Having already been shut down at the UN Security Council, Arab states now call for an emergency General Assembly meeting on Gaza, in the aftermath of 4 more Palestinians that were killed by IDF fire on the Gaza border, Friday.
The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body’s president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.
U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley blasts Hamas at UNSC, 30 May 2018 – Screenshot: YouTube
The resolution will condemn Israel, and will be similar to one vetoed by the United States in the Security Council last week, which called for protecting Palestinians from Israeli aggression, according to diplomats. Continue Reading »
Israel gave Nauru, a tiny island nation only 21 square kilometers in the Pacific Ocean, a sewage treatment plant worth $71,997, prior to the UNGA vote on resolution nullifying President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel purchased a sewage treatment system for Nauru, a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean, only two weeks before the country voted against a UN General Assembly resolution criticizing the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The Foreign Ministry’s Tenders Committee approved the purchase of the sewage treatment plant at the cost NIS 250,191 () without a tender. Continue Reading »
As General Assembly vice president, Ambassador Danny Danon will lead meetings & oversee the agendas for the 72nd session, beginning 13/Sep/2017.
• Coincidentally, Amb.Danon will be expected to preside over Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the General Assembly this coming Tuesday.
By Shlomo Cesana
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon’s term as vice president of the U.N. General Assembly began Wednesday as the body’s 72nd session got underway.
Next Tuesday, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the assembly, Danon will preside over the meeting.
Netanyahu addresses 71st session of the UNGA. – Photo: GPO/Avi Ohayon
Danon was elected as the representative of the Western European and Others regional group and will take part in planning the agenda for the session. Continue Reading »
Israel’s envoy to the UN, Danny Danon, says about the resolution passed in Friday’s General Assembly, “This resolution is further proof of the important contributions that Israel makes to the world as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.”
By DANIELLE ZIRI
NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution on Friday, focusing on international innovation and development and ways to help some to remove the obstacles entrepreneurs face internationally.
The resolution, entitled “Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development,” states that by promoting entrepreneurship education through capacity-building, training programs, and business incubators, access and opportunities for women, youth and individuals with disabilities can increase as well. Continue Reading »