Posts Tagged ‘UN’

 

Israel’s Contribution to the Modern Evolution of International Law

editor 26 April 2018

By Ambassador Alan Baker.. Introduction – The uniqueness of the State of Israel in virtually every possible sphere and aspect – historic, religious, social, legal, political, and strategic – has dictated, and continues to dictate, its special character and place in the community of nations. This is typified by the following:

  • A country that came into existence in realization of the internationally accepted and acknowledged historic right of the Jewish People to reestablish its historic homeland;
  • A people that raised itself from the ashes of the Holocaust that decimated the Jewish communities of Europe, successfully built a viable, vibrant, multi-cultural and multi-religious state and society, and absorbed mass immigration, yet is still faced with the same age-old anti-Semitism; [Photo top right: Israeli flag raised at the United Nations (Lake Success, NY), May 12, 1949, by Foreign Minister of Israel Moshe Sharett, to the right of the flag, and Israeli delegate to the UN Abba Eban, to the left. (UN photo)]. 

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Dutch newspaper slammed for ‘anti-Semitic’ cartoon on Gaza protests

editor 25 April 2018

By Michael Bachner.. Simon Wiesenthal Center says image of IDF slaughtering Palestinians to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary will encourage Hamas terror, anti-Jewish sentiment in Holland. A newspaper in the Netherlands has come under fire for publishing a cartoon depicting an Israeli soldier shooting masses of Palestinians on the Gaza border in celebration of the Jewish state’s 70th Independence Day, which was marked on Thursday (April 19, 2018). [Photo top right: A cartoon published by Dutch newspaper Volkskrant in April 2018, depicting an IDF soldier shooting a Palestinian on the Gaza Border and spelling “Happy birthday to me,” a reference to Israels Independence Day. (Courtesy: Simon Wiesenthal Center)].  (more…)

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Palestinianism Is Over. Someone Please Tell The British

editor 25 January 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. Apparently insulted by repeated slights from Britain’s political class and populace, President Donald Trump has decided to cancel his proposed visit there. Desperate to rescue the all-important post-Brexit US trade deal that might now be in jeopardy, Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to “clear the air” with the president at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week (23-26 January 2018 Davos-Klosters, Switzerland). Good luck with that one. [Photo top right: Pottery found in the City of David excavations | Photo credit Ferrel’s Travel Blog].  (more…)

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Free the Palestinians: End UNRWA funding

editor 13 January 2018

By Shoshana Bryen.. It is time to resolve the issue of the imprisoned Palestinian population. The one imprisoned by the United Nations and its own unrealistic vision of the future. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. contribution to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) could be eliminated might be the catalyst important and positive changes, if people can get over the moaning and crying about killing poor refugee babies. It’s not likely. (more…)

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Nikki Haley Hosts Reception for “Friends of the US” in the UN

editor 11 January 2018

By Eliana Rudee.. “See, this day I set before you blessing and curse” Deuteronomy 11:26. On January 3rd, 2018 at the US mission to the UN in New York, Nikki Haley hosted a “Friends of the US” reception for the 64 countries that did not support the United Nations Jerusalem resolution. The non-legally binding UN resolution, passed 128-9 on December 21st in an emergency General Assembly session, condemned US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and beginning the process of moving its embassy there two weeks earlier. [Photo top right: U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses a United Nations Security Council meeting in April. (U.N. Photo/Rick Bajornas)] (more…)

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After US veto, UN General Assembly to meet on Jerusalem status

editor 20 December 2017

By The Straits Times.. UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) – The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday (Dec 21, 2017) at the request of Arab and Muslim states on US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour said the General Assembly would vote on a draft resolution calling for Trump’s declaration to be withdrawn, which was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member UN Security Council on Monday (Dec 18, 2017). [Photo top right: Palestine’s Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour (centre) walks through the room before a vote on a draft resolution that would reject Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec 18, 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: AFP].  (more…)

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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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