Tag Archives: UN Human Rights Council


UNESCO Slams Israel Over Jerusalem’s Old City

UNESCO Slams Israel Over Jerusalem’s Old City

Today’s Top Stories 1. Perhaps taking a cue from CNN, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee adopted a resolution slamming Israel over Jerusalem’s Old City. Could the denunciation be any more one-sided? The resolution, adopted by the World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany, takes Israel to task for – among other grievances – the following allegations:


Iranian Nuke Talks Down to the Wire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hopes for an Iranian agreement by tomorrow’s deadline are fading quickly. According to Reuters, what’s holding things up are UN sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and the lifting of an arms embargo. 2. While Iran was talking peace in Vienna, Jordan busted an Iranian operative with 100 lbs of explosives. According to


Islamic State Entrenching Itself in Sinai?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Egyptian army retook the northern Sinai towns of El-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid after Islamic State forces managed to seize and hold the towns for several hours yesterday. The IDF boosted its defenses along the border, but beyond that, Israelis are clearly rattled.  Army sources talking to Israeli media are concerned


Israel Intercepts Gaza Flotilla

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF intercepted the Gaza-bound Mariane without incident. The Swedish-flagged ship is now being taken to Ashdod. The activists and journalists aboard will be deported. There were local angles for papers in Vancouver, New Zealand, and Sweden. Two additional boats making their way to the Gaza coast turned back after the


Will “Moral Minority” Reject UN’s Gaza Report?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli officials concede they can’t stop the UN Human Rights Council from adopting the Schabas report, so they’re focusing on getting a “moral minority” of democracies to vote against it and blunt its legitimacy. More at Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post. The latter adds: In general, the sense in Jerusalem is


Al Jazeera America Sued By Another Ex-Employee Over Bias

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel released its own report on Operation Protective Edge, which, as the Jerusalem Post notes, is “intended to preempt the UN Human Right’s Council commission report on the Gaza operation that is expected to be released this week.” The government’s full report is online. The UN report was originally scheduled to be presented to


Israel and US Boycott UN Human Rights Meeting

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and the US boycotted today’s session of the UN Human Rights Council. Hillel Neuer explains in a nutshell council that the council debated seven reports (see ’em all at links 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) targeting Israel. By the end of this week, the council will also adopt four


Terror Victims’ Lawsuit Against PLO Underway

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel launched a diplomatic campaign against William Schabas and the UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza. Schabas is scheduled to present his findings to the UN Human Rights Council on March 26; the council will vote on the findings a few days later. The Jerusalem Post explains: According to a Foreign


Hamas Hijacking Gaza Aid?

Today’s Top Stories 1. It’s not yet clear to Israeli police that yesterday’s mosque fire was the work of radical settlers. According to the Times of Israel, the fire doesn’t fit the pattern of a “price tag” attack for several reasons. Then there’s this: Israeli Police were unable to entirely rule out the option that


Al Nusra Front Captures Israel-Syria Border Crossing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and Hamas agreed to an ambiguous open-ended ceasefire. It’s hard to say if it’ll hold, but here’s one indication that it might: Terror leaders like Hamas’s Mahmoud Zahar and Islamic Jihad’s Mohammed al-Hindi appeared in public for the first time since the crisis began. 2. The Al-Qaeda affiliated Al Nusra Front