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  • Mother of kidnapped Naftali Frenkel tells U.N.: ‘Much more can be done’

    June 24, 2014 | 8:32 am

    The mother of Naftali Frenkel implored the U.N. Human Rights Council to help find her son and two other abducted Israeli teenagers.

    “Much more can be done and should be done by everyone,” Rachel Frenkel told the council on Tuesday morning in Geneva. “I ask everyone to do whatever...

  • Meet our future diplomats!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 21, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    Last week, the IsraMUN conference, the first academic international MUN (Model Uniited Nations*) in Israel, takes place in Rishon LeZion, Israel. This year’s IsraMUN theme is “Modernity and Traditionalism," when the aim of the conference is "to raise awareness to the importance of ...

  • U.N. official pins blame for Boston Marathon bombing on ‘Tel Aviv’

    April 23, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Richard Falk, an official for the U.N. Human Rights Council, in an online commentary blamed the Boston Marathon bombing on "Tel Aviv."

    "(A)s long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should...

  • U.S. slams UNHRC for ‘disproportionate’ Israel focus

    March 19, 2013 | 6:47 am

    The Obama administration refused to participate in a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting on Israeli settlements and slammed the body for its "disproportionate" focus on Israel.

    The council, based in Geneva, on Monday debated a January special report on the settlements that called...

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  • Nobel Peace Laureate David Trimble speaks in support of Israel at UN Human Rights council debate on Israeli settlements

    March 18, 2013 | 4:30 am

    Nobel Peace Laureate David Trimble, member of the British House of Lords, will be taking the floor shortly in this morning's UN Human Rights Council debate on a new report by a fact-finding mission on Israeli settlements, to deliver the following statement on behalf of the Geneva...

  • U.N.: Israel must withdraw from settlements immediately

    January 31, 2013 | 9:59 am

    A U.N. report on the impact of Jewish West Bank settlements on Palestinians said Israel immediately should begin withdrawing all settlers from the territory.

    The report issued Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council based in Geneva said that settlements violate the 1949 Geneva...

  • Israel boycotts scheduled U.N. review of human rights practices

    January 29, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    Israel boycotted a United Nations review of its human rights practices, becoming the first country to do so.

    Israel did not send representatives to its review session on Tuesday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The council was conducting its Universal...

  • U.N. imprisonment watchdog calls on Cuba to release Alan Gross

    January 8, 2013 | 11:40 am

    The United Nations Human Rights Council's imprisonment watchdog called on Cuba to release jailed Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross.

    The Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said in an opinion released Tuesday to Gross' lawyer that Cuba's lack of an...

  • U.S. wins re-election to U.N. Human Rights Council

    November 12, 2012 | 11:40 am

    The United States succeeded on Monday in its bid for re-election to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, a Geneva-based watchdog that has been criticized by Washington and Israel for singling out the Jewish state for criticism.

    The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly also...

  • Foreign policy: In favor of Obama

    October 17, 2012 | 11:59 am

    [Related: In favor of Romney]

    In debates over which candidate, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, most supports Israel, many have made the case, including in the Journal, that the president’s staunchly pro-Israel policies speak for themselves. This debate must also include a broader...

  • Obama administration defends Human Rights Council record

    July 13, 2012 | 10:14 am

    The Obama administration noted a recent reduction in U.N. Human Rights Council actions targeting Israel in defending its decision to rejoin the body.

    Paula Schriefer, the deputy assistant secretary for international organizational affairs, outlined on Wednesday what she said were...

  • Israel blasts inclusion on U.N. list of human rights violators

    April 30, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    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 response came after the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights placed Israel on a list that...

  • Lieberman: Israel might withdraw from U.N. Human Rights Council

    March 23, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly said he might recall Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council after the council voted 36-1 to investigate the effects of Jewish settlements on Palestinians.

    Lieberman also said Israel would not cooperate with the...

  • Goldstone would have to request that U.N. dump report

    April 4, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Richard Goldstone would have to ask the United Nations on behalf of his committee to rescind its report on Israel’s actions during the 2009 Gaza war to set such an action in motion, a U.N. spokesman said.

    The U.N. Human Rights Council, which commissioned the report, has not received...

  • U.N.’s Falk says Israel committing ‘ethnic cleansing’

    March 21, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Richard Falk, the special rapporteur of the United Nations on the Palestinians, told the U.N. Human Rights Council that Israel is committing ethnic cleansing in eastern Jerusalem.

    Falk’s statements Monday to the Human Rights Council came as the council prepared a resolution...

  • AJC: Suspend Libya from U.N. Human Rights Council

    February 22, 2011 | 8:31 am

    The American Jewish Committee called on the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Libya’s membership in the U.N. Human Rights Council.

    “The Gadhafi regime’s widespread use of brutal force against protestors makes a mockery of the U.N. Human Rights Council,” said AJC...

  • Human Rights Council wants independent probe on flotilla

    June 2, 2010 | 11:17 am

    The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling for an independent fact-finding mission into Israel’s interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla. 

    Member countries continued to attack Israel Wednesday during the second day of an emergency council meeting.

    Meeting in...

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