Declaring that the “days of Israel bashing are over,” U.S. ambassador to the United Nations received a rockstar welcome from AIPAC delegates gathered in Washington for their annual conference.
“Bravo, Ambassador Haley!” This is the headline David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, chose for his Huffington Post opinion piece dedicated to America’s new ambassador to the United Nations. “Ambassador Haley, you have quickly established yourself as a courageous and unbending voice of principle in a setting where the word is more often observed in the breach than as a matter of course by some member states,” Harris, who leads the Jewish organization most closely involved with the UN, continued his praise.
A senior U.N. official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, saying “powerful member states” pressured the world body and its chief with “vicious attacks and threats.”
— A United Nations affiliate removed a report accusing Israel of apartheid from the internet after the secretary-general of the international body asked it to do so. Antonio Guterres asked the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia to remove the report, which was published Wednesday and says it “establishes, on the basis of…
— The Trump administration is considering pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in part over its targeting of Israel, Politico reported. The withdrawal is not expected in time for the council’s new session, which starts on Monday, Politico reported Saturday, citing two unnamed sources in regular contact with former and current U.S….
The United Nations’ human rights office said it is “deeply disturbed” by the 18-month prison term given to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian terrorist after he had been subdued. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, criticized the sentence for manslaughter as too lenient on…
After strong remarks by Israel’s U.N. ambassador, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that any Israeli attempt to violate Lebanon’s sovereignty would be met with the “appropriate response.”
The Israeli parliament’s move to legalize thousands of settler homes in the occupied West Bank goes against international law and will have legal consequences for Israel, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
A massive cut in American funding for the United Nations could be in the works if President Trump signs an executive order prepared by his aides.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Top Trump administration nominees for foreign policy and security posts are advancing through the Senate. On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a congressman known for his hard-line opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, as CIA director. Also Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Nikki Haley, the South Carolina…