Witnesses include: C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State; Martin Indyk, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State; Morris Abram, Chairman, U.N. Watch; John Bolton, Senior Vice-P resident, American Enterprise Institute; Ronald Lauder, Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CPMAJO); accompanied by Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice-Chairman (CPMAJO); Harris Schoenberg, Director of U.N. Affairs, B'nai B'rith International; and Bruce Ramer, President, American Jewish Committee.
This book examines the creation and formative years of the United Nations Human Rights Council which was created in 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights. The book assesses the extent to which the Council has fulfilled its mandate. International law and theories of international relations relating to international organizations are used to examine the Council and its functions. Council sessions, procedures and mechanisms are analysed in depth and particular consideration is given to whether the Council has become politicised to the same extent as the Commission.
"A revised and updated version of the classic guide to the Arab-Israeli conflict including all the events since Oslo. Israel's roots. The Arab-Israeli wars. The United Nations. The refugees. The treatment of Jews in Arab/Islamic countries. Israel's treatment of Arabs. The "al-Aksa intifada. Jerusalem. U.S. Middle East policy. The peace process. Settlements. The media. New maps and charts."--P.  of cover.