Human Rights Watch report shows Israeli banks funding illegal settlements in Palestinian land

By Middle East Affairs Seven banks in Israel are funding and supporting the unlawful expansion of settlements in the West Bank revealed a report. Human Rights Watch published a 41-page report, “Bankrolling Abuse: Israeli Banks in West Bank Settlements,” which shows the deep ties of the banking community in illegal settlements. The report has

UN urges Iran to stop juvenile executions

By Middle East Affairs The United Nations called on Iran on Friday to stop its executions of convicts who committed their crimes when they were younger than 18, Reuters reports. Three people were executed in January for murders committed at 15 or 16, which U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad