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.
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 A trade school on Gabriola Island, B.C. has rescinded a discriminatory policy rejecting Israeli applicants following an intervention by B’nai Brith Canada and members...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 »
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.'
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.
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.