US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".
Most of the 28 European Union states are IHRA members, but so far, only Austria, Romania and the United Kingdom have formally adopted its definition.
Upon completing their meeting, the pope gave the president a medal featuring an olive branch, a symbol of peace, among other gifts.
The final result was decided by a 50/50 combination of jury and public votes.
Hamas said its former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, was elected overall head of the Palestinian group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal.
Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda".
5 EU parliamentarians slam Israeli refusal to allow them to enter Gaza, demand lifting of blockade on Hamas-run territory.
Sinwar spent 22 years in Israel after being sentenced to life in 1989 for murdering Palestinian collaborators with Israel.
The law legalized dozens of outposts home built unlawfully on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
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