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Amal Alamuddin Will Serve on the UN's Gaza Human Rights Commission

Amal Alamuddin Will Serve on the UN's Gaza Human Rights Commission

Amal Alamuddin has been appointed to serve on a new three-member commission for the United Nations to look into Israel’s possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza.

The London-based international law specialist is engaged to George Clooney and will serve alongside Senegal’s Doudou Diene and Canada’s William Schaba.

Navi Pillay
, the UN high commissioner for human rights, says that Israel’s airstikes could amount to war crimes in Gaza.

“There are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes,” Pillay said.

UPDATE: Amal has turned the down position – read her statement now

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  • Natural Nia

    i believe that old geezer clooney is just marrying this woman for her status, money and connections

  • Sarah

    Good for her

  • LOL

    Well Clooney bought her this new job, knew their were perks in dating an A-Lister.

  • stacy

    All of a sudden she is abig dhot considering no one heard of her a year ago.Yes dating a well known celeb has bought her into the UN sight.

  • Lurker

    Courtest of George she got this Job

  • James

    @Natural Nia: Agreed. For years now the rumors have been that George Clooney wants a bigger, more political presence than just being worshipped in Hollywood. Get a respected lawyer/diplomat wife, etc. – sounds like he’s making way with his goal to be a senator, or governor, or whatever. Emphasis on whatever.

  • vronica

    commission?it’s a no brainer even an idiot knows that israel committed war crimes no need for commission ,children of gaza RIP god bless all palestinian even the freedom fighters of hamas

  • louisa

    THIS and MANY of her future jobs are bec of clooney! AND EVERYONE including the d**k clooney sees and knows that!!!

  • star

    she looks like michael jackson‏

  • tick

    @star: Agreed. George Clooney has strange taste in women. Probably due to self-esteem issues.

  • sillyme

    Wow, I guess getting married to Clooney has its perks. Will this Council also look at how Hamas uses women and children as human shields, and intentionally fires missiles from in front of schools and hospitals?

  • louisa

    @vronica: DID YOU JUST CALL HAMAS A KNOWN AND CONFIRMED TERRORIST GROUP “FREEDOM” FIGHTERS????????????????? LOLLLL… ISIS, HAMAS, AL QUAEDA ARE ALTHE SAME!! THEY ARE THE ANIMALS THAT ATTACKED THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, THE TRAIN IN SPAIN, THE BOSTON MARATHON ETC….. THEY WANT DESTRUCTION IN THE WORLD- THEY KILL AND HIDE BEHIND THEY’RE OWN WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THEY BURY WOMEN AND CHILDREN ALIVE. BEHEAD THEIR ‘ENEMIES’ AND PUT THEIR CUT OFF HEADS ON FENCES FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. AND THROW ROCKETS INTO CIVILIZED COUNTRIES THAT WANT TO LIVE IN PEACE AND COWARD BEHIND THEIR OWN WOMAN AND CHILDREN IDING BOMBS AND MSSILE IN TER OWN HOES AND SCHOOLS. THEY KILL ANYONE THAT ISNT TERRORIST LIKE THEM. THEY’VE MURDERING CHRISTIANS AND KIDNAPPING AND RAPING WOMEN ALL THRUOUT THE MIDDLE EAST THIS VERY MOMENT!!! YOU’RE SICK AND DEMENTED. ITS NAZIS LIKE YOU THAT CAUSE CORRUPTION AND HATE IN THIS WORLD!!!!!

  • Jessy

    shocker! the UN has hired a-man allamudin for this. the woman is a social climbing dawg and GC is insignificant!

  • Ken

    @louisa: I respect your argument but no one will take you seriously if you write in all caps. Seriously, get it together. If you want to make a mature point, write maturely.

  • Josie

    @vronica: it seems you have it backwards fu**head!! hamas is a very well known terrorist movement. it is the ignorant phony BS backward advertisement for terrorists like hamas by people like you that makes very clear the ignorant d*ckhead you are!!!

  • Custesy of Clooney

    Ahh Papa Clonney bought her a UN seat, whisch wasnt able to do before she was attactched to Clonney she was just a lawyer . now look at her moving up teh ladder in the speed of light.

  • kj

    yep politics all the way for washed up actor Clooney and his wife. This is an arranged marriage to get him into the governors mansion or higher in near future.

  • fameho

    So she herself being a palastinian would she be fair on this new project?

  • l8r

    Amal is nothing more than a racist anti-Semitic pig. Of course she will find that Israel is guilty of something for defending itself against constant Hamas rocket attacks. The Hamas charter calls for the destruction of Israel via rocket attacks and secret tunnels built to infiltrate into Israel to kill and kidnap Israelis. As for Navi Pillay, do your research on her. She has condemned Israel from the day she took office and she will continue to condemn Israel because she’s another Israel hater. These two are filled with hatred for Israel. If anyone thinks that Amal will vote in favor of Israel I have a bridge I’d like to sell them. I hope she and Clooney have a marriage filled with misery and more misery.

  • 2 famehoes

    Next we will hear he wants to become governer this is all in aid of his political ambitions , he’s alreday paid for her UN job .

  • louisa

    @Ken: “KEN” IS IT ?? — ITS CUTE HOW YOU TRY TO DETRACT FROM THE TRUTH!!! WHAT A SAD CASE YOU ARE , ALBEIT A VERY TRANSPARENT ONE!! LOL THANKS FOR THE LAUGH! AND PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TELL “NO ONE” AS YOU STATED IN YOUR COMMENT AND EVEROYNE WHO LIVED 9/11 AND THE OTHER TERROR ATTACKS AROUND THE WORLD HOW IMPORTANT IT IS NOT TO WRITE IN CAPS. BEC THATS THE REAL ISSUE TO YOU… TRANPARENT LAMEA** THAT YOU ARE!! BYE!

  • Zuraya

    @Ken: I would also yell to the top of my lungs if I heard someone call Hamas mass murderers “freedom fighters”. Good job @Louisa.

  • Just Saying…

    What Israel did in Gaza is the definition of War Crimes and a Genocide. The irony in Israel committing a holocaust and using terms launch as “concentrate” and “exterminate” when referring to the Palestenians is incredibly disturbing and quite sickening, to say the least. If they get away with their massacre, then you know there is no hope left in humanity. Muslims are being slaughtered and butchered in front of the entire world yet everyone is smirking because they feel justified for murdering an entire race for the actions of a handful of people on 9/11 (which were orchestrated by the US government, by the way, but the citizens are too stupid and bigoted to realize or even care). Nobody speaks about the US killing innocent Iraqi civilians all in the false quest to seek “weapons of mass destruction” that were never found.
    9/11 brought and created many fanatics that day. Bringing your bigotry, racisim and own extremist views to the forefront. It’s true what they say, “You end up becoming what and whom you hate the most”.

  • mekaela

    You haters are racist and messy with your
    Nasty comments you people act as if only
    Jews deserve rights on this planet and
    no one else gtfoh you hate blacks and anyone
    Dare to have an opinion stfu this woman is educated
    And have a career before she met George the
    Sad thing if you don’t bow down to Jews to hell
    with everyone else wow

  • angie

    wow, all this negative and incorrect information about amal!! she has been working with the UN for years. this is her job, she is a human rights lawyer, and was before she met clooney. why all the negativity? leave it alone.

  • Ken

    @louisa: Still using caps. Still not taken seriously.

  • Ken

    @Zuraya: That’s fine, it’s your choice. I’m still just giving you advice on caps versus no caps, and not at all judging your position on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. It’s great to be passionate about something, but anyone with an ounce of intelligence (especially with regard to insight on the conflict) wouldn’t take someone seriously who writes online in all caps, much akin to an angry 12-year-old.

  • kati

    @#20 – The rumor that George Clooney wants to run for California governor has been around for a long time. Problem #1 – he needed a wife. Problem #2 – he chose an anti-Israel Lebanese Arab, who will not go over well in the very liberal state of California. Problem #3 – he has absolutely no experience in politics other than raising money for certain causes and making speeches for and against certain causes. California needs and is entitled to someone with more than those credentials.

  • gary

    Some of you defenders of Hamas are beyond belief. Hamas puts its rockets in UN schools, hospitals, mosques, parks and other venues and then proceeds to fire these rockets into Israel on a whim. And you people expect Israel to just sit around and wait to get fired upon. Well, think again.

  • RME

    @l8r: you’re so dumb and ill informed. Somebody might as well record your redundant rhetoric about “Hamas iz terriizz”, “Jews have riiiiight to kill Palestinians and DEFEND iz’sulf so stfu evrbudy” and this bulls.h.i.t about “anti-semitism”….blah blah when somebody so much as says something that gets the precious brows furrowing from disapproving Jews and Christians. Those excuses are being used as a disguise to get away with genocide. You’re worried about the Muslims “jihad” and “sharia law” when the real concern should be Jews and Christians getting away with their own “jihad” all in the name of their religion and “holy land/children of God” BS. Do yourself a favour and really think hard about what you’re preaching to see if you come across as a hypocrite before you start pointing fingers with your dirty a/s/s hands. See if what you’re saying contradicts your own views and beliefs.

  • Umm…

    @louisa: Your loud rant is most likely going to be ignored since no rational or logical person is willing to start a discussion or debate when the other person is YELLING like a buffoon.

  • l8r

    @#30 – you may not like my opinions but I’m entitled to them, just as you are entitled to your opinions, without being called childish names. You don’t have to try and insult someone just because you disagree with them; grow up.

  • thats all!!

    @Just Saying…: you must be living in a world benh a rock! did you actually just write ..”a handful of peele” cased 9/11 ..oh child you ae so ignorant and misinformed. the “handful” of people you speak of are the very same people (the tens of thousands of terrorists who form al qaeda, hamas, and Isis ) who are slaughtering tens of thousands of christians in the middle east as you read this..they are orchestrating death and destruction to america and the world. they are kidnapping and violently raping women. they have cut off the heads of men who dont want to be terrorists like them and put the heads up on fences and took pictures for the world to see. they are the very people who hide their weapons and misiles in schools and homes where children and women are. they are the very people you see on video saying they wontstop their destruction until their terorist flag replaces the american flg atop the white housethey hide behind their wives and children while they scatter like rats into caves. they use millions of dollars meant to be used for schools and hospitals to build death tunnels for the sole purpose to kidnap and murder. so dont call the terrorist of 9/11 handful of people for they are a party of a grand network of tens of thousands (and growing) of terrorists whose sole purpose is to kill! and remember .israel has a big christian and muslim community whom stand behind their military and safety of israel. israel is fighting for jew and non-jew alike .and to @mekaela perhaps you should read up on your history before making such blatant anti-semetic comments. it is your comment that is racist!

  • @33

    @thats all!!: How do you think Christians and the US looks in the eyes of the Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Palestinians, etc–when THEY are witnessing THEIR loved ones being executed in front of them? Their homes and families forever destroyed. I know this may be difficult to comprehend, but believe it or not, Christians and Jews aren’t the only ones who love their mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and family. There is an entire race and species out there that exists apart from ‘Western beliefs’. And guess what? They’re people too. They have feelings as well. You are to the what they are to you–terrorist.

  • What a snooze!

    Murder on either side is no answer. Amal is in it for Amal. Perhaps this new position was part of the deal these two struck. Yes, she is using George like the rest of the paid bedwarmers. That is a given. Considering her families history of supporting Hamas and other questionable groups, it will only be a matter of time before it becomes negative for them. Clooney has made mistakes before, but nothing of the magnitude of this one. Shame.

  • @33

    @@33: *You are to them what they are to you–terrorist.*

  • Disband it!

    The UN is a joke and this appointment further illustrates that point.

  • strt

    @#19 – Yes, the Hamas charter calls for the destruction of Israel, whether through rocket attacks, tunnels to kill and kidnap Israelis or by any other means. Hamas doesn’t want Israel to exist. Well Hamas, too bad, because Israel isn’t going anywhere.

  • Education is a must

    @vronica: freedom fighters? U mean terrorist, like the one that went straight into the twin towers? Yea… Nice people… Not!

  • Education is a must

    @Just Saying…:
    I suggest u educate yourself on the Israel-Hamas war before speaking cause If you thing that what Israel Is found is wrong then u should see what Hamas did to Israel for the past 30 years!
    Did u ever had a suicide bomber at the mall near your home? How bout one in restaurant? On buses? With kids and old people!
    How about rockets daily for 14 years killing children and grown ups? How bout kidnaps and executions?
    All of this are crimes and all if this is Hamas.
    Just educate yourself please.
    Have a nice day.

  • bicurious

    She is a smart and successful human rights lawyer and she made it to where she is through her own strengths. Would you ladies be happier if Clooney married a bimbo like Jessica Simpson………geez when will we women stop stomping our our sisters who are out there making it in the world?

  • RIP Robin Williams

    @Education is a must: The irony in your name is so great. What an oxymoron.

  • You’re the Terrorists

    @Josie:

    Hamas are NOT terrorists. The terrorists are the European illegal refugees terrorising and occupying the Palestianian people. Perhaps you should read some history books before you call innocent people whoes lands have been stolen by whites savages from Europe terrorists. You white barbarians think you can occupying others like you have done to the Australians, Canadians. American and NZ indigenous people without fighting back. After the world has seen your blantent savagery against the Natives of Palestine the world now knows the real terrorist are the European criminals Occupying Palestine.

  • You’re the Terrorists

    @l8r:

    LOL. And since when did white people from Europe become semitic? The anti-semitics are the unwanted European refugees Occupying Plaestine.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIm1GgfRz6M Living in a box

    Israel have been killing palestine since 1940′s. Back then there is no Hamas. Many report are saying there is no evidence of human shields. It’s just a made up zionist propaganda. And YES!!! ISRAEL IS TERRORIST STATE!

  • ismail

    @kati: well said but I bet he will get the votes he needs even if this is fake. It could never happen in England everyone would see through the pr. But what I can’t understand is why the UN would want her she get paid through a private funding for her work for Saif al-Islam(colonel gaddafi son) and her family hate Jews. Maybe GC thinks marrying into a muslim family he will get money and support in the middle east for his political career.

  • jaz

    @bicurious: In England there are QC and Judges who are more qualified but she is getting the attention because of who she is with not because of her work as a junior counsel providing research etc.for the QC who lead all the cases it’s not the other way round. So this is her way of getting a promotion which you get for the years of experience and metric not the casting couch. Do you really think people in the field of law at her level and above her want be poking fun at her. She can get away with this in America who think she’s English but not in a England who see her as an immigrant.

  • jenny

    @kati: American are stupid and I bet he will get the vote but I don’t know with a Muslim wife on his arm so he might be in love after all because he why would his pr team not choose an English girl.

  • Ami

    This idiot Clooney is just trying to get into politics. He is soooo not into girls. Political move this marriage.

  • hank

    I’m all for common law in place, mainly soccer as a peace sport in this region. This woman has experience in the field, so it is not so much the merit system for the job.

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