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  • Professor Schabas and the law of Judicial impartiality

    3 weeks ago

    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...

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  • 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...

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