|31. Arab Commission for Human Rights [10/29/2004] Ref #11189|
The Arab Commission for Human Rights is an independent non-governmental organization dedicated to the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the Arab world.
|32. The Evolution of the Rule of Law in Palestine [10/29/2004] Ref #11191|
To understand the current 'rule of law' developing in the nascent state of Palestine, the constitutional and legal developments of historic Palestine should be kept in mind.
|33. The Right to Free Expression and the Right to Peaceful Assembly – The Case of the West Bank and Gaza, January 1, 1999 - April 30, 2000 [10/29/2004] Ref #11197|
A look inside the Palestinian Authority and for case studies of its misuse of power against critical journalists, protesting workers, and others – from false arrest to use of torture in order to silence criticism and prevention of peaceful assembly,
|http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/S&r/English/pdf/Series Study 23.pdf ()|
|34. Promoting Religious Freedom in Campaign Against Terror [10/28/2004] Ref #11178|
The task for the United States is to project American values in our foreign policy so that Middle Easterners can make an educated choice about how best to order their own societies so as to be constructive, productive members of the global community.
|Amy W. Hawthorne Soref | Washington Institute for Near East Policy|
|35. Religious Freedom - Graphic [10/28/2004] Ref #11181|
Graph of religious freedom in various parts of the world.
|36. Internet in Jordan [10/28/2004] Ref #11183|
Internet use has grown rapidly in Jordan, with the government extolling its virtues and imposing few restrictions. Authorities have been more tolerant toward news and comment online than toward traditional print and broadcast news media, with the result that Jordanians can obtain information from the Internet that is either taboo or ignored in the local print press.
|Human Rights Watch|
|37. Saudi Arabia Blocks Religious Web Sites [10/28/2004] Ref #11184|
Saudi Arabia's Internet Services Unite "oversees and implements the filtration of Web pages in order to block those pages of an offensive or harmful nature to the society, and which violate the tenets of the Islamic religion or societal norms."
|38. State Dept Blasted for Praising PA 'Religious Tolerance' [10/27/2004] Ref #11164|
- Is the Palestinian Authority a model for religious tolerance? According to the State Department's annual International Religious Freedom report, the PA "generally respects religious freedom in practice," it "attempts to foster goodwill among religious leaders" and it "makes a strong effort to maintain good relations with the Christian community." But with Israel designated as a country that has "discriminatory legislation or policies disadvantaging certain religions" and PA abuses all but ignored.
|http://www.freedomhouse.org/religion/country/Israel & occupied/State b lasted.htm ()|
|39. Israel is both Jewish and democratic [10/25/2004] Ref #11146|
In Justice Barak's view the State of Israel is the state of the Jewish people. It must be secure and strong, immigration must be increased and Zionism strengthened. At the same time, and with no contradiction, the state must defend the dignity and freedom of every person living within it, whether Jewish or not.
|Aharon Barak | forward.com|
|http://www.myjewishlearning.com/history_community/Israel/Israeli_Polit ics/IsraeliSupremeCourt/DemocraticJewish.htm ()|
|40. Freedom of Religion in Israel [10/24/2004] Ref #11137|
the lack of separation between law and religion enables the legislature, influenced by political considerations to command the support of the religious parties in the Knesset to diminish the civil rights and freedom from religion.