UN political litmus test discriminates against pro-Israeli job applicants
As the United Nations today marks Human Rights Day (LOL), celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the world body needs to answer serious questions over its apparent use of a political litmus test to favor pro-Palestinian job applicants.
A generation ago in the American South, U.S. President Barack Obama would have been barred from the best law, teaching and government jobs, due to the racist laws of segregation and the color of his skin.
Today, Barack Obama would be barred from a job at the United Nations human rights office, due to an apparently discriminatory hiring exam that screens applicants who differ from the office’s anti-Israel narrative.
Anyone who, like Obama, has vocally opposed efforts to isolate and delegitimize Israel at the United Nations, would be unable to complete this exam in good faith.