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Human rights expert:

UNHRC report a 'case-study in antisemitism'

Professor Anne Bayefsky, the Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights, criticizes UN Human Rights Council for report that attacks Israel and whitewashes Hamas atrocities.

UNHRC report a 'case-study in antisemitism'

Hostage's mother:

'Please let me hug my daughter again'

Meirav Leshem Gonen, whose daughter Romi was kidnapped on October 7, tells UN Human Rights Council all should be on the same side against hostage-taking.

'Please let me hug my daughter again'

Israeli ambassador:

Human Rights Council decision 'a stain on the entire UN'

A recent resolution by the UN Human Rights Council makes no mention of Hamas, equates hostages with imprisoned terrorists, and calls for an embargo on arms sales to Israel.

Human Rights Council decision 'a stain on the entire UN'

UNHRC may call for arms embargo against Israel

Human Rights Council to consider Pakistani resolution this week condemning Israel for responding to Hamas massacre and demanding an arms embargo aginst the Jewish State.

UNHRC may call for arms embargo against Israel

Foreign Min.:

'Since 7/10 massacre, UN has cooperated with Hamas'

Foreign Min. Israel Katz slams UN Human Rights Council for 'cooperating with Hamas terrorists,' 'trying to undermine Israel's right to defend itself,' in wake of October 7 massacre.

'Since 7/10 massacre, UN has cooperated with Hamas'

UN Human Rights Council warns:

Cyberbullying has devastating effects on children

One out of three students between the ages of 13 and 15 suffer from cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying has devastating effects on children

Israel condemned by UN more than all other countries combined

Hillel Neuer of UN Watch says appointing Iran, Cuba, and China to the Human Rights Council enables torture, rape, and execution of millions.

Israel condemned by UN more than all other countries combined

Watch: Iran accuses West of stoking unrest

Despite more than 400 killed and thousands arrested, Iran's representative to the UN Human Rights Council maintains her country's innocence.

Watch: Iran accuses West of stoking unrest

UNHRC to consider probe of Iran's crackdown on protests

UN Human Rights Council to host special session, discuss deteriorating human rights situation in Iran.

UNHRC to consider probe of Iran's crackdown on protests

Hillel Neuer: UN 'whitewashing' international atrocities

The Executive Director of UN Watch says that the 'illustrious organization' is busy covering up for the worst regimes on the planet.

Hillel Neuer: UN 'whitewashing' international atrocities

'Close anti-Israel Inquiry:'

Israel rejects UN officials apology for antisemitic remarks

Foreign Ministry calls apology by Miloon Kothari 'hollow,' says Human Rights Council COI against Israel must be disbanded.

Israel rejects UN officials apology for antisemitic remarks

WJC: UN Commission of Inquiry slanders the Jewish State

World Jewish Congress Pres. Ronald Lauder says UNHCR commission proves its anti-Israel bias in its mandate.

WJC: UN Commission of Inquiry slanders the Jewish State

Israel slams UNHRC:

'Biased one-sided report tainted with hatred for Israel'

Israel's Foreign Ministry blasts Human Rights Council report which blames Israel and ignores crimes of terrorist organizations.

'Biased one-sided report tainted with hatred for Israel'

IDF reservists dress as Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar outside UN

Ahead of anti-Israel UNHRC report, Israeli students and reservists accuse UN of acting on behalf of Hamas terrorist organization.

IDF reservists dress as Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar outside UN

UNHRC approves inquiry into Russian crimes in Ukraine

United Nations Human Rights Council votes 33-2 to launch inquiry into alleged violations committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.

UNHRC approves inquiry into Russian crimes in Ukraine

Czech Republic to replace Russia on UN Human Rights Council

Russia was suspended from the UNHCR last month over its invasion of Ukraine.

Czech Republic to replace Russia on UN Human Rights Council

'Delegitimize delegitimizers'

Pro-Israel groups submit 2 million complaints to UN Commission

Human Rights Voices, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust make unprecedented submissions to UN Commission of Inquiry.

Pro-Israel groups submit 2 million complaints to UN Commission

The UN Human Rights Council must be abolished

Rather than talking about ousting Putin, the hypocritical, useless Council, filled with human rights abusers, should abolish itself.Op-ed.

The UN Human Rights Council must be abolished

Biden names envoy to UN Human Rights Council

Biden names Atlanta Jewish leader as envoy to UN Human Rights Council.

Biden names envoy to UN Human Rights Council

UK denounces UNHRC reaffirmation of Durban Declaration

The UK and 9 other members vote against the measure, which had been expected to unanimously pass.

UK denounces UNHRC reaffirmation of Durban Declaration

A first: Joint Jewish, Muslim statement at Human Rights Council

World Jewish Congress and Muslim World League offer the first-ever joint statement between Jewish, Muslim groups at UN Human Rights Council.

A first: Joint Jewish, Muslim statement at Human Rights Council

Report: Israel criticized China following US pressure

Israel supported a statement criticizing China at UN Human Rights Council after being pressured to do so by the Biden administration.

Report: Israel criticized China following US pressure

UN Human Rights Council singles out Israel yet again

Out of the ten items on the agenda for next session, nine are general or procedural. Guess what the tenth is about...

UN Human Rights Council singles out Israel yet again

Foreign Minister Ashkenazi criticizes UN Human Rights Council

Foreign Minister blasts UN Human Rights Council over a series of anti-Israel resolutions: A discriminatory and hypocritical body.

Foreign Minister Ashkenazi criticizes UN Human Rights Council

'Inquisition against the Jewish State at UNHRC'

Following UN Human Rights Council session, Wiesenthal Centre speaks out against 'inquisition' against Israel.

'Inquisition against the Jewish State at UNHRC'

Biden to return to UN Human Rights Council

Trump withdrew from the UNHRC in 2018 due to its longstanding bias against Israel.

Biden to return to UN Human Rights Council

The terror behind the UN blacklist

Strategic Affairs Ministry uncovers terrorist connections of NGOs involved in development, release of UN Human Rights Council blacklist.

The terror behind the UN blacklist

Haley slams 'conniving, manipulative' UN blacklist

Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says UN 'hits new low' with blacklist of companies in Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria.

Haley slams 'conniving, manipulative' UN blacklist

Response to blacklist:

'Despicable blacklist again marks Jewish businesses'

Israeli officials condemn publication of blacklist of companies operating in Judea and Samaria by UN Human Rights Council.

'Despicable blacklist again marks Jewish businesses'

UN blacklists 112 companies for working in Judea and Samaria

Human Rights Council publishes list of companies which operate in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

UN blacklists 112 companies for working in Judea and Samaria

'Hamas has tortured our family for 5 years'

Mother of soldier whose body has been held in Gaza addresses UN Human Rights Council.

'Hamas has tortured our family for 5 years'

'Hamas inhumanity knows no bounds'

Mother of soldier held by Hamas in Gaza to address UN Human Rights Council.

'Hamas inhumanity knows no bounds'

Pro-Israel voices silenced at the UN

UN Human Rights Council interrupts,cuts audio of speaker rebutting anti-Israel lies during debate on alleged Israeli 'war crimes.'

Pro-Israel voices silenced at the UN

Response to UN Human Rights Council: 'Am Yisrael Chai!'

Hundreds protest at UN headquarters in Geneva as Human Rights Council debates another anti-Israel report.

Response to UN Human Rights Council: 'Am Yisrael Chai!'

UN 'anti-Settlement' blacklist postponed

UN Human Rights Council will not publish blacklist of companies doing business in Judea and Samaria this month.

UN 'anti-Settlement' blacklist postponed

Head of UN Gaza probe resigns

Academic David Crane, tapped to head UNHCR probe against Israel which ignores Hamas, resigns, citing personal reasons.

Head of UN Gaza probe resigns

Bye bye Human Rights Council

Ari Abramowitz & Jeremy Gimpel explore the consequences of the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council.

Bye bye Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council: 'History of hypocrisy'

Condemning settlements after Syria massacre, Israel 'blacklist', blaming Israel for Gaza riots. Lev HaOlam: 'Will others follow US out?'

UN Human Rights Council: 'History of hypocrisy'

Friedman: US, not UNHRC advancing human rights

US Amb. to Israel praises administration for leaving 'corrupt' UN Human Rights Council.

Friedman: US, not UNHRC advancing human rights

Young Israel backs 'decision to walk away from hatemongers'

Young Israel thanks Trump, Haley, Pompeo for walking away from UN Human Rights Council.

Young Israel backs 'decision to walk away from hatemongers'

Report: US to announce withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council

US Secretary of State, UN Ambassador reportedly to announce withdrawal from UNHCR over anti-Israel bias today.

Report: US to announce withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council

Report: Israel won't cooperate with Human Rights Council

Senior legal source says Israel to release own report on Gaza violence as Human Rights Council is considered biased against Israel.

Report: Israel won't cooperate with Human Rights Council

Liberman: Time to withdraw from the Human Rights Council

Ahead of UNHRC special session over Gaza events, DM says Israel 'under double attack.' 'Terror from Gaza, and hypocrisy headed by UNHRC.'

Liberman: Time to withdraw from the Human Rights Council

'UNHCR Rapporteur abuses his position to attack Israel'

Israeli Ambassador the UN Danny Danon slams Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur for calling for sanctions against Israel.

'UNHCR Rapporteur abuses his position to attack Israel'

Watch: 'Son of Hamas' stuns PA delegation at UNHRC

Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder, calls out Palestinian Authority for oppression of its own people at UN Human Rights Council.

Watch: 'Son of Hamas' stuns PA delegation at UNHRC

Deputy Foreign Minister:

'The UN is playing with fire'

Tzipi Hotovely warns UN's attempts to harm Israel will boomerang,' cause organization to lose funding.

'The UN is playing with fire'

US threatens to leave UN council over anti-Israel blacklist

Ambassador Nikki Haley informs UN officials US will cut all funding to Human Rights Council if it publishes blacklist of companies in Yesha.

US threatens to leave UN council over anti-Israel blacklist

Danon: UN Human Rights chief 'world’s most senior BDS activist'

Israeli UN Ambassador slams UN blacklist of companies working in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem, and Golan Heights.

Danon: UN Human Rights chief 'world’s most senior BDS activist'

Watch: 'Israelis are expected to die laughing'

Human rights activist accuses UN of giving PA and Hamas a free pass for violence and murder while expecting Israel to let its citizens die.

Watch: 'Israelis are expected to die laughing'

Haley makes Israel visit official

United States Ambassador to the UN will travel to Israel next week.

Haley makes Israel visit official

Abbas: All countries should recognize Palestinian State

PA chairman warns Trump against pro-Israel moves at UN Human Rights Council, calls for recognition of 'Palestine' without negotiations.

Abbas: All countries should recognize Palestinian State

UN blasts Azariya sentence

A representative of the UN Human Rights Council criticizes the 18-month prison sentence of Elor Azariya as 'excessively lenient.'

UN blasts Azariya sentence

Kerry blasts UN Human Rights Council for anti-Israel bias

US Secretary of State chastises UN body for 'biased focus on Israel'.

Kerry blasts UN Human Rights Council for anti-Israel bias

Dep FM: 'No European leader will convince us to commit suicide'

Tzipi Hotovely tells Arutz Sheva that Israel doesn't need to be afraid of recent international pressure and threats.

Dep FM: 'No European leader will convince us to commit suicide'

Dictators' club fails to silence UN Watch

Authoritarian governments angered by UN Watch speech in Human Rights Council, desperately attempt to shut down speaker.

Dictators' club fails to silence UN Watch

Pro-Israel, Human Rights NGOs to Protest Gaza Report at UN HQ

50 pro-Israel and human rights NGOs set to rally in Geneva Monday, as UN Human Rights Council debates 'biased' Gaza war probe.

Pro-Israel, Human Rights NGOs to Protest Gaza Report at UN HQ

Hamas: Israel Will Face Judgment for Gaza Report's 'Lies'

Hamas said Sunday night that Israel, and not it, would pay the price for the “lies” in Israel's report on Operation Protective Edge.

Hamas: Israel Will Face Judgment for Gaza Report's 'Lies'

Liberman: UN Gaza Probe Like 'Cain Investigating Abel's Murder'

Liberman welcomes resignation of UN 'war crimes' probe head, but says findings of 'prejudiced' UNHRC will not be different due to it.

Liberman: UN Gaza Probe Like 'Cain Investigating Abel's Murder'

Special Arutz Sheva Interview

From North Korean Prison Guard to Human Rights Advocate

North Korean defector Ahn Myeong Cheol, tells Arutz Sheva his incredible story - and how he hopes to take Kim-Jong Un to the ICC.

From North Korean Prison Guard to Human Rights Advocate

UN's Falk Accuses Israel of 'Inhuman Acts'

In his final report before stepping down as a human rights expert, Richard Falk calls on the UN to back a “legitimacy war” against Israel.

UN's Falk Accuses Israel of 'Inhuman Acts'