Tag: United Nations

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 […]

Haley: Its a new day for Israel at the UN

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the UN, on Tuesday spoke before the World Jewish Congress’ (WJC) Plenary Assembly in New York, vowing that “it’s a new day for Israel at the United Nations.”“The United States will no longer be silent as Israel is unfairly attacked at the United Nations. Silence is not my […]

UN chief vows to stand up against anti-Israel bias

New York (AFP) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sought to reassure international Jewish community leaders on Sunday that he would stand up against any perceptions of anti-Israel bias at the world organization. Guterres spoke amid a deepening row over alleged bias within the UN following US pressure, exacerbated last month when a UN rights […]

Chinese pressure on North Korea ‘working,’ UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says

North Korea is trying to show strength at home by detaining another U.S. citizen, but overall, Chinese pressure on the regime is “working,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said this morning. “I think that North Korea’s been playing games from the very beginning,” Haley said today on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” “What […]