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  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu isn’t interested in Mideast peace deal

    September 23, 2011 | 11:52 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for the inability to reach a peace deal that would end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Thursday.

    Speaking on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New...

  • Abbas asks for Palestinian state [VIDEO]

    September 23, 2011 | 11:01 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas applied for statehood recognition at the United Nations in New York on Friday morning.

    Abbas handed his application to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at about 11:30 a.m., various media reported, minutes ahead of his planned speech to the...

  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad attacks West, prompts walkout

    September 22, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Western powers on Thursday for a catalog of misdeeds, but his address to the United Nations failed to mention Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.

    The U.S. delegation walked out when Ahmadinejad said “arrogant powers” threatened anyone...

  • Clock ticks on Palestinian U.N. plan

    September 22, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Diplomats scrambled on Thursday to head off a clash over Palestinian plans to seek full U.N. recognition with little visible sign of progress and a deadline some 24 hours away.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad briefly seized the spotlight at the United Nations General Assembly,...

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  • Netanyahu, Lieberman praise Obama’s U.N. speech, but Palestinians pan it

    September 22, 2011 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked President Obama for his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, but the Palestinians criticized the address.

    Netanyahu met with Obama at the United Nations on Wednesday afternoon after the president’s speech and reportedly...

  • Opinion: Obama's mistaken approach to peace

    September 21, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    President Barack Obama is unable to succeed. He tries and misses. He wants to bless the peace process and ends up cursing it. Another chapter in this sad story was written last week when the president once again channeled the sides into the dead end of a final-status agreement, while...

  • Obama to UN: Consider Israel’s security

    September 21, 2011 | 10:29 am

    President Obama appealed to the United Nations to recognize Israel’s security concerns in considering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    “We believe that any lasting peace must acknowledge the very real security concerns that Israel faces every single day,” Obama said in his...

  • L.A. Jewish group rallies against U.S. veto at U.N.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 16, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    On Sept. 16, just hours after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced he would take the bid for official recognition of statehood directly to the United Nations Security Council, a group of about 30 pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in front of the Federal Building in...

  • Israelis could face trial in the Hague if Palestinian statehood recognized at UN, experts warn

    September 7, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    Recognition of a Palestinian state could, in theory, lead to Israeli officials being dragged repeatedly before the International Criminal Court in the Hague for claims regarding its settlement policies in the West Bank, legal experts say.

    According to the statute of the court, the...

  • U.N. Security Council to debate Palestinian state

    July 6, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    The United Nations Security Council will debate in July the prospect of Palestine becoming a member state of the United Nations.

    The discussion is set for July 26 during the Security Council’s open debate on the Middle East, Reuters reported, quoting German Ambassador to the U.N....

  • UN Security Council authorizes no-fly zone over Libya

    March 17, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    The UN Security Council voted on Thursday to authorize a no-fly zone over Libya and “all necessary measures” - code for military action - to protect civilians against leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.

    Ten of the council’s 15 member states voted in favor of the resolution, with...

  • Ex-officials urge Obama to back U.N. resolution on settlements

    January 19, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Former U.S. officials and policy writers are urging President Obama to endorse a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution blasting Israel’s settlement policy and calling for a return to peace talks.

    “At this critical juncture, how the U.S. chooses to cast its vote on a...

  • U.S. opposes anti-settlement resolution

    December 30, 2010 | 9:30 am

    The United States opposes efforts to pass an anti-settlement resolution in the United Nations Security Council, a State Department spokesman said.

    At the same time, the administration does “not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity,” Mark Toner said Wednesday during...

  • Obama talks Iran with Security Council envoys

    December 14, 2010 | 9:51 am

    President Obama emphasized containing Iran’s nuclear ambitions in a meeting with envoys to the United Nations Security Council.

    Obama “underscored the importance of continued Security Council support for non-proliferation, building on the strong work that has been done to hold North...

  • UN Security Council reaffirms Iran sanctions

    October 1, 2008 | 10:04 pm

    The U.N. Security Council reaffirmed existing sanctions against Iran but did not expand them.

    The resolution, adopted unanimously Saturday, called on "Iran to comply fully and without delay" with three earlier resolutions imposing sanctions until Iran cooperates fully with U.N....

  • Israel pushes world-wide diplomatic offensive to stop Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In a major policy change, Israel has launched a high-profile diplomatic initiative to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions following President Bush's warning that a nuclear Iran could produce World War III.

    Over the last several days, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert embarked on whirlwind...

  • Groups hope new U.N. Secretary General will be fairer toward Israel than Kofi Annan

    By Ben Harris

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish officials are greeting the selection of Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general with cautious optimism, hopeful that the South Korean foreign minister will use the office to push for fairer treatment of Israel and more equitable application of international human rights...
  • Israel Has Wish List for U.N.‘s 60th

    By Rachel Pomerance

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As the United Nations prepares to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding in San Francisco, the occasion is bittersweet for Jewish observers.

    It was the United Nations that sanctioned the State of Israel's birth in 1948, but it gave the Jewish state the status of an ugly...

  • Europe Held Key in U.N. Fence Ruling

    By Rachel Pomerance

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to action at the United Nations, Europe -- considered by many observers to be the organization's moral bellwether -- often decides the course.

    That was the case again this week as the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding that Israel comply...

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