Issue 37: The 22nd annual UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

November 29 will mark the 22nd annual UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, to be observed with concurrent UN ceremonies in Geneva, Vienna, and New York. Analysis: This Day is an anachronism, repeating a time-worn agenda that is divorced from the realities of advancing Middle East peace. …

Issue 35: Israel very close to gaining admission to the Western European and Others Group

It seems Israel is very close to gaining admission to the Western European and Others Group, one of the five geographical groupings at the United Nations. Now only one or two European states appear to be blocking Israel’s inclusion. Analysis: An important group system exists within the UN to facilitate, …

Issue 28: An unprecedented meeting of the states that have signed the Fourth Geneva Convention

The General Assembly has set 15 July 1999 as the target date for an unprecedented meeting of the states that have signed the Fourth Geneva Convention. The meeting, if it occurs, is to examine Israel’s record under that law. Analysis: Adopted 50 years ago, the four Geneva Conventions are key written texts of …

Issue 17: 21st annual UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

November 29th marked the 21st annual UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. UN headquarters in New York, Geneva, and Vienna were turned over to speakers from the League of Arab States, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and to the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable …

Issue 15: The extraordinary 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly has recommended an investigation into alleged Israeli violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention

The extraordinary 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly has recommended an investigation into alleged Israeli violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Last week in Geneva, experts from the states that have signed the Convention met to discuss issues affecting the implementation of the …