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 »
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 »
In UN speech, Prime Minister Netanyahu invites Abbas to address Israel’s Knesset in Jerusalem; slamming “moral farce” of UN’s bias, said, “road to peace runs through Jerusalem & Ramallah, not New York.”
NEW YORK – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to come “speak to the Israeli people at the Knesset in Jerusalem,” during his speech to the United Nations in New York on Thursday,
In return, he offered to “gladly come to speak peace with the Palestinian parliament in Ramallah.”
“The road to peace runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York,” Netanyahu said. Continue Reading »
In marking the 1 year anniversary of the Palestinian Mission attaining UN’s status as “non-member observer state”, of the 6 resolutions against Israel, one says Israel should cease imposing its jurisdiction on Jerusalem & another declared 2014 the “Int’l Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.”
By MAYA SHWAYDER
UN General Assembly votes on admitting Palestine Photo: REUTERS
NEW YORK – The UN General Assembly passed six more resolutions concerning Israel on Monday, including one that called for Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria.
The ongoing onslaught of United Nation’s Bias & Hypocrisy against Israel
Of the six resolutions one said Israel should cease imposing its jurisdiction on Jerusalem and another one, labeled 68/L.12, declared 2014 the “International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” Continue Reading »
Barack Obama called Abbas to express his opposition at the Palestinian Authority Chairman’s bid to the United Nation’s General Assembly.
Abbas did what Netanyahu could never do – Say “no” to the president.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas threw cold water on President Barack Obama’s election victory, answering the president with a direct “no” after Obama told him his administration is opposed to the PA’s unilateral move for recognition by the United Nations General Assembly.
PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas – AFP photo
Abbas’ blunt “no” underscored the new Middle East reality, where the PA chief feels he can snub the United States and bank on international opposition to the State of Israel’s position for defensible borders, said analysts. Continue Reading »
FM Avigdor Lieberman flies to Vienna to discuss with Israel’s EU ambassadors the PA’s draft resolution for upgrading its status to that of an “observer state”
By Shlomo Cesana, Israel Hayom Staff and Reuters
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman flew to the Austrian capital of Vienna on Friday to meet with Israel’s ambassadors to European Union countries to discuss the Palestinian Authority’s plan to imminently seek an upgrade of its U.N. status to that of an “observer state.”
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Palestinian Authority’s plan to unilaterally seek U.N. status upgrade “breaks the rules.” – Photo: Yoav Ari Dudkevitch
“The unilateral step that the Palestinians are planning breaks the rules, crosses red lines and will have far-reaching consequences,” Lieberman warned on Thursday.
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