Tag: United Nations

Huckabee: We should jackhammer the UN into the East River

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Tuesday called for the U.S. to rid itself of the United Nations, after the U.N. voted to censure Israel for settlement-building. “I think we ought to get jackhammers and we ought to jackhammer the whole thing off, float it into the East River,” Huckabee told “Fox & Friends.” […]

No veto: UN Security Council adopts anti-settlement resolution; U.S. abstains

U.S. didn’t veto the resolution because it’s consistent with U.S. policy, Samantha Power says; Trump: ‘Things will be different after Jan. 20’; Palestinian envoy: This is a step toward healing 70-year wound.   Read More: No veto: UN Security Council adopts anti-settlement resolution; U.S. abstains – Israel News – Haaretz.com

UN resolution is one of dozens of rebukes against Israel in 2016

he latest United Nations Security Council vote, which is not just about Israeli settlements but also challenges Israel’s claim to parts of the Old City of Jerusalem among other sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, is just one of dozens of anti-Israel measures passed by the world body in 2016. The U.N. General Assembly […]

Trump: We’ll get peace deal done despite UN vote

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday night that the UN Security Council vote demanding Israel halt construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem would make a peace deal “much harder,” but opined that such a deal could happen anyway. “The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder […]

Benjamin Netanyahu defends response to UN vote: ‘Israel will not turn the other cheek’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved from an offensive to defensive posture on Monday regarding the UN Security Council vote, rebuffing criticism that his angry response was too aggressive and saying that Israel will not “turn the other cheek.” During an event in Ma’alot-Tarshiha to launch a new socioeconomic plan for the Galilee, Netanyahu said he […]

Israel threatens to give Trump ‘evidence’ that Obama orchestrated UN resolution

Israel has escalated its already furious war with the outgoing US administration, claiming that it has “rather hard” evidence that Barack Obama was behind a critical UN security council resolution criticising Israeli settlement building, and threatening to hand over the material to Donald Trump. The latest comments come a day after the US ambassador to […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to US: ‘Veto UN resolution on settlements’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activities in a vote scheduled for Thursday. Netanyahu said in a message on Twitter that the United States “should veto the anti-Israel resolution.”   Read More: Benjamin Netanyahu to US: ‘Veto UN resolution on settlements’ – […]

U.N. Council to Vote on Resolution for ‘Cease’ of Israeli Settlements

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on a draft resolution that would demand that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” Egypt circulated the draft on Wednesday evening and the 15-member council is due to vote at 3 p.m. ET on […]

Aleppo evacuation: UN backs sending monitors

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution calling for UN officials and others to monitor the mass evacuations from rebel-held east Aleppo and the safety of civilians still there. Some 13,000 people have left the area since Thursday, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. The evacuation deal also includes government-held parts of […]

Ban Ki-moon says UN has ‘disproportionate’ focus on Israel

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the organisation has a “disproportionate” volume of resolutions against Israel, which he believes has “foiled the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively”. Addressing the UN Security Council on Friday, Mr Ban said: “Over the last decade I have argued that we cannot have a bias against […]