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  • South African Jewish board lodges complaint against government minister

    March 14, 2013 | 8:39 am

    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies lodged a complaint with the country's Human Rights Commission over ''inflammatory remarks'' made by Deputy Foreign Minister Marius Fransman.

    In a radio interview last month, Fransman claimed that Jewish businessmen in the Western Cape...

  • U.N. lifts Syria death toll to ‘truly shocking’ 60,000

    January 2, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    More than 60,000 people have died in Syria's uprising and civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday, dramatically raising the death toll in a struggle that shows no sign of ending.

    In the latest violence, dozens were killed in a rebellious Damascus suburb when a government...

  • 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...

  • Perfidy along the East River’s West Bank

    By Neal Sher

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    That the United Nations is hostile to Israel hardly comes as a surprise. The perfidy that permeates the house over which Kurt Waldheim once presided can be cut with a knife; Israel bashing has become an integral part of the culture of that body. Such duplicity does not appear from...