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Human Rights Watch (and Amnesty International) on Goldstone Retraction

Human Rights Watch (and Amnesty International) on Goldstone Retraction – ‘…Amnesty issued a press release claiming that “Amnesty International has not argued that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) targeted Palestinian civilians ‘as a matter of policy’, but rather that IDF rules of engagement and actions during the conflict failed to take sufficient precautions to minimize […]

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Goldstone recants — but does it matter?

Everyone has by now heard that Richard Goldstone has made a remarkable statement: that the conclusion of his eponymous report was wrong. In these words, he repudiates the primary blood libel of the report, that the intent of the IDF in Gaza was to punish Palestinian civilians for their support of Hamas: Our report found […]

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The Goldstone Wedgie Campaign

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By now, most of you have read of the earth-shattering retractions made by Richard Goldstone in the Washington Post, repudiating key findings of a UN sponsored inquiry, which bears his name, into the lawfulness of Israeli military conduct during Operation Cast Lead. The race is on to find quotes by everyone who not so long […]

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Richard Goldstone: “Oops”

Yeah, Richard Goldstone’s op-ed in the Washington Post is making major waves. Is this a mea culpa? Eh. Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes. Read it all, but here’s a snip: …The allegations of intentionality by Israel were based on the deaths of and injuries to civilians in situations where our fact-finding […]

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Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe: Defund the UNRWA – Ideally the UNRWA would be disbanded and Palestinians given the freedom—and the responsibility—to build their own society.

Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe: Defund the UNRWA – ‘…Ideally the UNRWA would be disbanded and Palestinians given the freedom—and the responsibility—to build their own society. Or, should the organization be found to carry out any necessary activities that Palestinians couldn’t better provide for themselves, these services could be transferred to agencies within the U.N. […]

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Guardian approved anti-Semitic cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, graces the halls of UN Human Rights Council

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At a recent session of the UN Human Rights Council a UN-accredited NGO with terrorist affiliations (IHH) distributed a publication containing the following picture: This image (published during the flotilla incident in June) – of a demonic Israel, with the swastika substituted for the star of David on the Israeli flag, as an octopus strangling […]

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When Everything Is “Genocide” or “Ethnic Cleansing,” Nothing Is

When Everything Is “Genocide” or “Ethnic Cleansing,” Nothing Is – ‘It’s hard to argue with the Israeli diplomat who called Richard Falk, the UN’s special rapporteur on Palestinian rights who accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” an “embarrassment to the United Nations” yesterday. But the problem isn’t that Falk lies, or even that he does so with […]

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‘Responsibility to Protect’

‘Responsibility to Protect’ – ‘…Omri notes that in 2009, the UN created something called the International Coalition For The Responsibility To Protect. That ‘coalition’ is principally being funded by anti-Israel NGO’s and, as you might suspect by the date, it was created in response to Operation Cast Lead. The fact that the Libyan operation has […]

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UN Watch: Richard Falk endorses 9/11 “inside job” theory, interviewed in his official UN capacity

UN Watch: Richard Falk endorses 9/11 “inside job” theory, interviewed in his official UN capacity – ‘…I think that [9/11 Truther David Ray] Griffin’s book is a devastating critique of the Sunstein position. The Sunstein position seems to reflect either an implicit or explicit anxiety in the power elite that is running this country that […]

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UNRWA scraps plan to teach Holocaust

UNRWA scraps plan to teach Holocaust – ‘The UNRWA director of operations in Jordan on Thursday said the agency will commit to teaching the curricula of host countries, shelving plans to include the Holocaust in school textbooks. At a meeting with staff committees, Sandra Mitchell, director of UNRWA operations in the Kingdom, said no additional […]

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UN Women’s Rights Commission Singles Out Israel for Condemnation, Ignores Iran

UN Women’s Rights Commission Singles Out Israel for Condemnation, Ignores Iran – ‘…Iranian prison guards rape female dissidents before executing them, lest their victims go to heaven as virgins. Iranian men get to avail themselves of temporary marriages, de facto legalizing the institutionalized slavery and rape of prepubescent girls. Iranian women are consigned to the […]

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UN General Assembly Hosting Anti-Israel Film Premiere

UN General Assembly Hosting Anti-Israel Film Premiere – ‘On Tuesday, the president of the UN General Assembly is planning to screen the anti-Israel film Miral in the General Assembly Hall, according to the American Jewish Committee…The film depicts the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a young Palestinian girl. Robert Fulford at the National Post […]

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Khaled Abu Toameh: Will a UN Agency Succumb to Palestinian Threats?

Khaled Abu Toameh: Will a UN Agency Succumb to Palestinian Threats? – ‘Palestinians are up in arms over plans to teach the Holocaust in their schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. “Over our dead bodies.” This has been the response of Hamas and Fatah officials to unconfirmed reports that the United Nations Relief […]

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Video: Libya and the UN

And you wonder why so many of us think the UN is useless. This is how international norms get established. Praise for Libya is the new normal in UN-ville: Update: But this is remarkable, as the Libyan Ambassador speaks out against Qaddafi: H.E. Mr. Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham, Libyan Permanent Representative – Security Council Meeting. He […]

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Yourish: Yes, it’s all Israel’s Fault

Yourish: Yes, it’s all Israel’s Fault – ‘Libyan troops are massacring protesters. Bodies are lying in the streets. The arms that Ghaddafy is using to murder his countrymen? Supplied by Britain and Italy. Hezbollah is now deeply intertwined with the Mexican drug cartels, teaching them advanced bomb-making skills (and sending sleeper agents here to threaten […]

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On Bended Knees

On Bended Knees – ‘The Obama administration came close to what many of us have feared would happen, abandoning Israel at the U.N. Yes, the U.S. finally — after a sustained bipartisan Congressional outcry — did veto a one-sided and politically opportunistic resolution pushed by the Palestinian Authority declaring Israeli settlement construction anywhere beyond the […]

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Elliot Abrams: How to Lose Friends and Not Influence People

Elliot Abrams: How to Lose Friends and Not Influence People – ‘The Obama Administration cast its first veto in the United Nations on Friday, February 18, killing a Security Council resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlement activity. Its poor handling of the entire episode has left just about everyone angry at the United States […]

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Embarrassed former Human Rights Watch Nazi Memorabilia Collector Finds New Job…at the United Nations

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But of course! It’s only natural. You remember Marc Garlasco, the oft-criticized Human Rights Watch investigator who, it turned out, had an interest in collecting Nazi-era memorabilia? Just in case, allow me to remind you: Human Rights Watch’s Marc Garlasco a Nazi-Phile Human Rights Watch Responds to Garlasco Revelations Human Rights Watch Suspends Garlasco with […]

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Administration Vetoes UN anti-Israel Resolution…But. Also: Mitt Romney on Israel

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The Veto came (see previous: US Threatens UN Sellout of Israel in New Round of Appeasement), but, according to Jon Podhoretz: UN: Good Veto, Bad Administration Just now, in the U.N. Security Council, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice raised her hand to oppose the resolution condemning Israel’s settlement activity. Thus, the Obama administration did not join […]

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Of the 15 Biggest Recipients of US Aid, 14 Voted With the US Position at the United Nations Less Than Half of the Time

Of the 15 Biggest Recipients of US Aid, 14 Voted With the US Position at the United Nations Less Than Half of the Time – ‘ U.S. aid should not go to countries that oppose American positions at the United Nations more often than not, according to one of the hundreds of proposed budget-cutting amendments […]

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