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Unprecedented: United Nations panel urges Palestinians to stop hate speech and incitement to violence ‘that fuels antisemitism’

GENEVA—For the first time, a United Nations panel this week criticized the Palestinians, urging them ”to stop hate speech and incitement to violence that fuels antisemitism.”

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva said it was ‘’concerned about statements by Palestinian officials, as well as in school…

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In first-ever review, UN racism panel presses Palestinians on fomenting anti-Semitism

In two hours of presenting before the committee, the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for its problems related to discrimination, devoting only a few minutes to its own policies and practices.

(August 14, 2019 / JNS) The United Nations’s anti-racism committee began a mandatory two-day review on Tuesday of the policies and practices of the…

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Danon urges action by UN Security Council after terror groups kill Israeli student

(August 8, 2019 / JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon urged the world body to condemn the murder of an Israeli teen in an apparent terrorist attack in the West Bank on Thursday.

In a letter addressed to Poland’s U.N. ambassador Joanna Wronecka, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council,…

Switzerland suspends funding to UN agency for Palestinians after damning report

Switzerland on Tuesday said it was suspending funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants after an ethics report revealed alleged mismanagement and abuse of authority at the agency’s highest levels.

The internal report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s own ethics department, a copy of which was seen by…

US blocks attempt to condemn Israel at UN over Wadi Hummus demolitions

(July 25, 2019 / JNS) The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by several countries to get the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition earlier this week of illegally constructed buildings on the outskirts of eastern Jerusalem, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa circulated a draft statement among…

UN showcases Israel’s innovations in water, agriculture, technology and more

(July 19, 2019 / JNS) An event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Wednesday highlighted six Israeli innovative solutions to critical problems around the world.

Hosted by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, it allowed members of Israeli business community to connect with governments and senior officials from the…

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For first time at UN, India votes with Israel and against group with ties to terror

(June 11, 2019 / JNS) For the first time ever, India voted last week with Israel at the United Nations against granting observer status to a Palestinian human-rights organization named “Shahed.”

The motion at the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was rejected by a 28-14 tally.

“Thank you #India for standing with @IsraelinUN and rejecting…

UN opens exhibit to celebrate 40 years of peace deal between Israel-Egypt

The UN held a special celebration to celebrate 40 years since the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.

The event, held this week, was a joint initiative by Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon and the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. In attendance was US Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt and the…

Pompeo, Friedman: Israeli rule over Golan fulfills UN Resolution 242

President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel’s sovereign territory fulfills UN Security Council Resolution 242, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman argued in an op-ed published Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal.

Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over…

Germany vows to back Israel at UN, in apparent break from past record

Germany on Saturday said it was deeply troubled by anti-Israel bias at the United Nations and vowed to oppose “any unfair treatment” of the Jewish state in international fora.

The statement, issued on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s accession to the UN, was welcomed by Jerusalem’s envoy to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, who said he…

Trump envoy slams ‘baffling’ anti-Israel UN meeting as members line up to condemn settlements, Israeli policy

President Trump’s U.S. envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, made a surprise visit to the United Nations on Thursday, as members of the U.N. Security Council held an informal meeting to condemn Israeli settlements — a meeting that Greenblatt called “baffling and disappointing.”
Security Council members Indonesia, South Africa and…

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UN confirms 3rd Hezbollah tunnel crossed border into Israel, violating ceasefire

A UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon Thursday confirmed that a tunnel discovered earlier this year by Israel had crossed the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the third such breach of a ceasefire resolution.

Israel in January accused the Iran-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah of having dug what it described as the deepest, “longest and most…

Lebanon ready to demarcate maritime border with Israel under UN supervision

Lebanon is prepared to demarcate its maritime border with Israel under the supervision of the United Nations and with the same mechanism used for the Blue Line.

We are ready to draw Lebanon’s maritime borders and those of the Exclusive Economic Zone using the same procedure that was used to draw the Blue Line under the supervision of the United…

Foreign Investment in Israel Jumped 30 Percent Between Years of 2015-17

JNS.org – Foreign investment in Israel jumped 30 percent in two years, according to a new report from the Central Bureau of Statistics, released on Sunday.

The report stated that foreign investments in Israel totaled $129.1 billion for 2017, a 20.2 percent increase compared to 2016 and 30 percent higher than 2015, which saw foreign investment of…

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Israeli UN Envoy Hails General Assembly’s Condemnation of Antisemitism Following Diplomatic Battle

Israel’s envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday hailed the passage of a General Assembly resolution on hate crimes that was amended to include a specific condemnation of antisemitism as “an Israeli achievement at the UN and a crushing loss to the forces of hatred.”

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, pointed out in a statement that the…

23 to 9, UN rights council adopts report accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza

The United Nations Humans Rights Council voted Friday to adopt a report accusing Israel of crimes against humanity for its handling of violent protests on the border with Gaza Strip.

Twenty-three countries voted to in favor of the measure, with nine opposing it. Another 14 countries abstained, while one was absent.

The countries that voted…

UNHRC to call for Israeli arrests, settlement boycott

The UN Human Rights Council is expected to call for the arrest of IDF soldiers responsible for Gaza deaths at border and for a boycott of West Bank settlements, when it gathers in Geneva on Monday for the last week of its 40th session.

The day-long meeting of the 47-member council will involve the reading of seven reports on alleged Israeli human…

Netanyahu: U.N. set new hypocrisy record with Israeli war crimes allegation

The United Nations has set a new record for hypocrisy and lies with its report that accuses Israel of deliberately shooting children at the Gaza border and possible war crimes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

“Israel rejects outright the report of the UN Human Rights Council, which sets new records of hypocrisy and lies, out of obsessive…