Who Will Watch the Watchers II

Since I posted my first installment of Who Will Watch the Watchers, Richard Landes over at The Augean Stables has very ably pursued the same focus on Human Rights Watch, and more deeply too, emphasizing two issues: the resistance to criticism and the increasing role of postcolonial ideology in driving the agenda, not just of […]

The “Commission” Rules

The other day, in consideration of its vote to endorse the Goldstone Mission Report, I did a casual analysis of the character of the United Nations Human Rights Council. I measured the  current members against their recorded votes on the infamous United Nations Resolution 3379, which declared that “Zionism [Jewish nationalism] is a form of […]

The Legal and Intellectual Fraud of the Goldstone Report

As I argued earlier, the Goldstone Report will be a turning point in the manner of U.N. Resolution 3379, which in 1975 declared Zionism to be a form of racism, and which was repealed sixteen years later. It will reveal, as it continues to be analyzed, the demopathy* of the primary political forces behind it, […]

Rep. Howard Berman Responds to Goldstone on H. Res. 867

Below is the response that Rep. Howard Berman, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and South Asia, and Rep. Gary Ackerman, Chair of the Subcommitte on the Middle East, released yesterday in response to Richard Goldstone’s written objections to specifics in H. Res. 867, to be debated today in the House of Representatives. Berman […]