Key Preliminary Findings of the High Level International Military Group on the Gaza Conflict

Key preliminary findings on the 2014 Gaza Conflict by a high level international military group as submitted to the UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry, which is expected to issue its report next week.  PDF of Report & Cover Letter to UNHRC ______ HIGH LEVEL INTERNATIONAL MILITARY GROUP THE …

Geneva Convention: another global forum for Israel-bashing

Issue 520 The following op-ed appears in this week’s edition of The Jewish Chronicle of London. Geneva Convention: another global forum for Israel-bashing By Hillel Neuer After the Holocaust, the world met in Geneva to affirm the laws of war. And last week, for only the third time in history, the UK, France, …

Canadian FM "appalled" by UNRWA schools’ rocket stockpile

 Photo: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird receiving UN Watch human rights award, September 2013 BAIRD APPALLED BY REPORTS OF UN AGENCY HANDING OVER WEAPONS TO HAMAS July 22, 2014 Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement; “I was appalled to hear reports, one as recent …

Palestinian UN rep: "Each and every missile launched against Israel constitutes a crime against humanity"

In an astonishing moment of candor, the Palestinian representative to the UN Human Rights Council — in explaining the high risk of Palestinians being indicted if the International Criminal Court acquires jurisdiction — has admitted that “each and every” Palestinian missile now being …

Why HRW’s Ken Roth won’t condemn the kidnapping of Israeli children

In contrast to the UN secretary-general and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the head of Human Rights Watch is refusing to unequivocally condemn Thursday’s kidnapping of Israeli teenagers, emphasizing instead that they attended school in an “illegal settlement,” and demanding that …

GOLDSTONE II: Questions on the Impartiality of the U.N. Tomuschat Committee

A Report by UN Watch Submitted to U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva, 21 October 2010 Click here for full document EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The U.N. Human Rights Council’s newly-renewed committee to enforce the Goldstone Report, headed by German law professor Christian Tomuschat, has declared Israel to be …

Issue 259: GOLDSTONE II Questions on the Impartiality of the U.N. Tomuschat Committee

UN Watch yesterday launched a worldwide internet campaign to remove Professor Christian Tomsuchat from his post as head of the U.N.’s Goldstone II committee, for lacking impartiality. We thank the 1400 supporters who already took action. Below is a summary of UN Watch’s new 30-page report on …

Arab states at Red Cross conference seek to censure Israel and Magen David Adom

At the 30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent now underway in Geneva, the Arab states are seeking to condemn Israel for “inhumane practices,” “the lack of commitment demonstrated by the Israeli authorities to the principles of international humanitarian law,” alleging …