Tag: United Nations

UN report: Israel is ‘key cause’ of Palestinian suffering

Israel’s occupation in the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza are the primary cause for Palestinian “humanitarian needs,” according to a UN report released Wednesday. Published in English, Hebrew and Arabic by the Palestinian branch of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the report — titled “Fragmented Lives” — bills […]

Nikki Haley to Visit Israel After Showdown With Anti-Israel UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Tuesday that she will travel to Israel after first addressing the notoriously anti-Israel Human Rights Council in Geneva – a body which the U.S. boycotted in March. Haley’s office announced that the trip, taking place between June 5-10, will include a visit to Israel, where she is […]

Norway, UN rip Palestinian Authority for naming women’s center after terrorist

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is coming under unusual fire from the United Nations for naming a women’s center after a notorious terrorist. U.N. officials, as well as Norwegian officials, took issue with the Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WTAC) for naming a West Bank center after Dalal Mughrabi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, according […]

UN Security Council condemns N.Korea’s latest missile launch

The United Nations Security Council condemned on Monday North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and expressed concern over the Asian state’s “highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance” of the 15-member body. The Security Council is due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss Sunday’s missile launch at the request of the […]

Iran Still Developing ICBM Technology Despite UN Resolutions

Director of US National Intelligence Daniel Coats said as he briefed the Senate on national security that Iran has continued its ballistic missile work in violation of UN resolutions. The US intelligence head stressed that Iran has been steadily improving the range and power of its ballistic missiles in order to develop technology capable of carrying a nuclear warhead […]

‘Efforts to repeal UNSC motion against Israeli settlements in the works’

Efforts to repeal the infamous UN Security Council resolution number 2334, condemning Israeli settlements, are in underway, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the Jerusalem Post’s diplomatic correspondent on the stage at the paper’s 6th annual conference in New York on Sunday. “It’s not easy because [countries like] Russia and China will […]

Trump sends ‘much smaller’ team to UN climate change summit

A “much smaller” US delegation is set to attend a United Nations climate change summit in Bonn, Germany as Donald Trump considers withdrawing from the historic Paris Agreement, the White House has said. The agreement, signed by nearly 200 countries in December 2015, looks to cap the increase in world temperatures to “well below” 2 […]

Conference of Presidents blasts UNESCO

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Wednesday condemned the latest decision by UNESCO’s Executive Board which denies Israel’s sovereignty over its capital, Jerusalem. The resolution, which passed Tuesday, declares that “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to […]

Jerusalem mayor: UNESCO denial of Israeli sovereignty ‘absurd and political’

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Wednesday – supported by a cross-section of residents and visitors – uniformly condemned UNESCO’s most recent resolution attempting to sever Jewish ties to the capital of Israel. Noting that he led members of the organization’s delegation on a private tour of the City of David just weeks earlier to prove […]

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

The United Nation’s cultural body on Tuesday passed the latest in a series of resolutions that denies Israeli claims to Jerusalem, in a move both forcefully condemned by Israel and touted as a diplomatic feat due to the growing number of countries that opposed it. Submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, […]