Tag Archive for UNSC

Palestinians Claim UN No Longer Credible Due to America’s Right of Veto

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.

That, of course, according to the Palestinian Authority itself. Continue Reading »

Palestinian leaders livid: UK, US slap down UN Security Council statement

Palestinian leaders furious with the UK backing Trump’s veto of untrue propaganda statement Kuwait submitted for the Palestinians at the UNSC, claiming that the Gaza border riots were actually “peaceful demonstration.”

By Ryan Jones

 

US President Donald Trump at the weekend instructed his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, to block a Security Council statement blaming Israel for Palestinian deaths during Friday’s Hamas-led riots along the Gaza security fence.

Hamas blames Israel for these 15 killed Palestinians – social media

Hamas reported that at least 16 Palestinians had been shot and killed by Israeli forces after the terror group sent some 30,000 Gazans to attempt to breach the barrier and enter southern Israel. Continue Reading »

In Palestinian political chess with Trump, Abbas seeks full UN state membership at UNSC

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.

The Palestinian move is the latest in a diplomatic war that was sparked by US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, escalated when the Palestinians pushed for the adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution rejecting the American declaration, and recently culminated in US threats to cut funding for the Palestinian Authority and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Continue Reading »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision counters Obama’s spiteful UNSC vote that changed American policy

President Obama’s motive for changing the status quo of Jerusalem at the UN Security Council was personal, not patriotic. His decision to allow the immoral, anti-Israel vote to be passed was bad for America, for peace, and for America’s closest ally, Israel. Obama would never have done it except as a lame duck, for it was simply an act of a single vengeful individual who put a personal pique over American policy.

– Alan Dershowitz: The Jerusalem conflict is all Barack Obama’s Fault 

By Alan Dershowitz

 

The U.S. acted properly in vetoing a misguided U.N. Security Council resolution designed to undo President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »

Victory for Israel: UN Security Council resolution requires UNIFIL to confront Hezbollah

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 »

US, Israel redefine perimeters of UNIFIL to fulfill its mandate in Lebanon

As the UN Security Council considers renewing mandate of what appears to be an impotent peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, the US, with Israeli recommendations, propose granting UNIFIL greater powers to monitor Hezbollah and fulfill its responsibilities under its original mandate.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Israel and the US are gearing up to launch a new initiative aimed at expanding the powers and responsibilities assigned to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in its monitoring of Hezbollah, as the UN Security Council prepares to discuss this week the renewal of its mandate.

Map is made by Thomas Blomberg using the UNIFIL map, deployment as of July 2006 as source.

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US Amb. to UN deals with Israeli-Palestinian conflict in UNSC debate

 

With Obama’s actions at the UNSC concluding Jewish growth in West Bank as illegal, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has branded the resolution a “terrible mistake” that distracts from the tyranny and abuse Gazans are living under by a brutal Hamas government.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

At a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday focusing on developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said there must be “consequences” for supporting the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist group.

At the same meeting, the UN’s envoy for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov presented his second report on Israel’s settlement activities since the adoption of a UN resolution in December demanding a halt to the Jewish outposts in Palestinian territory. Continue Reading »

U.S. Amb. Haley: Iran, Hezbollah seeking to destabilize Middle East

 

WATCH U.S. envoy to the UN Nikki Haley tells Security Council, “The incredibly destructive nature of Iranian and Hezbollah activities throughout the Middle East demands much more of our attention. It should become this council’s priority in the region,” instead of engaging in what she called “routine Israel-bashing.”

By News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Iran and its ally Hezbollah on Thursday of conspiring to destabilize the Middle East — a charge “categorically” rejected by Iran’s U.N. envoy as a “misleading propaganda campaign” perpetrated by Israel and others in the region. Continue Reading »

New era at UN Security Council as US takes presidency, curtails anti-Israel bias

 

As Trump’s United States Ambassador to the UN takes presidency of UN Security Council in April, Nikki Haley pledges to put a halt to its focus on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and end the body’s obsession with Israel.

By David Rosenberg

 

The United Nations Security Council has a new Council President this month.

United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will preside as President of the Council, a position which rotates within the 15-member body each month. Haley assumed control of the council from Matthew Rycroft of Great Britain, and is slated to hand off the position to the representative of Uruguay in May. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM thanks U.S. Amb. to the UN Nikki Haley’s “unequivocal support for Israel”

 

WATCH U.S. Amb. to the UN Nikki Haley’s adamantly pro-Israeli speech regarding the UN’s outrageously built-in double standard against Israel, that even had Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sharing the video with a personal ‘thank you’ on his Facebook page.

By Itamar Eichner

 

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s pro-Israeli words spoken against the UN have swept over the web. Even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared the video and posted on Facebook: “US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, thank you for your unequivocal support for Israel! It’s time to put an end to the absurdity in the United Nations.”

The Israeli UN representatives headed by Ambassador Danny Danon and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately realized they have quite the PR prize on their hands and distributed the video. Continue Reading »

Huckabee: Defund United Nations, reallocate the financing to U.S. veterans

 

In the wake of the anti-Israel resolution, several American lawmakers have called for the U.S. to stop funding to the UN until the resolution is reversed. Former Arkansas Governor, “We ought to take that money that’s going to the UN and make it available to veterans.”

By Elad Benari

 

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee suggested on Thursday that, in the aftermath of the United Nations resolution condemning Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria, that the United States pull its portion of the international body’s funding.

Speaking on Fox News, Huckabee said the hundreds of millions to billions of dollars could be better allocated to serve American veterans. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Foreign Minister Bishop said Australia wouldn’t have supported UNSC resolution

 

According to the Australian newspaper, FM Bishop indicated the gov’t would not have supported the Security Council’s move, saying, “In voting at the UN, the ­Coalition government has consistently not supported one-sided resolutions targeting Israel.”

 

The US may have worked for the passage of last Friday’s anti-settlement resolution in the UN, and western countries like Britain, France, Japan and Spain may have supported it, but if Australia was on the UN Security Council, it would likely not have voted for it, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop indicated on Thursday.

PM Netanyahu with Australian FM Julie Bishop. - Photo- Amos Ben-Gershom:Israel's GPO

PM Netanyahu with Australian FM Julie Bishop.

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WATCH: Israeli Ambassador: Obama orchestrated “ganging up on Israel” at U.N.

 

WATCH: Israeli Ambassador to US tells CNN that Israel will present unquestionable evidence to President-elect Trump identifying the White House as driving force behind anti-Israel resolution at UN Security Council.

Mordechai Sones

 

Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer spoke with CNN Monday, stating that Israel has proof that US President Obama’s administration is behind Friday’s UN Security Council resolution on Judea, Samaria, and east Jerusalem.

“We will present this evidence to the new administration through the appropriate channels. If they want to share it with the American people they are welcome to do it,” said Dermer.

According to Dermer, not only did the U.S. Continue Reading »

Abbas confidant reveals: Palestinians ‘to prosecute hundreds of IDF officers at ICC’ 

 

In an Israel TV2 report, it was reported by a close Abbas associate that the Palestinians Authority has collected names and photographs of hundreds of Israeli soldiers in order to have them charged by the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

By i24news

 

The Palestinian Authority is in the process of collecting the details of various Israeli soldiers in order to take them to the International Criminal Court in 2017, a prominent Palestinian journalist said Sunday, according to Israel’s Channel 2.

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In showing the public his true feeling towards Israel, Obama opens the door for Abbas’ PA to pursue countless charges against Israeli citizens at the ICC and elsewhere.

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VIDEO: PM Netanyahu tells cabinet, contrary to denials, UNSC resolution originated with Obama Administration

 

view videoWATCH: Netanyahu briefs cabinet members with Jerusalem’s initial plan to deal with UN Security Council vote, tells ministers to “behave with discernment, responsibility, and also with composure.”

By Nitzan Keidar

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened this morning’s (Sunday) weekly government meeting with the decision of the UN Security Council regarding the communities of Judea and Samaria.

“I join in the government member’s feelings of anger and frustration at the decision which is imbalanced and hostile to Israel that was improperly taken by the Security Council,” opened Netanyahu.

English follows opening address in Hebrew
(Open English subtitles for Hebrew opening.)

“This obviously stands in open contradiction to traditional American policy that pledged never to try to force conditions for a permanent framework or anything connected to this through the Security Council, and clearly also contradicts an explicit commitment of President Obama in 2011 to refrain from taking such steps,” said Netanyahu. Continue Reading »