US will not participate in UN human rights forum on Palestine
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel sits next to President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, left, at the White House in Sept., 2010. (AFP/File)
The United States will not be be speaking at the UN's annual human rights forum on violations in the Palestinian Territories, reports Reuters.
"The US delegation will not be speaking about Palestine today," a US spokesman in Geneva told Reuters.
The unprecedented move could be a reflection of the US reassessing its relationship with Israel after ongoing tension with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Most recently, Obama denounced Netanyahu's declaration that a two-state solution with Palestine would never happen so long as he is reelected. Netanyahu claims his comments were misinterpreted.
Netanyahu also recently vowed to stop the US from reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran.