Samantha Power Welcomes Israel to UNHRC

"For far too long Israel has been unfairly excluded" at the UN, says American ambassador.Elad Benari, 12/3/2013, 5:44 AM

Israel Accepted to Join UN Human Rights Council

Israel slated for membership in Western European and Others Group, formal invitation to come soon from oft-critical UNHRC.Ari Yashar, 12/2/2013, 9:11 AM

Israel to Join United Nations Human Rights Council

In total about-face, UNHRC accepts Israel. Analysts: Israel threatened to leave UN; UN feared Syria, North Korea to follow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2013, 11:06 AM

Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRC

Irony: Countries with questionable human rights records win seats on none other than the UN Human Rights Council.Elad Benari, 11/13/2013, 5:43 AM

The UNHRC's Standing Agenda Against Israel

Interview with Hillel Neuer of UN Watch: "Politicization reigns when it comes to Israel."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 11/5/2013, 10:54 PM

Israel to UNHRC: "Israel's Unfair Treatment Must Come to an End"

Israel attended the United Nation Human Rights Council in Geneva after an 18-month boycott.Tova Dvorin, 10/30/2013, 1:44 AM

HRW Praises Israeli Decision to Attend UN Rights Review

Human Rights Watch praises Israeli submission to UN Human Rights Council review, but calls for further concessions.Ari Yashar, 10/28/2013, 8:08 PM

Israel to Attend UN Human Rights Review

Israel confirms it will attend the United Nations Human Rights Council Periodic Review, scheduled for Tuesday.Elad Benari, 10/28/2013, 12:08 AM

Foreign Ministry Rips UN's 'One-Issue' Pillay

Ministry: OHCHR "dysfunctional," Pillay becoming a "one-issue Commissioner."Gil Ronen, 9/26/2013, 9:17 PM

Israel: UN Holds 'Guinness Record' for Hypocrisy

Ambassador to UN slams requests by Iran, Syria to join UN Human Rights CommissionGil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 7/11/2013, 9:25 PM

Bedouin Warns Syria's Assad Could Win, Death Toll Could Double

A Negev Bedouin predicts the Syrian death toll could even double and Bashar al-Assad will survive in office, thanks to Iran.Chana Ya'ar, 6/16/2013, 12:42 PM

UN Demands Israel Freeze All Construction in Judea, Samaria

The United Nations has demanded that Israel immediately freeze all construction in Judea, Samaria and significant parts of Jerusalem.Chana Ya'ar, 3/18/2013, 3:09 PM

Lieberman: UNHRC Report Belongs in Garbage Heap of History

Yisrael Beytenu chairman launches a scathing attack on the UNHRC over call on Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 2/1/2013, 2:13 AM

Israel Boycotts Review at UN Human Rights Council

Israel boycotts a UNHRC review of its rights situation, after cutting off ties with the body due to ongoing bias.Elad Benari, 1/30/2013, 5:42 AM

The Real Refugees: Children Die of Cold in Syrian Camps

Families on the run from violence in Syria face danger from the winter cold. UN continues to spend on Palestinian “refugees". Maayana Miskin, 11/30/2012, 12:16 PM

NGO Urges Basic Fact-Finding Standards for UN Body

Watchdog group to UN: Don’t be like Goldstone – check your facts and reveal your sources.Maayana Miskin, 11/2/2012, 9:24 AM

Outrage as UN Report Calls for Israel Boycott

The UN investigator tasked with Israel-PA affairs openly supports a boycott of companies doing business in Israeli cities in Judea, Samaria.Maayana Miskin, 10/26/2012, 11:39 AM

One Industry that Will Never Boycott Israel

What possible business could promote and facilitate Israel – boycotting on the one hand while flouting the boycott on the other? Steve Apfel, 10/20/2012, 11:00 PM

Israeli Jurist Appointed to UN Human Rights Council

Israeli legal scholar Yuval Shani has been selected to sit on a committee advising the notoriously anti-Israeli UN Human Rights Council., 9/7/2012, 1:09 PM

UN's Lukewarm Response to Terror Against Israel

UN head Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on Israelis in Bulgaria but didn't call it terror; the Human Rights Council was silent altogether. Chana Ya'ar, 7/19/2012, 10:56 AM

UNRHC Appoints Officials for 'Settlement Mission'

UNHRC appoints officials to conduct a fact-finding mission on 'Israeli settlements.' Israel: the mission is flawed and biased.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/6/2012, 10:36 PM

UN Officials Finger Assad Thugs in Houla Massacre

Observers say pro-Assad Shabiha thugs killed 108 in Houla 'execution style' – incl. women, children, and entire families Gabe Kahn, 5/29/2012, 9:32 PM

UN Rights Office: Hamas Executions 'Unlawful'

Hamas has violated the rights of three executed men, as well as PA law, human rights officials say.Gabe Kahn, 4/20/2012, 3:46 PM

UN Human Rights Chief: No Statute of Limitations for Assad

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says there is enough evidence to prosecute Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for war crimes.Gabe Kahn, 3/29/2012, 4:04 PM

Israel Summons Ambassadors Over UNHRC Commission

After severing ties with UNHRC, Israel reprimands Austria and Belgium ambassadors for their countries' voting for 'settlement mission.'Elad Benari, 3/27/2012, 6:46 AM

Israel Decides to Sever Ties with UNHRC

Decision follows Council's decision to appoint Goldstone-type committee to look into construction in Judea and Samaria.Gil Ronen, 3/26/2012, 3:49 PM

Israel May Quit the UN Human Rights Council

FM Lieberman says a UNHRC decision to establish a fact-finding mission to Judea and Samaria may lead to Israel severing ties with the body.Gabe Kahn., 3/23/2012, 12:58 PM

Abbas Quick to Welcome UN Investigation of 'Settlements'

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says UNHRC mission to investigate communities in Judea and Samaria is "a new international position."Elad Benari, 3/23/2012, 7:15 AM

Israel Won't Cooperate with UNHRC's 'Goldstone 2'

Diplomatic source: Israel will not cooperate with the UNHRC's “fact-finding mission”, won't legitimize an illegitimate body.Elad Benari, 3/23/2012, 6:12 AM

UNHRC Creates 'Goldstone 2' Committee. Netanyahu: Hypocrisy

New “fact-finding mission” to investigate Israeli settlements. Prime Minister: "This council ought to be ashamed of itself."Gil Ronen, 3/22/2012, 8:14 PM

Canada Joins Israel in Blocking Hamas at UNHRC

Israel and Canada joined forces to block a Hamas official from addressing a session of the UN Human Rights Council in GenevaGabe Kahn., 3/20/2012, 5:34 PM

Hamas Terrorist to Address UN Human Rights Council

Ismail al-Ashqar will speak to the UNHRC Monday, regarding Hamas terrorists in Israeli jails.Gil Ronen, 3/18/2012, 10:20 PM

Assad Digs in to Fight as UN Surveys Homs

Syria's Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue to battle 'foreign terrorists' as Int'l pressure fails to deter his bloody crackdown on dissentGabe Kahn., 3/8/2012, 4:00 PM

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Aid workers accompanied by UN aid chief Valerie Amos entered the battered city of Homs as Syrian forces continue to shell other towns.Gabe Kahn., 3/7/2012, 9:25 PM

Syria Storms Out of UN Human Rights Meeting

Syria’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva threw a tantrum and then stormed out of an emergency session of the UNHRC.Gabe Kahn., 2/28/2012, 8:31 PM

UN Panel May Accuse Syrian Leaders of War Crimes

A UN commission of inquiry has quietly submitted a sealed envelope listing Syrian leaders who may be accused of crimes against humanity.Chana Ya'ar, 2/23/2012, 4:39 PM

UN Human Rights Chief: 'End Killing in Syria Now'

The head of the United Nations Human Rights Commission calls on the world to "take effective action" to stop the killing in Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 2/8/2012, 9:09 PM

Syrian Gov't Forces Kill Leading Activists

Four leading anti-government activists were killed Thursday by Assad loyalist forces in an ambush in the northwestern Idlib province.Chana Ya'ar , 1/19/2012, 3:47 PM

Syria's Assad Rallies Supporters in Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared in public Wednesday in Damascus for the first time in months to rally supporters.Chana Ya'ar, 1/11/2012, 4:20 PM

Syria Death Toll: 1,000 Dead in 10 Days

The UN Security Council has been warned: Syrian citizens are dying by the thousands -- 1,000 in the first 10 days of December.Chana Ya'ar, 12/14/2011, 7:55 PM

Syrians Vote Despite Battles in the Street

Syrians went out to vote in a nationwide municipal election Monday, despite continued violence and a feeling the polls were useless.Chana Ya'ar, 12/12/2011, 6:02 PM

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike, Fears Bloodbath

Syrian opposition forces call a general strike hoping to hasten the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, despite fears of a bloodbath.Chana Ya'ar, 12/11/2011, 1:05 PM

Syrian FM: Assad's Words Distorted by State Dept

Syria's Foreign Ministry is working on damage control, denying President Assad refused to take responsibility for the actions of his troops.Chana Ya'ar, 12/7/2011, 4:39 PM

Assad Tells ABC: 'We Don't Kill Our People'

Syrian President Assad tells ABC's Barbara Walters, "No government in the world [would] kill its people unless it's led by a crazy person."Chana Ya'ar, 12/7/2011, 4:03 PM

Syria Accepts Arab League Observers

Syria has aquiesced to an Arab League ultimatum to accept a delegation of observers, or face U.N. involvement.Chana Ya'ar, 12/5/2011, 6:29 PM

UN Official: Syria 'On Cusp of Civil War'

The Syrian National Council and Free Syrian Army agreed to cooperate; top UN rights official says Syria is approaching 'civil war.'Gabe Kahn., 12/1/2011, 9:29 PM

Arab League Adds Travel Ban, Tightens Sanctions on Syria

The Cairo-based Arab League has tightened its sanctions on Syria, listing 17 high-ranking officials on a travel ban to other Arab nations.Chana Ya'ar, 12/1/2011, 5:00 PM

Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Kuwait warned its citizens Thursday to leave Syria "to ensure their safety" while they still can. Chana Ya'ar, 12/1/2011, 4:06 PM

UNHRC Charges Syria's Assad with Crimes Against Humanity

The UN Human Rights Council has decided Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is guilty of crimes against humanity committed by his troops.Chana Ya'ar, 11/28/2011, 8:07 PM

Syrian Death Toll Rises to More than 2,900

The death toll in Syria has risen to 2,900 since the start of the anti-government grassroots uprising seven months ago, the U.N. reports.Chana Ya'ar, 10/6/2011, 8:09 PM

Syria: At Least 17 Shot Dead in Hama

At least 17 were shot dead by security forces in the Syrian protests city of Hama; UN names 'rights panel' for Syria.Gabe Kahn., 9/13/2011, 8:26 PM

UN: Syrian Death Toll Tops 2,600

UN Human Rights commissioner Navi Pillay says the civilian death toll in Syria has reached 2,600.Gabe Kahn., 9/12/2011, 7:28 PM

"Qaddafi is gone... it’s now your turn, Bashar"

Gunmen loyal to Syrian president Bashar Assad killed 10 during protests in which demonstrators chanted he would follow in Qaddafi's steps.Gabe Kahn., 8/23/2011, 5:12 PM

Hizbullah Slams UN Human Rights Council Report

Hizbullah slammed the UN Human Rights Council for a report saying its members murdered Syrian soldiers who deserted the Assad regime.Gabe Kahn., 8/8/2011, 6:56 PM

UNHRC Gave Assad, Other Dictators a Free Pass, Study Shows

Rights Commissioner turned a blind eye to most of the world’s worst abusers, UN Watch found.Gil Ronen, 6/12/2011, 12:09 AM

US Envoy Wants UN to Jettison Goldstone Report

US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice wants the Goldstone Report to "no longer be a subject of discussion."Gabe Kahn., 4/7/2011, 2:15 AM

Muslim Student Attacks UN Rights Council for Anti-Israel Bias

A Muslim student spoke for European Union of Jewish students at the UN Rights Council. “Why is Israel condemned while Arab violators or ignored?” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/5/2011, 6:34 PM