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Scribblings: Jerusalem exposes UN absurdities

Scribblings: Jerusalem exposes UN absurdities Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

On Dec. 8, the UN Security Council convened an "extraordinary debate" to discuss the US Trump Administration's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. This seems like an "extraordinary" thing to do. Why would the Security Council, whose primary role is overseeing the "maintenance of in

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Partition - the Legacy of November 29, 1947

Partition - the Legacy of November 29, 1947 Categories: Middle East, United Nations     Author: Mitchell Bard

The Jews of Palestine were not satisfied with the small territory allotted to them by the Commission, nor were they happy that Jerusalem was severed from the Jewish State; nevertheless, they welcomed the compromise. The Arabs rejected UNSCOP's recommendations. The ad hoc committee of the UN General

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Israel and the UN: A new page?

Israel and the UN: A new page? Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United Nations, Updates     Author: Gareth Narunsky

In September 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stood at the podium of the United Nations General Assembly and declared that "Israel has a bright future at the UN". He also declared "the war against Israel at the UN is over" and that "a decade from now an Israeli prime minister will st

Scribblings: Hope yet for the UN?

Scribblings: Hope yet for the UN? Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Are some people at the UN finally starting to get how unhelpful and unfair the approach of UN bodies to Israel and the Palestinians has been? US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has certainly been outspoken about this problem, for instance, saying in February, "The outrageously biased resolutions fr

Editorial: The UNRWA Problem

Editorial: The UNRWA Problem Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made headlines in June when he told visiting US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) should be disbanded.

New Zealand and Israel make amends

New Zealand and Israel make amends Categories: Australasia, Israel, United Nations, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Israel announced on Tuesday that it will restore full diplomatic relations with New Zealand, and that its Ambassador Itzhak Gerberg will return to Wellington in the coming days.  Israel downgraded its diplomatic ties with New Zealand in response to New Zealand's co-sponsoring of UN Security Cou

Long overdue winds of change at the UN?

Long overdue winds of change at the UN? Categories: United Nations, United States     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

As Israel was celebrating its 69th birthday on Tuesday, the UNESCO Executive Board was at work passing yet another anti-Israel resolution. However, despite the resolution passing, some are viewing it as a diplomatic win as the numbers were significantly less than last year.

AIR New Zealand: UNSC 2334 shockwaves

AIR New Zealand: UNSC 2334 shockwaves Categories: Australasia, Israel, United Nations     Author: Miriam Bell

United Nations Resolution 2334 came screaming out of the blue, just before Christmas. The "anti-settlement" resolution itself, which passed after the US broke with convention and abstained, was disturbing enough. But for Jewish New Zealanders it was particularly shocking.

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