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  • Professor Schabas and the law of Judicial impartiality

    August 28, 2014 | 8:38 am

    It is now well publicized that Professor William Schabas, a leading international law scholar, has made antagonistic comments about the State of Israel and its leaders, thereby questioning his impartiality as the designated chairman of the UN Human Rights Council’s commission...

  • NGOs call on Israel to lift Gaza blockade

    June 14, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    Some 50 nongovernmental organizations called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    “For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law,” the groups said in a petition issued Thursday. “More than half of...

  • A Friendly Drink in a Time of War

    By Paul Berman

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A friend leaned across a bar and said, "You call the war in Iraq an anti-fascist war. You even call it a left-wing war -- a war of liberation. That language of yours. And yet, on the left, not too many people agree with you."

    "Not true," I said. "Apart from X, Y and Z, whose...

  • Commentary

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    August 27, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    No Haven For Terror

    By Bradley Shavit Artson

    One of the most remarkable stories in the Bible is the deathbed scene of King David. The aged monarch, ready to hand over the rule of his kingdom, speaks to...