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Posts Tagged: Human rights

April 3, 2017 6:46 am

After Surviving Evin Prison, Woman Works to Free Others

At an average pace, most people can cover about three miles if they walk for a full hour. For 105 days in the summer of 2007, Haleh...

March 24, 2017 6:33 am

Innocent Iranian-British Woman Rots in Infamous Prison

On a warm day last April, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe dressed her toddler, Gabrielle, kissed her parents goodbye and set off to catch a flight back home to...

January 22, 2017 7:03 am

Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well, can do much worse. Yair...

January 18, 2017 8:47 am

Canadian University to File Human Rights Complaint Against Tenured Professor Suspended for Blaming Jews, Israel for 9/11 Attacks

Canada’s University of Lethbridge is planning to file a human rights complaint against a tenured professor who used his classroom as a platform from which to...

September 30, 2015 9:55 pm

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Calls for New Sanctions Against Iran Over Human Rights Abuses

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday calling on the president directly to slap...

September 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Opinion: Extremist Iranian Regime Has No Business Promoting ‘World Against Violence & Extremism’ Initiative at UN

In his inaugural speech before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched his "The World Against Violence and Extremism"...

February 20, 2014 11:21 am

In UN Speech, Israeli Ambassador Challenges Middle East Countries on Rule of Law

Ron Prosor, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, on Wednesday addressed the UN Security Council on the "Rule of Law," challenging Israel's Middle Eastern neighbors to...

November 7, 2013 12:13 pm

Iranian Nobel Laureate Ebadi Slams Rouhani’s Human Rights Record

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi has sharply criticized Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his human rights record, in an interview with The Associated Press. Citing...

October 28, 2013 9:09 am

Israel to Return to Human Rights Council

JPost- Israel has agreed to return to the UN Human Rights Council and to cede to Western pressure to participate on Tuesday in the...

July 3, 2013 10:10 am

The Horrors of North Korea Require Us to Act

Surprised that North Korea's youthful leader, Kim Jung-un reportedly distributed copies of Mein Kampf as birthday presents to his country's elite? Don't be. For decades, North Korea...

May 20, 2013 9:05 am

Israel Law Center: ‘Criminal Charges Should be Filed’ Over Al-Dura Case

"Criminal charges should be filed, and Charles Enderlin should never be allowed to practice journalism in Israel again," Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin (Israel...

May 17, 2013 8:20 am

Drones and the Human Agency of War

Joshua Foust has written at Foreign Policy a misleadingly titled essay, "A Liberal Case for Drones." I think there is such a case, but this...

January 25, 2013 1:29 am

Trial of Iranian-American Pastor Begins, Family Threatened

The trial of a 32-year-old Iranian-American pastor who is being held at Iran's notorious Evin Prison because of his Christian faith reportedly begun...

January 18, 2013 3:48 am

Imprisoned Iranian-American Pastor to Face Iran’s Infamous ‘Hanging Judge’

A 32-year-old Iranian-American pastor who is being held at Iran's notorious Evin Prison because of his Christian faith will go on trial next...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...