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Massacre in Houla: Isn’t it Time for Concrete Action? – By Nadine Tewfik-Saad

31 May

How much “pressure” will international leaders apply before they take concrete action? Tuesday’s announcement that Syrian ambassadors were being expelled from Britain, France, Australia, Germany and other Western nations in response to the Massacre in Houla certainly broke headlines, but did it shock members of the Assad regime into taking notice? Continue reading

Israel’s human rights abuses must be reported despite America’s protestations – By Natasha Lipman

2 May

In March, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted to appoint a panel to evaluate the effects on Palestinian civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of continued Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Thirty-six states voted in favour of the resolution, with ten abstentions. The US was the only country to vote against the decision. Continue reading