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Despite systemic political bias, UN continues to buy more from Israel

Since 2015 UN agencies continue to increase their purchase of Israeli innovations & services, acquiring communications & logistics services, medical & water desalination technologies and security & defense technologies for UN peacekeeping forces.

By Ariel Kahana


Despite the United Nations’ continued hostility toward Israel, the organization is increasingly choosing to purchase Israeli goods and services, according to data compiled by the Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN.

The figures show that in the past four years, various UN agencies acquired $256 million worth of Israeli goods and services, and that every year for the last four years the amount purchased has increased. Continue Reading »

Irony of Ironies: UN trusts Israelis above all others to defend their personnel

With 61 UN peacekeepers having been killed in Africa just last year, apparently Israel’s aggressive approach to security which is condemned regularly by the UN General Assembly, their Security Council, the UN Human Rights Council and UNESCO, it seems that’s no longer important as they trust no one more than Israel to keep their personnel safe.

By Yossi Aloni


According to the United Nations, it is Israel’s aggressive approach to security that is one of the primary obstacles to peace in the Middle East.

So, it was with some surprise that Israelis learned last week that the United Nations had contracted out security for its personnel and assets in Africa to none other than Israeli security companies. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu announces Israeli project of investing in developing countries

Israel’s PM Netanyahu appoints governmental committee to join international efforts in helping developing countries in the areas the Jewish State excels in: agricultural technologies and water management.

By Eran Bar-Tal and Israel Hayom Staff


Israel will be joining an international effort to to invest in the developing world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said that Israel will devise solutions to help the United Nations meet its goals in the developing world, focusing on the fields of water, agriculture and nutrition, health, education and technology.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds summit meeting with leaders of 7 East African states to discuss projects Israel can assist it.

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Jerusalem Court: UN barred from illegal construction, theft of state land

The Jerusalem District Court accepted Regavim’s contention of illegal land appropriation and unlicensed construction projects by the United Nations, halting all work at the UN compound until approved by the State.
– Petitioner’s attorney: “The diplomatic immunity of the UN does not allow it to violate the laws of the host country.”

By Orli Harari


The Jerusalem District Court ruled this week that until a coordination mechanism is established between the state and the UN, the UN will not begin any work at a compound in the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv.

A petition submitted by the Regavim organization in March 2017 revealed that the UN had committed a large number of building offenses in the Armon Hanatziv compound and that it had invaded acres of state land beyond the area allocated to it by the State of Israel. Continue Reading »

UN Commissioner for Human Rights sends 150 letters: ‘Stop, or be Blacklisted’

UN Human Rights chief sent 150 letters threatening firms reportedly including Caterpillar, Airbnb, Tripadvisor and others  to immediately end doing business in Jewish settlements, or they will find themselves on an official UN blacklist of companies that are in violation of “internal law and UN decisions.”

By i24NEWS


The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has sent letters to 150 global and Israeli firms warning they will be added to a UN blacklist if they do not cease doing business in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Haaretz newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed Israeli and Western officials.

From address by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, on 11 November 2014 in Rome – Screenshot: YouTube

The UN Human Rights Council voted in 2016 to compile the list, prompting an outcry in Israel, which claims that the Council is stacked against the Jewish state. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Prime Minister slashes funds to obsessive UN


PM Netanyahu directs the Foreign Ministry to cut $2 million from Israel’s annual UN funding after Human Rights Council passes latest anti-Israel motion.

By Uzi Baruch


Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry to cut $ 2 million from Israel’s payments to the UN, in light of the hostile proposals adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last week.

UN Human Rights Council – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons


This amount will be used to deepen and expand Israeli projects in the field of international assistance, and will be invested in developing countries that support Israel in international institutions. Continue Reading »

Israel, US reject UN agency’s invidious report of ‘Apartheid Regime’, as outright lie


UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York, “The report as it stands does not reflect the views of the secretary-general (Antonio Guterres),” adding that the report itself reflects the views of the authors, ESCWA, that’s comprised of 18 Arab states in Western Asia.



A UN agency published a report on Wednesday accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people, and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman likened the report, which was published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), to Der Sturmer – a Nazi propaganda publication that was strongly anti-Semitic. Continue Reading »

UN peacekeepers use Israeli surveillance technology in Africa

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

Within the framework of its security cooperation with the U.N., Continue Reading »

UN General Assembly passes Israeli resolution, “Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development”


Israel’s envoy to the UN, Danny Danon, says about the resolution passed in Friday’s General Assembly, “This resolution is further proof of the important contributions that Israel makes to the world as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.”



NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution on Friday, focusing on international innovation and development and ways to help some to remove the obstacles entrepreneurs face internationally.

The resolution, entitled “Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development,” states that by promoting entrepreneurship education through capacity-building, training programs, and business incubators, access and opportunities for women, youth and individuals with disabilities can increase as well. Continue Reading »

New UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ‘a Friend of Israel’


Antonio Guterres, former Portuguese PM was close to former Israeli PMs Peres and Barak.



Incoming United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been and will always be a friend of Israel, former Israeli officials who have met with him toldThe Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Guterres came to Israel in 1993 as secretary-general of the Portuguese Socialist Party and leader of Portugal’s opposition.

He met with then-foreign minister Shimon Peres and then-industry and trade minister Micha Harish.

Following the visit, Guterres remained in close contact with Peres and former prime minister Ehud Barak, who both served under him in top posts in the Socialist International. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu asks UN chief: How would S. Korea respond to rocket attack from North Korea?


Israeli sources say UN head Ban Ki-moon, & Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a “heated” argument during their meeting on Tuesday
• Netanyahu: Jerusalem will highlight the fact that Hamas is not being adequately investigated by the UN.

By Shlomo Cesana


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a tense meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday, protesting that the U.N. Human Rights Council is biased against Israel and defends Hamas, making the inquiry into Operation Protective Edge unfair to Israel.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet on Tuesday – Photo: AFP

Israeli sources said Ban and Netanyahu had a “heated” argument during the meeting.

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Israel’s PM & India’s PM meet cementing ‘expanded cooperation’ before Netanyahu’s UN speech


Israel’s Prime Minister promises: At the UNGA, I will tell the truth about the IDF, ‘the most moral army in the world.’



Before boarding a plane to New York where he will address the UN General Assembly on Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that, in his speech to the forum, he “will deflect all the lies about us, and tell the truth about the heroic soldiers of the IDF, the most moral army in the world.”

Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu

Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu leave for the US. – Photo: AVI OHAYON/GPO

Netanyahu’s parting comments follow Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN on Friday, in which he accused Israel of “committing genocide in Gaza” and “missing no opportunity to undermine the chance for peace,” while “seeking the continuation and entrenchment of the occupation.” Continue Reading »

Arab countries fail to block an Israel sponsored UN conference

Despite Arab states’ attempt to block Israeli initiative

, Israel’s UN ambassador holds special event showcasing Israeli products & technology in bid to aid developing countries.

By Yitzhak Benhorin

WASHINGTON – Arab states have failed to block Israel from leading a UN conference in which advanced tools would be showcased for developing countries.

המזכ"ל באן והשגריר פרושאור בכנס "כחול לבן" (צילום: שחר עזרן)

UN Sec. Gen Ban Ki-moon with Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor and others at the Blue & White Conference – Photo: Shachar Azran

Despite the fact that 141 countries voted in favor of the event a number of weeks ago, opponents from Tunisia, Bahrain and Kuwait luanched Wednesday a last ditch effort to block the event, but failed.  Continue Reading »