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Op-Ed: Stop the Slander Against Human Rights Advocates Now

Socrates once said, “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” If one is following the media coverage in the...
JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Muslim children in traditional Islamic outfits listen a band singing religious music and chantings from the holy Koran during a ceremony at a mosque in Jakarta, 10 October 2006, as a part to celebrate Muslim holy fasting month of Ramada. Practicing Muslims desist from eating, drinking, smoking and any sexual activities from dawn to dusk during their holy fating month of Ramadan. More than 90 percent of Indonesia's some 220 million people follow Islam, making it the worlds biggest Muslim nation. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Op-Ed: Why I Campaign for Human Rights in Muslim World

As the late Elie Wiesel said, “As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true.” As a Jewish American,...

Iran, Hezbollah preparing to pull out of southern Syria, human rights group says

A Syrian human rights watchdog has reported that Iranian and Hezbollah forces will soon pull out of two Syrian governorates bordering with Israel. ...

UN Secretary-General orders investigation into ISIS war crimes

The investigation was requested by the Iraqi government back in August 2017.

US sanctions 6 more Iranians, 2 institutions for human rights violations

In a second round of sanctions this month, the US Treasury targeted institutions and individuals engaging in human rights abuses in Iran. ...

7 activists arrested in Saudi Arabia due to alleged “foreign contacts”

The government has been accused of cracking down on activists before Saudi women can legally drive in 5 weeks. The prosecution has accused them...

UN human rights chief says Israel uses ‘excessive force’ along Gaza border

As Palestinians gather near the Gaza border fence for the fifth Friday in a row, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al...

US State Dept. no longer refers to West Bank, Gaza as ‘occupied’

In its annual human rights report, the US State Department chose to remove the term "occupied territories" when referring to the West Bank, Gaza...

Asylum seekers deportation deal draws mixed reactions

Hours after it was first reported that Israel had reached a deal with the UN whereby more than 16,000 asylum seekers will be deported...

UN Human Rights Council approves 5 new anti-Israel resolutions, slammed by US

In a lengthy meeting on Saturday, the UN Human Rights Council approved five resolutions that condemn Israeli policies in areas such as the West...