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  • U.N. Human Rights Council adopts report on Israel-Gaza conflict

    July 6, 2015 | 10:39 am

    The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to adopt a report on last summer’s Israel-Gaza conflict.

    The resolution to adopt the report passed Friday by a vote of 41-1, with five abstentions. Only the United States voted against the resolution; Israel is not a member of the...

  • Owning up to truths: The UNHRC and its report

    June 23, 2015 | 4:13 pm

    The report on last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas by a committee representing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) elicited the usual response from the Israel government – even before its formal release on Monday!  Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that the...

  • Israel asked to join U.N. Human Rights Council group

    December 2, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    Israel was formally invited to join a regional group within the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    An invitation was sent Monday to Israel to join the Western European countries group, the French news agency AFP reported, citing an unnamed diplomatic source.

    The West European...

  • Syria withdraws human rights council bid

    May 12, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Syria withdrew its bid for a spot on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

    Syria’s withdrawal Wednesday from the Asian group of nations comes as Western nations are working to convince the U.N. Security Council to condemn Syrian President Bashar Assad’s violent campaign to stifle...

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