Ban Ki-moon: A Record of Failure and Betrayal

The UN Charter's Preamble states: "WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED" to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the … [Read more...]

Obama speaks at the UN… Goodbye to peace

By Alan Hart* | Sabbah Report | On marks out of ten for his speech to the UN on the subject of ending the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, I’d give President Obama minus five. Earlier this month (on 4 September) I wrote a piece with the headline Obama has signalled … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – With Prof. Richard Falk


By Dr. Hanan Chehata EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – With Prof. Richard Falk the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied (OPT), since 1967. In 2001 Falk served on a United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Inquiry Commission for the Palestinian … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Richards


By Nadia Hijab* | Sabbah Report | They hail from opposite parts of the globe, but they have much in common: Jewish; experts on and passionate defenders of international law; and pummeling bags for Israel and the Palestinian Authority. And the future of the law of war lies at the heart of the … [Read more...]

Whither After the Goldstone Report?

Illustration By Carlos Latuff

By Karin Friedemann * The debate over the Goldstone Report is a huge distraction from the real problem: the Report's inadequacy and the futility of bringing the case to the International Criminal Court. The Report itself, written by a Zionist Jew, is extremely flawed and biased in favor of Israel. Richard … [Read more...]

A salute to Erdogan, a salute to Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey

By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine The recent Turkish decision to exclude Israel from an aerial military exercise over Turkish territory is another indication that Turkey will not allow itself to be blackmailed by criminal international Zionism. Following the decision, Zionist officials and media … [Read more...]

Under investigation

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Richard Falk talks to Amira Howeidy about the pressure mounted on the UN fact-finding mission in Gaza Fathiya Moussa, a Palestinian girl whose parents and siblings were killed in an Israeli air strike at their home in Gaza last January, … [Read more...]

Beholden to the Big Powers: Israel, Gaza and the UN

Action Alert from Media Lens: On December 27, 2008, Israel launched Operation Cast Lead, a massive assault on Gaza. 22 days later, around 1,400 Palestinians, including over 300 children, and 13 Israelis were dead; about 5,000 Palestinians were wounded. Israeli forces bombed and shelled schools, medical … [Read more...]

Israel snubs UN Gaza war inquiry

An Israeli foreign ministry spokesperson has confirmed to Al Jazeera that it will not co-operate with a United Nations investigation into alleged war crimes during the 22-day assault on the Gaza Strip. Up to 1,300 Palestinians, mostly women and children, were killed before Israel ended the offensive in … [Read more...]

Amira Howeidy – Israel’s right not to be criticised

How serious can the international community's commitment to eliminating racism be taken when it succumbs to Israeli pressure to boycott the Durban II conference, asks Amira Howeidy Fresh from its bloody war on Gaza, Israel is actively pressuring the international community to boycott the Durban Review … [Read more...]

UN says Israel blocks most Gaza aid

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Israel only allows a meager amount of humanitarian aid to enter the impoverished Gaza Strip. The United Nations strives to provide relief to one million people daily inside a coastal sliver that is home to 1.5 million people, Ban said during a news conference on … [Read more...]

Video: Prima Facie Evidence of War Crimes by Israel

Channel Four News journalist Johnathan Miller travelled to Gaza where he interviewed civilians sheltering in a UN run school attacked by Israel using white phosphorus munitions. Donatella Rovera, an Amnesty International investigator said "We've seen Prima Facie that there have been war crimes." … [Read more...]

Rice shame-faced by Bush over UN Gaza vote: Olmert

Who said that America is not run by the Zionist? JERUSALEM (AFP) — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was left shame-faced after President George W. Bush ordered her to abstain in a key UN vote on the Gaza war, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday. "She was left shamed. A … [Read more...]

Richard Falk – My expulsion from Israel


When I arrived in Israel as a UN representative I knew there might be problems at the airport. And there were By Richard Falk (Special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories) On December 14, I arrived at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel to carry out my UN role as special rapporteur on the … [Read more...]

Urgent Invitation to Ban Ki Mon: A Visit Gaza

Urgent Invitation To visit the Afflicted Gaza Strip To His Excellency Ban Ki Mon United Nations Secretary General Dear highly respected Ban Ki Mon, we would like to pass our greetings and regards from the Gaza Strip. We would like to invite you urgently to pay a visit for the Gaza strip. People are … [Read more...]

UN Report: Palestinian’s Right to Worship

Religious and cultural rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem is a new UN 19 pages report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. It provids shocking -but not surprising- information about the situation. Excerpt: Nablus, located 65 kilometres from Jerusalem, is … [Read more...]