Tag: United Nations

Abbas Will ‘Drop a Bomb’ on Israel at the UN

A senior member of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction said that Abbas will “drop a bomb” against Israel at the UN General Assembly on Friday.   The senior official, Jibril Rajoub, said in an interview on Palestinian Arab media that the move would be an integration of the international community into “the […]

Is Abbas’s UN trip Israel’s last hope for peace?

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will arrive in New York for the United Nations General Assembly and is expected set a time limit for Israel to withdraw from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, in exchange for a peace deal.   It is the latest example of Abbas’s attempt to seek international recognition […]

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support

Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary”. A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference in Paris talks said support would include “appropriate military assistance”.   The talks had been called to agree a strategy to combat the group, which controls large […]

Core Problems with Common Core

Support plummets for a United Nations inspired plan to federalize education and turn students into global citizens.   By Rick Brinegar   “It seems inevitable that the more people learn about Common Core, the less they like it.” – Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project         Is Common Core Good for […]

Nato to strengthen military exercises after Russia ‘aggression’

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said the transatlantic military alliance will draw up new defence plans following Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine.   In an interview with French regional newspaper Midi Libre, published Sunday (4 August), he said that “Russia’s aggression was a warning and created a new security situation in Europe”.   “We will […]

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were “no guarantees” the lull in violence would bring an end to the 24-day-old Gaza war. The surprise announcement came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

White House slams Israel for ‘indefensible’ shelling of UN school

A White House spokesman held Israel responsible on Thursday for the shelling of a UN facility in Gaza this week, condemning the incident as “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible,” and calling on Israel to do more to avoid civilian casualties. Israel talks frequently about the importance it places on sparing civilian lives but the United […]

Israel must do more to live up to its high standards of protecting civilians

The Pentagon called on Israel on Thursday to do more to protect civilian life during its military operations in Gaza, saying the conflict was taking too high a toll on civilians. “The civilian casualties in Gaza have been too high. And it’s become clear that the Israelis need to do more to live up to […]

UN accuses Israel over Jabaliya attack

UN spokesman Chris Gunness said “the world stands disgraced” by the attack, in which 15 died and dozens were hurt. The Israeli military said an initial inquiry suggested soldiers responded to mortar fire. The military says it is now holding a partial, four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. Some 1,200 Palestinians and 55 Israelis have been killed in […]

UN Human Rights Council Accuses Israel of ‘Acting in Gaza Like the Nazis’

The UN Human Rights Council held a special session in Geneva on July 23, 2014 to declare effectively that Israelis do not have human rights. The session ended with a resolution that launched an “investigation” into what the Council decided in advance were Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights. The vote was 29 in favor, 1 against […]