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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

Germany vows to back Israel at UN, in apparent break from past record

Monday, May 13, 2019

Germany on Saturday said it was deeply troubled by anti-Israel bias at the United Nations and vowed to oppose “any unfair treatment” of the Jewish state in international fora. The statement, issued on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s accession to the UN, was welcomed by Jerusalem’s envoy to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, who … Read More

Trump envoy slams ‘baffling’ anti-Israel UN meeting as members line up to condemn settlements, Israeli policy

Friday, May 10, 2019

President Trump’s U.S. envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, made a surprise visit to the United Nations on Thursday, as members of the U.N. Security Council held an informal meeting to condemn Israeli settlements — a meeting that Greenblatt called “baffling and disappointing.” Security Council members Indonesia, South Africa and Kuwait organized the meeting and invited Palestinian Foreign … Read More

UN confirms 3rd Hezbollah tunnel crossed border into Israel, violating ceasefire

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon Thursday confirmed that a tunnel discovered earlier this year by Israel had crossed the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the third such breach of a ceasefire resolution. Israel in January accused the Iran-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah of having dug what it described as the deepest, “longest and most detailed” cross-border tunnel … Read More

Lebanon ready to demarcate maritime border with Israel under UN supervision

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lebanon is prepared to demarcate its maritime border with Israel under the supervision of the United Nations and with the same mechanism used for the Blue Line. We are ready to draw Lebanon’s maritime borders and those of the Exclusive Economic Zone using the same procedure that was used to draw the Blue Line under … Read More

Foreign Investment in Israel Jumped 30 Percent Between Years of 2015-17

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

JNS.org – Foreign investment in Israel jumped 30 percent in two years, according to a new report from the Central Bureau of Statistics, released on Sunday. The report stated that foreign investments in Israel totaled $129.1 billion for 2017, a 20.2 percent increase compared to 2016 and 30 percent higher than 2015, which saw foreign investment … Read More

23 to 9, UN rights council adopts report accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza

Friday, March 22, 2019

The United Nations Humans Rights Council voted Friday to adopt a report accusing Israel of crimes against humanity for its handling of violent protests on the border with Gaza Strip. Twenty-three countries voted to in favor of the measure, with nine opposing it. Another 14 countries abstained, while one was absent. The countries that voted … Read More