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  • 6 comments on the U.N. report and the Gaza war

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 23, 2015 | 3:57 am

    There are two main ways to read the United Nations Human Rights Council report on Israel, Hamas and the 2014 Gaza war — a report in which Israel is blamed for possible war crimes.

    One way is to deny it the merit of being read. That is to say, to read it without ever admitting to...

  • EU joins Arab delegations in pressing Israel to cooperate with Gaza investigation

    March 24, 2015 | 11:39 am

    The European Union joined Palestinian and Arab delegations in asking Israel to allow a United Nations human rights investigator access to the Gaza Strip.

    “We call on Israel to grant access to the special rapporteur without delay,” EU policy officer Jerome Bellion-Jourdan said at...

  • 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...

  • Bills condemning Hamas on ‘human shields’ introduced in Congress

    July 29, 2014 | 9:59 am

    Resolutions under consideration in Congress that condemn Hamas for placing its weapons and fighters close to civilians have strong bipartisan support.

    The House non-binding resolution condemning Hamas for using civilians as “human shields” during the current Gaza conflict,...

  • June 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 3, 2012 | 2:43 am

    Note to Syria interventionists: Be careful what you wish for

    International intervention in Syria could push President Bashar Assad into even more ‎extreme actions in what has now become a sectarian war, warns Chemi Shalev in ‎Haaretz.‎

    The Syrian conflict may have been...

  • March 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 26, 2012 | 5:38 am

    Will the UN’s West Bank probe be Goldstone all over again?

    Israel would be better off cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council and possibly avoiding a similar palaver to the Gaza war probe, writes Raphael Ahren in the Times of Israel.

    Jerusalem did not learn any lesson from...

  • 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...