Israel has attacked homes, schools, hospitals, and UN premises in apparent violation of the Geneva Conventions, Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said. “Therefore I would say that they appear to be defying… deliberate defiance of obligations that international law imposes on Israel,” Pillay told a news briefing. “This is why […]
Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza. Read More: Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at International Criminal Court | Fox News.
Having focused much of his papacy on issues like poverty and inequality, Pope Francis is now calling on the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to pay attention to another problem: environmental destruction. Read More: Why Pope Francis is ‘throwing down a gauntlet’ on environmental destruction | Public Radio International.
The UN Human Rights Council’s ludicrous decision on Wednesday to open an international inquiry into Israeli violations that may have been committed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza is outrageously hypocritical. Read More: Comment: UN Human Rights Council’s unbridled hypocrisy toward Israel | JPost | Israel News.
The United Nations human rights commissioner Navi Pillay has opened an emergency UN debate on Gaza saying there is a “strong possibility” that Israel is violating law in Gaza, and that could amount to war crimes. Read More: UNHRC Chief: Israel ‘War Crimes’ in Gaza Likely – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.
It is hard to imagine two more unwelcome, uninvited visitors to Israel in the middle of a war against Palestinian terrorists than UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry. But even more unwelcome is that they are working together. Read More: Ban Ki-moon’s shameful message in Israel’s hour of need | […]
End global hunger and all forms of malnutrition and poverty by 2030, along with all urban slums around the world. Halve the number of deaths from road traffic accidents globally (an estimated 1.24 million in 2010, according to the World Health Organization) by the same date—and “reduce levels of violence and halve related death rates […]
UNITED NATIONS – Representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHRC, are “intensely discussing in meetings” the possibility of extending U.N. protection to the thousands of Central Americans crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally by defining them as “refugees” who are seeking asylum from political and domestic violence in their home […]
The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced serious doubts that Israeli’s military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians, and called on both sides to respect the rules of war. International law requires Israel to take all measures to ensure that its attacks are proportional, distinguish between […]
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay attacked Israel’s right to defend itself on Friday, casting into doubt Israel’s right to stop the constant rocket fire from Gaza under international law. “We have received deeply disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes,” […]