Thursday, May 31, 2007

Commentary: The Days Before the Six Days

With the approach of the 40th anniversary of a short but momentous war that changed the face of the Middle East, brace yourself for a barrage of propaganda and revisionism. Prepare for reports and commentary focusing on the themes of upheaval, dispossession, refugees and, naturally, four decades of brutal Israeli occupation. Read

Monday, May 21, 2007

Israel Should Give Up 'Not One Inch' of Land, GOP Presidential Candidate Says

If he becomes president, Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will continue to hold the position that Israel should surrender "not one inch" of disputed territory to the Arabs in exchange for pledges of peace. Read

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Non-Democratic Nations Elected onto UN Rights Watchdog

A country nicknamed "Europe's last dictatorship" has failed in its bid for election onto the U.N.'s Human Rights Council, but three other nations with frequently criticized human rights records did make it onto the body. Read

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Religious Freedom Watchdog: Vietnam Rewarded Too Soon, Saudis Must Be Monitored

A panel that advises the U.S. government on religious freedom Wednesday questioned the Bush administration's decisions to remove Vietnam from a list of egregious violators and to waive sanctions against Saudi Arabia, where religious freedom does not exist. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom also placed the Iraqi government on notice that it could be named a "country of particular concern" (CPC) because of worsening conditions there. Read