Following the United Nations’ cultural agency’s decision, Mexico’s ambassador to the organization, Andrés Isaac Roemer Slomianski, walked out of the session in protest of his country’s support for the Arab-sponsored resolution. The story might end there for the Mexican Jewish envoy, but the Mexican envoy contains, and here we examine in them four fun facts.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations hopes to soon be eating kosher food in the cafeterias of the international institution. Danny Danon, writing to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said there are many U.N. employees and diplomats from around the world who observe kashrut, yet kosher food is not available in any of the…
Both sides would benefit if Israel recognized it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land and if Palestinians rejected incitement and recognized Israel’s legitimacy, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.
On the surface, the quick arrest of a suspect in the weekend bomb wave in New York and New Jersey might look like it’s brought some closure to the frightening series of events.
At the end of this year, Ban Ki-moon will complete his term. Whoever replaces him will impact Israel profoundly, Ambassador David Roet writes.
In March, the United Nations compiled a “black list” of Israeli companies doing business in the West Bank. In some pro-Israel circles, it appeared part of a larger trend: the U.N. singling out Israel for condemnation.
(JTA) – The interior minister of France criticized his country’s recent vote at a U.N. agency for a resolution that critics said ignored Jewish historical ties to Jerusalem and its holy sites. Bernard Cazeneuve spoke of his objection to France’s April 16 vote at UNESCO, the Paris-based U.N. organization dealing with education, culture and heritage, at…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A United Nations official in the Middle East turned down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to host a seminar on the Jews’ connection to the Temple Mount. The offer came more than two weeks after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization adopted a resolution which denies a Jewish connection to…
Senior Palestinian officials, including some from Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, are criticizing the Palestinian Authority president’s decision to postpone consideration of a UN Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction.
The liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz is urging Barack Obama to back a Palestinian resolution at the United Nations — and to ignore Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for a veto.