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Palestinian Children Who Kill and Their Adult Enablers

Sep 6, 2018 — Human Rights Voices

Palestinian Children Who Kill and Their Adult Enablers
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The Palestinians continue to groom and employ an increasing number of child terrorists to launch strikes on Israel, throwing into further question the ability of the Palestinian government to form a legitimate state, according to a new report on child terrorists and their enablers provided to the Washington Free Beacon.

Micah Avni: “What if I were to pay $3M to have your father shot in the head?”

Mar 20, 2018 — Human Rights Voices

More anti Israeli scenes from the United Nations

Nov 12, 2017 — Human Rights Voices


Watch: The poison of antisemitism coursing through the United Nations

Nov 10, 2017 — Human Rights Voices

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Wipes Israel Off the Map

Oct 4, 2017 — Human Rights Voices

Israel - a UN member state - was erased from the map and replaced with “Palestine” at a seminar held at UN Headquarters on October 3, 2017. The event was “organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,” and entitled: “Introducing the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions and its Role in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Arab Region.” The UN used its extraordinary facilities to webcast the event - and the map - around the world.

The map appeared on two occasions, as part of a video played during the UN-sponsored event. Lest anyone miss the point, the map named Arab states in blue and left non-Arab states unnamed in white spaces. All of Israel was in blue and labeled “Palestine.”

Palestinian Child Terrorists: Children Who Kill and Their Adult Enablers

Aug 2, 2017 — Human Rights Voices

The wave of Palestinian terrorism that began in September 2015 – a wave of stabbings and knifings emulated in European cities – has a particularly grotesque feature: child terrorists.

Palestinian children who directly perpetrate acts of terrorism, including murder, violate the most fundamental of human rights: the right to life. The Palestinian adults who encourage Palestinian child terrorism violate one of the most fundamental rights of the child: the right not to take part in armed conflict or hostilities.

The United Nations Held a Two-day Event to Promote Antisemitism and Advocate the Destruction of the

Jul 8, 2017 — Human Rights Voices

The UN called it a “Forum to Mark 50 Years of Occupation,” an event at UN Headquarters in New York on June 29 & 30, 2017 dedicated to the destruction of the UN member state of Israel. The promotion of terror, the antisemitism, the hate speech and the incitement to violence were planned, overt and broadcast around the world by a UN webcast.

The organizers were the 26 member states and 24 observer states and other entities that comprise the “UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” (CEIRPP). Not a single Western democracy is among them. The CEIRPP was created in 1975 to implement the infamous General Assembly resolution declaring Zionism to be a form of racism. Though the resolution was eventually rescinded, forty-two years later the UN body created to keep the hate alive is still active.

Calling On President Obama to Insist On Russia’s Immediate Suspension as a Member of the UN Human Ri

Mar 18, 2014 — Human Rights Voices

This petition by Anne Bayefsky can be found at

President Obama promised Ukrainians, Americans, and freedom-loving people everywhere, that Russia will face isolation for its violations of fundamental rights in Ukraine. True international isolation requires the immediate removal of Russia from the United Nation’s top human rights body, the UN Human Rights Council.

The Whole World is Watching You, Mr. President…and so are they

Sep 21, 2009 — Human Rights Voices

imageOn September 24, 2009, President Barack Obama becomes the first American President to preside over a session of the United Nations Security Council. Obama chose the agenda—and took Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear bomb off the table.