UN Watch’s Top Tweets in May 2021

Trending UN Watch tweets from May: World Health Organization elects Syria to its executive board, singles out Israel as a violator of health rights; dictatorships vote against General Assembly resolution on responsibility to protect; Human Rights Council members abuse press freedom; Denmark’s human rights record examined by UNHRC; Israel attacked by Hamas.

Dictatorships Vote Against General Assembly Resolution on Responsibility to Protect

Human Rights Council Members Abuse Press Freedom

Denmark’s Human Rights Record Examined by UNHRC

Israel Attacked by Hamas

 

Liking, retweeting, following: UN Watch tweets were liked and shared by thousands around the world, including by opinion leaders and celebrities such as:

  • Former Bulgarian foreign minister & OSCE chair Solomon Passy
  • Zimbabwean pro-democracy activist Pastor Evan Mawarire, Hong Kong human rights activist Denise Ho, Iranian activist Ahmad Batebi
  • United States Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva
  • Canadian senators Leo Housakos Linda Frum,  former Canadian immigration minister Chris Alexander, Canadian MPs Peter Kent Anthony Housefather
  • British MPs Tim Loughton Rebecca Harris, Swedish MEP David Lega
  • Israeli ambassador to the UN in Geneva Meirav Eilon Shahar, Israeli ambassador to Austria Mordechai Rodgold, Israeli ambassador to Belgium Emmanuel Nachshon, Israeli ambassador to Denmark Benny Dagan, Israeli ambassador to Peru Assaf Ichilevich, former Israeli ambassador to India Daniel Carmon
  • Colombian Senator María Fernanda Cabal, Zimbabwean Senator David Coltart
  • Foundation for Defense of Democracies president Clifford May & CEO Mark Dubowitz, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies executive director Kyle Matthews, American Enterprise Initiative resident scholar Christina Sommers, AJC Transatlantic Institute director Daniel Schwammenthal, Human Rights Foundation chief strategy officer Alex Gladstein, Religious Freedom Institute senior fellow & former Pakistani politician Farahnaz Ispahani, Interamerican Institute for Democracy director & former Bolivian politician Carlos Sánchez Berzain, International Observatory of Human Rights, UK Muslims Against Anti-Semitism chairman Ghanem Nuseibeh, AIPAC, Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
  • Technology venture capitalist Tim O’Reilly, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass
  • U.S. actor Elon Gold, UK author Simon Sebag Montefiore, UK television presenter & activist Rachel Riley, Irish actor Rory Cowan, Canadian actress Shira Lazar, Canadian-American actress Tara Strong, Egyptian actor Amr Wahed, former professional baseball player & journalist Adam Housely, Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Nadia Comăneci, ESPN & Fox Sports commentator Ross Dyer, Cuban-American director Robbie Starbuck, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero

Many journalists also liked or shared UN Watch’s tweets, including:

  • Boston Globe columnist Jeff JacobyWall St. Journal writer Gregory Zuckerman, former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss, Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake & journalist Katie RoofNew York Post journalist Jon Levine, ABC News journalist Daniella Greenbaum Davis, CNN political commentator Mia Love, Fox News correspondents Eben Brown Jessica Rosenthal, Washington Examiner executive editor Seth Mandel, CNBC reporter Lora Kolodny, Voice of America correspondent Michael Lipin, News 12 anchor Eric Landskroner
  • National Post senior editor Michael Higgins & journalist Terry GlavinToronto Sun columnist Lorrie GoldsteinGlobe & Mail columnist Andrew Coyne, CBC news anchor Tom Harrington, Global News broadcaster Alex Pierson
  • Daily Telegraph journalist Dia ChakravartyDeutsche Welle editor-in-chief Alexander KudascheffWelt chief correspondent Clemens WerginWelt am Sonntag editor-in-chief Johannes Boie & managing editor Antje Schippmann, ARD German TV correspondent Richard C. SchneiderIrish Times journalist Peter McGuire
  • Sky News Australia hosts Rita Panahi Sharri Markson
  • SABC News anchor Peter NdoroThe National UN correspondent James Reinl, Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, Pakistani journalist Gharidah Farooqi
  • Jerusalem Post journalist Lahav HarkovJewish Chronicle deputy editor Jake Wallis Simons
  • Think with Google editor-in-chief Alanna Petroff, music journalist Eve Barlow
  • Iranian journalist Nazenin Ansari

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