Maduro May Get Seat on UN Human Rights Council; ‘Perfect Example’ of Why US Withdrew

(CNSNews.com) – With Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela likely to be handed a seat on the Human Rights Council in Geneva in two weeks’ time, a U.S. official says the absence of criteria barring the election of such rights violators onto the U.N.’s top human rights body provides a “perfect example” of why the Trump […]

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A Day to Resolve to Fight Religious Persecution

In a breakthrough for global advocacy of religious freedom, the United Nations this year established Aug. 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. The U.N.’s May 28 decision was a long-overdue global recognition that violence against people based on their faith is a serious and […]

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The UN’s Latest Example of Double Standards Against Israel

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist The United Nations Security Council held its quarterly open debate on July 23rd regarding the situation in the Middle East, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As usual, the meeting was an occasion for Israel-bashing. This time, there was considerable discussion regarding the demolition by Israeli forces on July […]

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UN Rights Chief: ISIS Fighters and Families Must be Tried or Released, Allowed to Return Home

(CNSNews.com) – The top U.N. human rights official called Monday for governments to ensure that the tens of thousands of captured ISIS fighters and their family members are put on trial, or released. Many countries have shown a reluctance to take back citizens who traveled to the region to join ISIS’ jihad. High commissioner for […]

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UN’s World Health Organization passes anti-Israel resolution

The World Jewish Congress on Wednesday condemned the World Health Organization’s approval of a blatantly one-sided annual resolution accusing Israel of perpetuating a health crisis in Palestinian Arab territories. The resolution was passed, with 96 countries voting in favor, 11 against, and 21 abstaining. Among those that voted against the resolution aside from Israel, were […]

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