Yes, the UN is clearly biased when it comes to Israel

by Yousef Munayyer

You’ve heard the refrain time and again. The UN is biased against Israel. Israel is guilty of a wide range of violations of international law and human rights. Many stem from its ongoing military occupation and and colonization of Palestinian territory in the West Bank and Gaza, but many also go back to 1948. You’d think that the UN would have, given its supposed bias against Israel and Israel’s long track-record of breaking international law, long ago placed sanctions on Israel.

The Whitewashing of Ariel Sharon

by Yousef Munayyer

It was inevitable, I suppose. The legacy of Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli Prime Minister who died recently after years in a coma, was the subject of much debate and conversation in the Israel/Palestine discourse this week. Some mainstream American media outlets did a particularly poor job, however, in characterizing the life of the man.