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U.N. Panel Probing Israel To Include George Clooney’s Fiancee

08/12/2014
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Amal Alamuddin, a British attorney and the fiancee of actor George Clooney, will serve on a U.N. commission investigating Israel for possible war crimes in Gaza.

Israel Asks U.S. To Help Thwart War Crimes Charges

08/06/2014
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a visiting congressional delegation today to try to stop the Palestinian Authority from joining the International Criminal Court and then filing war crimes charges against Israel.

Palestinian Authority Joins 5 U.N. Global Treaties

05/05/2014
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JERUSALEM — The Palestinian Authority formally joined five global treaties at the United Nations.

U.S. Presses UNESCO On Cancellation Of Jews In Israel Exhibit

01/20/2014
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration is “deeply disappointed” with a decision by UNESCO, the United Nation’s cultural arm, to cancel the opening of an exhibition on the Jewish presence in the land of Israel and is seeking its placement “as soon as possible.”

‘Where Are Your Bloody New York Jews?’

10/09/2013
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In October 1975, as the heinous resolution condemning Zionism as racism progressed through the United Nations, American Jews were silent. America’s UN ambassador, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who was fighting this libelous legislation, asked Israel’s Ambassador Chaim Herzog: “Where are your bloody Jews?” The UN heard the silence of the world’s largest Jewish community. Even German Ambassador Rudiger von Wechmar told Herzog: “It would be helpful if the Jewish community were to react.”

Gil Troy is professor of history at McGill University and a Shalom Hartman Engaging Israel Research Fellow in Jerusalem.

‘There Was No Diplomatic Façade’

Israeli analysts weigh in on Bibi’s UN speech as he breaks up the rapprochement party.

10/02/2013
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Tel Aviv — The political cartoon in the daily Haaretz newspaper depicts the United Nations Headquarters like a boisterous nightclub, where Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is getting down with Barack Obama.

Obama Backs de Blasio

President's praise for 'courageous' candidate is more emphatic than 2009 nod for Democrat against Bloomberg.

09/23/2013
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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio picked up a powerful endorsement from the commander-in-chief Monday in his bid to become New York's first Democrat mayor in two decades.

Barack Obama: De Blasio agenda is "bold and courageous." Getty Images

Tell The Senate To Ratify The UN Convention On Disability Rights

Our sage, Hillel, asks, “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?” (Ethics of the Fathers 1:14)

This summer’s U.S. legislative season will give us Jews with disabilities, in fact all Americans with disabilities, the opportunity to respond fully to the last two of Hillel’s three questions.

Rabbi Lynne Landsberg

A New Power At The UN?

Ambassador-designate Samantha Power’s interventionism thrills pro-Israel crowd — except when it’s about Israel.

06/11/2013
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Washington, D.C. — Samantha Power brings to foreign policy an activist impulse that many in the pro-Israel community wish was more prevalent among American diplomats.

Samantha Power, left, President Obama’s nominee as UN ambassador. Getty Images

Israel Protests Google's Recognition Of Palestine

05/06/2013

A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine."

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin also told Google CEO Larry Page in a letter sent Sunday that he was in essence recognizing a Palestinian state that does not exist.

Screenshot of Google Palestine page, via Christian Science Monitor.
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