Netanyahu suggests the cutthroat Turkish president ‘stop lying’ after he held up a propaganda placard with misleading maps of Israel during his UNGA address, erroneously claiming a ‘shrinking Palestine’.
– Prior to his speech, Erdogan compared the murder of Jews during the Holocaust, to the deaths in Gaza.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to the Holocaust and provided a show and tell presentation, similar to the ones favored by Israeli leader, condemning what he described is an Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly attended by world leaders, the Turkish president said the only solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an “immediate establishment” a Palestinian state. Continue Reading »
UN report notes Gaza children are recruited by Islamic Jihad, Hamas and that in Lebanon recruitment of children is by Hezbollah and a Palestinian terrorist group called Ansarullah, where “They are exposed to high-level [of] violence & exploitation,” to act against Israel.
By Nitzan Keidar
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has issued a special report on “Children in Violent Conflict'” which strongly criticizes the use of children by terrorist organizations.
Guterres notes in the document that one of the UN’s biggest challenges in this regard is preventing the recruitment of minors for terrorist organizations. “Children who work for terrorist organizations are victims,” Guterres said. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon urges the UN Security Council to tackle Iran’s nefarious regional activities and its illicit exploitation of civilian maritime routes for moving explosives and weapons. Amb. Danon, “They use commercial companies, mainly from Europe, to support Hezbollah and develop its missile program.”
By Ariel Kahana
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon presented the UN Security Council new evidence to prove that Iran was using civilian maritime navigation as means of arming Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, all the while flouting international sanctions.
Speaking at the UN just days after Iran seized a British oil tanker and amidst growing tension between the Islamic republic and the West, Danon urged the international community to take action against Tehran and counter its regional aggression. Continue Reading »
REPORT: Having convened at the UN to present a resolution condemning Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, diplomats from the Arab countries adjourned, without agreeing to take any action.
By Elad Benari
Arab countries met at the United Nations on Monday to discuss US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, AFP reported.
However, diplomats said no decision was taken on tabling a UN resolution condemning the US move.
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From top to bottom: snow capped Mt Herman, the Golan Heights, and har Dov (center) with Shabba farms left (just beneath the snow line) with Kfar Ghjar village (center-left) in the Hula Valley below.
Israeli PM Netanyahu today met with the UN Ambassador’s delegation organized and hosted by Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon.
WATCH: “The important thing is not merely to see the truth, which you will in this visit, it is to speak the truth,” with Netanyahu saying with emphasis, “We want to see you change your votes.”
By Hezki Baruch
As Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon hosts a delegation of UN ambassadors in Israel, he spoke with Arutz Sheva ahead of an aerial tour of Israel and the Hezbollah terror tunnels in the north. He said such a tour was the best way to explain to the ambassadors the challenges that Israel faces. Continue Reading »
Ambassador Haley reported that this year the US will vote “no” on the annual UN resolution that condemns the Israeli “occupation” of the Golan Heights, because “the atrocities the Syrian regime continues to commit prove its lack of fitness to govern anyone,” while endangering Israel’s security.
By Elad Benari
The US announced on Thursday that it plans to vote “no” on an annual resolution at the UN condemning Israel’s alleged “occupation” of the Golan Heights.
The annual resolution, entitled “The Occupied Syrian Golan”, is scheduled for a vote on Friday, November 16.
In the past, the US had abstained in the vote, but in a statement, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, explained why this year the American delegation would vote against the resolution. Continue Reading »
Being attacked for dropping the US annual contribution to UNRWA from $364 million to $60 million, US Ambassador Nikki Haley blasts Islamic nations for ‘talking big’ from the UN, but loath to support the Palestinians, outing Iran, Tunisia, Algeria who gave UNRWA nothing at all in 2017, with Pakistan and Egypt each giving $20,000.
BY TOVAH LAZAROFF
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley took the international community to task for failing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to support for the Palestinians.
UN member states, in particular the Arab countries, are quick to speak volumes about the Palestinians, but are suddenly absent when it comes to writing a check, Haley told the UN Security Council on Tuesday as it held its monthly meeting on the Middle East in New York. Continue Reading »
Not to be confused with UN Human Rights Commission or UN Human Rights Council, the UN Human Rights Committee has just elected an Israeli human rights professor to lead the body of 18 experts.
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For the first time in its history, the UN Human Rights Committee has elected an Israeli to lead the body, a statement from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said on Tuesday.
Yuval Shany, who is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was elected unanimously by the UN body’s 18 experts who oversee the implementation of “the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.”
The UN Security Council’s renewal of UN’s 1974 ceasefire resolution for the Golan Heights calls for Syrian regime military as well as opposition forces to cease fighting and immediately retreat from the Golan Heights.
By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously renewed for six months its mission to observe the ceasefire in the Golan Heights, calling for armed groups to leave the Syria-Israel border area.
UNDOF, which comprises nearly a thousand personnel, was created in 1974 after an agreement on the departure of Israeli and Syrian forces from Golan.
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UNDOF observation position on Mount Bental, Israel’s part of the Golan Heights.
German nutrition retailer analyzed data supplied by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization finds Israel has the largest ‘carbon footprint’ based on highest poultry consumption worldwide.
By EYTAN HALON
Israel has the unenviable title of having the largest carbon footprint per capita due to poultry consumption in the world, a study comparing annual carbon dioxide emissions across 130 countries revealed on Tuesday.
German nutrition retailer nu3 analyzed data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to assess which countries have the potential to significantly reduce their carbon footprint by switching their consumption habits to a plant-based diet that would minimize damage to the environment. Continue Reading »
Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns Israel for the IDF’s use of ‘live-fire’ against Gaza’s civilian protesters, and calls for the soldiers to be “held accountable.”
By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
The UN rights chief on Friday urged Israeli forces to stop using force to prevent Arab rioters from charging Israel’s security fence, and demanded that Israeli troops who do use force to defend the border “be held accountable.”
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Israel has no expectations of unbiased judgements from Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Speaking from Ramallah on Sunday night, Palestinian autocrat Mahmud Abbas reveled his New Year plans of seeking full statehood membership in the UN, while cutting all ties with Washington, including a recall of their ambassador ‘for consultations’.
By i24NEWS – AFP
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has cut ties with Washington over its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but, popular as it is domestically, analysts question how long that tough line can last.
The Palestinians said Sunday they were recalling their envoy to the United States for consultations in a move that follows US President Donald Trump’s designation of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »
Delivering on Trump’s ‘warning’ to slash funds to the UN and countries who voted at the UN General Assembly against the United States on the resolution declaring President Trump’s Jerusalem decision ‘null and void’, Ambassador Nikki Haley announced WH decision to cut 2018-2019 budget by $285M, saying, ‘We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.’
The US announced Sunday that it is planning to cut $285 million from funds it provides to the United Nations 2018-2019 budget, implementing a threat made by President Donald Trump last week that financial repercussions would follow if the body’s General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution demanding that Washington retract its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »