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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Syria Faces Increased Iranian Pressure To Join War

The Thursday visit of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Syria may convey a signal that Syria is under increasing pressure from Iran to join any war against Israel. The Iranian president was also expected to...

Netanyahu: Tomb Of The Patriarchs, Rachel’s Tomb Deserve Preservation

Jerusalem - Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has rejected criticism of the decision to declare the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb national heritage site, saying that the ancestors of the Jewish people...

Israel Dispatches Delegation To China To Dissuade It From Iran Connection

Jerusalem - A delegation led by Israel Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon left for China this week in order to meet with high-ranking officials of the Communist government in an attempt to persuade them...

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan: AFGHANISTAN ANNUAL REPORT ON PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN...

UNAMA, Human Rights Kabul AFGHANISTAN January 2010 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 2009 UNAMA Human Rights United Nations Kabul AFGHANISTAN TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary I. Impact of the Armed Conflict on Civilians: 2009................................................1 II. Anti-Government Elements.................................................................................8 AGE and Civilian...

Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights...

ADVANCE EDITED VERSION Distr. GENERAL A/HRC/10/23 16 January 2009 Original: ENGLISH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND REPORTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER AND SECRETARY-GENERAL Summary The present report, submitted pursuant to Human...

UN Afghanistan report: UN blames Terrorists for Civilian Casualties – Unlike Standards Used For...

A little-noticed “United Nations’ Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict”, issued in January, which absolved allied coalition forces of culpability for civilian casualties in the almost decade long war against Taliban...

Israel’s Bogus Demographic Threat

Theodore Herzl (in 1900) and David Ben Gurion (in 1947) did not subordinate their vision and long-term strategy to tenuous demographic constraints: A Jewish minority of 8% and 33% respectively between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean....

Endangering Lives to Sell Newspapers: Misrepresenting a Professional Critique of the Goldstone Report

It all began with an innocent enough request for an interview about the Goldstone report and my 49 page response to it. The Israeli Army radio station asked to interview me. The interview...

Could U.S.-Israel Ties Crumble Over Iran?

The strategic relationship between Israel and the United States could collapse amid their dispute over Iran. In three simulations conducted in Israel and the United States, relations between the two countries declined rapidly amid a...