UN

Israel Seen Poised For Spot In UN Group

10/29/1999
Staff Writer
Israel could be just “days away” from being accepted into a regional grouping at the United Nations, a long-sought goal that would open the door for it to sit on the UN Security Council and a variety of other bodies worldwide, according to Israel’s UN ambassador, Dore Gold.

Egyptian Mistreatment Of Jews Recalled At UN

03/19/2008
Staff Writer
A Libyan Jew described to an Egyptian official Wednesday how as a 6-year-old her teacher traumatized her and how she and other Jews were expelled after the Six-Day War in 1967. In prepared remarks before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Regina Bublil Waldman recalled the first time she “experienced hate” when her math teacher posed the following math question to the class: “If you have 10 Jews and you kill five of them, how many Jews do you have left to kill?” “I came home crying,” she said.

‘Step Forward’ For UN

01/21/2005
Staff Writer
The United Nations, which has been called “the leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism,” on Monday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps. Yad Vashem, the Israeli museum and memorial, has erected an exhibit in the UN lobby featuring pictures of the death camp at Auschwitz. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Elie Wiesel, a Nobel laureate and survivor, will address a special session of the General Assembly.“

New Envoy Lauds Annan Inclusivity Stance

12/17/1999
Staff Writer
Yehuda Lancry, Israel's new ambassador to the United Nations, assumes his post at a critical, roller-coaster moment for the Jewish State. Within days, Israel's efforts to be included in a regional grouping appeared to collapse after months of positive preparation, but then the UN Secretary General spoke out strongly on Israel's behalf. On Sunday night, Kofi Annan criticized the world body's continued exclusion from an internal regional group, and his words were welcomed by Lancry, who hoped Annan would 'continue with his just and courageous stance."

Yom Kippur Spurned As UN Starts Session

09/17/1999
Staff Writer
Israel, which has made it a point not to walk out of the United Nations despite all of the abuse hurled at it from member nations over the years, will be pointedly absent when the General Assembly convenes on Monday, Yom Kippur. So will President Bill Clinton. Israel's ambassador to the UN, Dore Gold, said this is the first time an American president has not spoken at the start of the General Assembly's general debate. He will speak Tuesday instead.

Israel’s First Woman UN Ambassador, Under Fire

01/02/2009
Editor and Publisher
As Israel makes the case for its military actions in Gaza, international attention is focused on the United Nations, where a newcomer to the world of diplomacy has been thrust front and center.

Israel Makes A Stride At UN

06/17/2005
Staff Writer
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, was confirmed by the UN General Assembly Monday to be one of its 21 vice presidents, the first time Israel has held that position since Abba Eban served there 53 years ago. Gillerman, who was endorsed for the post by the Western European and Others Regional Group (including the United States, Western Europe and Canada), said he hoped to use the position to eliminate or limit the number of anti-Israel resolutions that are adopted each year.

At Last, Israel In At UN

This week’s historic decision giving Israel provisional membership in one of five important

06/02/2000
Washington Correspondent
At Last, Israel In At UN by James D. Besser Washington Correspondent This week’s historic decision giving Israel provisional membership in one of five important United Nations regional groups was hailed by Jewish and political leaders. But they also warned that the decision to admit Israel to the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) was just the first step in what will be a long, slogging battle to remove institutional barriers to Israel’s full participation in various UN bodies.

How The UN Was ‘Hijacked’ By Anti-Western Countries

04/24/2009
Editor and Publisher
   Richard Schifter is not a gifted orator.   The former U.S. representative to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, who served during the 1980s, delivered the keynote address of what was billed as the Durban II Counter-Conference Program at Fordham University Law School here on Monday, and his presentation was lengthy, dry and delivered in a near monotone.  

How The UN Was ‘Hijacked’ By Anti-Western Countries

04/24/2009
Editor and Publisher
   Richard Schifter is not a gifted orator.     The former U.S. representative to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, who served during the 1980s, delivered the keynote address of what was billed as the Durban II Counter-Conference Program at Fordham University Law School here on Monday, and his presentation was lengthy, dry and delivered in a near monotone.  
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