Although Jerusalem has supported resolutions against Syrian Human Rights violations in the past, including those submitted by Saudi Arabia, Israel has never co-sponsored a resolution with the Saudis. • Syrian official called out Israel’s co-sponsoring the resolution as demonstrative of secret alliance between Riyadh and the Israelis.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel co-sponsored a Saudi resolution against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday for the first time.
The resolution passed; with 108 countries voting in favor, 17 against and 58 abstaining.Israel has in the past supported similar resolutions, including those submitted by Saudi Arabia, but has never co-sponsored such a resolution alongside Riyadh. Continue Reading »
As General Assembly vice president, Ambassador Danny Danon will lead meetings & oversee the agendas for the 72nd session, beginning 13/Sep/2017. • Coincidentally, Amb.Danon will be expected to preside over Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the General Assembly this coming Tuesday.
By Shlomo Cesana
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon’s term as vice president of the U.N. General Assembly began Wednesday as the body’s 72nd session got underway.
Next Tuesday, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the assembly, Danon will preside over the meeting.
Netanyahu addresses 71st session of theUNGA. – Photo: GPO/Avi Ohayon
Danon was elected as the representative of the Western European and Others regional group and will take part in planning the agenda for the session. Continue Reading »
IDF officers presents UNIFIL with intel establishing a senior officer in the Lebanese army, operating in south Lebanon in a command position, is acting as an agent for the terror group Hezbollah. – Israel’s ambassador to the UN: “We expect UNIFIL to act against Hezbollah in light of this unambiguous information.”
By Itamar Eichner
Israel has informed the UN peacekeeping mission in south Lebanon that a senior officer in the Lebanese army, who presides over a command position near the country’s border with Israel, is using his position to advance interests of the Hezbollah terror group in the area.
Revised Security Council Resolution now requires supplemented UN forces to demonstrate a robust physical presence on the ground, to now enter every village and to report, in real time, Hezbollah’s violations of Security Council Resolution 1701.
By Nitsan Keidar
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Wednesday welcomed the adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution regarding the mandate of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
According to the decision made upon the annual renewal of this mandate, UNIFIL is now required to expand its reports to the Security Council and take deliberate action against Hezbollah’s violations. Continue Reading »
Angry over the cancellation made under Palestinian pressure to ‘boycott’ Israel, calls for the ouster of the museum’s director led to the returned agreement to host an event marking the 70th anniversary since the United Nations approved Israel’s establishment.
By the Associated Press
Israel and a New York City museum have made peace after an event marking the 70th anniversary of the nation’s founding was canceled, then placed back on the schedule.
Danny Danon – Photo: UN
Statements from the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and the Queens Museum both say a ceremony will be held as planned November 29. 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.
In the statement issued to the UNHRC, Haley wrote, “This report is just the latest example of the Human Rights Council singling out Israel rather than focusing on the world’s actual human rights abusers. Not only does it undermine the credibility of the Human Rights Council on human rights issues, but it once again highlights the unfair bias of the UN when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
• MUST VIEW: latest UN Watch video exposing the UN’s anti-Israel bias.
By Elad Benari
Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the UN, on Tuesday expressed concern about an anti-Israel report released by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which offered to “advise and support” efforts to create a “blacklist” database of companies operating in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, and eastern Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
WATCH as US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, accompanied by Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon, takes an IDF helicopter ride to southern Israel, inspecting a terror tunnel built by Hamas, then visits a family on a border Kibbutz.
Becoming the 4th Israeli in history to be elected to the UN position, Amb. Danny Danon will participate in setting assembly’s agenda, oversee rules during sessions.
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon was on Wednesday elected as vice president of the General Assembly’s 72nd Session, becoming the fourth Israeli in history to be elected to the position.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon holding a photo of Yoela Chen, an Israeli victim of a terrorist attack orchestrated by jailed terrorist, Marwan Barghouti. – Photo: UN/Rick Bajornas
As part of his role, Danon is to chair General Assembly meetings, participate in setting the assembly’s agenda, and oversee rules and decorum during sessions. Continue Reading »
The same Arab dominated UN committee whose report set off a firestorm leading to its withdrawal as libel, and the resignation of its author, UN Under-Secretary-General Rima Khalaf, means to try again in June, this time equating “the Israeli Occupation” to slavery in the United States.
By Itamar Eichner
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is expected to publish a report equating “the Israeli Occupation” to slavery in the United States and put the financial damages suffered by Palestinians as a result of “50 years of occupation” in the billions of dollars.
Rima Khalaf, 2011 – Wikimedia Commons/Chatham House/Flickr
The Arab-dominated committee recently published a report two weeks ago claiming that Israel established an Apartheid regime that controls the entire Palestinian people.
UN Peacekeeping soldiers in Central African Republic are using an Israeli made unmanned aerial vehicles and observation balloons to gather intelligence, guard their outposts and for carrying out field operations. • Israel’s ambassador to U.N. says, “We are working to broaden this cooperation.”
By Shlomo Cesana & Israel Hayom Staff
The United Nations is using Israeli equipment, including an observation balloon and unmanned aerial vehicles, to protect its peacekeepers in Africa — despite the international body’s long history of hostility and hypocrisy toward the Jewish state.
RT’s SKYSTAR 180 aerostat. – Photo: RT LTA SYSTEMS LTD
UN officials ask Israel’s delegation to remove the picture of two deers from THE NATURAL SIDE OF ISRAEL photo exhibition, because they claim it was taken in the Jordan Valley, which is outside the 1949 cease-fire line, not really ‘in Israel’.
By Gary Willig
UN officials contacted Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, to ask him to remove a picture of two deer from an Israeli exhibition at the General Assembly headquarters in New York.
The exhibition, scheduled to be shown in two weeks, was set up by the Israeli delegation to the UN and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, and is meant to show the beauty of Israel’s environment. Continue Reading »
Outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon admits that, “Decades of political maneuvering have created a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports & committees against Israel.”
By Shlomo Cesana and Erez Linn
Outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon admitted Saturday that the United Nations is, in fact, biased toward Israel.
“Over the last decade I have argued that we cannot have a bias against Israel at the U.N.,” Ban told the U.N. Security Council. “Decades of political maneuvering have created a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports and committees against Israel. In many cases, instead of helping the Palestinian issue, this reality has foiled the ability of the U.N. Continue Reading »
Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, hosted a delegation of 14 colleagues who toured Israel, including the Golan Heights & Gaza, while highlighting Israel’s technological developments and security challenges.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, led a delegation of 14 UN ambassadors to Israel as part of a project initiated by the American Jewish Committee and the Israeli delegation at the United Nations.
The delegation was attended by countries such as Argentina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uganda, Georgia, Jamaica and Micronesia.
Danon speaking with ambassadors – Photo: Motti Kimchi.
“When I walked around Israel, I saw peace and a cosmopolitan atmosphere where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side in harmony. Continue Reading »
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