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Secretary-General Kofi Annan (right at podium) speaking at the opening of the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

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Next week, the United Nations is set to reinforce infamy. In the wings of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, it is to hold a 20th anniversary summit of its so-called World...
Ambassadors to the UN from Israel, UAE, the United States, Bahrain and Morroco attend an event marking the one year anniversary of the Abraham Accords. Source: Screenshot.

UN ambassadors gather in New York to mark anniversary of Abraham Accords

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Ambassadors to the United Nations representing Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco marked one year since the signing of the Abraham Accords at a ceremony on Monday in New York. The historic agreement...
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 demands Security Council sanction Iran for maritime attack

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan called on Tuesday for the U.N. Security Council to “condemn and sanction” Iran over an attack on an Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Arabian Sea on July 29. “Iran’s...
Gilad Erdan on May 18, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Erdan urges world leaders to take action on UNRWA staff inciting anti-Semitism online

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Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, is urging the United Nations and world leaders to take action against the U.N. Relief Works Agency (UNWRA) after a watchdog report...
Ambassadors from several nations pose at the Aish HaTorah Center in the Old City of Jerusalem overlooking the Western Wall. Photo by Josh Hasten.

Ambassadors tour Israel to better comprehend its multifaceted security challenges

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan is back on his home turf, leading 16 of his colleagues—ambassadors to the United States and the United Nations—from countries around the world, along with some...
Protesters in Berlin hold a Palestinian flag and the initials of the anti-Israel BDS movement while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting Germany in August 2019. Credit: Israel Hayom.

‘UN sponsoring pro-BDS groups,’ right-wing watchdog claims

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The United Nations has been sponsoring dozens of groups promoting BDS, some of which also have terror ties, according to a report released over the weekend by right-wing Israeli NGO Im Tirtzu.Between 2016 and...
Missiles of the armed forces of Iran, Sept. 9, 2019. Credit: Saeediex/Shutterstock.

Months after UN lifted arms embargo on Iran, ‘dam hasn’t burst’ yet

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Nine months after the U.N. arms embargo on Iran has expired, there has not been a major new trend of sales of international arms to the Islamic Republic so far. Yet a potential danger remains...
United Nations building in New York City. Credit: Pixabay.

UN recognizes anti-Semitism as cause of terrorism for first time in planning review

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The U.N. General Assembly acknowledged a link between terrorism anti-Semitism in its recently passed Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (GCTS) for the first time—a move that has been applauded by pro-Israel and Jewish organizations. The GCTS, which lays out...
United Nations building in New York City. Credit: Pixabay.

NGOs call for UN version of Taylor Force Act to curb terror financing

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A new report by pro-Israel NGO Im Tirtzu reveals that over the last five years, U.N. agencies have funneled at least $40 million to radical anti-Israel groups, some with terror ties. It also offers...
Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulhanek. Source: Twitter.

Austria, Czech Republic and Netherlands to avoid Durban IV conference in New York

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Three more countries have announced that they will not attend a U.N. event scheduled for September in New York that marks the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism in Durban, or Durban...