U.S. blocks UNSC condemnation of Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo votes in UN security council

Now to the United Nations headquarters in New York, where the United States has once again employed its veto-power to block a U.N. Security Council statement against Israel, in which the members of the council attempted to condemn the Israeli decision to end the mandate of an international observer force that operated to-date in the … Read more

Washington blocks UNSC resolution condemning Israel

The United States was forced to veto a Kuwait-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that sought to condemn Israel’s use of force against Palestinian protesters along the Gaza Strip’s border fence, in what U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called a “grossly one-sided view” that failed to blame Hamas for the recent violence. “The resolution offered by Kuwait … Read more

DM Lieberman: Hezbollah’s continued violations of UNSC Res. 1701 may lead to war

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres that the situation evolving in Lebanon in which Iran is seeking to establish advanced precision weapons is “intolerable for Israel.” During Lieberman’s meeting with Guterres in Jerusalem that was held after the United Nations Chief met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven … Read more

PM Netanyahu urges UNSC Guterres to help thwart Iran’s entrenchment in Syria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived last night for a first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories in the context of a broader trip to the Middle East. Upon arrival at the Ben Gurion international airport, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon welcomed the Secretary General and said, “We are looking forward … Read more

Israel’s UN Ambassador Danon accuses the Palestinian leadership of funding families of terrorists with foreign aid money

In this image made from a video provided by UNTV, Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon, center, and Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, not pictured, speak to one another at an United Nations Security Council meeting Monday, April 18, 2016, at United Nations headquarters. (UNTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon accused the Palestinian Authority of supporting families of Palestinians that committed acts of terror. In a press conference the Israeli diplomat alleged that the families of the Palestinian terrorists received some 7% of the total Palestinian Authority budget, which amounts to some 300 million dollars a year, a … Read more

UNSC concerned by Israel’s unilateral actions that distances a two state solution

The United Nations Security Council held a closed-door meeting on Israel’s announced intension to build thousands of additional housing units in Israeli West Bank settlements. Swedish Ambassador to the UN Olof Skoog called on the countries to condemn Israel, saying that members of the Security Council were concerned by unilateral actions that would distance the … Read more

US House of Representatives adopts bill condemning a UNSC anti-settlement resolution

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The United States’ House of Representative overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution, vehemently condemning a United Nations Security Council resolution that was passed on the 23rd of December, which defines Israel’s settlement construction on lands the Palestinians demand for their future state in both the West Bank and East Jerusalem as illegal. The American … Read more