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Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaking on Aug. 3, 2016. Credit: Tim Brown/U.S. State Department.

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as next US ambassador to UN

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The U.S. Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tuesday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The final vote was 78-20. The 35-year veteran diplomat and Louisiana native will arrive in the backdrop of U.S. President Joe...
National flags at the entrance of the United Nations European headquarters in Switzerland. The U.N. office was established in Geneva in 1947 and is home to the U.N. Human Rights Council. Credit: Giorgio Caracciolo/Shutterstock.

Engaging with the UN Human Rights Council

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Many people who have never heard of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) might reasonably ask why this body has the name that it does, upon learning that one of its members, China, is...
Palestinian children cheer during an event organized by UNICEF to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in eastern Jerusalem. 2009. Credit: Mohamar Awad/Flash90.

NGO Monitor: EU funding campaign to trigger UN sanctions against IDF

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Palestinian and international NGOs, funded by European governments and working in tandem with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), have launched a campaign seeking to trigger U.N. sanctions against the Jewish state,...
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ICC’s historic declaration: We are a political entity

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The International Criminal Court at The Hague finally reached its decision on the Palestinian jurisdiction issue on Friday, making it public after months and months of waiting and long after its pre-determined due date....
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield testifies in her nomination hearing at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Jan. 27, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Biden UN nominee pledges to combat anti-Israel bias, BDS, Iranian threat

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U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations pledged on Wednesday to combat the anti-Israel bias at Turtle Bay. “I look forward to standing with Israel, standing against the unfair...
Gilad Erdan on May 18, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Erdan warns UN of Iran threats

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan addressed the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, warning member states that it was time for “an institution charged with safeguarding peace and security to begin addressing...
Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan, in his first address to the Security Council, Oct. 26, 2020. Source: Facebook/Gilad Erdan.

Israel’s UN envoy steps into role of US ambassador

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Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan on Thursday assumed the role of ambassador to the United States, taking over from Ron Dermer, who held the position for the past seven years. This is...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2017. Credit: U.N. Photo/Cia Pak.

Iran stripped of General Assembly voting rights over $16.2 million debt to UN coffers

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Iran is among seven countries that have lost their right to vote in the U.N. General Assembly because of unpaid dues, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement on Monday. Along with the Islamic...
The United Nations building in New York City. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

What can Israel expect at the UN during a Biden administration?

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Despite efforts by its detractors, Israel has seen a steady improvement in its diplomatic standing around the world with breakthroughs in relations with Arab states, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Nevertheless, the United Nations,...
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan addresses the Zionist Organization of America’s Virtual Superstar Gala. Source: Screenshot.

When Israel and Arab nations unite, world should take note, says UN ambassador

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on Sunday night at the Zionist Organization of America’s Virtual Superstar Gala. Erdan,...