimination. NGO Monitor, an Israeli-based group that tracks human rights organizations, submitted a report, in which it, in turn, attacked some of the claims made by the advocacy groups and gave additional context for some of the issues raised by such groups .

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