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Anne Bayefsky is a lawyer and Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute, as well as the Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. She has taught at York University, Touro College, Columbia University and the University of Ottawa. She is the recipient of Canada's premier human rights fellowship, the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research. She created and edits as well as, a leading global database on international human rights law. She has served as a delegate of the government of Canada and many non-governmental organizations, including the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and the American Society of International Law, at UN conferences worldwide. She is the author or editor of eleven books, and a frequent radio and television commentator.

ARTICLES BY: Anne Bayefsky

March 20, 2015 8:10 am

UN Claims Israel is World’s Worst Violator of Women’s Rights

Guess who is the number one violator of women's rights in the world today? Israel. Violating the rights of Palestinian women. At least that is the...

December 19, 2014 8:55 am

UN: Turning Back the Clock to Pre-1948 is the Real Endgame

Incitement against the Jewish state is directly related to the stabbings, raping and killing of Jews inside and outside of Israel.  But doing something to...

July 23, 2014 10:55 am

UN Chief Spurns Israel in Hour of Need

It is hard to imagine two more unwelcome, uninvited visitors to Israel in the middle of a war against Palestinian terrorists than UN Secretary-General Ban...

July 16, 2014 7:58 pm

Opinion: The UN’s Unending Effort to Undermine Israel’s Self-Defense

The 20th century job description of the United Nations was "to maintain international peace and security" based on "the sovereign equality of all its members,"...

May 9, 2014 7:37 am

Richard Falk’s Gone, But Don’t Expect Change at the UN

For over a month, the U.N.'s top human rights body has been struggling with a major dilemma. How much prior Israel-bashing experience is necessary to...

November 1, 2013 10:16 am

Anti-Semitism to Blame for Double Standard on Israel

This week Israel caved in to European and American pressure to further subject itself to egregious discrimination at the United Nations. The move was in...

October 28, 2013 10:18 am

U.S., EU Force Israel to Face Discrimination at the UN

The United Nations is gearing up for yet another attack upon Israel - even more outrageous on this occasion because it has been arranged in...

September 30, 2013 6:55 am

Rouhani Gives Obama Cover to Delay and Dither

President Obama's standing on the world stage took another nosedive Wednesday at the UN General Assembly. According to White House officials, the president of the...

September 23, 2013 12:51 am

President Obama Doesn’t Understand Rouhani

As President Obama would have it, Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, is a moderate. The president is leading Americans to believe that, to...

March 19, 2013 1:35 am

Turning “Human Rights” Into a Weapon Against Israel

Today at the United Nations in New York City, the UN's top women's rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women, will wrap up...

January 30, 2013 8:48 am

Israel Stands Up to the UN Human Rights Council

Just days after the UN put on a show about Holocaust remembrance, it is business as usual in terms of demonizing and encouraging hatred of...

December 18, 2012 7:19 pm

UN-Palestine One-State “Art” – Still Up at the UN

The UN is now hosting in the public entrance hall of its New York headquarters a Palestinian exhibit which includes pieces that artfully depict all...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Jewish U of Virginia Students ‘Horrified’ By Nazi-Style Graffit...

Jewish students at the University of Virginia (UVA) expressed shock over the appearance of Nazi-style graffiti on the wall of a...


80 Special-Needs Volunteers Graduate IDF Basic Training, Perform IsraelR...

A whopping 80 special-needs volunteers just completed IDF basic training, and their graduation into the ranks of the Israeli army...

Middle East

Top Iranian Commander Calls on Country’s Tech Experts to Develop Rada...

A top Iranian military commander called on his country’s science-and-technology experts to develop a radar-evading device for locally-produced missiles, the...