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Bad Timing at the UN

As HR’s Managing Editor, I take every opportunity to find out what’s going on in Israel so that our team can address the issues from a position of knowledge. Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a briefing (thanks to the American Jewish Committee) at the historic UN building in Jerusalem where I heard from

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Israeli Government Video Irks Palestinians

Why has an Israeli video explaining the history and legal status of the West Bank upset the Palestinians? Could the real story be a threat to the distorted Palestinian narrative?

UNRWA: Perpetuating the Misery

Writing in The Guardian, Karen AbuZayd, the outgoing commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) calls to address the Palestininan refugee question. While apportioning responsibility to Israel, she fails to acknowledge the fate of Jewish refugees in 1948,  her own organisation’s role and the neglect of Palestinian refugees by their own leadership and fellow

The Goldstone Report: Rewarding Palestinian Terror

BACKGROUND SUMMARY The United Nations fact-finding mission examining Israel’s Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in Gaza has been published. Headed by South African Judge Richard Goldstone, the mission’s 575-page report (PDF format) found that “Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity.” Here, we provide an overview of some of the failings the Goldstone Report, including: Israel

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