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Overwhelming majority of UN Human Rights Council reps praise Iran on record

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

(November 11, 2019 / JNS) Ninety-five out of 111 delegates, or 85 percent, of the delegates to U.N. Human Rights Council’s Nov. 8 review session on Iran’s human-rights record praised the Islamic Republic, according to Geneva-based NGO U.N. Watch. Only 16 nations criticized Tehran, according to the NGO. North Korea, Qatar, Malaysia and Belarus were … Read More

Israel, US to push for tighter UN scrutiny of Palestinian refugee agency

Thursday, October 31, 2019

(October 31, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The United States and Israel are joining forces to push for reform in the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), according to Israel’s mission to the U.N. Next week, U.N. General Assembly committee is set to begin discussions on the renewal of … Read More

Israeli elected to serve in top U.N. position

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Natalia Nadal, a long-time United Nations employee, is the first Israeli to serve as the chief of enabling and outreach service at the UN. Nadal had worked in the UN for 15 years before being elected to the role of overseeing the UN business intelligence operation. She will be in charge of improving relations between … Read More

Trump at U.N.: we won’t tolerate Iran’s ‘monstrous antisemitism’

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Iran’s antisemitic hatred of Israel is unacceptable, US President Donald Trump told the UN as he warned Tehran that sanctions against it would not be lifted as long as it’s “bloodlust” and nuclear drive continued. “For 40 years, the world has listened to Iran’s rulers as they lash out at everyone else for the problems … Read More

Foreign minister tells UN: Jews will not be ‘separated from homeland’

Friday, September 27, 2019

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday where he took the opportunity to slam critics of Israel, declaring that the Jewish people would not be “separated from their homeland,” and warned of the growing threat posed by Tehran and its proxies. Katz, who was announced as Prime … Read More

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