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Posts Tagged: Human rights

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...

January 15, 2013 2:24 am

Iran May Hang Imprisoned U.S. Pastor

Free Beacon - An American-Iranian pastor imprisoned in Tehran since September may face hanging because of his Christian faith. Saeed Abedini sent a letter...

January 9, 2013 9:40 am

UN: Cuba’s Detention Of Jewish-American Alan Gross is Arbitrary, Violates International Law

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Tuesday made public its opinion in the case of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross, stating...


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...


Trump Campaign Manager Admits: ‘We Are Behind,’ Reiterates Camp...

Donald Trump's campaign manager pitched Sunday his new call to "drain the swamp" of Washington, even as she admitted Donald...


Palestinian Authority Releases Four Men Arrested for Attending Sukkot Event...

Four Palestinians arrested late last week for attending a sukkot holiday event in a West Bank settlement were freed on...

Middle East

Dozens of ISIS Militants Killed by Egyptian Airstrikes in Sinai

Around 70 Islamic State militants were killed Sunday morning after Egypt's air force struck a number of outposts in the northern Sinai peninsula, according to local reports. Most of the air...