Executive Board of UNESCO passed resolutions declaring that both, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, are “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”
By RINA BASSIST
The PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday morning adopted resolutions 28 and 29, titled “Occupied Palestine,” which state that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory” and condemning the construction of the security fence and “other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”
The Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where the Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as well as three Jewish matriarchs, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are entombed.
Ignoring the fact that Israel does not torture arrested children, nonetheless the United Church of Christ passes a resolution against Israel claiming it does torture Arab children, and calling for end of US military assistance, but ignores the fact that ‘the children’ are extremely dangerous, having perpetrated some of the most violent, deadly crimes in Israel. – WATCH Israel Police video of 13, 15yr-old Palestinians on a stabbing spree.
The United Church of Christ overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning Israel for its treatment of Palestinian Arab children living in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.
Children are inspired by Palestinian TV programing to become ‘shaheeds’ (a Muslim martyr)
The vote Sunday night by delegates at the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland, was 79 percent in favor, 13 percent against and 9 percent abstaining, according to a statement issued by the UCC. Continue Reading »
A United Nations group has charged Israel in their report of using “force that has at times been deemed excessive” against the Palestinians, “which may have amounted to extrajudicial executions.”
By Itamar Eichner
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accused Israel in a report Wednesday of using “force that has at times been deemed excessive” against the Palestinians, “which may have amounted to extrajudicial executions.”According to ECOSOC, from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, Israeli security forces killed 63 Palestinians, including 19 children, and wounded 2,276 others, including 562 children.
Nov 25, 2015 – As daily Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis continue, and while most int’l media outlets choose to downplay or ignore the Israeli suffering – Israel Hayom journalist Lital Shemesh decided to do something to raise awareness of the 22 Israelis murdered so far in shootings, stabbings and car-ramming terror attacks by murderous Palestinians.Continue Reading »
During the debate over a divestment resolution, University of Wisconsin anti-Israel activists called the Jewish community “oppressors”, saying Jewish students oppose divestment against Israel because it threatens their “white privilege.”
The student government of the University of Wisconsin-Madison unanimously passed on Wednesday a divestment resolution targeting companies operating in many countries that included an amendment specifically about Israel.
An amendment added to the one-page resolution, which Jewish students said brought the resolution more in line with the proposal that failed a month ago, blames Israel for police violence against African-Americans, citing an exchange program in which senior American police officers travel to Israel to learn about counterterrorism, the pro-Israel organization StandWithUS said in a statement. Continue Reading »
According to leaked transcripts to an Egyptian daily newspaper, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Susan Rice met with Palestinians Saeb Erkat and Majed Faraj in Washington, for the purpose of drafting the upcoming Egyptian proposal to the UN Security Council.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Prior to the UN Security Council vote on anti-Israeli settlement resolution 2334, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with a Palestinian delegation in early December in Washington to discuss the draft, agreeing to cooperate, according to transcripts released by Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Saba’a.
According to the report, Kerry along with US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, met with Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erkat and Majed Faraj, head of the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service. Continue Reading »
According to John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, President Obama’s intentions were far more devious than just betraying America’s closest ally in an act of utter cowardice.
When Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations abstained from a vote condemning Israel at the global body, it was the final perfidy of a president who has alienated and bullied the Jewish state for the entirety of his presidency.
Barack Obama’s Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power speaks to the UN Security Council after abstaining on an anti-Israel resolution, December 23, 2016 – UN video screenshot
Leading Jewish human rights organization releases its 2016 ranking of the 10 most profound acts of antisemitic and/or anti-Israel cases of the past year, with President Obama’s UN vote, that disavowed Jewish/Israel’s ownership of the Western Wall, Jerusalem and Judea & Samaria, heading the list.
The US abstention from a recent vote against Israeli settlements at the UN Security Council topped the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list released Tuesday of 10 worst outbreaks of Jew-hatred and anti-Israel incidents.
After west African oil producer reneged on promise to abstain and then voted in favor of UNSC anti-Israel resolution condemning settlements, PM Netanyahu ends all aid to Angola, who by the way, occupies the province of Cabinda, who’s people have been fighting for independence since 1960. (–Who strong-armed Angola to brake promise to Israel?)
By Itamar Eichner & Eitan Goldstein
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to announce on Tuesday that Israel will suspend all development aid to the African nation of Angola following the latter’s support of a recent UN resolution condemning Israeli West Bank construction. Continue Reading »
In an Israel TV2 report, it was reported by a close Abbas associate that the Palestinians Authority has collected names and photographs of hundreds of Israeli soldiers in order to have them charged by the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
The Palestinian Authority is in the process of collecting the details of various Israeli soldiers in order to take them to the International Criminal Court in 2017, a prominent Palestinian journalist said Sunday, according to Israel’s Channel 2.
In showing the public his true feeling towards Israel, Obama opens the door for Abbas’ PA to pursue countless charges against Israeli citizens at the ICC and elsewhere.
WATCH: Netanyahu briefs cabinet members with Jerusalem’s initial plan to deal with UN Security Council vote, tells ministers to “behave with discernment, responsibility, and also with composure.”
By Nitzan Keidar
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened this morning’s (Sunday) weekly government meeting with the decision of the UN Security Council regarding the communities of Judea and Samaria.
“I join in the government member’s feelings of anger and frustration at the decision which is imbalanced and hostile to Israel that was improperly taken by the Security Council,” opened Netanyahu.
English follows opening address in Hebrew (Open English subtitles for Hebrew opening.)
“This obviously stands in open contradiction to traditional American policy that pledged never to try to force conditions for a permanent framework or anything connected to this through the Security Council, and clearly also contradicts an explicit commitment of President Obama in 2011 to refrain from taking such steps,” said Netanyahu. Continue Reading »
Although the anti-Israel resolution adopted by the UN Security Council has no immediate practical ramifications, it could pave the way for lawsuits against Israel at the ICC, the EU and others could initiate sanctions against any Israeli company or institution seen as violating resolution, and of course this resolution legitimizes boycotts on all settlement products, services, and organizations.
By Itamar Eichner
The UN Security Council’s Resolution 2334, which was adopted on Friday, may not have immediate practical ramifications, but it could open the door to lawsuits against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and for sanctions to be imposed on Israel—both by the UN and by individual countries. Continue Reading »
Israeli officials are fuming at President Obama. “The US administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tail wind for terror and boycotts and effectively make the Western Wall occupied Palestinian territory.” – In betraying Israel in such an unprecedented way, Obama was also forcing a new, anti-Israel policy, on the upcoming Trump presidency.
By Elior Levy and Roi Kais
An Israeli official on Friday accused President Barack Obama of colluding with the Palestinians in a “shameful move against Israel at the UN” after learning the White House did not intend to veto a Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem the day before. Continue Reading »
Diplomats expose the Obama administration for planning to allow the anti-Israel resolution, a unilateral move by Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, that sought to bypass direct peace talks with the Jewish state and undermine Israel by classifying Jewish home construction in Judea & Samaria and parts of Jerusalem as illegal.
By Elad Benari
The United States was planning to abstain from the vote at the UN Security Council on a resolution which would have called on Israel to halt “settlement building”, U.S.-based media outlets reported on Thursday.
Several diplomatic sources told NBC News that the outgoing Obama administration had planned to abstain from the vote, which would have been seen as a slight to Israel. Continue Reading »
After Obama’s months-long refusal to guarantee an American veto, Israel persuades Egypt to postpone today’s UN security council vote requiring Israel’s ‘immediate and complete halt to all [Jewish] construction in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.’ – WATCH: Netanyahu urges US to veto resolution.
Egypt postponed “potentially indefinitely” a UN Security Council vote on Thursday on a resolution it proposed demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, diplomats said, saying Cairo acted under pressure from Israel.
US’s Obama vs Egypt’s Fattah al-Sisi, who’s the most dependable? – Wikimedia Commons
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab nation to make peace with Israel, put off the vote because of pressure from Israel, diplomats said. Continue Reading »
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