Mahmoud Abbas

The Palestinian leadership is responsible for a lack of effective leadership and culture of corruption resulting in an endless cycle of violence and suffering, a leading Palestinian human rights activist said.

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Island School of Building Arts

An Israeli student required the intervention of B’nai Brith Canada, a human rights organization, in order to attend a Canadian trade school that discriminated against him based on his country of origin. A trade school on Gabriola Island, B.C. has rescinded a discriminatory policy rejecting Israeli applicants following an intervention by B’nai Brith Canada and members... Read more »

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Israel can blaze a trail and show that there is a steep price to be paid for the UN' relentless undermining of a country's sovereign right to manage its own affairs.

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Palestinian police

Human Rights Watch accused both the Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) led by Mahmoud Abbas and its rival, the ruling Hamas Islamic terror in the Gaza Strip, of 'arresting, abusing, and criminally charging journalists and activists who express peaceful criticism of the authorities.'

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Bahram Qassemi

The Iranian foreign ministry reacted angrily to criticism by the United Nations of the country's execution of 20 Kurdish militants earlier this month.

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Iran human rights

Iranians hoping that last year's nuclear deal would lead to a rapprochement with the West have been 'jolted with a series of increasingly rude awakenings,' including increased anti-American activity and a further erosion of rights.

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Hamas police Gaza

In a move that further undermines the rule of the Palestinian Authority and in violation of basic human rights, Hamas executed three men accused of murder.

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Narges Mohammadi

Narges Mohammadi, an already-imprisoned prominent human rights activist in Iran, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a new trial, a ruling denounced Friday by the United Nations (UN) as it called for her immediate release.

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