Israel severs ties with UN human rights panel
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said the council 'should be ashamed of itself' after its member states
voted by 36 to one to appoint a mission to assess the impact of settlements on the Palestinian population.
Only the United States voted against the resolution.
Although Israel is not a member of the council, officials in Jerusalem said that the country s ambassador to the body had been instructed not to answer the telephone if any of its officials rang. He has also been told not to attend any of its meetings.