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  • How to Fix It: Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor

    08/05/2014 5:38:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08/05/2014 | Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson
    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the powerless certainty that more will die, that more are being killed every hour. This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among the Palestinian factions was announced in April. This was a major concession by Hamas, in opening Gaza to joint control under a technocratic...
  • Carter and Robinson: The Hamas Jihad’s Useful Idiots

    08/07/2014 6:26:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 7,2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson have jointly penned a characteristically appalling op-ed in Foreign Policy magazine assigning primary blame to Israel for the war in the Middle East. The key to ending the violence, they contend, is for the United States and the European Union to recognize the Hamas terrorist organization as a legitimate “political force.” Equally laughable is Carter and Robinson’s contention that, by its agreement to the unity government, Hamas should be vicariously understood as assenting to the “technocratic” government’s agreement to the three Quartet conditions: “nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and adherence to past agreements.” In reality, as...
  • Jimmy Carter pushes US to recognize Hamas, slams Israel in op-ed

    08/05/2014 3:01:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 05, 2014
    Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington to recognize designated terror group Hamas as a legitimate “political actor”—while blasting Israel for its military campaign in the Gaza Strip. The scathing column on was written by Carter and Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson. The article called the current conflict a “humanitarian catastrophe,” and while acknowledging Hamas’ “indiscriminate targeting” of Israelis, focused its criticism on Israel. …
  • Carter Calls on EU to Label Products from 'Illegal Settlements'

    05/12/2013 10:42:34 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 12 replies
    Israel National News Arutz Sheva ^ | 05-12-2013 | Arutz Sheva staff
    Former US President Jimmy Carter has once again expressed his blatantly anti-Israel allegiances by calling on the European Union to “introduce proper labeling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” Carter was in Dublin together with former Irish president Mary Robinson and former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso for talks with Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore and diplomats from some 20 European countries on revitalizing the peace process in the Middle East. “With the Middle East peace process making no significant progress, we call on Europe to play a stronger and more independent role in...
  • In Dublin, former US President Carter calls on EU to start labelling products from ‘illegal’

    05/11/2013 10:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    European Jewish Press ^ | 5/11/13 | Yossi Lempkowicz
    DUBLIN -Former US President Jimmy Carter said in Dublin “the EU should move to introduce proper labelling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” (snip)It could therefore introduce a clear labelling of products made in Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law,” he added. Ireland currently holds the rotating EU presidency until end of June. Mary Robinson said this was not “an anti-Israel move,” but rather “a concrete step, supported by many of our Israeli friends, to revive the hope of a future state of Palestine
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • Detainees or POWs?

    01/24/2002 11:40:25 AM PST · by stop_fascism · 22 replies · 204+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2002 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Detainees or POWs? Ancient distinctions. By Mackubin Thomas Owens is professor of strategy and force planning at the Naval War College in Newport. His views do no necessarily reflect those of any agency of the U.S. government. January 24, 2002 8:55 a.m. as President Bush's decision launch a "war against terrorism" in response to September 11 now hoisted the United States on its own petard? That would seem to be the case as international organizations and even officials of allied countries such as Great Britain have intensified criticism of the United States concerning its treatment of captured al Qaeda and ...
  • U.N.'s Robinson: Cuba Detainees Are Prisoners Of War

    01/16/2002 8:55:32 AM PST · by RCW2001 · 63 replies · 3+ views
    U.N.'s Robinson: Cuba Detainees Are Prisoners of War Jan. 16 GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson said Wednesday the 50 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters being held at a U.S. Navy base in Cuba were prisoners of war and entitled to the protection of international law. Robinson said most legal experts disagreed with Washington's view that the fighters were "illegal combatants" and therefore not protected by the Geneva Conventions on prisoners rights. "The situation is complex (but) ... the overwhelming view of legal opinion is that they were combatants in an international armed conflict," the United Nations ...
  • NY Times Friedman says many in US 'fed up' with Israel

    10/22/2010 1:07:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies ^ | 10/22/10 | staff
    Columnist contends Americans no longer care about Israeli-Palestinian conflict and this could eventually hurt Israel's national security interests. New York Times opinion columnist Thomas Friedman said that many Americans are becoming "fed up" with Israel. Friedman's comments came in an interview with Channel Two reporter Dana Weiss to be aired on Saturday. Friedman stated that while the American public was by no means anti-Israel, they no longer care about the Israeli-Arab conflict and this could eventually hurt Israel's national security interests. Friedman added that he believes Israel is not doing the utmost to promote renewed peace talks with the Palestinians....
  • Should the Settlements Be so Vital to the Peace Process?

    10/22/2010 11:16:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 22, 2010 | Dennis Mitzner
    Putting aside the many intricacies of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are the settlements really the main reason why there is no peace between Israel and the Palestinians? To accept the notion of the omnipotence of the settlements-issue vis-Ă -vis the peace process is to set a dangerous precedent to future conflicts in which only one side is held accountable for its actions. The Palestinians and their many Western supporters seem to have manufactured a reality where truth has become irrelevant and perceptions rule the discourse. The constant human rights violations and the rabid anti-Semitism emanating from the Palestinian territories have become non-issues...
  • Carter, Robinson join anti-settler protest in Sheikh Jarrah

    10/22/2010 12:59:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 10/22/10 | Melanie Lidman
    Former US president Jimmy Carter joined several hundred protesters in the weekly anti-settlement demonstration in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Friday. Carter was joined by Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights. Carter addressed the crowd, stating that he does not believe that destroying houses or evicting families from homes they have inhabited for generations are just actions that can lead to peace. He praised the Sheikh Jarrah protesters and said that he hoped their struggle would soon bear fruit. (Snip) On Thursday, Carter and a delegation of influential
  • HONORING AN AMERICA-HATER (Why on earth did they give Mary Robinson the Medal of Freedom)?

    08/13/2009 5:41:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 4,445+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/12/2009 | GIL TROY & TEVI TROY
    THE Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. Past recipients include John Wayne, Norman Rockwell and Vaclav Havel. This year, one of the 16 recipients President Obama selected (along with such worthies as Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late Jack Kemp) is former Irish President and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. Bad choice. Robinson's views are well out of the American foreign-policy mainstream. Rep. Peter King (R-LI) says, "She is definitely from the school of moral equivalency which somehow invariably comes down on the side against vibrant democracies such as Israel and the United States."...
  • Mr. President Why Did You Give a Medal to TWO DIFFERENT JEW HATERS Today ?

    08/12/2009 3:09:59 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 526+ views
    The Lid ^ | 8/12/09 | The Lid
    Today the President handed out the Presidential Medal of Freedom to not one, but two Antisemites. There was has been a lot of written about one of of the recipients, former Irish President Mary Robinson, who was responsible for the 1991 UN Conference on Racism, which turned out to be a conference for every type of Antisemitism in the world. But the former UN hate monger wasn't the only Antisemite receiving a Presidential award today, the other one honored by the President was Bishop Desmond Tutu For example Tutu has made some very disturbing statements about the Holocaust. He has...
  • The Trouble with Mary Robinson

    08/09/2009 8:19:11 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 11 replies · 451+ views
    Pajamas MEdia ^ | August 9 | John Rosenthal
    President Obama’s awarding of a Presidential Medal of Freedom to former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson has sparked widespread criticism. Commentators have pointed to Robinson’s role in the infamous 2001 Durban “anti-racism” conference and, more generally, to what UN Watch has suggested is a long record of bias against Israel. Oddly enough, however, little has been made of Robinson’s views on America. More specifically, her once-upon-a-time, highly publicized, and controversial criticisms of the Iraq war and the “war on terror” appear to have fallen into a memory hole. And yet it is surely the latter — and...
  • Obama Honors an America Hater

    08/05/2009 11:06:15 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 4 replies · 832+ views
    The Medal of Freedom is America's highest civilian honor. This year, one of the recipients is Mary Robinson. The former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is best known as the architect behind the UN's disastrous Durban conference, known primarily for the US and Israel boycotting the racist, hatefilled platform given to Arab dictators. But not to worry, she also has a decades-long track record or bashing the United States and our foreign policy.
  • Mary Robinson's Disgraceful Medal--Obama administration is no friend to the Jewish people

    08/04/2009 6:22:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 538+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8-4-09 | Robert M. Goldberg
    The Obama Adminstration -- is it just President Obama -- seems to delight in provoking the Jewish people by either honoring or appointing individuals who have done one or more of the following: 1. Sided with Israel's enemies in diplomatic or military theaters, thereby giving them both political and strategic support. 2. Provided Israel's enemies with a forum for advancing anti-Semitic or anti-Israel propaganda or have willfully engaged in propagandizing themselves. 3. Singled out Jews and Israel as the primary obstacle peace in the Middle East and have advanced the argument that a Jewish or Israel lobby has created that...
  • Boo-hoo, poor Mary Robinson thinks she is 'bullied'

    08/03/2009 1:29:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 570+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/3/09 | Thomas Lifsen
    The sponsor of the anti-Semitic hate fests known as Durban I and Durban II, Mary Robinson, can't stand even the slightest criticism of her receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama. Stephen O'Farrell of the Irish Independent (Mary Robinson is Irish) reports her viewpoint: FORMER President Mary Robinson accused "certain elements" of the Jewish community of bullying after a number of pro-Israel lobby groups voiced concerns over her being awarded the top US civilian honour. ....
  • Who really selected Mary Robinson for the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

    08/02/2009 11:32:18 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 574+ views ^ | August 1, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    President Barack Obama's decision to bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Mary Robinson, who headed a United Nation Commission that condoned suicide bombing against Israelis and who also was in charge of the Durban Conference Against Racism that became an anti-Semitic hate-fest reminiscent of Nazi Germany (and that the Unites States and Israel boycotted, to Robinson's consternation), has elicited some measure of controversy. Jennifer Rubin at Commentary has been doing outstanding work detailing the history of Robinson; columnist Melanie Phillips has also responded while Eric Fingerhut of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has tried to minimize the controversy (as is...
  • Author of Durban I gets Medal of Freedom

    07/30/2009 2:03:28 PM PDT · by Piranha · 15 replies · 1,525+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 30, 2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mary Robinson, U.N. Commissioner and former president of Ireland, is being awarded the Medal of Freedom by Obama. Well, isn’t that just dandy. Who is Mary Robinson? You may remember her role in presiding over the infamous Durban I Conference. At the time she joined Rashid Khalidi at Columbia University (no, you can’t make this up), this report summarized the objections to her hiring, given her record in overseeing the infamous Israel-bashing event: Columbia has “become a hotbed of anti-Israel haters,” said the president of the Zionist Organization of America, Morton Klein. “It’s especially astonishing that a school with such...
  • Experts say US "war on terror" eroded rights worldwide

    02/16/2009 3:18:52 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies · 1,401+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 16, 2009 | Laura MacInnis
    Washington's "war on terror" after the September 11 attacks has eroded human rights worldwide, creating lingering cynicism that the United Nations must now combat, international law experts said on Monday. Mary Robinson, who was the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights when al Qaeda militants flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Centre and Pentagon in 2001, said the United States caused harm with some of the ways it responded. "Seven years after 9/11 it is time to take stock and repeal abusive laws and policies," the former Irish president said, warning that harsh U.S. detentions and interrogations in Iraq,...
  • Former Irish pres. talks at Hanover Inn

    10/08/2007 8:05:28 PM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies · 256+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | October 8, 2007 | Vera Bergengruen, The Dartmouth Staff
    Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson arrived at the Hanover Inn on Sunday afternoon ready to answer the questions of 20 lucky students. The first female president of Ireland, Robinson served from 1990-1997 and is one of the three 2007-2008 Montgomery Fellows. At the luncheon, students' questions ranged from her personal background to her politics. Article continues on at: ?> Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson arrived at the Hanover Inn on Sunday afternoon ready to answer the questions of 20 lucky students. The first female president of Ireland, Robinson served from 1990-1997 and is one of the...
  • Nelson Mandela's Group of Global Elders a Who's Who of Pro-Abortion, Pro-Population Control Movement

    07/23/2007 3:28:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,356+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/23/07 | John Jalsevac
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 20, 2007 ( - World famous opponent of South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, celebrated his 89th birthday last Wednesday by announcing the formation of a Global council of elders, known simply as "The Elders."So far The Elders includes Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Muhammad Yunus, Ela Bhatt, Graca Machel, and, of course, Nelson Mandela.  The group of high-profile international leaders is intended to be an independent body of "wise" men and women that will use their combined experience to solve any of the host of problems currently...
  • Degree of Dishonour at McGill [Mary Robinson honorary Phd]

    06/22/2004 1:38:59 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 726+ views
    IACT/Montreal Gazette ^ | 6-22-04 | Gil Troy
    As the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson presided over the 2001 World Conference against Racism that was hijacked by anti-Zionists who demonized Israel, bullied Jewish delegates and distributed crude anti-Semitic images. When McGill University announced it will grant an honourary doctorate to Mary Robinson, a "human rights leader," my first instinct was to be silent. I have no wish to politicize commencement… But in a world of ever-coarsening anti-Semitism and despicable rationalizations for suicide bombings, in a city which just endured the burning of a Jewish children's school library, at a university in which vandals scratched...
  • New Infections Among Women Still High: Living With HIV/AIDS in Louisiana

    11/29/2003 8:06:12 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 462+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 11-29-03 | Stingley, Alisa
    <p>Mary Lou Robinson heard the doctor's words. Until this moment, this day in September 1996, she didn't believe they could be true.</p> <p>"I'm sorry to inform you, you are HIV positive."</p> <p>The day before, the same doctor had recommended Robinson be tested for the virus that causes AIDS. She had had mysterious symptoms for two years that doctors and tests could not explain. But HIV never entered the realm of possibilities of what Robinson thought was making her sick.</p>
  • Supreme Court citing more foreign cases Scalia: Only U.S. views are relevant (Watch Out)

    07/09/2003 7:33:36 PM PDT · by youknow · 41 replies · 1,532+ views ^ | 07/09/03 | Joan Biskupic
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's reference to foreign law in a ruling last month that overturned state anti-sodomy statutes stood out as if it were in bold print and capital letters.</p> <p>Writing for the majority in a landmark decision supporting gay civil rights, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that the European Court of Human Rights and other foreign courts have affirmed the ''rights of homosexual adults to engage in intimate, consensual conduct.''</p>
  • Supreme Court citing more foreign cases

    07/08/2003 3:39:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 28 replies · 150+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 7/07/03 | Joan Biskupic
    <p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's reference to foreign law in a ruling last month that overturned state anti-sodomy statutes stood out as if it were in bold print and capital letters.</p> <p>Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy cited foreign law in the landmark case involving gay civil rights.</p>
  • European Union Influenced Supreme Court Sodomy Ruling

    07/08/2003 1:06:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 143+ views ^ | 7/07/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff's Fr. Michael Reilly says there may be more than meets the eye behind the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week in the Texas sodomy case. As the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Texas' sodomy law continues to generate controversy, Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute reveals a disturbing new element. The high court used foreign precedents in formulating their decision. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy referred to a "Friend of the Court" brief submitted by former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. "This Court should not decide in a...
  • UN human rights chief quits with swipe at Washington

    09/14/2002 7:17:53 AM PDT · by Ranger · 29 replies · 193+ views
    smh ^ | September 14 2002
    Mary Robinson ... brought a more outspoken style to the job.   In the final days of her five years in office, Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has sharply criticised the United States for eroding civil liberties at home and human rights standards around the world since the September11 attacks."The United States could be a leader in combating terrorism while upholding human rights," Mrs Robinson said."Instead, it has sought to put all the emphasis on combating terrorism and has not been fully upholding human rights standards. And that's having a ripple effect on other...
  • Robinson Says Criticizing Developed Countries "Extremely Important"

    08/21/2002 3:08:27 PM PDT · by GeneD · 5 replies · 186+ views
    BEIJING -- UN Human Rights Chief Mary Robinson stressed Tuesday it was "extremely important" that developed countries, not just poorer ones, are condemned if they violate freedoms. Speaking on her final mission to China, the world's largest developing nation, Robinson defended her practice of criticizing Western countries such as the United States, AFP reported. "I do believe that it is extremely important the human rights message is conveyed to either developed or developing countries," Robinson told reporters. "I'm aware that there has been resistance in some developed countries in relation to criticisms that have been made." Robinson noted that when...
  • Indigenous peoples need higher profile in mainstream media, UN panel told

    05/14/2002 2:44:52 PM PDT · by RippleFire · 4 replies · 199+ views
    United Nations ^ | May 14, 2002
    Indigenous peoples need higher profile in mainstream media, UN panel told 14 May – Indigenous issues and indigenous people must be ensured a “fair shake” in the mainstream media, experts told a panel discussion held this afternoon at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The panel of indigenous journalists and writers on indigenous topics stressed that commercial media outlets generally only report on indigenous issues in the context of negative news, according to Barbara Pyle, a filmmaker and former Vice President of Environmental Policy for Turner Broadcasting Network, who moderated the event. The solutions panelists had proposed was, “you have...
  • UN raps US for rejecting International Court (Obvious barf alert)

    05/07/2002 7:26:34 AM PDT · by zapiks44 · 29 replies · 295+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2002 | Andrew Cawthrone
    U.N. Raps U.S. for Rejecting International Court Tue May 7, 8:15 AM ET By Andrew Cawthorne LONDON (Reuters) - U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson Tuesday criticized Washington's abandonment of a new international court for the world's worst crimes, calling it regrettable and worrying. Joining a chorus of international condemnation, she said however that even though the U.S. stance on the International Criminal Court set a bad precedent, the new institution should survive without backing from the world's only superpower. "I believe it has been a remarkable success story...the International Criminal Court will go forward strongly and will...
  • UN human rights mission contacts Israel seeking cooperation for visit

    04/09/2002 8:37:08 PM PDT · by RippleFire · 3 replies · 172+ views
    United Nations ^ | April 9, 2002
    UN human rights mission contacts Israel seeking cooperation for visit9 April – A high-level United Nations delegation of human rights experts set to visit the Middle East, sought today the cooperation of the Israeli Government, which said it would study the request. The three members of the mission - to be led by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson - received a communication from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN in Geneva that their request for the country's cooperation had been forwarded to its Government and would be given careful consideration in light of the unfolding...
  • A Palestinian mother bids farewell for her son before 'martyrdom' (wishes she had 100 more like him)

    03/15/2002 12:41:39 PM PST · by GuillermoX · 50 replies · 239+ views
    Arabic News ^ | 3-15-2002
    A Palestinian mother bids farewell for her son before 'martyrdom'Palestine-Israel, Politics, 3/15/2002 " I wish I had 100 sons like Muhammad ( her son) so as I will sacrifice all of them for the sake of God," said the Palestinian woman Mariam Farhat and was heard by thousands of viewers of the US "Fox News" network while she was eulogizing her son. This was however, the first time a "Palestinian martyr" appears in a TV tape with his family before the execution of the operation. Hours after that and within 15 minutes, last Thursday, Muhammad emptied his bullets and 6...
  • Afghan Truth Commission Requested

    03/10/2002 5:16:13 AM PST · by RippleFire · 5 replies · 208+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | March 10, 2002
    Afghan Truth Commission Requested Sun Mar 10, 8:51 AM ETKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson on Sunday said a proposed truth commission in Afghanistan (news - web sites) must investigate atrocities committed by all factions, not just the ousted Taliban. Photos AP Photo Audio/Video (AP) quot;It's not acceptable in the context of Afghanistan to look at a partial truth,quot; Robinson told reporters in the Afghan capital of Kabul.On Saturday, she and Afghan interim leader Hamid Karzai endorsed the idea of a truth commission to uncover atrocities committed over two decades of war.But Karzai's government may be...