Where Human Rights Come Second

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Give the United Nations a cheer–but not two. On Friday, Russia lost its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. It tells you something about the moral standards of…
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Israelis Have Human Rights Too

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In the aftermath of the gruesome terrorist attack in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night that took the lives of four people, Israel’s government reacted with what any objective observer might…
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The UN’s Human Rights Charade

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Supporters of Israel are well aware that the United Nations agencies devoted to the defense of human rights are a farce. The world body devotes a disproportionate amount of its…
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Obama’s Moral Lapse in Vietnam

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Once again, President Barack Obama has forged a “new way forward” with a former Cold War adversary. In the process of “unshackling” his fellow countrymen from the past, the president…
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A Beacon Extinguished

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Americans who lament the static nature of the two-party system often fail to give that binary factionalism credit for its longevity. Political parties were not preordained institutions; they arose organically…
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Refugees Expose ‘Rights Groups’

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Israel and its supporters have argued for years that many “human rights” organizations are far less concerned with human rights than with pushing a political agenda. But as long as…
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A New Age of Human Rights Abusers

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The consciousness of and efforts to protect human rights grew exponentially during the twentieth century. The Charter of the League of Nations declared many rights later enshrined in the 1948…
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Time to Re-Think the Leahy Law?

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The Leahy Law is one of the most significant international human rights laws the U.S. Congress has passed since the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974, which tied…
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