Tag: United Nations

Unilateral recognition of Palestinian state is non-effective says Czech Foreign Minister

Unilateral recognition of Palestine as a state is non-effective because there will be no consensus between Palestine and Israel, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek told a breakfast meeting of The Israel Council on Foreign Relations at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem on Wednesday.   Zaoralek is in the region to meet with Israeli and Palestinian […]

Washington Against PA’s UN Resolution

The United States made clear on Tuesday that it is against the Palestinian Authority’s plan to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for an end date for “Israeli occupation”.   State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated to Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, during a […]

Palestinians to seek end of ‘occupation’ later this month at UN, PA official says

The Palestinian leadership is planning to submit a draft resolution later this month to the UN Security Council that will seek an end date to the “Israeli occupation,” a senior official said on Tuesday, according to an AFP report.   According the AFP report, though the US is expected to veto the resolution, Wassel Abu […]

Bilateral talks failed, we’re going to UN

“No other solution has been proposed by the United States” to achieve peace and the establishment of a Palestinian state, senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Wassel Abu Yusef told AFP. “The US administration is pushing to resume bilateral negotiations, even while it’s clear that these have failed throughout the last few years.” The last […]

Erekat threatens renewed push for Palestine recognition

Since the collapse of US-led peace talks with Israel in April, the Palestinians have turned to the United Nations and international organizations to seek recognition for their state. In 2012, the Palestinians won the status of UN observer state. With peace talks now bogged down, the Palestinians have warned they would go ahead with plans […]

Israel’s post-Gaza war meeting with UN body: Hit, miss or just showing commitment?

The Monday meeting in Geneva between an Israeli delegation and the UN Human Rights Committee is a routine encounter that entails lots of discussion and little fanfare.   Yet the Israeli delegation at Monday’s meeting included the Justice Ministry’s director-general, Emi Palmor, for the first time, as well as Deputy Attorney-General Roy Schondorf and IDF […]

UN Inquiry Chief Rejects N. Korean ‘Charm Offensive’

A judge who led a United Nations inquiry into North Korea’s human rights record says the North should be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court for its dismal record.   Retired Australian Judge Michael Kirby spoke to reporters Wednesday in New York, ahead of a decision next month by a U.N. committee on whether to […]

UN Calls for National Water “Affordability Standard” in America

As more than one billion people oppressed under United Nations member regimes struggle to live on less than $1 a day, the UN’s “human rights” brigades visited Detroit this week — where the average welfare benefits amount to almost $30,000 per year — to call for a national “affordability standard” for water. According to the […]

U.S. Calls on ‘All Sides to Respect the Status Quo’ of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power warned Tuesday against “provocations” at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, calling on “all sides to respect the status quo of this holy site” but making no mention of recent Palestinian rioting there.   Speaking during a U.N. Security Council session, Power did not assign blame for the current tensions on […]

UN chief Ban Ki-moon to set up Gaza conflict inquiry

He said the independent investigation would look into most serious cases where innocent people were killed.   The inquiry will also analyse the reported use of UN facilities by Palestinian militants to store weapons.   Some 2,100 Palestinians were killed in the conflict, along with 67 Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel.   The […]