Monthly Archives: February 2010

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Silence, music and mysticism:Zvi Mark’s book is a significant contribution to our understanding of...

REVIEW OF Mysticism and Madness By Zvi Mark | Translated by Ya’acov David Schulman | Continuum Books | 306 pages | $44.95 Thirty-five years ago, as a college freshman in New York City, I wandered one evening...

Hey NIF: Criticism is a Democratic Right

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=167765 It’s strange that groups claiming to be well-versed in human rights seem so unfamiliar with the concept of free speech. Talkbacks (1) Those who make a full-time pursuit of criticizing others probably should grow thicker skin....

NIF-Funded NGOs: Goldstone’s Building Blocks

http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/nif_funded_ngos_goldstone_s_building_blocks February 09, 2010 NIF-funded groups and their publications were featured centrally in the Goldstone report, which focused on alleged Israeli “war crimes” in the 2009 Gaza war. The report referenced B’Tselem more than 56 times;...