(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.
An exhibition on Israel at the United Nations headquarters will include a panel on Zionism, one of three that the international body had previously deemed “inappropriate.”
The United Nations has censored an exhibition about Israel set to go on display at the organization’s headquarters in New York.
The White House is exploring the possibility of supporting a UN Security Council resolution that would set the principles for a permanent Israeli-Palestinian agreement. The resolution would be brought to a vote before the end of U.S. President Barack Obama’s term in office, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former United Nations secretary-general who as a member of the Egyptian Cabinet was key to achieving the Camp David peace accords, has died.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was heckled and some worshippers walked out during his speech at a New York City synagogue’s Shabbat services.
The United States, European Union and the United Nations have issued unusually stern criticism of Israel, provoking a sharp response from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and raising Palestinians’ hopes of steps against their neighbor.