United Nations

At Anti-BDS Event In New York, WJC Vows To ‘Commit All Resources’ To The Fight

06/01/2016 - 12:21

Echoing the government of Israel’s policy of vigorously opposing attempts to isolate the country through boycotts, the World Jewish Congress pledged to make the fight a top priority.

The United Nations hosted an anti-BDS summit at its New York City headquarters, May 31, 2016. JTA

UN Forum Combats BDS

Sanctions movement is ‘modern-day anti-Semitism,’ Danon says at daylong event before 1,500 students.

06/01/2016 - 10:12
Staff Writer

The United Nations, whose bodies have consistently leveled false charges against Israel for everything from the poor treatment of Palestinian women to the poor health of Palestinians, was the site Tuesday of a daylong forum to combat such attacks and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

The scene Tuesday at anti-BDS forum held at the United Nations. Shahar Azran

Israel’s UN Ambassador: A Contradiction In Terms

Danny Danon would seem to be the unlikeliest of choices to be Israel’s ambassador to the UN.

02/10/2016 - 09:31
Editor and Publisher

Danny Danon would seem to be the unlikeliest of choices to be Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, especially at such a sensitive time for Jerusalem in terms of its image in the international community.

Gary Rosenblatt

Yom Kippur’s Now Official At UN

Move to recognize holy day comes as Israel still fighting for legitimacy at world body.

12/23/2015 - 08:58
Staff Writer

For the first time, the United Nations has recognized a Jewish holiday — Yom Kippur — as an official U.N. holiday.

Danny Danon, Isaac Herzog, Ban Ki-moon, John Kerry and Samantha Power at U.N.’s “Battle for Zionism” event last month.

U.N. Adds Yom Kippur To Official Holiday List

12/18/2015 (All day)
Staff Writer

For the first time, the United Nations will recognize a Jewish holiday – Yom Kippur – as an official U.N. holiday.

The U.N. building. Via wikimedia.org

Reports: Iran Begins Shutdown Of Centrifuges

11/02/2015 - 19:00

Iran has begun shutting down centrifuges for nuclear enrichment as part of the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and six world powers.

Nuclear facilities in Iran. Wikimedia Commons

Bibi’s Missed Chance At UN

With fresh violence well underway, he should have pivoted more quickly from Iran deal to Israel’s terror fight.

10/07/2015 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

The sense of tragedy in Israel last weekend was stifling. On Friday, a young couple was laid to rest after being murdered in front of their four children, and by Saturday night there were further victims of this spate of terror that is gripping Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Nathan Jeffay

UN Speech As ‘Psychological Transition’ For Netanyahu?

Former State Department adviser senses a pivot on Iran deal.

10/01/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s blistering United Nations speech last week in which he chastised the General Assembly for its “deafening silence” following Iran’s recent pledge to destroy Israel within 25 years was also used as a signal that he wants to mend ties with President Barack Obama.

Benjamin Netanyahu

U.N. Can’t Even Say ‘Temple Mount’

09/22/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

There’s a kind of parlor game in pro-Israel circles, one usually accompanied by a player’s roll of the eyes or knowing sigh: How unfair to Israel can the United Nations be?

What’s in a holy name? U.N. references Haram al-Sharif, but not Temple Mount, in Security Council resolution. Getty Images

Bibi Exiles Rival To UN

Picking Danny Danon to be Israel's new ambassador to the United Nations, Prime Minister Netanyahu sent a bitter political rival into exile though in the process he may have both chosen a future successor and added yet another layer to Israel's international isolation.

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