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Sunjeev Bery
Sunjeev Bery serves as Advocacy Director for Middle East North Africa issues at Amnesty International USA.

Sunjeev holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Harvard Public Service Fellow. He is a recipient of the 2007 Asian Law Alliance Community Impact Award and has received commendations from the California State Senate and Assembly for his human rights advocacy.

Sunjeev is based in Washington DC.

(Note: Published pieces unrelated to human rights do not reflect the positions of Amnesty International. Older columns under a separate archive can be read here. These pieces were written before Sunjeev joined the staff of Amnesty International USA.)

Entries by Sunjeev Bery

How Long Will the U.S. Turn a Blind Eye to Its Role in this Bloodshed?

(3) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 9:51 AM

As the U.N. General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Thousands of people from the...

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Does the New York Times Know the Difference Between a Rocket and a Bomb?

(24) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 6:58 PM

At this time of writing, the temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has ended. Against the backdrop of Gaza's destruction, Israeli and Palestinian combatants are once again at war.

In its coverage of the conflict in Gaza and Israel, the New York Times has used a daily chart...

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What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

(137) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 11:57 AM

Co-authored with Edith Garwood of Amnesty International USA.

Despite talk of a peace process, the Israeli army has ordered the eviction of some 1,000 Palestinians -- men, women and children -- from their homes in the occupied West Bank. Why? Because the military wants to turn...

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What Will President Obama Whisper in This King's Ear?

(2) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 9:58 AM

Co-authored with David Stamps and Jihane Bergaoui of Amnesty International USA

Today, Morocco's King Mohamed VI will shake hands with President Barack Obama at the White House. The event isn't expected to generate headlines, simply because Morocco is widely thought of as a rare haven of stability in...

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One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

(62) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 12:52 PM

Wednesday morning, U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Israel to much fanfare. He said that he has come to listen. One place he should start is the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

I visited Nabi Saleh last week as part of an Amnesty International...

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This Weekend in Bahrain: Will US Officials Stand Up for Freedom?

(13) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 5:06 PM

In the island nation of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, a man by the name of Nabeel Rajab is sitting in jail for the "crime" of peaceful protest. But the government that has imprisoned him is a U.S. military ally, and the Obama Administration has

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Saving Star Wars

(158) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 11:35 AM

While Hurricane Sandy was pounding on our windows, Disney quietly slipped the announcement that it had purchased Lucasfilm under our doors. For just over $4 billion, Disney will not only acquire the special effects machine that George Lucas built, but it will also get its hands on three treatments for...

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