U.S. will not take floor at UN rights debate on Israel, Palestinians

March 23, 2015 10:47 AM

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U.S. will not take floor at UN rights debate on Israel, Palestinians

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States will not take the floor at the main U.N. human rights forum on Monday during the annual debate on violations committed in the Palestinian territories, a U.S. spokesman told Reuters.

The move at the 47-member state forum where Washington unfailingly defends Israel, follows signals that the Obama administration is undertaking a "reassessment" of relations with Israel.

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