Tag: United Nations

Come to Jerusalem Instead of ICC

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday urged Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to renew peace talks instead of pursuing efforts at the International Criminal Court (ICC) or United Nations.   “There is no other way than direct negotiations. Unilateral steps will not solve the conflict, but just give more power to the extremists,” Rivlin […]

Quartet to Meet to Discuss Israel-PA Peace

Envoys from the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia will meet later this month to discuss the next steps to address the Israeli-Palestinian Arab crisis, officials said Thursday, according to AFP. The gathering of the group, known as the Middle East diplomatic quartet, will take place January 26 in Brussels to […]

UN says alarmed by ‘downward spiral’ of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed that Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in a downward spiral of actions and counter actions and calls on both sides not to exacerbate existing divisions, a senior UN official said on Thursday.   Israel is withholding critical tax revenue and seeking ways to prosecute Palestinian leaders for war crimes […]

‘UN Encouraging PA to Avoid Negotiations’

“In 1967, eight Arab heads of state attended a summit in Khartoum to formulate the policies of the Arab states in conflict with Israel. They emerged with their famous three ‘no’s’ – no negotiations, no recognition of Israel, and no peace. Even when it seemed impossible, Israel continued to strive for peace,” said Prosor.   […]

Mother of 4-year-old killed by mortar during Gaza war testifies in UN inquir…

Israel is officially boycotting a UN commission investigating possible war crime committed during Operation Protective Edge, known as the Schabas Commission, but this has not stopped Gaza border community members from testifying in front of the commission. In the past few days, several residents have given their testimony, including the mother of Daniel Tregerman – […]

First UN assembly on anti-Semitism to be held next week

The UN General Assembly will hold its first-ever special meeting on “the global outbreak of anti-Semitism” on January 22.   Thirty-six countries in cooperation with the Israeli mission petitioned President of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa of Uganda to hold the session.   Led by Israel, other signatories on the petition included the US, Canada, […]

Jerusalem begins diplomatic fight against UN Commission inquiry on Gaza

Israel this week launched a campaign to thwart the UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza, directing its diplomats to ensure that a majority of the 47 countries on the UN body that established the commission do not endorse its report.   The commission, headed by William Schabas, is due to present its findings to the […]

New Iran sanctions violate deal, will be vetoed

Any bill from Congress regarding new, nuclear-related sanctions on Iran during international talks over its nuclear program will be vetoed by US President Barack Obama, the State Department said on Tuesday. Talks resume between Iran, the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany in Geneva this week. The parties seek to […]

Sen. Lindsey Graham vows ‘violent pushback’ against U.N.

There will be “a violent pushback if there’s any effort by the U.N. Security Council to set the terms of peace negotiations” between the Israelis and Palestinians, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday night during a press conference in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   Graham’s comments came against the backdrop of the unilateral […]

IAEA to discuss Iranian offer to allow ‘managed access’ to site

The UN nuclear agency said on Friday it would discuss an Iranian offer for access to a region where explosives experiments may have taken place, but that it was not as straightforward as suggested by Tehran.   Iran told a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday it would let the IAEA […]