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'No Woman No Drive'

'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, 26/10/2013 23:41
Rights Group Slams Saudi Human Rights Record

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, 21/10/2013 17:16
Iran, Syria to Seek Seats on UN Rights Council

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 , 10/07/2013 22:50
Israel to Re-Engage with UN 'Human Rights' Body

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 , 09/06/2013 12:08
Assad's Government Tortured Citizens, Says HRW

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, 18/05/2013 00:13
'The UN Has Inverted Right and Wrong', Says Expert

'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, 26/04/2013 22:22
Kuwait Urged to Drop 'Offending Emir' Charges

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, 17/04/2013 00:46
Hamas Cracks Down on 'Inappropriate' Haircuts

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, 08/04/2013 15:12
Kerry to Visit Turkey Following Israel Apology

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, 03/04/2013 15:07
UN Holds Minute of Silence Honoring Chavez

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 , 08/03/2013 00:42
Israel Allows Turkish Food Trucks into Gaza

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, 07/03/2013 01:13
Russia Evacuates Citizens from Syria, Sends Aid

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, 18/02/2013 20:26
Israel Boycotts Review at UN Human Rights Council

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, 30/01/2013 05:42
Britain Lists Israel as ‘Country of Concern’

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 , 27/01/2013 16:24
US Urges Israel to Partake in UN Rights Review

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 , 25/01/2013 02:13
UN: Syrians Face Starvation From Civil War

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, 24/01/2013 12:38
Group: Human Rights Watch Again Lying About Israel

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, 20/12/2012 21:56
Human Rights Violators to Join UN Rights Council

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 , 12/11/2012 09:31
No Humanitarian Aid on Estelle Ship, Says IDF

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, 21/10/2012 03:41
South Sudanese Judicial System to be Revamped

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., 12/10/2012 20:58
Aid Groups Appeal for Syria's Displaced Citizens

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, 23/08/2012 19:38
UNHRC Envoy Defects as Aid Envoy Heads to Syria

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, 13/08/2012 19:23
Aid Groups Blame Israel: Gaza Water Undrinkable

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, 14/06/2012 12:43
PA Shuts Down Human Rights Organization

PA Shuts Down Human Rights Organization

The Palestinian Authority has shut down a branch of a human rights organization, officials said Friday. Rachel Hirshfeld, 15/04/2012 14:21
US Group: Syrian Army Using Human Shields

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, 25/03/2012 13:51
Cameron Claims  ECHR Undermining Anti-Terrorism

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, 26/01/2012 22:58
Britain Aghast At ECHR's Decision On Abu Qatada

Britain Aghast At ECHR's Decision On Abu Qatada

A preacher suspected of bombings in Jordan will soon be free in Britain because the European Court of Human Rights blocked his deportation.Amiel Ungar, 19/01/2012 05:43
Egyptians Protest Gov't Raid on NGOs

Egyptians Protest Gov't Raid on NGOs

The Egyptian Social Democratic Party called for a demonstration Monday night to protest last week's raid on a group of pro-democracy NGOs. Chana Ya'ar, 02/01/2012 20:21
Assad Making Observer Mission a 'Mockery'

Assad Making Observer Mission a 'Mockery'

The 88-member Arab Parliament has called for the Arab League to withdraw its observers from Syria saying it is 'giving Assad a cover'Gabe Kahn., 02/01/2012 18:23
Syrian Army Defectors Kill Loyalist Troops

Syrian Army Defectors Kill Loyalist Troops

Clashes at dawn between Syrian Army defectors and government loyalist troops left 27 soldiers and security personnel dead on Thursday.Chana Ya'ar, 15/12/2011 10:25
Dealers Suffer from Car Glut in Gaza

Dealers Suffer from Car Glut in Gaza

It's a small region -- and car dealers in Gaza are complaining that the market is becoming glutted.Chana Ya'ar, 07/12/2011 15:03
UN Says Syria Guilty of Crimes against Humanity

UN Says Syria Guilty of Crimes against Humanity

A United Nations human rights panel accuses Syria of committing war crimes in its brutal suppression of the Arab Spring uprising. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 29/11/2011 09:24
Syria Approved for UNESCO Human Rights Ctes

Syria Approved for UNESCO Human Rights Ctes

UNESCO's executive board has unanimously approved Syria's membership on two human rights committees.Chana Ya'ar, 24/11/2011 13:36
Bahrain Admits "Excessive Force" During Unrest

Bahrain Admits "Excessive Force" During Unrest

Bahrain's government admitted excessive force and prisoner mistreatment during unrest in the kingdom earlier this year.Gabe Kahn., 21/11/2011 23:01
Egypt: Man Gets Jail for Facebook Posts

Egypt: Man Gets Jail for Facebook Posts

Despite hopes for freedom, Egypt continues to jail citizens for “insulting Islam.” Man gets jail, hard labor for Facebook posts.Maayana Miskin, 23/10/2011 20:47
Humanitarian Aid Flowing to Gaza Via Israel

Humanitarian Aid Flowing to Gaza Via Israel

Gaza continues to receive tons of humanitarian supplies via Israel while spending its money to reward terrorists for murdering Israelis.Chana Ya'ar, 23/10/2011 19:38
Syrian Death Toll Rises to More than 2,900

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, 06/10/2011 20:09
Cameron Takes Aim at Immigration, Rights Policies

Cameron Takes Aim at Immigration, Rights Policies

British prime minister David Cameron said he wants to scrap the Human Rights Act and cancel citizenship for foreign workers.Gabe Kahn., 04/10/2011 21:16
PA Residents: Where are 'Human Rights'?

PA Residents: Where are 'Human Rights'?

PA Arabs rally against wave of detentions, ask where human rights groups are when PA oppresses its people.Maayana Miskin, 12/08/2011 13:32
Video: Arab Human Rights Denied

Video: Arab Human Rights Denied

While the PA claims that Israel violates the Arabs' human rights, a new video shows who really does so: their Arab cousins.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/07/2011 21:15
Iran Executing Dissidents Daily

Iran Executing Dissidents Daily

Human rights group say Iran is executing nearly two people per day, many in secret, to quell dissent.Gabe Kahn., 12/07/2011 22:20
Blockade? Aid Flows to Gaza

Blockade? Aid Flows to Gaza

The IDF oversees the shipment of 6,000 tons of food, fuel, goods and material to Gaza every day as flotilla leaders allege a “blockade” exists.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 29/06/2011 00:14
Assad Forms Dialogue C'tee

Assad Forms Dialogue C'tee

Syrian President Assad forms a committee to set up bases for a national dialogue, releases political prisoners.Elad Benari, 02/06/2011 04:43
Syria Stops Water for Civilians

Syria Stops Water for Civilians

Syria, a candidate for the UN Human Rights Council, cuts off water and electricity to the city of Dara'a, near Jordan. Army seals border. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 27/04/2011 09:35
UK Gets Prison Vote Deadline

UK Gets Prison Vote Deadline

The European Human Rights Court quashed a British appeal and set a deadline for prisoner voting.Amiel Ungar, 14/04/2011 09:17
IDF Sends Food, Supplies to Gaza

IDF Sends Food, Supplies to Gaza

Despite ongoing attacks, the IDF has continued its policy of transferring food, medicine, and other items to GazaDavid Lev, 12/04/2011 21:18
Israel Rewards Hamas

Israel Rewards Hamas

Hamas still holds Gilad Shalit and cancels another ceasefire, but Israel allows transfer of material for Gaza homes and schools.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 04/04/2011 10:18
Doctors Save Gaza Child

Doctors Save Gaza Child

A two-year-old girl from Gaza is recovering well following life-saving surgery at Rambam Hospital.Maayana Miskin, 24/02/2011 04:18
LatmaTV: Terrorists and Rights

LatmaTV: Terrorists and Rights

Latma, winner of IMW's 2011 Media Criticism Prize, has suicide terrorists joining human rights group, criticizing attempts to investigate funding.INN Staff, 17/01/2011 21:40
IDF to Help Arab Civilians

IDF to Help Arab Civilians

The IDF is ready for the media and international criticism during the next war by training officers to help civilians during fighting.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 28/12/2010 15:45
Attacks on Jews, Aid to Gaza

Attacks on Jews, Aid to Gaza

Rock attacks on Jewish drivers continue in Judea and Samaria, while Arabs in Gaza received thousands of tons of humanitarian aid supplies as usual.Chana Ya'ar, 23/12/2010 18:28
Israel Treats 180,000 PA Arabs

Israel Treats 180,000 PA Arabs

180,000 PA Arabs were treated in Israeli hospitals last year, IDF Civil Administration reports.Maayana Miskin, 27/11/2010 20:22
Carter a 'No Show' in Gaza

Carter a 'No Show' in Gaza

Former US President Jimmy Carter bowed out at the last minute and inexplicably did not join the global Elders group in touring Gaza from Egypt.Chana Ya'ar, 17/10/2010 14:48
Aid to Gaza Despite Rocket Fire

Aid to Gaza Despite Rocket Fire

Hundreds of tons of construction materials are delivered to Gaza along with more humanitarian aid, even as its terrorists fire rockets at Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 14/09/2010 17:58
Justice Holds Up Classrooms

Justice Holds Up Classrooms

Human Rights group furious with Deputy Attorney General for delaying building of 23 classrooms.Gil Ronen, 04/08/2010 20:30
Gaza Mall Sells 'Zionist' Goods

Gaza Mall Sells 'Zionist' Goods

As Hamas leaders complain Israel is causing poverty, a new luxury mall opens in Gaza, complete with air conditioning, Israeli and foreign goods. Maayana Miskin, 19/07/2010 16:55
Disband Leftist Justice Min.Team

Disband Leftist Justice Min.Team

NGOs meeting Attorney General to claim team headed by Shai Nitzan hounds Jewish communities.Gil Ronen, 07/07/2010 20:20