In welcoming the long-term ceasefire in Gaza, United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope on Tuesday that it will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian Authority PA peace deal. Read More: UN Chief Hopes Ceasefire will Lead to Peace – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva.
This week, more than 40 heads of state and government from across Africa are joining President Obama in Washington for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Since 2000, the continent has seen enormous progress. Rates of extreme poverty and hunger are down. The number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa dropped by almost 40 percent […]
It’s a new method of teaching under Common Core national education standards – called “critical thinking” – that critics say skips over the facts and details behind important historical events such as the framing of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a new method of teaching under Common Core national education standards – called “critical […]
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas apparently plans to ask the UN Security Council to force Israel to withdraw from territories that came under Israel’s control in the wake of the 1967 Six Day War. Abbas’s initiative – backed by Hamas – will undoubtedly succeed in increasing diplomatic pressure on Israel within the UN, a […]
Some are calling it the “Common Core Twist.” No, it’s not a new dance move. Read More: Common Core gives new twist to U.S. history.
Outgoing UN human rights commissioner Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the UN Security Council for failing in Syria, as a UN report indicated the death toll there has reached over 191,369 people, spurred by horrific war crimes. Read More: Syria Death Toll 100 Times Higher Than Gaza – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.
The US has joined the European push for a UN resolution to end the fighting in Gaza, Channel 10 reports Friday – and Israel might be considering accepting the terms of a potential proposal. Read More: Israel Considering a Truce to ‘Strengthen’ Egypt – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.
In a recent essay entitled, “The Strategic Significance of the Internet Commons,” former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff describes cyberspace and the Internet as a “global commons” that must come under “global governance.” This is the latest salvo in an ongoing campaign by a disparate congeries of internationalists, socialists, communists, and jihadists to […]
As protests and looting continue in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is demanding that local law enforcement adhere to what his office cryptically referred to as “international standards.” Read More: UN Boss Pushes “International Standards” for Ferguson Police.
The US and other western powers have exerted pressure on the International Criminal Court at the Hague to prevent a war crimes probe of Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip, The Guardian reported on Monday, quoting former court officials. During Operation Protective Edge, the Palestinian Authority has threatened to request that the court look […]