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Helen Thomas First Amendment

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment prohibits making any law impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the right to petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. Does the First Amendment apply to all, including Ms. Helen Thomas? Ms. Thomas was born in Winchester, Kentucky; on August 4, 1920; to Lebanese immigrants from Tripoli, Lebanon.…

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UN Justice and Abuse

Here is another real-life case of injustice, abuse of authority and mismanagement by the United Nations. This case ruined the life of a  dedicated UN staff member and destroyed his career after 24 years of loyal services to the UN. This is the case (unedited) as told by the victim: QUOTE A. The administration decision for the summarily dismissal took place middle January 2008, immediately after that a counselor with a good UN experience was selected to assist, according to the staff rules I have the right to request a JDC…

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Israel Kills Activists

Photos are from Istanbul, Turkey, showing the funeral of the Turkish activists killed by Israel on 31 May 2010 in international waters aboard the aid flotilla Liberty that was set to deliver food, medicine and emergency supplies to Gaza. We reported some of the reactions from the UN, including the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, who said “I condemn this violence”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms.  Navi Pillay, who said “nothing can justify the appalling outcome of this operation”, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation…

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Israel Attacks Aid Convoy

This morning, Israel armed forces attacked the unarmed humanitarian convoy at sea, the flotilla consisting of 6 peaceful ships, in route to deliver food aid and emergency supplies to Gaza. More than 16 civilians of different nationalities were killed by the Israeli attack on the peaceful convoy. This is yet another Crime Against Humanity by Israel. On the UN front, the UN Security Council was scheduled to meet today to discuss this massacre. The UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, said “I condemn this violence”. The UN High Commissioner for Human…

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UN vs Press Freedom

On 29 April 2010, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, made these Remarks at observance of World Press Freedom Day: Thank you, Mr. Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for DPI, Excellency Dr Mohamad; Acting President of the GA, Your Excellency Ambassador Monteiro Lima; Chair of COI, President of UNCA, Mr Pioli; Ms Alfsen of UNESCO, Excellencies, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be here for our annual observance of World Press Freedom Day. Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration…

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Judge Adams Must Stay

It appears that Honorable Judge Michael Adams is leaving the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) New York. In UNDT Order Number 113, dated 23 April 2010, Honorable Judge Adams wrote: "Having regard to the volume of documents and the necessarily uncertain scope of the extent to which reference will need to be made to them during and following the trial, I have reluctantly concluded that it is not practically open for me to do more than case manage this matter to that point and abandon the attempt to conduct a…

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UN Middle East Peace, 1949-1956

In our first article, UN Middle East Peace, from the perspective of the UN resolutions, we reviewed the historical highlights of Peace in the Middle East from the Balfour Declaration issued by the British Government in 1917, expressing support for the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, till the UN General Assembly Resolution 273 in 1949, admitting Israel to membership of the UN. In this article today, we will continue our review of the historical highlights of Peace in the Middle East in the period…

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UN Justice, Behind the Facade

In our article, UN Justice and Secrecy, we exposed the UN attempts to cover-up the confrontation between the UN Administration and the Honorable Judge Adams of the UN Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) in New York. The Honorable Judge Adams has issued 5 orders to the UN Administration to produce documents and to bring a UN official before the Tribunal. As we established in the above article, our purpose here is not to discuss the merit of this case, this is up to the most capable and brave Honorable Judge Adams, our…

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Golan Heights, Gift and Honor

Mr. Theodoros Pangalos, Member of the Parliament in Greece, received three bottles of wine from the Embassy of Israel in Greece, as a Christmas gift, with the compliments of the Ambassador of Israel in Greece. Mr. Pangalos returned the gift to the Ambassador of Israel with the following letter: Dear Mr. Ambassador, Thank you for the 3 bottles of wine that you sent me as season's greetings. I wish you, your family and everybody in the Embassy a happy new year. Unhappily, I noticed that the wine you have sent…

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UN Justice and Secrecy

One of the oldest democracies in the world, Greece, recognized the vital, organic and inherent interdependence between justice, transparency and human rights. Greece established the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights as State Justice Secretariat in 1833. This pioneering  Greek Ministry should serve as a lesson for the UN, and indeed as a shining example for all countries, that transparency is both a pre-requisite for justice and a necessary outcome of justice as well, while human rights remain the overall framework of real justice. By linking justice, transparency and…

Read more about the article التمويل والإئتمان وحقوق الإنسان
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التمويل والإئتمان وحقوق الإنسان

فى مقال اليوم سوف نعرض لعدد من الموضوعات التى قد تبدو غير مترابطة ولكن بعد قراءة المقال إلى نهايته سوف يتضح أن هناك إرتباط بين موضوعات التمويل والإئتمان من ناحية وبين القضايا السياسية من الناحية الأخرى، شأن هذا الإرتباط كشأن العلاقة بين السياسة والإقتصاد فهما يعتبران وجهان لعملة واحدة من الناحية النظرية، أما من الناحية العملية على أرض الواقع فإن المساحة المتاحة لحقوق الإنسان تمثل رابطا وجسرا للعلاقة بين السياسة والحكم الرشيد من ناحية وبين الإقتصاد والتنمية الإجتماعية كما ورد فى بنود الإعلان العالمى لحقوق الإنسان والذى برغم أنه من…

Read more about the article أول مؤتمر قمة عربى للتنمية الإقتصادية والإجتماعية
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أول مؤتمر قمة عربى للتنمية الإقتصادية والإجتماعية

فلسطين هى قضية العرب المحورية، هى قضية حق وشرعية وعدل وأمن وأرض وسلام وهى كذلك قضية تنمية إقتصادية وإجتماعية فى المنطقة العربية، فمراجعة للستين عام الماضية تبين أنه لولا حالة الضعف والتفكك والتأخر عن ركب التقدم العلمى لما وصلنا إلى الوضع الراهن الحزين فى فلسطين، إن التقدم الإقتصادى والإجتماعى والثقافى والعلمى والتكنولوجى من أهم محاور التعامل فى قضية فلسطين مع عالم يستجيب إلى منطق القوة ولا يعبأ بقوة المنطق ولا شرعية الحق. بمبادرة مصرية كويتية عقد فى الكويت فى ينايرالماضى (2009) أول مؤتمر قمة عربى للتنمية الإقتصادية والإجتماعية. وقد تزامن…

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UN Doctors Abandon Haiti Victims

CNN reported yesterday that the United Nations ordered all its doctors, nurses and all other UN staff to leave their emergency care duty stations in Port au Prince, one of the hardest hit areas by Haiti's earthquake, that UN decision lead to abandoning thousands of the earthquake victims including countless numbers of the critically wounded and numerous victims who had major surgeries. Instead of mobilizing the United Nations Blue Helmets, the UN uniformed forces, to provide security in and around the emergency care stations, the United Nations cited security concerns…

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President Barack O’bow’a

In a continuation of the new trend in US foreign policy "protocol", US President Barack Obama, greeted Japan's Emperor Akihito with a full Obama bow down from the waist, when they met in Tokyo on November 13, 2009. This bow refueled the controversy in the circles of US international diplomacy both in the USA and abroad over the appropriateness and the necessity of that bow from the US President to the Japanese Emperor. The reactions to that bow ranged from utter outrage, considering it to be undignified  for the US…

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Obama Speech to the Mid East

USA President Barack Hussein Obama gave an important policy speech at the University of Cairo, Egypt, on 4 June 2009. The speech was addressed to the entire Middle East, it was titled "A New Beginning".  This speech is perceived by many in the Middle East as designed to deliver a set of instructs and vailed warnings to the great majority of the peoples of the Middle East. These instructions and warnings are perceived as Red Flags marking Red Lines. After 5 months and calm reflections on this speech and from the…

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UN Happy Birthday

The United Nations is 64 years old today. Happy Birthday UN, or is it not so happy?! The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 by 51 States, today the UN has 192 member States; yet the UN Charter remains the same, the inexplicable veto powers of the Security Council remains the same, the internal workings of the organization remains the same heavily politicized and ceremonial, and the mode of operations in many of the UN organizations remains centralized, bureaucratic and outright dictatorial in many UN organizations. Please see…