Tag: United Nations

UN chief Guterres meets Israels Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist.On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Netanyahu […]

UN to Trump: Stop Detaining Illegal Aliens

The United Nations Human Rights Council is now demanding President Trump enact a full open borders policy that would release more than 350,000 illegal aliens and foreign refugees into the public. In a 23-page report by the U.N. Human Rights Council, Trump is requested to set free all foreign nationals who are currently awaiting immigration […]

Egypt says it is ‘shameful’ that Qatar not held accountable at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a “pro-terrorist” policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as “shameful” that the 15-member body had not held Qatar accountable.   Qatar’s U.N. ambassador, Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, rejected the “baseless accusations” made by Egyptian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Ihab Awad […]

Upcoming UN climate change summit in Bonn “most important” since Paris climate

BERLIN, July 14 (Xinhua) — The German government is placing high hopes in the UN global climate conference to be held in Bonn later this year, describing the event as the “most important climate conference since Paris” on Friday. Jochen Flasbarth, German secretary of state for the environment, said that the United States’ decision to […]

Israel slashes millions from UN budget

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has reduced the United Nations (UN) membership fees that his country contributes by $10m (£7.75m). His decision comes after the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided to list the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank as an endangered Palestinian world heritage site – a move that […]

Nuclear powers rebuked as 122 nations adopt U.N. ban

While Friday’s meeting between the leaders of the two biggest nuclear powers drew world attention, representatives from 122 other countries did something truly historic that barely registered a blip: They negotiated the first-ever treaty outlawing atomic bombs.   The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, passed at the United Nations by a vote of […]

Top Israel and UN officers spar in front of Nikki Haley

Israel’s deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, and the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon reportedly got into a heated argument while giving a tour of the tense border to visiting US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday. According to a Channel 2 news report Sunday, Haley […]

Israel demands UN response following Gaza tunnel discovery

Israel on Friday called on the UN to “strongly and unequivocally condemn Hamas” and formally classify the group a “terrorist organization” following the discovery of a tunnel that runs beneath two UN Relief and Works Agency schools in the Gaza Strip.In a letter to the president of the Security Council, Ambassador to the UN Danny […]

Israeli, American Jewish Leaders Slam UN Secretary-General For ‘Occupation’ Statement

The secretary-general of the United Nations was roundly condemned Tuesday by both Jewish-American and Israeli leaders for a statement slamming the ongoing “occupation” of Palestinian territories. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, António Guterres issued a statement saying that the 1967 defensive war “resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, […]

UN human rights chief calls for end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine

The UN’s top human rights official has marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories by calling for its quick end, insisting that such an outcome would benefit both sides. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the Jordanian prince and UN high commissioner for human rights, echoed the strong language of the UN secretary general, […]