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

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