On July 25, 2022, UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) member Miloon Kothari made antisemitic comments on a podcast hosted by Mondoweiss. Kothari claimed that the “Jewish lobby” controls social media and questioned whether Israel should have UN membership.

Following condemnations in the media from governments and Jewish groups, the President of the Human Rights Council criticized Kothari’s remarks, calling on him to publicly clarify “his unfortunate comments and his intentions behind them.”

On August 1, 2022, NGO Monitor was a signatory on a joint letter to the UNHRC President calling for the removal of the Commissioners due to their antisemitic biases

NGO Monitor has thoroughly documented the Commissioners’ anti-Israel biases and their links to Palestinian NGOs in detailed reports.