(Human Rights Watch) – Israel is allegedly pressuring United Nations officials in Jerusalem to keep the Israel Defense Forces off the UN secretary-general’s “list of shame” of armed groups that commit grave violations of children’s rights during armed conflict, the Guardian reported last week. According to the article, senior Israeli officials warned the UN children’s agency working in Israel and Palestine not to discuss adding Israel to the list with local civil society groups, or face serious consequences. It is, of course, understandable that Israel does not want to be on this annual UN list. No country does. That’s the point of the list.