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  • Alleging U.N. bias, Israel again keeping distance from Gaza probe

    August 19, 2014 | 10:51 am

    The United Nations probe into the Gaza conflict hasn’t even begun, but Israel already is convinced that it won’t end well.

    In a resolution adopted by a vote of 29-1 with 17 abstentions, the U.N. Human Rights Council moved last month to establish a commission of inquiry “to...

  • PA will bring Israel to ICC, foreign minister says

    August 10, 2014 | 9:36 am

    The Palestinian Authority will bring Israel before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, its foreign minister said.

    “We will go to the ICJ (International Court of Justice), and put our signature on it. Very soon we will be a (sovereign) state. That is enough for the...

  • Netanyahu asks U.S. congressmen to protect Israel from war crimes charges

    August 7, 2014 | 11:57 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked U.S. lawmakers to help Israel avoid war crimes charges stemming from the Gaza conflict.

    Netanyahu asked a delegation of visiting legislators to help keep Israel out of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Rep. Steven...

  • Egypt’s army chief calls for mass demonstrations

    July 24, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Egypt’s military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today called for mass rallies on Friday to give him a mandate to confront violence. Coming three weeks after the army deposed Mohamed Morsi, the call puts pressure on...

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  • Plenty of unknowns as Kerry lures both sides back to peace negotiations

    July 22, 2013 | 9:31 am

    We don’t know.

    That’s the operative phrase of the new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks announced July 19 and ostensibly set to begin in the coming days in Washington.

    We don’t know their parameters, or if Israel will freeze settlements, release hundreds of Palestinian...

  • Kerry says Israelis, Palestinians must make tough decisions

    May 24, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Israeli and Palestinian leaders must decide soon on whether to revive long-dormant peace negotiations to end their decades-old conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.

    Ending two days of meetings in the region, Kerry said he had had "very productive" talks....

  • International court to look into Israel’s 2010 Gaza flotilla raid

    May 16, 2013 | 10:31 am

    The International Criminal Court prosecutor said she would open a preliminary examination into the 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, which left nine Turkish activists dead.

    The prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in a statement Tuesday that she was obliged to open a...

  • 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...

  • Palestinians appeal to U.N. over Israel’s E1 housing plan

    December 6, 2012 | 9:12 am

    The Palestinians appealed to the United Nations Security Council to stop Israel from making plans to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area outside of Jerusalem.

    In a letter to the Security Council, the U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. secretary-general, the Palestinian...

  • American push to temper Palestinian U.N. bid reportedly fails

    November 27, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    An American push to temper a resolution asking the United Nations General Assembly to grant the Palestinians enhanced status has failed, Haaretz reported.

    The final draft of the Palestinians' resolution, which is set to be introduced Thursday in the General Assembly, was...

  • How to turn crisis into diplomatic promise in Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The crisis over Gaza was triggered by a Hamas escalation of missile attacks against Israel, which resulted in Israeli retaliation, the killing of Ahmed Jabari -- the Hamas military chief, and the destruction from the air of major Hamas missile emplacements. The question now is how...

  • Activists Stand Firm on Warrant for Sudan Leader

    March 18, 2009 | 4:44 am

    Hours after an international court issued a warrant for his arrest, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir kicked humanitarian aid groups out of his country. Nevertheless, Jewish activists who backed the indictment are standing behind their decision.

    The world community cannot allow...

  • Jewish Group: Long-Awaited Bashir Arrest Is a “Window of Opportunity”

    By Jay Firestone

    March 5, 2009 | 3:32 pm


    This is a statement made by Jewish World Watch president Janice Kamenir-Reznik and JWW executive director Tzivia Schwartz Getzug.

    March 4, 2009

    In an unprecedented move, judges at the International Criminal Court today issued a long-awaited arrest warrant against Sudanese...

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