Tag: United Nations

Iran Still Developing ICBM Technology Despite UN Resolutions

Director of US National Intelligence Daniel Coats said as he briefed the Senate on national security that Iran has continued its ballistic missile work in violation of UN resolutions. The US intelligence head stressed that Iran has been steadily improving the range and power of its ballistic missiles in order to develop technology capable of carrying a nuclear warhead […]

‘Efforts to repeal UNSC motion against Israeli settlements in the works’

Efforts to repeal the infamous UN Security Council resolution number 2334, condemning Israeli settlements, are in underway, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the Jerusalem Post’s diplomatic correspondent on the stage at the paper’s 6th annual conference in New York on Sunday. “It’s not easy because [countries like] Russia and China will […]

Trump sends ‘much smaller’ team to UN climate change summit

A “much smaller” US delegation is set to attend a United Nations climate change summit in Bonn, Germany as Donald Trump considers withdrawing from the historic Paris Agreement, the White House has said. The agreement, signed by nearly 200 countries in December 2015, looks to cap the increase in world temperatures to “well below” 2 […]

Conference of Presidents blasts UNESCO

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Wednesday condemned the latest decision by UNESCO’s Executive Board which denies Israel’s sovereignty over its capital, Jerusalem. The resolution, which passed Tuesday, declares that “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to […]

Jerusalem mayor: UNESCO denial of Israeli sovereignty ‘absurd and political’

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Wednesday – supported by a cross-section of residents and visitors – uniformly condemned UNESCO’s most recent resolution attempting to sever Jewish ties to the capital of Israel. Noting that he led members of the organization’s delegation on a private tour of the City of David just weeks earlier to prove […]

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

The United Nation’s cultural body on Tuesday passed the latest in a series of resolutions that denies Israeli claims to Jerusalem, in a move both forcefully condemned by Israel and touted as a diplomatic feat due to the growing number of countries that opposed it. Submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, […]

PA welcomes anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

The Palestinian Authority (PA)’s bureau in charge of foreign affairs on Tuesday welcomed the resolution passed by the UN’s cultural agency, UNESCO, which denies Israel’s rights to Jerusalem. “We reiterate the single most important threat confronting Jerusalem and other important heritage sites in Palestine continues to be the Israeli occupation and its illegal practices, as […]

Turning tide in UNESCO

In yet another outrageous decision that comes as no surprise to those familiar with the workings of the United Nations, UNESCO the international body’s premier cultural agency passed a resolution on Tuesday indicating that Israel has no legal or historical rights anywhere in Jerusalem. Luminaries of ethical behavior and historical accuracy such as Egypt, Lebanon, […]

Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want UN to reform its stances on Israel

Two Florida Republicans are leading the charge on Capitol Hill in calling out the United Nations for an anti-Israel bias. Towards the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, paired up with U.S. Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., in sending a letter to UN Secretary-General António […]

Israel to UNESCO: Reject fake history on Jerusalem

Israel urged UNESCO’s 58-member Executive Board not to promote “fake” history by approving on Tuesday a Palestinian-backed resolution that rejects Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. “Tomorrow, even as we celebrate, UNESCO will be voting against Israel’s right to sovereignty in its capital city, Jerusalem,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely ahead of the vote which is […]