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  • UN threatens Israel

    11/24/2018 10:23:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 11/23/18 04:07 | Ben Ariel
    Four representatives of the UN Human Rights Council are demanding clarifications from the Israeli government regarding the Nationality Law and the damage which, they claim, it is causing to the Arab minority in Israel. The representatives are demanding that the clarifications be received within 60 days, and have threatened to initiate a condemnation of Israel that will be put to a vote in the Human Rights Council. The Nationality Law, which was approved by the Knesset several months ago, states that Israel is the Jewish people’s nation state and establishes as law Israel’s flag, symbols, the Hebrew language, and various...
  • France calls for new global coalition of ‘goodwill powers’

    09/28/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2018 4:41 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    France’s leaders proposed a new alliance of “goodwill powers” on Friday in an attempt to revive the type of global diplomacy that they say is being jeopardized by the United States, Russia and other countries that favor unilateralism over cooperation. French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the plan during a speech at Harvard University, suggesting that Europe should align itself with countries like India, Australia, Mexico and other “powerful democracies” that share a commitment to multilateralism. His speech described an erosion of the brand of diplomacy that brought nations together following World War II and led to the...
  • The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

    09/17/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2018 | Christina Wong
    It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and mostly funds, such as the United Nations and its various agencies. Stull and her boss, Amb. Kevin Moley, had just left for a trip to Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Back at the State Department, Erin Barclay, a senior career diplomat at the IO...
  • Bolton Confirms That the U.S. Will Defund UN Human Rights Office

    08/24/2018 5:58:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2018 | 12:33 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    National Security Advisor John Bolton on Thursday reaffirmed that the administration’s withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council is being accompanied by an end to U.S. funding for the world body’s human rights office. U.S. taxpayers have long paid the largest share. Bolton told the Associated Press in Geneva that the U.S. will defund the HRC and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), by reducing by the relevant amount the sum that it pays into the regular U.N. operating budget. CNSNews.com reported on the defunding decision in June, on the same day Ambassador to the U.N....
  • Who’s Funding Ireland’s Abortion Lobby?

    10/01/2017 4:54:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/28/17 | David Quinn
    Numerous international groups are trying to influence Ireland into legalising abortionThe great and the good internationally have a big interest in the outcome of Ireland’s looming abortion referendum, planned for next year. They want Irish voters to erase from their constitution the so-called Eighth Amendment, which gives the unborn child the same right to life as every other human being. Abortion is only permitted in Ireland when the life of the mother is at real and substantial risk. This amendment was inserted into the constitution following a referendum in 1983 which passed by a two-to-one margin. Ever since then secular...
  • US set to announce departure from UN Human Rights Council: reports

    06/19/2018 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.19.2018 | es/aw (AFP, AP, Reuters)
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will tell the organization on Tuesday evening at a joint press conference in Washington that their nation plans to leave its main human rights body, UN officials have confirmed. The announcement would come just one day after the UNHRC condemned the Trump administration for its policy of separating children from the families at the US-Mexico border. Haley had already threatened the exit, citing concerns that the council is biased against Israel. She said that the UNHRC was a “forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion,” that included major human...
  • US to finally withdraw from wildly misnamed UN Human Rights Council

    06/16/2018 5:27:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Rick Moran
    A report published by Reuters says the U.S. will finally withdraw completely from the misnamed U.N. Human Rights Commission. A diplomatic source told Reuters that the withdrawal was "not a question of if but of when." The Hill: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has clashed with the council over its treatment of Israel and has repeatedly voted against U.N. measures that were critical of that country. Most recently, the U.S. and Australia were only two members to vote against a proposal to investigate Israel's alleged use of excessive force in Gaza. Haley has criticized the council over what she called a "chronic...
  • The UN “Human Rights” Council Passes New Anti-Israel Resolutions (Again)

    03/25/2018 4:24:01 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 10 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 25, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    On Friday, the notoriously anti-Israel United Nations “Human Rights” Council (UNHRC) once again met to discuss, or rather condemn, Israel. In its latest round of resolutions targeted at the Jewish State, the UNHRC passed a series of resolutions which effectively singled out Israel in what they referred to as “violations of international law” and “human rights violations”. You can see the list of the anti-Israel agenda items, taken from the UNHRC website below. 1. Human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan 2. Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination 3. Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East...
  • UN elects Congo to Human Rights Council despite abuses

    10/16/2017 3:26:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 5:07 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The United States and human rights groups sharply criticized Monday’s U.N. election for 15 new members of the Human Rights Council, singling out conflict-torn Congo’s victory despite accusations of serious rights abuses and an investigation by the U.N.’s top human rights body. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the election “yet another example of why the Human Rights Council lacks credibility and must be reformed in order to be saved.” Haley previously dangled the possibility that the United States could quit the council during a visit to its Geneva headquarters in June, when she lambasted the 47-nation body as a “forum...
  • UN to Trump: Stop Detaining Illegal Aliens

    08/15/2017 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Aug 2017 | John Binder
    The United Nations Human Rights Council is now demanding President Trump enact a full open borders policy that would release more than 350,000 illegal aliens and foreign refugees into the public. In a 23-page report by the U.N. Human Rights Council, Trump is requested to set free all foreign nationals who are currently awaiting immigration hearings in the United States, Reuters reported. “The Working Group is of the view that all administrative detention, in particular of immigrants in an irregular situation, should be in accordance with international human rights law; and that such detention is to be a measure of...
  • Israeli military stigmatized to block strike against Iran's nuclear facilities

    10/17/2009 9:04:30 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 8 replies · 1,281+ views
    Debka ^ | 10/17/2009 | N/A
    The Netanyahu government's slow-moving, lackadaisical handling of the Goldstone commission mandated for accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza, played into the hands of a coalition formed to strip the Israeli military of legitimacy as a defensive strike force against Iran's fast-moving nuclear weapons program and its Middle East allies' missile arsenals. Those missiles are poised to strike Israel's population centers if Iran is attacked. Israel had - and still has - plenty of moral, diplomatic and strategic tools for defending itself. They were not applied and so this hostile coalition was allowed to strike Israel on three fronts in...
  • Trump Administration Rejects UN Human Rights Council’s ‘Safe Abortion’ Text

    06/23/2017 8:29:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 23, 2017 | 4:23 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    What a difference a year makes. Last summer, the Obama administration not only supported a text at the U.N. Human Rights Council that included a call for access to “safe abortion where such services are permitted by national law” but also co-sponsored it, despite not then being a member of the Geneva-based body. On Thursday, when this year’s version of the resolution came around for a vote again, the Trump administration rejected the abortion reference, reminding the HRC that key international documents drawn up in the 1990s did not create a “right” to abortion. The broader resolution, dealing with eliminating...
  • Report on the human rights situation in South - East Turkey (UN HRC)

    03/10/2017 10:04:01 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ^ | February 2017 | UN Human Rights Commission
    Contents I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................... 2 II. AN OVERVIEW OF REPOR TED HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS ............................................................. 5    A. Right to life .................................................................................................................. 7    B. Destruction and expropriation of property, including housing ..................................................... 9    C. Right to health ............................................................................................................. 13    D. Enforced disappearances ................................................................................................. 14    E. Internally displaced people ............................................................................................... 14    F. Physical and mental integrity ............................................................................................ 15    G. Right to liberty and security ............................................................................................. 16    H. Access to justice, fair trial and effective remedies .................................................................... 18    I. Rights to freedoms of opinion and expression, to freedom of association and to participate in publicaffairs . 20    J. Labour rights ................................................................................................................. 23...
  • UN panel against torture flags 'excessive force' by Israel

    05/13/2016 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 8:39 AM EDT | Jamey Keaten
    A U.N. panel against torture on Friday expressed concerns about allegations of “excessive use of force,” including deadly force, by Israeli security forces in Palestinian areas, and warned about authorities barring access to detained suspects, including minors. The Committee Against Torture, which works under the office of the U.N. human rights chief, released its “concluding observations” about Israel and five other countries — France, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Philippines — as part of regular reviews by the panel. […] In a 12-page segment on Israel, the committee pointed to “allegations of excessive use of force, including lethal force,...
  • Op-Ed: Even without a political solution, the US could forge a Mideast legacy

    04/17/2016 4:50:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/16 | David Bedein
    Hamas Minister of Religion Ismael Radwan, told us on camera in our documentary film UNRWA goes to War that “The Hamas relationship with UNRWA is good, very good. Now a direct connection exists between UNRWA and Hamas.” What can and should be done by the current US administration: The US could demand that UNRWA dismiss employees affiliated with Hamas, in accordance with laws in the US, Canada, the EU, the UK and Australia, which forbid aid to agencies that employ members of a terrorist organization. After all, the US Congress enacted strict laws in 2003 in this regard, but they...
  • UN Chief Ban Ki-moon ‘Congratulates’ Venezuela on Re-Election to Human Rights Council

    01/22/2016 9:01:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2016 | 4:30 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has "congratulated" Venezuela on winning a new three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council, the socialist government reported Wednesday. Venezuela's mission to the U.N. said Ban offered his congratulations during a meeting Tuesday with Venezuelan ambassador to the HRC Jorge Valero in Geneva, the Swiss city that is home to the U.N.'s top human rights body. Ban's reported congratulations came despite the fact that the ongoing election onto the HRC of countries with poor human rights records has long outraged human rights advocates and frustrated democratic governments. ...
  • Is The US Criminalizing Free-Speech?

    01/05/2016 5:57:32 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 01/05/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute, •Is this House Resolution a prelude? Has Attorney General Lynch seen the potential for someone lifting her "mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric"? And what is "anti-Muslim rhetoric" exactly? Criticizing Islam? Debating Mohammed? Discussing whether ISIS is a true manifestation of Islam? Who decides the definition of "hate speech" against Muslims? •Of all 1,149 anti-religious hate crimes reported in the United States in 2014, only 16.1% were directed against Muslims, according to the FBI. By contrast, over half of all anti-religious hate crimes were directed against Jews – 56.8%. •Why this lopsided, discriminatory House...
  • UN human rights investigator resigns after Israel refuses visa request

    01/04/2016 3:16:16 PM PST · by Lera · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/04/2016 | Tovah Lazaroff
    Israel is the only country for which the UNHRC has assigned a permanent special investigator. A United Nations special investigator into alleged Israeli human rights abuses in the Palestinian territories resigned Monday citing Israel’s two-year refusal to grant him a visa to the West Bank so he could see the situation first-hand. “I took up this mandate with the understanding that Israel would grant me access as an impartial and objective observer,” Makarim Wibisono said. Wibisono, of Indonesia, was appointed to the post of special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories in 2014. He replaced...
  • Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'

    09/21/2015 8:04:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    timesofindia.indiatimes.com ^ | Sep 21, 2015, 02.46 PM IST | Tom Brooks Pollock,The Independent
    The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having "arguably the worst record in the world" on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents. Critics, including the wife of imprisoned pro-democracy blogger Raif Badawi - sentenced to 1,000 lashes for blogging about free speech - labelled the appointment "scandalous", saying it meant "oil trumps human rights". Mr Badawi's wife, Ensaf Haidar, who is leading an international campaign to free her husband, said on Facebook that handing the role to Faisal bin Hassan Trad, Saudi Arabia's ambassador at the UN in...
  • US Expert: Hamas, not Israel, Killed Boys on Beach in Gaza War

    07/05/2015 7:49:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 7/5/2015, 4:41 PM | Hillel Fendel
    One of the incidents most widely disseminated as “proof” of Israeli war crimes during its defensive Operation Protective Edge in Gaza last year was the deaths of four Arab youths on a Gaza beachfront used exclusively by Hamas terrorists. Foreign journalists reported as fact that Israeli war planes had bombed a beachfront, killing four youths—and the incident was highlighted in the recent UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry. […] However, it now appears that Israel need not take any approach to defend its actions—as the children on the beach were apparently killed not by its forces, but by Hamas...