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Abbas is scheduled to visit the UN in New York on September 30, in time for the United Nations to execute its decision.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
No major rehabilitation has been done since the end of Operation Protective Edge, says UNCTAD coordinator of assistance to the development of Palestinians.
By RO YEGER
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report charges that Operation Protective Edge and Israel's blockade of Gaza have debilitated Gaza's economy.
A vote will take place 10 days before the annual summit of 193 nations convenes at UN headquarters in New York.
“The strategic implications of these demolitions are clear. These demolitions are occurring in parallel with settlement expansion,” said coordinator for Humanitarian and UN Development Activities.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
In the UN vote, 16 countries voted against a resolution that aimed to prevent the London-based Palestinian Return Center from being recognized.
Palestinian Chief Justice Farid al-Jallad was appointed by the PA leader to head the committee, which will investigate accusations along the lines of previous UN inquiries.
Israel was faced with a choice: either a watered-down resolution without any real operative significance that the EU countries would support, or a much tougher resolution.
By HERB KEINON
Text of UNHRC resolution backs last week’s report by the fact-finding mission of the Gaza Conflict Commission of Inquiry.
United Nations body calls on Israel, Palestinians to prosecute Gaza war crimes.
Yesh Atid leader sends letter condemning report on last summer's war to diplomats from 30 countries.
By GIL HOFFMAN
At Geneva UN protest, World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer says members on the council "point fingers at Israel to deflect attention from their own disturbing human rights record back home."
By SAM SOKOL
Opponents of the report, including the State of Israel, are upset that it appears to equate the IDF with the Hamas terrorist group.
The Foreign Ministry says UN Gaza report commissioned by a "notoriously-biased institution, given an obviously-biased mandate, and initially headed by a grossly-biased chairperson, William Schabas."
By HERB KEINON,LAHAV HARKOV
The Foreign Ministry says the report “was commissioned by a notoriously-biased institution, given an obviously-biased mandate, and initially headed by a grossly-biased chairperson, William Schabas.”
Bensouda recognized “Palestine” as a state in January and has opened a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes against the IDF and the Palestinians during the 2014 Gaza war.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Eviatar Manor spoke in advance of the upcoming report on last summer's war with Hamas, in which Israel is expected to be charged with war crimes.
Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein: "It is my hope the [UNHRC Gaza] report will pave the way for justice to be done to all civilians who fell victim to the fighting last year."
Foreign Ministry’s robust report on the 2014 Gaza war was meant to strike hard and deep at the United Nations Human Rights Council report.
Israel remains the only country for which a special investigator is permanently assigned.
Report also heavily criticizes NGOs that have filed reports and statements alleging the IDF committed war crimes during July-August war.
United Nations secretary-general criticizes Israel over impact on children of last summer's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
By REUTERS,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Whether to include Israel on list is a politically charged issue for Israel and the United States.
United Nations secretary-general says failure to reconstruct Gaza will "surely light the fuse" for another conflict.
David Quarrey launches programs just nine days after assuming his post as ambassador.
By SHARON UDASIN
Under the accord reached in Vienna last week, Iran will be subjected to long-term curbs on its nuclear program in return for the lifting of US, European Union and UN sanctions.
Aligning emissions reduction plans with individual national interests will be crucial towards achieving systemic change for environmental protection goals.
The Palestinian draft resolution says that the flags of non-member observer states shall be raised at the United Nations Headquarters.
Ambassadors, diplomats, clergymen seek to introduce definition of anti-Semitism to UN and respective parliaments.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
US Jewish leader says valid to criticize American Jewry, comes out against "character assassination" of Oren.
By HERB KEINON,JASON SHALTIEL
The panel was called The Alarming Rise of Global anti-Semitism: A Rapidly Gathering Storm, using a term coined by the late British prime minister Winston Churchill for the rise of Nazi Germany
Organizers, representing a range of Jewish groups, named June 1 as International Farhud Day.
One of the Israeli inventions being featured is the Respimometor, from RespiDx, for early diagnosis of pneumonia.
By STEPHANIE GRANOT
The Palestinians can no longer count on an Indian vote for every UN resolution
they want passed against Israel, with New Delhi abstaining twice over the last few
weeks on these types of votes.
White House reportedly considering a suspension of sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile work.
By MICHAEL WILNER
PRC statement says Israeli allegations have no credence; are solely based on Israeli intelligence and other sources from within Israel.
Official UN status as an NGO gives groups access to UN premises and opportunities to attend or observe many events and conferences at United Nations sites around the world.
A UN expert group said this week there were at least 25,000 foreigners from more than 100 countries fighting in various organizations tied to al-Qaida globally.
The plea from the Palestinians follows Israeli ambassador's statements on Tuesday calling the bid a “cynical misuse” of the UN to score hollow political points.
Prosor formally raised Israel’s objection to the proposal in a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and current president of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa of Uganda.
The Speaker said that sustainable development goals can be achieved by working across borders, even with states that do not have diplomatic relations, and called for the IPU to facilitate such talks.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Edelstein was in New York for the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament at the UN. Speaker Ali Larijani of Iran is also expected to attend the conference.
Danon to be replaced in Knesset by Canadian-born Sharren Haskel.
The report was issued by a group of experts appointed by the United Nations Security Council to analyze the ongoing civil war in South Sudan.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
“We respectfully demand that you take action immediately to remove the images, apply accountability to the highest levels of UNRWA, and apologize for inciting to racism,” said UN Watch director.
The change laid bare authorities' frustration at failing to curb Jewish ultra-nationalist attacks and followed the lethal torching of a Palestinian home.
Danon is off to the Big Apple, in part because he was not afraid to show Israelis and the world that he is not a little pisher.
If your basic assumption – one backed by years of evidence – is that the United Nations is stacked against you, then does it really matter who the ambassador is?
“I am writing to you, for the third time in three days, to call your attention to a terror attack against Israelis, and to urge you to speak out," wrote Ambassador Ron Prosor to the head of the UN Secretariat.
Sweden, Portugal break ranks from other EU states and abstain, rather than vote for Israel.
Former UNHRC committee chair William Schabas admits that Israel has disproportionately received more human rights condemnations than all other nations combined.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YONAH JEREMY BOB
Steinitz, Shalom express support for gas pipeline from Israel to Greece
By HERB KEINON,SHARON UDASIN
In a historic first in UN votes on Israel, India did not vote for the Palestinians, but rather abstained, in an anti-Israel resolution in the UN Human rights Council on Friday.
The vote passed 41-1, with five abstentions, with only the US voting against.
American ambassador to UN says US disappointed “that this council does not acknowledge the violent attacks [by Palestinian armed groups] against Israel.”
PM says United Nations body "is not really interested in facts and human rights."
By HERB KEINON,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Leading opposition MKs joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in intensive efforts to lobby the world's “reasonable countries” against supporting an anti-Israel resolution.
By GIL HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON
Army Radio reports that prime minister told Liberman that Israel mulling a halt in cooperation with UN body following release of Gaza report.
MK Ariel undeterred, vows to regulate the matter.
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
"We challenge the very mechanism which created it,” State Department spokesman says.
Defense minister blasts UNHRC as "biased and hypocritical body"; slams report on 2014 Gaza war as "distorted."
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Education minister blasts inquiry report on last summer's conflict between Israel and Hamas.
UNHRC commision of inquiry chair says IDF should have changed the way it conducted the war after understanding the level of civilian casualties that were occurring.
Israel UN Ambassador says report biased against Israel, denies Israel violations of international law.
Netanyahu: 'Some who want to impose terms on Israel pretend that the dangers we face are not real dangers at all.'
Uruguay has broken out of the bloc of countries that automatically vote against Israel, and has supported Israel in recent votes in international and regional bodies.
Israel is both seen and heard at 8th Annual UN Commission for the Rights of People with Disabilities
Western diplomatic sources say that EU may levy sanctions against Israel unless an initiative is presented to break the stagnation in the peace process.
By SHLOMO SHAMIR/MAARIV ONLINE
Israeli envoy to UN addresses Jerusalem Post Annual Conference.
The McGowan Davis Report failed to objectively examine the problems of armed conflict in built-up areas.
By ROBBIE SABEL
Detailed analyses of Protective Edge published by the Israel government, as well as a number of independent groups, hope to counter a biased UNHRC report.
By GERALD M. STEINBERG
Syria accused UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura of bias after he condemned the government for attacks against civilians.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,REUTERS
Prosor: A great prize has been awarded to world’s most dangerous country
By HERB KEINON,MICHAEL WILNER
In the past week UN chief Ban Ki-moon, 71 UN states and some 80 aid and human rights groups have urged the Security Council to act on the killing of civilians.
In her initial draft report, Leila Zerrougui had put Israel on an annex black list of the worst abusers of child rights that included ISIS and Boko Haram.
Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year, has killed more than 220,000 people.
The Vatican’s flag is likely to go up just as the pope descends onto the nations’ New York stage to say whatever it is he plans to pontificate.
By BRIAN SCHRAUGER
Danon’s appointment is very likely to create additional friction between Israel and the US government at a time when bilateral relations are at an unprecedented low and still sinking.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
Thank God, Israel has been very successful at achieving military victories. But, unfortunately, we are on the verge of losing one of our most critical battles – the public diplomacy war.
By DOV LIPMAN
"Every society produces sinners; It is absurd to expect Israeli society to be criminal-free; This expectation reflects a reverse bigotry, putting Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people on probation."
By GIL TROY
The practice of the secretary general in condemning acts of terrorism and expressing condolence and calling for investigations would appear to have a standard pattern and format, and merits some consideration.
By ALAN BAKER
Hopefully Obama’s giant gamble pays this huge dividend.
By DAVID SINGER
US must cede operational control to trusted local experts who can vet so-called “rebels” to ensure support is given only to those that seek freedom, peace and democracy.
By ROBERT SKLAROFF AND SHERKOH ABBAS
It is not going to be easy to fill the boots of two people – Prosor and Taub – who possess all the key elements necessary for such critical diplomatic posts.
By DAVID NEWMAN
Britain can’t shrug off its responsibility here quite so easily.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
It is indeed revealing to read how the entire European Union voted to adopt the UN Human Rights Council resolution that equated Israel and Hamas in the recent war in Gaza.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
If President Obama compels her to support this resolution, she must consider her position and her ability to continue as ambassador.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Instead of being part of the solution, sadly the United Nations is part of the problem.
By LIAT COLLINS
We live in a world where we strive to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.
By DORIAN ARBER-KORNOWSKI
Any attempt to impose the creation of a Palestinian state might well constitute an ultra vires act in violation of the UN Charter and international law.
By SHLOMO SLONIM
It’s an old story with a predictable punch line: Israel is no better than Hamas and other “armed groups” in Gaza.
By RUTHIE BLUM
Gilbert is a full-time propagandist from Norway who exploits medicine to promote hate.
Already, a strong report issued by NGO Monitor explores some of the many war crimes perpetrated by Hamas, which caused most of the civilian deaths in Gaza.
By JOEL H. GOLOVENSKY
There’s no other UN organ in which so many layers of unabashed hypocrisy overlap and contribute so cynically to the perpetuation of misery instead of assisting the cause of peace and prosperity.
By JPOST EDITORIAL