Another outrageous UN appointment

PRESS RELEASE Only U.S. can stop these outrageously partisan and problematic appointments Judge Richard Goldstone (second from right) and Christine Chinkin (right) at public hearings in 2009 about alleged Israeli violations committed during Operation Cast Lead (photo credit: UN/Flash 90) GENEVA, 28 March, …

UN report is a ‘weapon’ against Israel because Palestinians could take grievances to criminal court, panel says

Jan. 31, 2013 National Post By John Heilprin The head of a UN panel behind a report assailed by critics as “one-sided” and aimed at “attacking” Israel, has said the document could be used as “a kind of weapon for the Palestinians.” At a news conference, French judge Christine Chanet said Palestinians …

UN Watch calls UN Human Rights Council ‘A jury of brigands’

Jan. 29, 2013 The Jerusalem Post The UN Watch NGO harshly criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, calling it “systematically biased” against Israel. The criticism followed the adoption on Tuesday of a resolution “regretting” that Israel skipped a mandated review of …

Correction: On William Schabas and Richard Goldstone

UN Watch’s recent briefing listed international law scholar William Schabas among those who had hailed Richard Goldstone as a saint after his UN report, only to turn on him when he retracted it. In response, Professor Schabas states as follows: “I have never turned on my good friend Richard Goldstone, …

Issue 338: 3rd Anniversary: Goldstone Report Hits Dead-Ends, But Far From Dead

Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the notorious UN Human Rights Council session that created the Goldstone Report, a 500-page document that excoriated Israel—for defending itself from deadly rockets—while exonerating Hamas. The core charges of the report—that Israel’s leadership intentionally …

Issue 285: Expert Analysis: Goldstone’s Resounding Reversal

The following article by Trevor Norwitz, a prominent attorney practicing and teaching law in New York, and the author of a widely circulated critical analysis of the Goldstone Report, is based on his remarks at the UN Watch conference on Israel, human rights and international law, held in Geneva on April 5-6, …

Report: German Professor Heading U.N.’s ‘Goldstone II’ Committee Accused Israel of World War II ‘Barbarism’, Removal Urged

Prior to Chairing Probe, Said Israel Was “State Terrorist” Unwilling to Investigate GENEVA, Oct. 21 – The German law professor heading the U.N. committee to enforce the Goldstone Report has a history of comparing Israeli actions with the “barbarism” and “inferno” of …

Report: German Professor Heading U.N.’s ‘Goldstone II’ Committee Accused Israel of World War II ‘Barbarism’, Removal Urged

PRESS RELEASE Prior to Chairing U.N. Probe, Christian Tomuschat Said Israel Was “State Terrorist” Unwilling to Investigate GENEVA, Oct. 21 – The German law professor heading the U.N. committee to enforce the Goldstone Report has a history of comparing Israeli actions with the …

Issue 258: Goldstone and the Guerilla Flotilla: An Emerging Pattern

The distinguished New York attorney Trevor S. Norwitz delivered the folowing remarks on October 5, 2010, at the conference of the Lawfare Project entitled “Lawfare: Shared Implications for the U.S. and Israel.” Published here by UN Watch with permission of the author. Goldstone and the Guerilla Flotilla: An …