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Many people who have never heard of the U.N. Human Rights Council might reasonably ask why this body has the name that it does, upon learning that one of its members, China, is currently engaged in genocide against its Uyghur Muslim minority.

Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to invent something. Being that I’m a lawyer, not an engineer or artist, I have always known this was more of wish than a real possibility.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reminds me of the story of the guy who killed both his parents and then pleaded for the mercy of the court because he was an orphan. As he heads into the witness stage of his trial on corruption charges, the prime minister is objecting to his trial being conducted during an election campaign. Israel heads to the polls for the fourth time in two years on March 23.