Tag: United Nations

Bolton warns Obama on Israel action at UN

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton warned Sunday that President Obama should not take any actions before leaving office that could hurt Israel at the U.N. Bolton said during an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis that there is “a lot of speculation over in Turtle Bay at U.N. headquarters about resolutions that recognize a Palestinian state […]

Donald Trump and the U.N.: Signs of Clashing Views on Many Issues

In the genteel, carpeted halls of the United Nations headquarters, a 20-minute walk from Trump Tower, diplomats from the world over are holding their breath about the American president-elect. The optimists among them are expressing relief that Donald J. Trump said nothing during the campaign about dismantling the United Nations altogether — or turning its […]

Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government

A UN proposal to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo has been rejected by the Syrian government. Under the plan, rebel-held eastern Aleppo would remain under opposition control if rebel fighters withdrew. Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, who met the UN envoy to Syria on Sunday, called the idea a violation of “national sovereignty”. […]

Obama mulling support of UN resolution against Israeli settlements

Two months before leaving office, US President Barack Obama is considering a last minute move vis-à-vis the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a White House official told American Jewish reporters in a briefing on Tuesday. Obama is considering several options suggested by his advisors at the National Security Council. One option would be giving the US’s support to […]

International mayors denounce UNESCO for ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount

An international delegation of mayors presented a resolution to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, decrying the recent UNESCO resolution that denies Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount. The resolution states that UNESCO must cease to repeatedly exacerbate tensions. “In recent days, UNESCO joined the community of deniers by voting in a secret […]

Israel preparing for one-sided UN Security Council resolutions

Some members of the United Nations Security Council are planning anti-Israel resolutions during the last days of the Obama administration, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, told Arutz Sheva. This comes as no surprise. The Ambassador reported that he had been alerted to a specific effort to pass one-sided, binding resolutions in the […]

IS hangs bodies of 40 civilians from poles in Iraqi city, UN says

So-called Islamic State (IS) shot dead 40 civilians on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after accusing them of treason, the United Nations says. Their bodies were then hung from electricity poles in several districts, the office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner said, citing sources. A man was also reportedly shot dead […]

Top EU Official Disputes That Trump Could Upend Iran Nuclear Deal

Asked Thursday about President-elect Donald Trump’s threats to tear up the Iran nuclear deal once in office, the European Union official tasked to oversee its implementation said it was not a bilateral agreement but a multilateral one, enshrined in a U.N. Security Council resolution. E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s words reinforced those of Iranian […]

UN Members Pass Nine Measures Targeting Israel

While Americans were voting in an election watched around the world Tuesday, at the U.N. in New York it was business as usual, as a key General Assembly body passed nine draft resolutions condemning Israel. In most of those votes at the General Assembly’s fourth committee, the United States and Canada joined Israel and a […]

UN climate chief: No doubt world will shift to low emissions

Climate negotiators started work Monday on implementing the Paris Agreement on global warming amid uncertainty over how the U.S. election will impact the landmark deal as temperatures and greenhouse gases soar to new heights. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa told delegates in the rain-soaked Moroccan city of Marrakech that “no politician or citizen, no business […]