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JHRW gets local and city councils to revoke BDS

BDS does not only affect Israel, but it also adversely affects the local communities in which it occurs.Raphael Poch, 12/8/2015, 1:12 AM

US to demand Jewish Duma suspect's rights

Consulate promises parents of US citizen it will get involved, after learning he is deprived legal aid and suffers medical conditions.Ari Yashar, 12/4/2015, 1:21 PM

Haunting Video: True Face of 'Moderate' Rouhani

In powerful video, Iranian human rights group shows how behind his image as a 'moderate' lies a darker side to Iran's president.Ari Soffer, 9/27/2015, 2:49 PM

Watch: Journalist 'Punks' Iranian Negotiating Team

Reporter travels to Vienna with a fake ayatollah to confront Iranian negotiators over Tehran's dismal human rights record.Tova Dvorin, 7/10/2015, 10:41 AM

US Slams Iran for 'Inhuman' Rights Abuses

State Dept. folds to Cruz's threats, releases 4-month overdue report revealing Iran's rights violations days before nuclear deal deadline.Ari Yashar, 6/25/2015, 9:49 PM

Whistleblower: Qatar Set to Lose 2022 World Cup

According to a whistleblower who is working with the FBI, Qatar is likely to have its 2022 World Cup bid canceled after all.Moshe Cohen, 6/7/2015, 5:12 PM

Watch: Activist Punks Saudi Officials

When gay-hanging Saudi Arabia held a job fair at the Gaylord National Resort, the opportunity was just too good to miss for David Keyes.Ari Soffer, 6/4/2015, 6:32 PM

Watch: Activists 'Punk' Iranian Foreign Minister

Human rights activists hand out free ice cream at NYU event where Iranian RM Javad Zarif speaking, to 'celebrate' over 1,000 executions.Ari Soffer, 5/3/2015, 4:25 PM

Amnesty Probing Iraqi Abuses in Tikrit Takeover

Human rights group Amnesty International said Thursday it was investigating Iraqi forces for human rights violations in Tikrit battle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 2:07 PM

Albanian Rights Author to Receive Israeli Award

World-renown novelist and poet Ismail Kadare in Jerusalem to receive top literary award, notes close ties between Jews, Albanians.Ari Soffer, 2/8/2015, 6:17 PM

Arab Atheist Blogger Reveals PA Rights Violations

Blogger arrested by PA for ten months over his religious views who finally fled for France speaks out over the abuse and ongoing fears.Ari Yashar, 12/8/2014, 10:50 PM

Saudi Arabia Restaurants Ban Single Women

Several restaurants in Saudi Arabia display signs that say "women are not allowed", sparking outrage from human rights groups.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2014, 5:44 AM

Nobel Laureate: Rouhani Just as Bad As Ahmadinejad

Shirin Ebadi says the human rights situation has not improved under Rouhani but, in fact, is in some cases even worse.Ben Ariel, 11/12/2014, 6:15 AM

Saudis to Deal 'Strictly' with Female Drivers

Authorities in Riyadh threaten strict measures against women drivers as annual campaign urges females to defy driving ban.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2014, 5:42 AM

Amnesty Investigator: Gaza 'Witnesses' Often Lie

Article by Amnesty field researcher seemingly backs Israeli concerns that NGOs simply swallow Palestinian narrative.Ari Soffer, 5/11/2014, 4:14 PM

Iran Calls Obama 'Two-Faced' On Saudi Rights

Tehran slams Obama's 'hypocrisy' for not raising Saudi human rights breaches during visit last week, accuses US and Israel of 'terror.'Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 3/31/2014, 8:22 AM

PM Condemns 'Hypocrisy' in UN Human Rights Council

Netanyahu brands UNHRC a 'procession of hypocrisy'; council also under fire for whitewashing Saudi human rights abuses.Ari Soffer, 3/30/2014, 1:51 PM

Imprisoned Saudi Princesses Cry for Help

Princesses allegedly locked in a Jeddah palace say royal family is starving them, call on world leaders to stop 'gender apartheid.'Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2014, 8:46 AM

Israel Treating Victims of Ukrainian Unrest

Seven Ukrainians scheduled to arrive at Kaplan Medical Center for treatment this week.Tova Dvorin , 3/5/2014, 10:01 PM

Saudi Arabia Gets First Female Newspaper Editor

The English-language Saudi Gazette appoints woman as its editor, a step forward in a country where women are repressed.Elad Benari, 2/17/2014, 4:46 AM

Horrific Accounts of Hunger in Homs

Homs evacuation sees 1,300 people transferred to safety; horrific accounts of hunger in the besieged city make headlines worldwide.Tova Dvorin, 2/13/2014, 12:13 AM

UN Experts Slam Surge in Iranian Executions

After Amnesty report reveals two people executed every day so far this year, UN calls on Tehran to curb the killings.Ari Soffer, 1/22/2014, 11:01 PM

Bangladesh: Jailed for Trying to Visit Israel

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury's set to add fuel to criticism over Bangladeshi government's human rights record.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 1/9/2014, 12:30 PM

Report: Top NGOs Failing Middle Eastern Women

NGO Monitor report finds Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are failing to advocate women's rights in the region.Ari Yashar, 12/10/2013, 6:38 PM

UN Humanitarian Chief: 250,000 Syrians Unreachable

Top humanitarian official Valerie Amos reports situation in war-torn Syria in 'chilling' closed-door Security Council briefing.Ari Yashar, 12/4/2013, 12:54 PM

UN Human Rights Chief: Assad Ordered War Crimes

Despite mounting evidence of massive human rights violations, UNHRC head's statements the first time Assad directly blamed.Ari Soffer, 12/2/2013, 4:56 PM

IDF Delegation to Philippines to Depart Wednesday

IDF delegation to the Philippines has treated more than 2,500 patients and helped repair damaged infrastructure.Elad Benari, 11/26/2013, 6:15 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

2 Killed as Saudi Gov't Cracks Down on Illegals

Clashes between immigrants, police come a week after the end of an amnesty on illegal immigrants; one million deported in the past 3 months.Ari Soffer, 11/10/2013, 10:37 PM

Saudi Arabia: Video Highlights Human Rights Abuses

Footage of violent attack against migrant worker by his employer goes viral, offering a disturbing insight into abuse faced by many.Ari Soffer, 10/31/2013, 2:31 PM

HRW Praises Israeli Attendance at 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

'No Woman No Drive'

Arab artist and social activist finds a creative way to oppose - and ridicule - Saudi Arabian ban on women drivers.Ari Soffer, 10/26/2013, 11:41 PM

Rights Group Slams Saudi Human Rights Record

Amnesty International report accuses Saudi government of failing to live up to any of its human rights commitments.Ari Soffer, 10/21/2013, 5:16 PM

Iran, Syria to Seek Seats on UN Rights Council

Some of the most oppressive regimes, possibly including Iran and Syria, are vying to serve on United Nations' Human Rights Council.Rina Tzvi , 7/10/2013, 10:50 PM

Israel to Re-Engage with UN 'Human Rights' Body

Israel has indicated that it is ready to re-engage with UN Human Rights Council, which is notorious for blatant bias against Jewish state.Rina Tzvi , 6/9/2013, 12:08 PM

Assad's Government Tortured Citizens, Says HRW

Syrians were arbitrarily detained and tortured by government forces in security buildings in northern Syria, says Human Rights Watch.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/18/2013, 12:13 AM

'The UN Has Inverted Right and Wrong', Says Expert

It's time to re-think the United Nations, which turns Israel into a villain, says human rights scholar Anne Bayefsky.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/26/2013, 10:22 PM

Kuwait Urged to Drop 'Offending Emir' Charges

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urges Kuwait to drop charges against individuals accused of offending the emir.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/17/2013, 12:46 AM

Hamas Cracks Down on 'Inappropriate' Haircuts

Hamas security forces in Gaza have been rounding up young men and forcing them to get haircuts on grounds of inappropriate hairstyles. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/8/2013, 3:12 PM

Kerry to Visit Turkey Following Israel Apology

US Secy of State John Kerry is set to visit Turkey on Sunday in the wake of an apology to Ankara by Israel over the Mavi Marmara incident.Chana Ya'ar, 4/3/2013, 3:07 PM

UN Holds Minute of Silence Honoring Chavez

U.N. Watch has criticized the chief UN human rights body for holding a minute of silence for late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.Rachel Hirshfeld , 3/8/2013, 12:42 AM

Israel Allows Turkish Food Trucks into Gaza

A spokesman for COGAT announced that Israel had approved the transfer of three trucks of food supplied by the Turkish government into Gaza.Elad Benari, 3/7/2013, 1:13 AM

Russia Evacuates Citizens from Syria, Sends Aid

Russia has sent two aircrafts loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria to evacuate its citizens who are now ready to leave.Chana Ya'ar, 2/18/2013, 8:26 PM

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

Britain Lists Israel as ‘Country of Concern’

The British Foreign Office included the state of Israel in its report on human rights violators, alongside Iran.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/27/2013, 4:24 PM

US Urges Israel to Partake in UN Rights Review

US urges Israel to partake in UN review of human rights situation despite state’s decision to cut ties with council due to blatant bias.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/25/2013, 2:13 AM

UN: Syrians Face Starvation From Civil War

Syrians will starve this year and probably for years to come without international assistance, the United Nations warned Wednesday.Chana Ya'ar, 1/24/2013, 12:38 PM

Group: Human Rights Watch Again Lying About Israel

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is once again leveling false charges against Israel, said watchdog NGO MonitorDavid Lev, 12/20/2012, 9:56 PM

Human Rights Violators to Join UN Rights Council

Human rights groups warn that many countries up for seats on UN Human Rights Council are unfit under UN membership criteria.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/12/2012, 9:31 AM

No Humanitarian Aid on Estelle Ship, Says IDF

The IDF has confirmed that there was no humanitarian aid on the Estelle, the boat which sought to break Israel’s naval blockade on Gaza.Elad Benari, 10/21/2012, 3:41 AM

South Sudanese Judicial System to be Revamped

South Sudan's Chief Justice Chan Reech: mobile courts to deal with a “backlog of cases in its justice system.” Scott Krane, U.S., 10/12/2012, 8:58 PM

Aid Groups Appeal for Syria's Displaced Citizens

International aid agencies issued an appeal for Syria's displaced citizens, saying more than 1.5 million have been driven from their homes.Chana Ya'ar, 8/23/2012, 7:38 PM

UNHRC Envoy Defects as Aid Envoy Heads to Syria

As UN humanitarian chief Valarie Amos heads to Syria, Geneva-based UN human rights envoy Danny Al-Baaj announced he would abandon Assad.Chana Ya'ar, 8/13/2012, 7:23 PM

Aid Groups Blame Israel: Gaza Water Undrinkable

Two international aid organizations claim that Gaza's water is unfit to drink, but they blame Israel for the problem.Chana Ya'ar, 6/14/2012, 12:43 PM

PA Shuts Down Human Rights Organization

The Palestinian Authority has shut down a branch of a human rights organization, officials said Friday. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/15/2012, 2:21 PM

US Group: Syrian Army Using Human Shields

A US-based human rights group has accused the Syrian government army of using human shields in its war on rebels.Chana Ya'ar, 3/25/2012, 1:51 PM

Cameron Claims ECHR Undermining Anti-Terrorism

David Cameron, speaking before the Council of Europe, talked about needed reforms in the European Court of Human Rights.Amiel Ungar, 1/26/2012, 10:58 PM