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Hamas Won’t Let Foreign Nationals Exit Gaza

4 Kislev 5773 – November 17, 2012
Hamas is not allowing at least 22 foreign nationals who wish to exit the Gaza Strip for Israel to do so.

UC Irvine Students Vote for ‘Israel Divestment’ But Have No Investments to Divest

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
The Resolution was introduced by Sabreen Shalabi, and seconded by Shadi Jafari, with support from Ali Abunimeh and Noam Chomsky.

UN Official Calling to Boycott Firms Doing Business with Israel Chided for Openly Anti-Semitic...

10 Heshvan 5773 – October 26, 2012
Last week, the British government protested to the U.N. the “anti-Semitic” remarks made by Special Rapporteur Richard Falk.

Muslim Countries Seek to Restrict Free Speech Globally

6 Heshvan 5773 – October 21, 2012
In recent years, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has been the focus of an intense lobbying campaign by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a bloc of 57 Muslim countries that are aggressively pressuring Western countries to make it an international crime to criticize Islam. In August 1990, the Muslim member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation officially adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, an alternative document to the 1948 United Nations' document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Cairo Declaration states that people have "freedom and right to a dignified life in accordance with Islamic Sharia law."

Religious Coalition to Metro: Donate “Support Israel” Proceeds to Human Rights Group

28 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
A coalition of religious groups is calling on the Washington DC Metro to donate proceeds from an ad campaign suggesting Muslims are savages to an organization supporting human rights.

Rabbi Cherlow: Why Aren’t Human Rights Advocates Protesting Outlawing Jewish Prayers on Temple Mount?

19 Tishri 5773 – October 5, 2012
Rabbi Cherlow said that it is possible that the great concession of Temple Mount began with the late IDF General Motta Gur and his paratroopers.

Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Muslim Leader Is US Delegate to Warsaw Human Rights Conference

17 Tishri 5773 – October 3, 2012
He is not a scholar. He has been involved with the Muslim Public Affairs Council since its founding in 1986. He blamed Israel for 9/11.

Debating America’s Response To The Holocaust With The U.S. Holocaust Museum

10 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
During a recent trip to Rwanda, former president Bill Clinton lamented his failure in 1994 to intervene in that country’s genocidal massacres. “I don’t think we could have ended the violence, but I think we could have cut it down. And I regret it.”

Israeli Named to U.N. Human Rights Committee

23 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
Yuval Shany, an Israeli professor, was named to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

UN Watch: Iran Elected to UN Arms Trade Treaty Post

19 Tammuz 5772 – July 9, 2012
Iran was elected to a top post on the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference, UN Watch revealed on Sunday. The Geneva-based human rights group is calling on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who addressed the conference on the same day, to condemn the selection of the Tehran regime.

‘Even Handed’ UN Mission to Probe How Jews Affect Palestinians

18 Tammuz 5772 – July 8, 2012
UNHRC on Friday named three women to the panel, one accused Israel of "total discrimination," another's sister served on the Goldstone commission.

UN Sending Fact-Finding Mission to Jewish Settlements

18 Tammuz 5772 – July 7, 2012
The United Nations' top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel's Jewish settlements affect Palestinians. The...

Jews, Gays, Rights Activists Protest Ahmadinejad in Rio

28 Sivan 5772 – June 18, 2012
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s welcome on the sunny Ipanema beach in Rio was less than warm from an eclectic group of Jews, human rights activists, and homosexuals, who arrived Sunday to protest the Iranian president’s attendance at a UN summit on sustainable development.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Where Are the Moderate Arabs and Palestinians?

14 Sivan 5772 – June 4, 2012
The Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where it is almost impossible to talk about peace and coexistence with Israel. For Palestinians, the true heroes are suicide bombers who blew themselves up in cafes and buses, killing innocent civilians. Peace activists, human rights advocates, moderates, journalists and reformers have almost no say and are often denounced as "traitors" and a "fifth column."

Canadian Foreign Minister: ‘We’re Israel’s Best Friend’

14 Iyyar 5772 – May 5, 2012
At the end of a week in which the United Church of Canada, that country's largest Protestant denomination called for a boycott of goods produced in “illegal” Israeli settlements, including East Jerusalem, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird declared that "Israel has no greater friend in the world today than Canada." Baird was addressing the American Jewish Committee World Leaders Plenary in D.C.

Israel Calls ‘Absurd’ UN Equating It with Venezuela, Egypt, Zimbabwe

9 Iyyar 5772 – May 1, 2012
Israel's Foreign Ministry criticized as "absurd" the country's inclusion on a list of countries that restricts the activities of human rights and advocacy groups. Monday's...

J.E. Dyer: Finally, the Obama Doctrine – “Atrocities Prevention”

8 Iyyar 5772 – April 30, 2012
President Obama recently unveiled the Atrocities Prevention Board, and appointed Samantha Power as its head; the same Samantha Power that has called Israel a "major human rights abuser." This is only one of the many troubling aspects of this new initiative.

Lieberman Severs Ties with UN Human Rights Council, Blocks Entry of Investigating Team

4 Iyyar 5772 – April 26, 2012
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced that Israel had severed all working relations with the UN Human Rights Council as of Monday this week, and will block a U.N. fact finding team from entering Israel or Judea and Samaria to investigate Jewish settlements. Spokesman Yigal Palmor said this "means that we're not going to work with them. We're not going to let them carry out any kind of mission, including this probe."

Yoram Ettinger: UN Human Rights Council Exposed

29 Adar 5772 – March 22, 2012
80% of all 2010 UN resolutions criticizing specific countries for human rights violations were directed at Israel. Only six other UN members faced human rights criticism at all, one of which was the United States. The HRC subjected the USA to harsh criticism – by Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Russia – for, supposed, human rights violations. The HRC criticized the elimination of Bin-Laden and Israel’s defense against PLO, Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists.

Embarrassed by J Street’s Olmert Connection, B’Tselem Lies, Gets Caught… By Palestinians

As sponsors of the upcoming J Street conference, B'Tselem has had to explain to its Palestinian allies how it can be part of an event featuring as keynote speaker former PM Ehud Olmert, "the Butcher of Gaza." B'Tselem's response was typical – a lot of backpedaling and revisions. But what works for the op-ed pages of Ha'aretz and the NY Times does not wash with the Palestinian Center for Human Rights…

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