The US Quits on Human Rights

Nikki Haley addresses the UN Human Rights Council (US Mission Geneva via Flickr)

by Mitchell Plitnick In a move that seemed very likely when Donald Trump was elected president and was cemented when he appointed Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights… Continue Reading  

The Gaza Report Shouldn’t Be Buried

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by Mitchell Plitnick The United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) report on last summer’s fighting between Israel and Hamas came out on June 15. Before the ink on it was even dry, the Israeli government was condemning it as biased,… Continue Reading  

Is Hamas Winning?

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by Mitchell Plitnick When Israel, or any country, engages in armed conflict with a guerrilla group, even if that group controls significant territory and resources, it is a virtual truism that the longer the fighting persists, the greater the gains… Continue Reading