Israeli efforts thwart Hezbollah’s attainment of guided missiles

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, confirmed the existence of a cross-border attack tunnel next to the Israeli city of Metulla – dubbing the revelation as “a grave development.” UNIFIL’s command underscored that the force has maintained contact with both sides and that it would pass-on its findings to the authorities in Lebanon. … Read more

U.S. anti-Hamas proposed resolution rejected by UNGA

An attempt by the United States to pass a resolution at the United Nations General Assembly, which sought to condemn the Islamist Hamas for its indiscriminate firing of rockets toward Israel’s civilian communities has failed. While a majority of the world-body’s General Assembly voted in favor, the draft resolution did not receive the necessary two-thirds … Read more

IDF launches operation “North Shield” on Lebanese-border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held what was described as “an urgent meeting” last night with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the Belgian capital, Brussels. Prior to his departure from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, the Israeli leader underscored that the meeting would focus on the latest regional-developments, and the challenges the Islamic … Read more

The United Nations marks solidarity day for Palestinians

The United Nations held an official solidarity day for the Palestinians, during which the world body’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it reminded everyone of the incomplete task of establishing a Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital. During the special United Nations session, Secretary-General Guterres took the opportunity to condemn Israel’s government for its … Read more

U.S. supports Israel for the first time in U.N. resolution on Golan Heights

The world body’s General Assembly voted for its annual non-binding resolution, which declares Israel’s jurisdiction over the Golan Heights “null and void” and a “flagrant violation of international law.” Head of the vote, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations declared that his country would retake the territory “by peace or by war,” to which Israel’s … Read more

Israel calls on international community to condemn Hamas

Israel’s ambassador to the world body Danny Danon called on the international community to condemn Hamas for its indiscriminate fire toward civilian communities. The Israeli Ambassador stressed, ahead of an emergency meeting of the Security Council that was held last night with regard to the escalation between Israel and the Islamist organizations in Gaza, that … Read more

Israel calls on the United Nations to condemn Hamas

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon asked the UN Security Council and the world body’s Secretary General Antonia Guterres to condemn Hamas. In a letter he sent to Guterres, Danon stressed that Israel had cooperated with the United Nations to relieve the situation in Gaza, yet the escalating situation proved that there were … Read more

U.N. Envoy meets with Syrian Foreign Minister to discuss constitution committee

U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura concluded a series of discussions with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, regarding an internationally aspired formation of a new Syrian constitutional committee. While the United Nations envoy described his meetings as “frank and intense,” he stopped short of giving additional details about the outcome of meetings with … Read more

Syria’s military prepared for an Idlib offensive if ‘deal’ fails

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria announced that he has decided to step down from his post by next month. While claiming his decision was made “purely for personal reasons” a U.N. official told TV7 that the deadlock in advancing a political process has frustrated the world body’s envoy. That said, Staffan de Mistura … Read more

The Palestinian Representation to the U.N. to Chair G77 in 2019

The General Assembly voted in favor of an unprecedented move to allow Representatives of the Palestinian Authority – which are currently recognized as a Non-Member state of the world body – to chair a U.N. group of 77 developing nations. The vote effectively provides the Palestinians with a mandate to operate in a capacity similar … Read more