Why, 3.5 years after the Obama White House betrayal of Israel at UN Security Council, did PM Netanyahu tell “in a closed meeting” this week how he turned to Russian President Putin to stop a second American anti-Israeli resolution at the United Nations?
By LAHAV HARKOV
Three and a half years after UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement activity passed thanks to an US abstention, as opposed to their usual veto, new details published this week raised new questions.
When the resolution passed in December 2016, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government’s representatives in the US were furious. Continue Reading »
The Israeli Ambassador: “The contempt they have for the truth and how to address a crisis situation is unparalleled. With one hand, they receive Israeli aid to curb the coronavirus in PA territory, and with the other they continue to make false allegations against Israel at the United Nations.”
By Ben Ariel
On Thursday, the Palestinian Authority representative to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, sent a letter to the Security Council, accusing Israel of hampering the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus in PA territory, and exploiting the emergency situation to demolish Palestinian homes and expand “settlements”. Continue Reading »
U.S. President Trump’s Deal of the Century “undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” said former US president Jimmy Carter, 95, in a statement.
By i24NEWS, AFP
Former US president Jimmy Carter denounced the Trump administration’s vision for Middle East peace on Friday while urging the United Nations Security Council to uphold international law and stop Israel from annexing West Bank territory.
“The new US plan undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Carter, 95, said in a statement.
Jimmy Carter with good Palestinian friends Arafat & Abbas
“If implemented, the plan will doom the only viable solution to this long-running conflict, the two-state solution,” said Carter, who brokered the landmark 1978 Camp David Accords that brought peace between Israel and Egypt. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Having been asked by the UN Security Council president to justify Israel’s policies in the West Bank, Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon expounded with “the four pillars that prove the case for Jewish ownership of the Land of Israel.”
By Phillip Pasmanick
Anyone who claims Israeli towns, settlements or cities that are in Judea & Samaria (a.k.a. the West Bank)… or anywhere in Israel are ‘illegal’, are ignorant of real Int’l Law.
The politicalization of the UN and their popularly biased resolutions, such as the one that Obama allowed to be passed (that deems Jews in Jerusalem as ‘trespassers’ – UNSC Resolution 2334 denies Jews the right to pray at the Western Wall!) Continue Reading »
Following the UN Security Council decision to visit to the Palestinian ruled areas they claim for a future independent Islamic state, UN Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba was quoted saying, ‘Israel categorically refused the council visit.’
By the Associated Press
Israel has refused to allow the UN Security Council to visit the territory that the Palestinians claim for a future independent state, UN diplomats said Wednesday.
Last week, the council authorized Its current president, Equitorial Guinea’s UN Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba, to consult the Israel and Palestinian ambassadors about a trip.
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour immediately responded, saying a council visit would be viewed “in the most positive way.” Continue Reading »
Outraged that Israel’s Ambassador Danon called the B’Tselem head a ‘collaborator’ in Hebrew [not one of the six official languages of the UN], the Netherlands, Britain, Sweden and France send an official complaint to the UN Security Council president. – Danon: ‘They should condemn B’Tselem, not fund it.’
By Itamar Eichner
Four European countries—Britain, France, the Netherlands and Sweden—have sent a letter of complaint to the UN Security Council president, criticizing Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon’s harsh remarks to B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad.
El-Ad, an Israeli citizen, was invited to speak at a Security Council session about the Middle East, where he delivered scathing criticism of Israel. Continue Reading »
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.
UNDOF observation position on Mount Bental, Israel’s part of the Golan Heights.
Explaining veto, Amb. haley said, “When the United Nations sides with terrorists over Israel, as the Kuwait resolution does, it only makes a peaceful resolution to this conflict harder to reach…It is resolutions like this one that undermine the UN’s credibility in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
– Watch: Nikki Haley warns UNSC of impending U.S. veto
WASHINGTON — When the Trump administration demanded a UN Security Council vote on Friday meant to counteract a Kuwaiti resolution condemning Israel, the Israelis saw the birth of a new diplomatic strategy that it hopes becomes the norm.
Under the plan, Israel would no longer face hostile votes at the council without the US counter-punching, demanding a vote on language that calls out “the hypocrisy of the council,” Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, told The Jerusalem Post on Friday. Continue Reading »
At an emergency UN Security Council meeting on attacks against Israel, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley condemn the council for refusing to make a statement condemning Hamas’ attack on Israel, acknowledging a ‘Double Standard’ reserved only for Israel. – WATCH Amb. Nikki Haley’s entire speech.
By Itamar Eichner
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the “the dangerous and destructive activities” of the Hamas terror group in Gaza on Wednesday afternoon during remarks made at a UN Security Council, during which she also accused its members of a “different” standard.
The Security Council met at the behest of the United States to discuss Tuesday’s Gaza mortar and rocket attacks on south Israel, which left 3 soldiers wounded, prompting an IDF military response. Continue Reading »
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
“Anyone who truly cares about children in Gaza should insist that Hamas immediately stop using children as cannon fodder in its conflict with Israel,” Haley told a UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the Middle East.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley lashed out at Hamas Thursday, accusing the Palestinian movement of “using children as cannon fodder,” after dozens of people were shot dead by Israeli troops during weeks of clashes in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces have killed 41 Palestinians, including two journalists and several children, since the protests began on March 30 near the Gaza-Israeli border fence.
Gaza’s ‘peaceful’ protesters, March of Return – Screenshot: YouTube
“Anyone who truly cares about children in Gaza should insist that Hamas immediately stop using children as cannon fodder in its conflict with Israel,” Haley told a UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the Middle East. Continue Reading »
After a meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu at the Munich Security Council Conference, that was requested by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, he promised to support Israel should it seek a position at the UN Security Council in a tweet.
By Eldad Beck
Austria has pledged to help Israel become a nonpermanent member of the U.N. Security Council, that country’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, announced on Twitter, Saturday. Kurz made the announcement following a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
Excellent meeting with Prime Minister of #Israel, Benjamin @netanyahu during @MunSecConf. We want to continue to strengthen our bilateral relations and our multilateral cooperation.
In latest diplomatic game of tit-for-tat, Palestinian chairman Abbas sets his cohorts to the UN Security Council seeking to upgrade their non-state status at the UN, knowing the expected US veto will render their efforts theatrical at best.
By Itamar Eichner
The Palestinians are planning to ask the UN Security Council to upgrade their status from a non-member observer state to a full member state with voting rights at the United Nations.
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 »
“Claiming Jewish construction in Jerusalem is illegal is as absurd as claiming American construction in Washington is illegal,” PMO rebuked, continuing, “The Palestinian demand for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from a future Palestinian state is appalling and the U.N. should condemn it… not embrace it.”
By News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday lambasted the U.N.’s Middle East envoy after he leveled harsh criticism at the government’s Judea and Samaria settlement construction policies.
Middle East envoy Nikolay Mladenov – Photo: UN website
Briefing the U.N. Security Council via video conference, Nikolay Mladenov urged Israel to end settlement construction and called for joint efforts to restore hope for the two-state solution.
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