Der Sturmer in the UK?

Der Sturmer in the UK? June 13, 2012 15:13 by Simon Plosker The following by HR’s Managing Editor Simon Plosker appeared originally on The Times of Israel. What would Israel do if a journalist from Der Sturmer was filing reports from inside the country? Despite the fact that there is remarkable press freedom in Israel, […]

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Russia, PNTR, and Human Rights

Progress on the ability of U.S. firms to take advantage of new business opportunities when Russia joins the World Trade Organization (WTO) took a step forward yesterday when Senate leaders acknowledged that legislation to promote human rights will be a condition needed for permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to move forward, too. Senators Max Baucus […]

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South American Union’s Left Turn Is Bad News

Venezuelan Ali Rodriguez, recently chosen to lead the Union of South American Nations as Secretary General In a ceremony in Bogota on June 11, the position of Secretary General of UNASUR passed from Colombian Maria Emma Mejia to Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez. An ex-Marxist guerrilla, former foreign and energy minister, and former Ambassador to Cuba, the […]

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Conservative bloggers attacked, silenced

In recent weeks a very dangerous pattern of personal attacks against conservative bloggers has occurred with increasing frequency. Combined with a related decision last week by a judge to place a gag order on a conservative blogger, we now face a real threat to conservative speech at the grassroots level just as the election season […]

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Rep. Franks: House Should Ban Funding for HHS Mandate That Attacks Religious Liberty

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said on Friday that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives should include language in the next continuing resolution (CR) prohibiting the administration from enforcing a regulation that mandates that all health-care plans in the United States must cover, without any fees or co-pay, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients. “We should […]

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Israeli Knesset Speaker: We Cannot Ignore the Armenian Genocide

The Knesset held a special discussion on Tuesday regarding the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Genocide, also called the Armenian Massacres or the Great Crime, was the planned and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire around the time of World War I through massacres and forced marches. Between 1 and 1.5 million Armenians died during this […]

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Lessons Learned From US Withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

News article from CNN announcing President George W. Bush’s decision to withdraw from the ABM Treaty Ten years ago tomorrow, the United States formally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which has defined strategic thinking for about 30 years. On Wednesday, The Heritage Foundation will host an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of the withdrawal […]

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U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue Talks an Opportunity to get Partnership Back on Track

U.S. and Indian leaders hold their third round of Strategic Dialogue talks in Washington, D.C. this week amidst growing concern that the U.S.-India relationship is failing to live up to its potential or what U.S. policymakers expected from it seven years ago when the civil nuclear deal was first unveiled. A number of differences between […]

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