Tag Archive for anti-Israel bias

UN agency places blame on Israel for failed Palestinian economy

Based on “speculation and a non-scientific ‘what-if’ logic,” the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development published a report that blames Israeli military rule on the failed Palestinian economy, ignoring rampant corruption throughout the PA & Hamas governments, inept leadership, misappropriation of humanitarian aid for terror-tunnel construction, and laws deterring cooperation with Israelis.

By MAX SCHINDLER

 

A United Nations agency accused Israel on Wednesday of impeding Palestinian economic development amid a half-century of military rule over the West Bank and a decade-long joint Egyptian blockade of Gaza.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development published a report that tries to estimate the cost of Israeli military rule on Palestinian industries such as agriculture, fisheries, quarry mining, tourism and manufacturing. Continue Reading »

Drought-Stricken African Country Refuses Water Technology From Israel

Preferring to support the anti-Israeli BDS movement, the government’s antisemitic politics was so domineering that it refused Israel’s aid, even for sake of its water-parched citizens.

By Charles Gardner

 

As Jews celebrate the time in ancient Persia when they were rescued from annihilation, anti-Semitism rears its head at UK universities and the South African Parliament.

The effects of the longstanding drought that has struck South Africa’s Western Province could have been alleviated if they had accepted an Israeli offer of help, the Cape Town Parliament heard.

Israeli company harnesses the sun to purify water – Screenshot

In responding to a state of the nation address from new President Cyril Ramaphosa following the resignation of Jacob Zuma amidst allegations of corruption, opposition MP Kenneth Meshoe revealed that the Jewish state had offered their world-renowned expertise in the prevention of water shortages. Continue Reading »

Report: UNICEF finances anti-Israel organizations

The watchdog group, NGO Monitor, calls for UNICEF to sever all ties with BDS groups after it transferred $1 million donated by Canada to Palestinian ‘educational’ groups that back BDS boycotts of Israel.
• The non-Governmental organization urges increased oversight on donated funds to Palestinian groups.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is actively supporting anti-Israel boycotts, NGO Monitor watchdog group president Gerald Steinberg contends.

Steinberg recently revealed to members of the Canadian Parliament how money donated by their government for educational programs was being misused by organizations to which UNICEF had transferred the money and which promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Continue Reading »

Palestinian women’s group snubs LA Women Rights March over pro-Israel speaker

The Palestinian women’s organization claimed Scarlett Johanson was an unacceptable guest speaker due to her pro-Israeli links, so they refused to participate.

By i24NEWS

 

The Palestinian American Women’s Association boycotted a women rights march in Los Angeles on Saturday saying Scarlett Johanson was not an acceptable guest speaker.

According to their statement on Facebook, Johansson “has expressed her unapologetic support of illegal settlements in the West Bank, a human rights violation recognized by the international community whose calls only led to a reaffirmation of her position, sending a clear message that Palestinian voices and human rights for Palestinians do not matter.”

Scarlett Johansson as spokesperson for SodaStream, an Israeli made drinks company.

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Lebanon follows its Gal Gadot film ban by blacklisting Steven Spielberg

The Lebanese Daily Star reported Monday that Lebanon’s economy minister recommended the film, ‘The Post’ for blacklist because of its director Steven Spielberg, who has been blacklisted since his 1994 film ‘Schindler’s List.’

By AMY SPIRO

 

First Gal Gadot. Now Steven Spielberg. And even Daniel Radcliffe.

The Lebanese government is missing out on some quality cinema because of its efforts to boycott the State of Israel.

According to reports on Sunday and Monday, famed director Spielberg’s latest film, The Post, would be banned from screening in Lebanon.

The Lebanese Daily Star said on Monday that the economy minister recommended the film for blacklist because of Spielberg. Continue Reading »

Palestinians now exploit UNICEF in its political battles against Israel and the IDF

The nonprofit watchdog group NGO Monitor just revealed that “UNICEF Palestine” has joined other UN NGOs, such as UNESCO, UNRWA in its political war on Israel, by targeting the IDF to be added to a U.N. blacklist of organizations that violate children’s rights, e.g. Islamic State (ISIS), al-Qaida, Boko Haram and the Taliban.

By Liora Cohen

 

Anti-Israel activity at the United Nations is mainly associated with UNRWA and UNESCO.

UNRWA, the aid agency for Palestinian refugees, has a reputation for inciting to violence and perpetuating the Palestinians’ refugee status, while UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural agency, consistently denies any Jewish links to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu instructs Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO to submit formal withdrawal

Emmanuel Nahshon, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson released in a statement, “The letter will be submitted by Ambassador Carmel Sharma-Hacohen in the coming days, certainly before the end of the year.”

By EYTAN HALON

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday to submit a formal letter to the organization’s director-general announcing Israel’s departure from the UN body.

“The letter will be submitted by Ambassador Carmel Sharma-Hacohen in the coming days, certainly before the end of the year,” said Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon.

Israel’s UNESCO envoy, Carmel Shama-Hacohen – Ynet (not accredited)

The UNESCO constitution holds that a country’s withdrawal from the organization takes effect on 31 December of the year following that during which the notice was given.

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VIDEO: Israel’s PM Netanyahu’s Responds to UN General Assembly Vote on Jerusalem

WATCH: PM Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel’s rejection of the resolution, praised the countries that didn’t vote in favor of it.
– PA autocrat Abbas referred to vote as a “victory for Palestine.”
– Haley: US will “remember” this day of being “singled out.”
– Amb. Danon: Supporters of resolution are puppets “forced to dance while the Palestinian leadership looks on with glee.”

By HERB KEINON

 

US threats to cut off aid to countries voting in favor of a General Assembly resolution condemning the US for deciding to move its embassy to Jerusalem did not move the needle too far inside the world body, as the measure passed by a vote of 128 against nine, with 35 abstentions. Continue Reading »

Banned Israeli appeals German court’s ruling on Kuwait Air’s racist passenger policy

The Israeli man’s appeal argues that the Frankfurt district court’s controversial ruling facilitated “anti-Semitic discrimination to be imported into [Germany] and helped whitewash and sanitize it…We cannot allow our laws to be subverted by the state-sponsored racism.”

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff

 

An Israeli man appealed on Monday against a German court’s ruling upholding Kuwait Airways’ right to ban him from boarding a flight due to his citizenship, a legal decision that triggered sharp criticism from German officials and Jewish groups.

The appeal argues that the ruling accepted a racist Kuwaiti law and allowed the airline to override German laws requiring that airlines transport any passenger with valid travel documents, according to the Lawfare Project, which filed the appeal. Continue Reading »

EU foreign policy chief vows to declare Jerusalem capital of Palestine

European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says, ‘Only realistic solution is two states with Jerusalem as capital of both,’ adding King Abdullah of Jordan was ‘very wise man’ who should be listened to on Jerusalem, stressing how diplomatic efforts with Jordan, the US, and Russia needed to ensure Palestinians’ rights,’ she added.

By Reuters

 

The EU’s top diplomat pledged on Thursday to reinvigorate diplomacy with Russia, the United States, Jordan and others to ensure Palestinians have a capital in Jerusalem after President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel’s capital.

With President Trump at Kotel wearing a kippa, a message was sent as to the site’s Jewishness – White House/YouTube

The European Union, a member of the Middle East Quartet along with the United States, the United Nations and Russia, believes it has a duty to make its voice heard as the Palestinians’ biggest aid donor and Israel’s top trade partner. Continue Reading »

EU envoy warns Trump over damaging repercussions should U.S. recognizes Jerusalem

Did the European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini warn Putin, as she did US President Donald Trump, when Russia recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital this past April?

By David Rosenberg

 

The European Union chastised President Donald Trump over his hesitation to renew a waiver permitting the US embassy to remain in Tel Aviv, and warned him of “serious repercussions” if the US recognizes Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem.

The EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, issued a statement Tuesday warning the White House of “consequences” if it either relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, or even formally declared its recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »

Pro-Palestinian NGO maneuvering for control over Israel’s archeological discoveries

While cynical resolutions are passed without credence at UNESCO and other United Nations NGOs with impunity, it would be disastrous for Israel to intrust “neutral” international bodies to oversee archeology discoveries in Jerusalem, for surely first the Jewish connection would disappear, followed by Christianity’s.

BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD

 

In Israel, archeology is far more than just science.

Indeed, perhaps more than any other country, the stakes of antiquities unearthed here could not be higher in terms of geopolitical implications used by warring factions to determine “facts on the ground” in the most contested region in the world.

Magdala stone with Menorah that was found in the Archaeological site inside the Migdal Synagogue area – Photo- Wikimedia Commons/Hanay

The battle between right- and left-wing ideologues is evident at archeological sites in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, where discoveries are routinely exhibited to the world as evidence of Israeli sovereignty in the Jewish homeland or as an occupier. Continue Reading »

Sour Grapes: Arab Knesset Member laments UN’s celebration of Israel’s independence

Israeli Arab parliamentarian, MK Ahmad Tibi exploits platform at the UN to censure Israel for celebrating the 1947 Partition Plan that subsequently led to its independence.

By Itamar Eichner

 

MK Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) attacked Israel and a UN-held celebration of the 1947 Partition Plan vote which led to Israel’s Declaration of Independence, saying it is hypocritical of the state to celebrate such an event while denying Palestinians independence.

Speaking at a United Nations convention held in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Tibi panned Israel for what he says are discriminatory acts.

MK Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) attacks Israel at the UN Nov.29, 2017 – Ynet

“Instead of working for equality, peace and acceptance of the other, the Israeli government promotes the Nationality Bill that speaks of self-determination only for Jews and establishes communities without Arabs,” said Tibi, adding that “the Joint List is working together with democratic Jews against the flood of these laws in order to bring about a better life.”

Tibi, who was one of the main speakers at the event, also attacked the conduct of Israeli security forces and “policemen who killed innocent and holy Palestinians are still walking freely.”

He listed the names of Arab residents he claimed were wrongfully killed by Israeli forces, including: 22-year-old Khair al-Din Rouf Hamdan from Kafr Kanna, who was shot by police after violently threatening them with a knife; 50-year-old Yaqub Abu al-Qiyan from Umm al-Hiran, who was shot after police mistakenly thought he was about to commit a ramming attack; and 27-year-old Muhammad Taha, who was shot by a civilian security guard during violent riots that broke out in Kafr Qasim. Continue Reading »

Video Report: UN official ‘proudly’ presents 5 anti-Israel reports

In the all-too-common U.N. Israel-bashing bias that’s corrupted the international body, watch Craig Mokhiber, director of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), confess his ‘honor’ in submitting 5 different anti-Israel reports.

By Human Rights Voices

 

 

 

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UNHRC to become BDS’ greatest champion

As well as some 50 int’l companies, approximately 100 Israeli companies operating in the West Bank and east Jerusalem received a formal warning they will appear on the UNHRC blacklist.
Israel’s UN envoy, Danny Danon said the UN Human Rights Council will become ‘the world’s biggest promoter of BDS.’

By The Associated Press

 

Weeks ahead of the expected completion of a UN database of companies that operate in Israel’s West Bank settlements, Israel and the Trump Administration are working feverishly to prevent its publication.

While Israel is usually quick to brush off UN criticism, officials say they are taking the so-called “blacklist” seriously, fearing its publication could have devastating consequences by driving companies away, deterring others from coming and prompting investors to dump shares of Israeli firms. Continue Reading »