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 »
Refusing to accept Israel’s intel evaluation, the IAEA responded saying, “All information obtained, including from third parties [Israel], is subject to rigorous review and assessed together with other [Iran’s] available information.”
WATCH: Israel’s PM Netanyahu exposes Iranian fraud to UN General Assembly.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to inspect Iran’s nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency fired back in a statement on Tuesday, saying that they use all relevant information available and do not take any information at face value.
“All information obtained, including from third parties, is subject to rigorous review and assessed together with other available information to arrive at an independent assessment based on the Agency’s own expertise,” the statement said. Continue Reading »
Between coughing bouts (choking on his lies), the Palestinian leader sounded desperate, even more ludicrous than during his previous addresses to the UN General Assembly, as Abbas blamed all the Palestinian woes on everyone else.
By Ryan Jones
You could hear the desperation in his voice.
Like a child caught red-handed in a mischievous act, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was eager to blame someone else, anyone else.
Naturally, he started by blaming Israel, which he notably called a “colonial” enterprise, thereby reaffirming that he still does not recognize the inalienable right of the Jewish people to exercise sovereignty in their ancient homeland. Continue Reading »
After exposing Iran’s secret nuclear storage locations, PM Netanyahu held up aerial photos of Hezbollah missile warehouses in Beirut neighborhoods, saying, “Israel knows what you are doing, Israel knows where you are doing it, and Israel will not let you get away with it.”
– WATCH Netanyahu’s full UNGA address.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday claimed that Iran had a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran while slamming the EU for “appeasing Tehran” in what appeared to be a reference to WWII.
Netanyahu began his speech by revealing a “new secret nuclear” facility in Iran, holding up a map and a photograph of an outwardly innocuous looking building. Continue Reading »
WATCH: PM Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel’s rejection of the resolution, praised the countries that didn’t vote in favor of it. – PA autocrat Abbas referred to vote as a “victory for Palestine.” – Haley: US will “remember” this day of being “singled out.” – Amb. Danon: Supporters of resolution are puppets “forced to dance while the Palestinian leadership looks on with glee.”
US threats to cut off aid to countries voting in favor of a General Assembly resolution condemning the US for deciding to move its embassy to Jerusalem did not move the needle too far inside the world body, as the measure passed by a vote of 128 against nine, with 35 abstentions. Continue Reading »
Even though the U.S. opposes all pro-Nazi speech, due to protecting its First Amendment beliefs, U.S. officials will again vote ‘no’ at the UNGA on the annual Russian resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism. – As in past years, U.S. officials are reportedly pressuring Israel to demonstrate support and also vote ‘no’, or at least ‘abstain’ this year.
By The Associated Press
The US plans to vote against a yearly resolution at the United Nations that condemns the the glorification of Nazism, State Department officials said Wednesday.
Although it may seem counterintuitive, officials said free speech protections and other problems with the resolution make it impossible for America to support. Continue Reading »
PA autocrat says UN bears a legal, political, moral and humanitarian obligation to end Israeli “occupation”, urges the UN to take steps to impose peace on Israel, accept the Palestinians as owners of the land.
By Elad Benari
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday used his speech at the UN General Assembly to attack Israel, as he has done in past speeches as well.
In his remarks, Abbas claimed that Israel is evading its responsibility to end its “occupation of Palestine”.
“While we call to end the occupation, Israel incites and pretends there’s no Palestinian partner for peace,” Abbas charged, ignoring the fact that he has continuously rejected invitations from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to sit down for direct talks. Continue Reading »
Israeli PM addresses the UN general Assembly, slamming countries for allowing Iran to develop ballistic missiles now, and an ‘arsenal’ of nuclear weapons ‘tomorrow’.
– Watch Netanyahu’s full address to the 72nd UNGA
By Gary Willig
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly in New York City Tuesday.
The prime minister said that Israel’s standing in the world is experiencing a “revolution.” He noted that US President Donald Trump became the first president to visit Israel in his first trip abroad this year, and that he had visited countries on six continents this year.
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 »
PA president in UNGA speech says he will seek a UN Security Council resolution against “the terror of the [Jewish] settlers against the Palestinian people” and attributes 100 years of Palestinian victimhood to UK, Israel and UN.
Israel on Saturday chalked up to animus against it a non-binding UN General Assembly resolution calling on Jerusalem to compensate Lebanon for an oil spill caused by an IAF bombardment of a Lebanese power plant during the 2006 Second Lebanon War.
An Israeli armored personnel carrier team shows a Hezbollah and Lebanese flag as they return from fighting near the Israeli village of Avivim, July 25, 2006 – Photo: REUTERS
By a vote of 170-6, the General Assembly requested that Israel assume responsibility for prompt and adequate compensation to Lebanon and other directly affected countries for the costs of repairing the environmental damage caused by the slick. Continue Reading »
Another of the UNGA’s non-binding resolutions against Israel says ‘environmental disaster’ caused by destruction of oil tanks in IAF strike during 2006 Lebanon II War resulted in an oil slick that covered the entire Lebanese coastline & extended northwards to the Syrian coastline.
By The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS – The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israel Air Force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.
The UN’s non-binding, General Assembly – Photo: AP
The assembly voted 170-6 in favor of the resolution, with three abstentions.Continue Reading »
Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vows to use his speech at the UN to hit back against the ‘incitement’ spewed by Mahmoud Abbas.
By Hezki Ezra & Ari Soffer
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has vowed to fight back against the “lies and slander” leveled against Israel when he addresses the UN General Assembly next week.
Speaking Saturday night as he prepared to depart for New York, Netanyahu said he saw it as his responsibility to stand up for the people of Israel, following a series of hostile speeches targeting the Jewish state over the Rosh Hashana (New Year) break. Continue Reading »
U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki issued a short statement criticizing the speech given by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the UNGA on Friday, in which he accused Israel of conducting a “war of genocide” during the recent round of fighting in Gaza.
Abbas waves to the audience after addressing the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on September 26, 2014 in New York. – Photo: AFP
“Abbas’ speech today included offensive characterizations that were deeply disappointing and which we reject,” reads the statement, as provided by an Associated Press correspondent.
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