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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.S. envoy to U.N. slams Human Rights Council’s Gaza panel

    By Julie Bien

    August 18, 2014 | 2:45 pm

    Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, criticized the world body’s panel created to investigate the recent conflict in Gaza.

    At a private meeting on Friday with American Jewish communal leaders, Power said the U.N.’s Human Rights Council “has shown itself...

  • Clooney’s fiancee turns down U.N. commission

    August 12, 2014 | 1:24 pm

    Amal Alamuddin, the British attorney engaged to actor George Clooney, declined her nomination to serve on a U.N. panel investigating Israel for possible war crimes in Gaza.

    Alamuddin attributed her decision to “prior professional commitments,” she said, adding she “regrets that...

  • 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...

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  • Wake up, Ban Ki-Moon!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 11, 2014 | 8:38 am

    Mr. Ban,

    By the time these words are being written, about half of the world population knows that you and the organization you lead are a fraud.

    You may think we're blinded by the United Nations' original purpose, but it's not 1945 anymore, and your organization is no longer...

  • UNHRC draws Jewish praise for Iran position

    March 25, 2011 | 11:19 am

    The U.N. Human Rights Council drew rare praise from Jewish groups for creating a position for a special rapporteur on Iran.

    “Following the recent suspension of Libya’s membership in the Human Rights Council, this vote on Iran conveys another strong message that the Geneva-based...

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