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 »
Only US, Israel and Australia vote against United Nations General Assembly resolution allowing the Palestinian to participate fully in meetings as a legitimate state and join previously restricted international bodies.
The 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday allowed the Palestinians to act more like a full UN member state during meetings in 2019 when they will chair the group of 77 developing nations.
The United States, Israel and Australia voted against the move, which won 146 votes in favor. There were 15 abstentions and 29 countries didn’t vote.
“We cannot support efforts by the Palestinians to enhance their status outside of direct negotiations. Continue Reading »
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.” Continue Reading »
Israeli Knesset Members from the Joint Arab List party met with UN and senior PA officials in order to facilitate the passing of an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations to condemn Israel’s Nationality Law as “Apartheid.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Arab MKs from the Joint Arab List are preparing a resolution at the United Nations to condemn the Nationality Law, Hadashot News reported.
According to the report, a number of MKs from the Joint List met with UN officials alongside Palestinian Authority representative Riyad Mansour and other senior PA officials in order to arrange the passing of the anti-Israel resolution. Continue Reading »
David Crane, who was tasked by the overtly anti-Israel UNHRC to chair a panel to only investigate Israel’s actions during the Hamas riots along the Israel’s border known as the ‘Great March of Return,’ offered his letter of resignation yesterday.
– Watch investigative video report.
With no chance of the Palestinians obtaining Security Council support with an assured US veto, an automatic Muslim majority at the General Assembly is likely to usher in a non-binding resolution for another token propaganda victory.
By Itamar Eichner
The Foreign Ministry and the Israeli delegation to the United Nations are preparing to thwart a Palestinian move aimed at suspending or permanently removing Israel from the UN in light of its controversial Nation-State Law.
The Palestinians will argue that Israel disregards UN Security Council resolutions, defies the the Charter of the United Nations, and encourages apartheid through the Nation-State Law. Continue Reading »
A spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights requested that Israel not raze the unsafe Bedouin roadside encampment, which Israel’s Supreme Court ruled was illegally built and posed a security threat. – Far-left group J Street, signed a petition stating any demolition would ‘strike a major blow to prospects for a two-state solution.’
By the Associated Press
The UN’s main human rights body expressed concern on Tuesday over Israel’s expected demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank, the structures of which Israel says were illegally built and pose a threat to security due to their proximity to a highway. Continue Reading »
Blaming the ‘disproportionate focus and unending hostility towards Israel’, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”
Slamming the United Nations Human Rights Council for hypocrisy, and “unrelenting” bias against Israel, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday the US quits the international body
“We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” she said. Continue Reading »
Since the UN Human Rights Council’s founding, the int’l body’s ‘chronic anti-Israel bias’ has been manifested by condemning Israel 78 times, incongruously more than all other countries in the world combined, bringing the US envoy to proclaim, “Actions make [it] clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights,” with PM Netanyahu referring to it as a “circus of the absurd.”
The United States is edging closer to quitting the United Nations rights body after talks on an attempted reform of the organization failed to meet Washington’s demands with anti-Israeli bias cited as a major obstacle, Reuters reported on Thursday citing activists and diplomats. Continue Reading »
Netanyahu: “The organization that calls itself the Human Rights Council has once again proved that it is a hypocritical and biased body whose goal is to harm Israel and to back terrorism, but it has mostly proved to be irrelevant.”
– Watch Netanyahu’s full response to the UNHRC’s “automatic anti-Israeli” resolution.
By Arutz Sheva North America Staff,
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday reacted to the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) vote to establish a Commission of Inquiry to examine possible war crimes committed by Israel during the recent confrontations on the Gaza border.
Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett slams the UN Security Council for holding a ‘moment of silence’ for the violent rioters killed in Gaza, after a Hamas official revealed 50 of the dead were its members.
– WATCH VIDEO
By Arutz Sheva
Share the Truth on Gaza from Naftali Bennett YouTube channel
After the deaths of 58 Gazans killed, the UN Human Rights Council spokesman says the threat posed by Palestinians in Hamas’ organized protests is not sufficient grounds for use of live fire by the IDF. – Turkish PM calls on Islamic countries to review their relations with Israel. – Retired Israeli official: ‘Erdoğan and South Africa’s gov’t are the biggest friends Hamas has.’
By Ynet writers, news agencies
The United Nations Human Rights Council denounced Tuesday Israel’s actions during protests along the Gaza border the previous day, which left 60 Palestinian protesters dead and more than 2,000 wounded.
A statement on its official Twitter account said, “The rules on the use of force under international law have been repeated many times but appear to be ignored again and again. Continue Reading »
As thousands are bussed to Gaza’s border by Hamas organizers, with orders to rush Israel’s border, infiltrate civilian settlements, and make all effort to kidnap IDF soldiers, Israel is being attacked by the UN for defending itself.
UN rights experts urged Israel Monday to halt all excessive force against Palestinian protesters and called for an “impartial, independent investigation” into troop violence that has left dozens dead.
Hamas official explains mission of the ‘March of Return’ protests to Arab language reporters. – Screenshot: Arab press
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it was “alarmed by the disproportionate use of force displayed by the Israeli security forces against Palestinian demonstrators.” 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.”
Israel has no expectations of unbiased judgements from Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Palestinian leaders, enraged at President Trump for blocking their ability to cynically manipulate the UN for political support, are now seeking ways to rid the United States of its veto powers at the Security Council.
By Ryan Jones
The United Nations has lost all credibility.
Not because it puts repressive regimes like Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran on the councils responsible for human and women’s rights.
No, the UN has lost all credibility because it allows America to prevent the Palestinians from wasting the world’s time with pointless (and unsubstantiated) condemnations of Israel.
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