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2011-04-28 02:57:00

NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national human rights and advocacy organization has vowed to fight against the advertising group Clear Channel's inconsistent rejection of its pro-Israel advertisements in Seattle after accepting ads from an anti-Israel hate group. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91367) The antisemitic group, Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, is running ads that read, "Equal Rights for Palestinians: Stop funding the...

2010-06-02 16:09:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee condemned a resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council which authorizes "an independent international fact-finding mission" into Israel's interception of ships bound for Gaza organized by the pro-Hamas "Free Gaza" movement. "The UN Human Rights Council remains a kangaroo court, in which repressive and authoritarian states like Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan can indulge their obsession with Israel,...

2009-11-02 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A global coalition of civil society organizations from every corner of the world, ranging from Human Rights Now in Japan to the South African Council of Churches, have urged members of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to support the recommendations of the Goldstone Report and work to adopt a resolution which will ensure accountability for victims of the Gaza conflict earlier this year. In the letter from the groups, which include...

2008-09-24 06:00:02

By Richard Wolf UNITED NATIONS -- President Bush challenged the United Nations on Tuesday to stop terrorism, punish Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs and see Russia's invasion of Georgia as a violation of the U.N.'s charter. Speaking in sharp terms for the last time to the 63rd General Assembly, Bush said the U.N. must offer greater support to peaceful democracies and hand out tougher punishments to tyrannies that sponsor terrorism. It was a valedictory of sorts for a...

2008-08-26 15:00:21

Text of report by Jordanian newspaper Al-Dustur on 26 August [Al-Dustur editorial: "Rice's Visits in the Eleventh Hour"] The release of 198 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons coincided with the arrival of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her 18th visit to the region to urge the Israelis and Palestinians to overcome the obstacles facing their negotiations and reach an agreement to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict before the end of this year. The goals that Israel and...

2006-08-30 11:32:21

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged solidarity on Wednesday with Syria in its struggle against Israel and the United States and predicted the demise of U.S. "imperialism." Chavez, a harsh critic of U.S. foreign policy, also said he would seek a front-row seat if President George W. Bush accepted an invitation from Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a televised debate, adding he would be cheering on the Iranian president. "Syria and...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.