Posts Tagged ‘UN’

 

70th anniversary of the UN vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish state

editor 30 November 2017

By J-Wire.. The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has marked the 70th anniversary of the November 29, 1947 UN vote that called for the establishment of a Jewish state, with a reenactment of events in the very structure that served as the UN headquarters at that time. [Photo top right: US Vice President Mike Pence greets the audience, together with WJC President Ronald S. Lauder and Israeli Ambassador to UN Danny Danon. Photo: Shahar Azran]. (more…)

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France’s Jewish Ex-Culture Minister to Head UNESCO, Agency Tainted by Anti-Israel Bias

editor 21 November 2017

By TheTower.org Staff.. Audrey Azoulay, France’s former culture minister, was confirmed as the new director-general of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO, making her the first Jewish head of the agency, The Jerusalem Post reported. Azoulay was raised in Morocco and France and is the daughter of André Azoulay, an adviser to Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. She secured the nomination for head of UNESCO during a tight race in October, defeating Qatari diplomat Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, known for his anti-Semitic record. The choice was confirmed Friday by the General Conference who voted 131-19 to appoint her. (more…)

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Who Saved Israel in 1947?

editor 11 November 2017

By Martin Kramer.. November 29 marks the 70th anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 181, recommending the partition of Mandate Palestine into two separate Jewish and Arab states. On that day in 1947, millions of listeners sat glued to their radio sets to follow the voting. The outcome set off spontaneous celebrations among Zionists everywhere, for it constituted the first formal international endorsement of a Jewish state. [Photo top right: A truck with the faces of Soviet Communist leaders Lenin and Stalin at the labor day parade held in Tel Aviv on May 1, 1949. Pinn Hans/Israeli Government Press Office.]. (more…)

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Brits Still Two-Faced Over Balfour

editor 31 October 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Astonishingly, the British Foreign Office is still continuing to undermine the Balfour Declaration, the centenary of which falls in a couple of weeks’ time. In a speech at the UN Security Council a few days ago Jonathan Allen, the UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, said the following: “From the outset, I would like to make clear, as we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration next month, that the UK understands and respects the sensitivities many have about the Declaration and the events that have taken place in the region since 1917. [Photo top right: Head of Janus, Vatican museum, Rome. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons]. (more…)

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Is Egyptian President el-Sisi about to help broker a major breakthrough in the Arab-Israeli peace process? Fascinating signals this week.

editor 30 September 2017

By Joel C. Rosenberg.. Four decades after the historic Camp David Accords, is Egyptian President el-Sisi signaling he is about to take the lead in helping broker dramatic peace agreements not just between Israelis and Palestinians but perhaps between Israel and the rest of the Arab world, including the Saudis and Gulf States? (more…)

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Resolution 181: A “Green Light” for Jewish Statehood, but a ‘Dead’ Blueprint for Peace

editor 29 July 2017

By Eli E. Hertz.. In 1947 the British put the future of western Palestine into the hands of the United Nations, the successor organization to the League of Nations which had established the Mandate for Palestine. A UN Commission recommended partitioning what was left of the original Mandate – western Palestine, into two new states, one Jewish and one Arab.7Jerusalem and its surrounding villages were to be temporarily classified as an international zone belonging to neither polity. (more…)

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‘Israel Is Not The United Nations’ Punching Bag Anymore’

editor 11 May 2017

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: Trump is a partner in fighting anti-Israel UN Resolutions. Still fuming about UN Resolution 2334, which passed in December just before Donald Trump became US president, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told attendees at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York on Sunday (MNay 7, 2017) that Israel has a partner in the Trump administration in fighting all illegal UN resolutions. [Photo top right: Ayelet Shaked at the 2017 JPost Annual Conference . (photo credit:screenshot)].  (more…)

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Rabbi Tuly Weisz Prays at UN Podium: World Leaders Should Recognize Truth of Bible

editor 1 April 2017

By Tsivya Fox.. “Thou art my covert and my shield; in Thy word do I hope. Depart from me, ye evildoers; that I may keep the commandments of my God.” Psalms 119:114. When the United Nations (UN), in October 2016, passed a contentious anti-Israel resolution denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem, publisher of The Israel Bible and founder of Israel365 Rabbi Tuly Weisz decided to go full-steam-ahead and “Bombard Them With Bibles”. (more…)

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Ambassador Nikki Haley at AIPAC: Days of Israel-Bashing at UN Are Over, There Is a New Sheriff in Town

editor 1 April 2017

By Barney Breen-Portnoy.. “The days of Israel-bashing are over,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley vowed on Monday. “For anyone who says you can’t get anything done at the UN, they need to know there is a new sheriff in town.” Haley’s remarks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference were interrupted several times by enthusiastic standing ovations from the thousands-strong crowd at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. [Photo top right:US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks at the AIPAC conference in Washington, DC on Monday. Photo: Screenshot.] (more…)

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World Shrugs as Hizballah Prepares Massive Civilian Deaths

editor 30 March 2017

By Noah Beck.. Originally written for the Investigative Project on Terrorism

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently warned Israel that his Iran-backed terror group could attack targets producing mass Israeli casualties, including a huge ammonia storage tank in Haifa, and a nuclear reactor in Dimona. Also last month (February, 2017), Tower Magazine reported that, since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Iran has provided Hizballah with a vast supply of “game-changing,” state-of-the art weapons, despite Israel’s occasional airstrikes against weapons convoys. [Photo top right:A rocket display in the southern town of Sderot, for years Hamas’s primary target (photo credit: Moshe Shai/Flash 90)] (more…)

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