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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...

  • U.N. panel probing Israel to include George Clooney’s fiancee

    August 11, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Amal Alamuddin, a British attorney and the fiancee of actor George Clooney, will serve on a U.N. commission investigating Israel for possible war crimes in Gaza.

    Alamuddin, who was the legal adviser to the prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and has represented...

  • UN Watch to bestow Kasparov with human rights accolade

    April 8, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Garry Kasparov,  a former Russian chess grandmaster who became a political activist, will receive a human rights award from UN Watch.

    The group, which monitors the United Nations, named Kasparov the recipient of its Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award on Monday for his “long and...

  • Erdogan at UN forum: Zionism is ‘crime against humanity’ [VIDEO]

    February 28, 2013 | 5:28 am

    Amid rampant hate speech against Jews published in newspapers in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said at a United Nations meeting that anti-Semitism, Zionism and Islamophobia were all “crimes against humanity.”

    Speaking Wednesday at the “Fifth Alliance of...

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  • U.N. General Assembly adopts nine resolutions condemning Israel

    December 19, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    The United Nations General Assembly adopted nine resolutions on the topics of Palestinian rights and the Golan Heights.

    The resolutions adopted Tuesday criticized Israel for “the continuing systematic violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people,” and focused on “the...

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