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Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt: Peace plan is weeks away

With predictions swirling as to what’s in the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” for potential peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. envoy for international negotiations, gave some clues this week … Continue reading

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Saudi officials condemn Iran over its role in Yemen

The ongoing civil war in Yemen has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today, and Saudi officials have told Fox News that Iran’s continued backing of the Houthi rebels in the country has only exacerbated the crisis. Continue reading

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Israel’s U.N. Ambassador gives the U.N. Security Council a history lesson on the Bible

In what was an unusual sight for the Security Council, Israel’s ambassador Danny Danon during his speech covered his head with a black Yarmulke and picked up the Hebrew Bible and quoted from Genesis where God spoke to Abraham. Continue reading

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Trump’s support for Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights expected to make waves at UN

President Trump on Thursday tweeted his support for the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but like his move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Trump’s decision is at odds with United Nations resolution… Continue reading

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Israel’s Ambassador calls on United Nations Security Council to condemn Hamas following rocket attacks

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, has sent a letter to the U.N Security Council that called on the 15-member body to meet and condemn the series of rocket attacks that were launched at Israel overnight. Continue reading

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Israel condemns UN Report on Gaza protests, says Human Rights Council ‘blinded by hatred’

The United Nations Human Rights Council has once again taken Israel to task over its reaction to guarding its Gaza border against the continuous threat of infiltration and attack by Palestinian protesters. Continue reading

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US blocks Security Council criticism over Israel’s decision to remove observers from Biblical city of Hebron

The Trump Administration further cemented its strong support of Israel by thwarting a Kuwaiti and Indonesia initiative at the Security Council Wednesday evening that would have criticized Israel. Continue reading

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Amnesty International report on Israeli tourism accused of being anti-Semitic

An Israeli government minister on Tuesday slammed a new report by Amnesty International, accusing the human-rights group of helping to lead the “anti-Semitic” Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Continue reading

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Nikki Haley led the way with Venezuela condemnation at UN

The Trump administration has seen noticeable progress in calling attention to the Venezuela crisis in the United Nations and U.N. Security Council over the last couple of years — an effort that began with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who took u… Continue reading

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Israel calls on UN Security Council to block Iranian terror funding: ‘Israel will not hold back’

Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon called on members of the United Nations Security Council Tuesday to take action to help stop Iran’s funding of global terrorism — and warned that Israel will act if provoked. Continue reading

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Cruz calls on Trump administration to defund UN agencies that allow Palestinian membership

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is calling on the Trump administration to act on two laws that demand automatic defunding of U.N.-affiliated agencies that have allowed the Palestinians to join as a state. Continue reading

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Cruz Senate bill on ‘Human Shields’ draws bipartisan support

A Senate bill seeks to put an end to the barbaric use of human shields by terrorist groups and its enablers. The bipartisan legislation is sponsored by Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and has nearly 50 co-sponsors with 14 Democrats, including lead De… Continue reading

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Nikki Haley lends support to Venezuelans protesting Maduro at UN

Nikki Haley greeted Venezuelan protesters outside the United Nations demonstrating against the country’s authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro, telling them that the Trump administration has their backs. Continue reading

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Haley warns Syria, Russia, Iran against using chemical weapons: Don’t bet against the US

The Trump administration is playing down talk of an imminent pullout of American forces from Syria, while simultaneously demanding a complete withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syrian territory. Continue reading

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Nikki Haley says she doesn’t want Nicaragua to turn into another Venezuela or Syria

Tales of unbearable torture and deaths of anti-government protesters at the hands of the Nicaraguan security forces and paramilitaries were heard at the United Nations Security Council. Continue reading

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Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‘deal of the century’ can happen if Abbas comes to the table

United States U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters that President Trump’s “deal of the century” in solving the Israeli-Palestinian situation can happen but only if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agrees to it. Continue reading

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As Trump administration tightens screws on Iran, top UN official cries foul

A top UN expert is taking aim at the Trump administration’s efforts to tighten the screws on Iran’s theocratic regime, saying that U.S. sanctions are “illegitimate” and are driving Iranians into poverty. Continue reading

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Iran’s widespread and growing protests push citizens to brink

Iranians protested for a third day in a row against the clerical regime that they blame for running the economy into the ground. Continue reading

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World Cup fever hits UN as ambassadors don their nations’ soccer shirts

Russia, so often seen as a bad actor in the international arena, got a break Thursday at the United Nations and throughout the universe as World Cup fever began. Continue reading

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After vote fails to condemn Hamas, Haley calls UN an unserious force for Middle East peace

A United States amendment to a Palestinian-backed draft resolution at the U.N. General Assembly that would have condemned the terrorist group Hamas was defeated even before getting a vote Wednesday afternoon because of a procedural maneuver by Algeria,… Continue reading

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