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France's ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud

Former French envoy to Israel faces backlash following misogynistic tweet

Araud had been France's ambassador to Israel between 2003 and 2006, ambassador to the US from 2014 to 2019, and France's permanent representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2014.

03/05/2021
FISHING BOATS on the coast of Gaza.

OCHA: Israel fired 55 warning shots at Gaza fishing boats in March

“On March 7, an explosion occurred in a Palestinian boat off the coast of Khan Younis, resulting in the death of 3 fishermen, 2 brothers & a cousin in circumstance[s] that remain unclear,” OCHA said.

35 year anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, world's worst nuclear accident

In 2016, the UN General Assembly designated April 26 as International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, recalling the long-term consequences of the disaster that continue to this day.

26/04/2021
OVERVIEW OF the Human Rights Council at the UNHRC

Biden must push to reform UN Human Rights Council - opinion

The Trump administration decided to withdraw from the UNHRC in 2018, calling it “a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”

By GEOFFREY S. CORN
24/04/2021

Terror candidates must not run in Palestinian elections, US tells UNSC

"Terrorists who deny Israel's right to exist are being allowed to participate in the elections," said UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan.

EU nations at UNSC: Israel must allow east Jerusalem Palestinians vote

Palestinian officials have threatened to delay of cancel the elections, citing Israel’s failure to respond to their request to hold the vote in Jerusalem.

Iranian women wear protective masks to prevent contracting coronavirus, as they walk in the street i

Iran, oppressor of rights, elected to UN Commission on Status of Women

Iran was elected to the UN's Commission on the Status of Women, an organization that works to be the global champion for gender equality.

22/04/2021

‘Two-Gun Cohen’: The Chinese general who swung the UN vote

The story of the only Jew, probably the only Westerner, to become a general in the Chinese Army.

By RUTH CORMAN
14/04/2021
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