U.N. Rights Group Calls on China to Release Lawyer
A United Nations human rights agency has demanded that the Chinese government immediately release a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who has been detained for nearly a year, according to a statement released on Monday by an advocacy group. The lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, had said he was tortured during previous rounds of detention.
Libya and the Responsibility to Protect
In response to Muammar el-Qaddafi’s continued assaults on civilians in Libya, the United Nations Security Council adopted a unanimous and historic resolution in an unusual Saturday night session.
Green Movement: Israel’s High Birth Rate Not Sustainable
Party leader Prof. Alon Tal said that political parties should work toward eliminating allowances and other incentives designed to encourage families to have more children.
Now We Must All Stand With The Lady
She hasn’t been able to talk to her supporters in over seven years. But two days ago, they gathered at the iron gates surrounding the decaying home that has been her prison for 15 of the past 21 years. As they cheered and cried, she said to them, “Thank you for welcoming me like this. We haven’t seen each other for so long, I have so much to tell you.”
The Simple Tool That Saves Women’s Lives
A cardboard box is saving the lives of thousands of people in Africa. It’s called a solar cooker, and it is pure ingenuity. Take two pieces of cardboard, add some tinfoil and sunlight—and anything can be cooked. You can even get water to boil.
An Unsimulated Success
Israel’s Dr. Amitai Ziv has been awarded the Bronfman Prize for his work in risk-free medical education.
Israel Proposes Itself as a Location of World Desertification Research Centre
Desertification currently affects some 400 million people around the world.