Category Archive: United Nations
Israel ranked 14th happiest country
UN-commissioned report finds social factors as significant as economic ones You might not guess from conversations with the average man in the street, but Israelis are among the happiest people in the world. Israel ranked 14th in the World Happiness Report, published last week by Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Continue Reading »
Israel cuts all ties to UN Human Rights Council
‘If anyone from the council calls us, we just won’t answer the phone,’ says senior official, following UNHRC’s planned settlement probe Israel is cutting off all relations with the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Foreign Ministry announced on Monday. The move comes as a response to the council’s decision Continue Reading »
Lieberman calls UN human rights group ‘ridiculous’ and ‘irrelevant’
Foreign minister cites UNHRC’s hypocrisy after announcement of fact-finding mission to the West Bank Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reacted Friday to an announcement by the UN Human Rights Council of a fact-finding mission to the West Bank by calling the organization “ridiculous” and “irrelevant,” according to Voice of Israel Radio. Continue Reading »
Hamas official to address UN human rights body
MK Hotovely: ‘This is a new record for the world’s anti-Israel lie industry’ Senior Hamas official Ismail al-Ashqar is set to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday, Ma’an News reported. Amongst the issues he will address is the issue of Hamas members who Continue Reading »
Israel chides UN over its silence on rocket fire
Ambassador Prosor’s letter to Ban Ki-moon reads ‘Ten days. Ten rockets. Not one word of condemnation from the Security Council’ Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor sent a stern letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing outrage over the UN’s failure to condemn the firing of rocketsfrom the Gaza Continue Reading »
Security Council condemns terror attacks on Israelis abroad
Security Council says ‘any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations.’ Israeli ambassador: UN broke 7-year silence The UN Security Council condemned Thursday night “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack in New Delhi, India aimed at Israel’s diplomatic personnel, as well as and the recent Continue Reading »
Anti-Israel Hypocrisy at the UN
Morocco, replacing Lebanon on the United Nations Security Council, wasted no time in raising the issue of Israeli settlements after a closed-door Security Council meeting on January 10th about the unrelated topic of Children and Armed Conflict. As the United States representative is reported to have pointed out, Morocco’s request Continue Reading »
Revisionism, rejectionism and Arab-Israeli peace
The suffering of Jewish refugees from Arab countries must be acknowledged, compensated for their losses. While serving as a Canadian delegate to the annual inter-parliamentary hearing at the United Nations, I came across an exhibit marking the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The central theme of Continue Reading »
Israel’s treatment at the UN ‘obsessive’ and ‘ugly,’ U.S. diplomat says
Speaking at Conference of Presidents event, American UN envoy Rice says Obama administration committed to oppose efforts to ‘chip away at Israel’s legitimacy.’ U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice denounced the treatment Israel receives in the United Nations on Thursday, adding that American support of Israel’s security was Continue Reading »
US proposal links Palestinian aid to halting UN push
Spending plan released by congressional Republicans allows continued aid so long as Palestinians not admitted as state to more UN organizations. J Street: Good news The US Congress would allow American economic aid to the Palestinians to continue next year so long as Palestine is not admitted as a state Continue Reading »
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