The UN Committee on NGOs decided not to revoke the NGO observer status of the World Union of Progressive Judaism (Reform), despite pressure from Cuba and Muslim countries. The threat of expulsion came after a Reform Movement representative protested a Human Rights Council session exclusively focused on Israeli "violations"; the representative read passages devoted to the destruction of Israel from the Hamas charter and labeled the Council "rotten" for refusing to hear evidence that would exonerate Israel. World Union leaders could not "help but note the palpable anti-Israeli context in which so much of the work of the NGO committee and other U.N. bodies takes place."