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UN peacekeepers inspect sites of Hezbollah attack

Friday, September 6, 2019

United Nations peacekeepers on Wednesday conducted an independent investigation of Sunday’s Hezbollah missile attack, visiting the areas hit in the strikes, the Israel Defense Forces said. On Sunday afternoon, the Iran-backed terror group fired three anti-tank guided missiles at Israeli positions near the security fence — two of them at a military vehicle and one … Read More

Unprecedented: United Nations panel urges Palestinians to stop hate speech and incitement to violence ‘that fuels antisemitism’

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

GENEVA—For the first time, a United Nations panel this week criticized the Palestinians, urging them ”to stop hate speech and incitement to violence that fuels antisemitism.” The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva said it was ‘’concerned about statements by Palestinian officials, as well as in school textbooks, that promote … Read More

In first-ever review, UN racism panel presses Palestinians on fomenting anti-Semitism

Thursday, August 15, 2019

In two hours of presenting before the committee, the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for its problems related to discrimination, devoting only a few minutes to its own policies and practices. (August 14, 2019 / JNS) The United Nations’s anti-racism committee began a mandatory two-day review on Tuesday of the policies and practices of the Palestinian … Read More

Switzerland suspends funding to UN agency for Palestinians after damning report

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Switzerland on Tuesday said it was suspending funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants after an ethics report revealed alleged mismanagement and abuse of authority at the agency’s highest levels. The internal report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s own ethics department, a copy of which was seen by … Read More

US blocks attempt to condemn Israel at UN over Wadi Hummus demolitions

Thursday, July 25, 2019

(July 25, 2019 / JNS) The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by several countries to get the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition earlier this week of illegally constructed buildings on the outskirts of eastern Jerusalem, Reuters reported on Thursday. Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa circulated a draft statement among the 15-member … Read More

UN showcases Israel’s innovations in water, agriculture, technology and more

Monday, July 22, 2019

(July 19, 2019 / JNS) An event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Wednesday highlighted six Israeli innovative solutions to critical problems around the world. Hosted by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, it allowed members of Israeli business community to connect with governments and senior officials from the international … Read More

For first time at UN, India votes with Israel and against group with ties to terror

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

(June 11, 2019 / JNS) For the first time ever, India voted last week with Israel at the United Nations against granting observer status to a Palestinian human-rights organization named “Shahed.” The motion at the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was rejected by a 28-14 tally. “Thank you #India for standing with @IsraelinUN and … Read More

UN opens exhibit to celebrate 40 years of peace deal between Israel-Egypt

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The UN held a special celebration to celebrate 40 years since the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. The event, held this week, was a joint initiative by Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon and the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. In attendance was US Special Envoy to the Middle … Read More

Pompeo, Friedman: Israeli rule over Golan fulfills UN Resolution 242

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel’s sovereign territory fulfills UN Security Council Resolution 242, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman argued in an op-ed published Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal. Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights in late … Read More