With Its “Coycott” of Israel, the UN Human Rights Council Encourages Palestinians to Continue Down Their Self-Destructive Path

Feb. 20 2020

The UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), at the request of the Human Rights Council, has issued a “a database of all business enterprises involved in certain specified activities related to the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” Stephen Daisley explains why the Council—whose members include Qatar, Pakistan, Libya, and Venezuela—is so concerned with commerce in this fictitious region:

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More about: BDS, Palestinian economy, UNHRC, United Nations

In Yemen, Iran Is Preparing for Its Next War with Israel

Sept. 20 2021

In the past few weeks, Houthi rebels backed by Iran have escalated their attacks on Saudi and Emirati positions in Yemen. On September 4, they also launched multiple ballistic-missile and drone attacks on several Aramco facilities within Saudi Arabia. The U.S. removed some of its anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia a week later, rendering the kingdom even more vulnerable. The Houthis—who mark every missile and drone launch by chanting their slogan, “God is great, death to America, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam!”—are part of the network of militias and proxy groups Tehran dubs the “axis of resistance,” which also operate in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the Gaza Strip. Michael Segall writes:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hizballah, Iran, Israeli Security, Saudi Arabia, Yemen