As reported by Vijay Prashad:United States votes against the world to shield Israel at the UN Human Rights Council. 29 of the 46 countries voted to set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate war crimes by Israel. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki: "Israel is perpetrating huge crimes in Gaza. It is killing whole families.
"For the first time in six years, the Oscars ratings dipped---down to an estimated 36.6 viewers.