Jewish Journal

U.N. rights boss doubts legality of Israel’s Gaza offensive

by Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

23 hours ago

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on July 3. Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians, and... read full article

  • U.N.’s Ban: Hamas stopping rocket fire would stop escalation

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    23 hours ago

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said an end to Hamas rocket fire was the only means of preventing an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

    “Today we face the risk of an all out escalation in Israel and Gaza with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable and...

  • France’s Hollande says concerned about Gaza death toll


    2 days ago

    French President Francois Hollande expressed concern about deaths in Gaza on Thursday, one day after telling Israel it should take "all the necessary measures" to protect itself from militants' rockets.

    Hollande, who was criticised by left-wingers in France for stating solidarity...

  • With deadline looming, Kerry heading to Vienna for Iran talks

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna for talks ahead of a July 20 deadline for an Iran nuclear deal.

    In a Twitter post on Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry will head to the Austrian capital for consultations with Catherine Ashton, the...

  • Beirut firm goes on U.S. sanctions list for helping Hezbollah

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    The Obama administration added a Beirut-based company to its sanctions list for its purchase of items to bolster Hezbollah armaments.

    The designation posted in a statement Thursday by the State Department named “brothers Kamel Mohamad Amhaz and Issam Mohamad Amhaz; their...

  • Israeli NGO quits BDS case against Sydney academic

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    An Israeli legal group abandoned its racial discrimination case against an academic in Sydney over his support for the boycott of Israel.

    Shurat HaDin-the Israel Law Center will withdraw its case against Jake Lynch, the director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the...

  • Putin thanks rabbis for communities’ fight against Nazi revival

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked senior rabbis from Israel and Europe for what he called their help in Russia’s fight against the revival of Nazism.

    Putin made the statement on Wednesday during a meeting in the Russian capital with more than a dozen prominent rabbis,...

  • Man beaten in Malmo for hanging Israeli flag

    by JTA

    3 days ago

    A man was beaten severely for hanging an Israeli flag outside his window in the Swedish city of Malmo, police said.

    Several unidentified men assaulted the 38-year-old man with metal bars after they hurled a stone at his window on July 6, the Svenska Dagbladet daily reported on...

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