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  • U.N. Security Council condemns murders of Israeli teens

    July 1, 2014 | 4:28 pm

    The U.N. Security Council adopted a statement condemning and expressing “profound outrage” at the murder of three Israeli teenagers.

    “The members of the Security Council expressed their profound outrage at and condemned in the strongest terms the killing of three teenagers, whose...

  • Syria aid still stalled after U.N. resolution

    February 25, 2014 | 3:38 pm

    World powers have passed a landmark Security Council resolution demanding an end to restrictions on humanitarian operations in Syria, but aid workers doubt it has the punch to make Damascus grant access and let stuck convoys deliver vital supplies.

    President Bashar Assad's...

  • Israel to seek U.N. Security Council seat, ambassador says

    October 4, 2013 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, said Israel will seek a seat on the Security Council for the first time.

    Prosor told Reuters Thursday that Israel would vie for a seat on the 15-member panel, the United Nations’ most powerful body, for 2019-2020.

    “We’re...

  • U.S., France, Britain to press Assad on chemical arms

    September 16, 2013 | 10:20 am

    The United States, France and Britain warned President Bashar Assad on Monday that there would be consequences if he fails to stick to a deal under which Syria must give up its chemical weapons, and U.N. experts confirmed sarin gas was used in the August 21 attack in Damascus.

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  • Syria’s chemical weapons: decades to build, years to destroy

    September 11, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    If Saddam Hussein's Iraq is anything to go by, destroying Syria's massive chemical weapons arsenal will mean checking dozens of far-flung sites in a war zone while the government employs delaying tactics to hide the banned munitions, an expert involved in past U.N. disarmament...

  • Voices of the dead in Rwanda

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 7, 2013 | 9:22 am

    Rwanda might not be everyone’s idea of a family trip, but it’s one of my favorite places in the world and, after visiting last year to highlight the 1994 genocide and promote anti-genocide legislation during my run for Congress, I wanted my children and some notable Jewish...

  • U.N. says it can’t accept Russia’s offer of Golan troops

    June 7, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    The United Nations on Friday said it could not accept Russia's offer to replace peacekeepers from Austria in the Golan Heights because an agreement between Israel and Syria bars permanent members of the Security Council from the U.N. observer mission.

    The United Nations...

  • Israel says ‘no winds of war’ despite Syria air strikes

    May 6, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    Israel played down weekend air strikes close to Damascus reported to have killed dozens of Syrian soldiers, saying they were not aimed at influencing its neighbor's civil war but only at stopping Iranian missiles reaching Lebanese Hezbollah militants.

    Oil prices spiked above $105...

  • Syrian rebels capture 20 U.N. observers [VIDEO]

    March 6, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    Syrian rebels held 20 U.N. officials who monitor the Israel-Syria ceasefire, the first time such officials have been targeted in the insurgency.

    The members of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force were reviewing damage at an observation post that had been evacuated over the...

  • Clinton warns Russia, Iran of Syria conflict spreading

    February 1, 2013 | 10:45 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Iran and Russia on Thursday to rethink their support for Syria, saying the most dire scenarios of the conflict spilling beyond its borders could come to pass.

    Clinton told reporters there are signs Iran is sending more people and...

  • Rice: U.S. does not recognize use of ‘Palestine’

    January 23, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    Participation in United Nations forums that refer to a "State of Palestine" does not constitute U.S. recognition of Palestinian statehood, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said.

    "Any reference to the 'State of Palestine' in the United Nations, including the use of the term 'State of...

  • Israel complains to U.N. about rearming by Hezbollah

    December 20, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Israel's U.N. envoy urged the Security Council on Thursday to condemn what he described as significant rearming by Hezbollah, saying the Lebanese militant group now possessed an arsenal of tens of thousands of missiles capable of hitting Israel.

    Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron...

  • Palestinians appeal to U.N. over Israel’s E1 housing plan

    December 6, 2012 | 9:12 am

    The Palestinians appealed to the United Nations Security Council to stop Israel from making plans to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area outside of Jerusalem.

    In a letter to the Security Council, the U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. secretary-general, the Palestinian...

  • Syria violating agreement with Israel, Ban tells U.N. Security Council

    December 4, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    The Syrian government is violating a 1974 disengagement agreement with Israel, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

    Syria is deploying military equipment and troops over the cease-fire line on the Golan Heights, Ban said in a report delivered Monday to the Security Council,...

  • Palestinians warn Israel must be held accountable over settlements

    December 4, 2012 | 8:53 am

    The Palestinians accused Israel in a letter to the United Nations of planning to commit further "war crimes" by expanding Jewish settlements after the Palestinians won de facto U.N. recognition of statehood and warned that Jerusalem must be held accountable.

    In the letter to U.N....

  • Rockets hit near Tel Aviv as war looms over Gaza

    November 15, 2012 | 10:12 am

    [UPDATE 11:13 am] Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war.

    Earlier Hamas rocket ...

  • Gaza rocket hits city near Tel Aviv, no damage or casualties

    November 15, 2012 | 7:49 am

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an Israeli city on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Thursday, exploding in an open area within the municipal limits of Rishon Lezion, the army said.

    Air raid sirens sounded in Rishon Lezion, a city some 12 km (seven miles) south of Tel Aviv,...

  • Three Israelis killed by rocket from Gaza as U.N. Security Council meets over Gaza attacks

    November 15, 2012 | 6:48 am

    Three Israelis were killed when a rocket fired from Gaza hit their Kiryat Malachi home.

    The rocket that struck the private home on Thursday morning was one of nearly 200 rockets fired from Gaza since the assassination late Wednesday afternoon of Hamas military chief in Gaza,...

  • Egypt recalls envoy in Israel over assault on Gaza

    November 14, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    Egypt recalled its ambassador from Israel on Wednesday after Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip killed Hamas's top military commander and at least six other Palestinians, presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said.

    "President Mohamed Morsi has followed the Israeli brutal assault in...

  • Sudan threatens to ‘strike back’ at Israel

    October 25, 2012 | 9:39 am

    A Sudanese government minister threatened to strike Israel, and the country called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel, over the bombing of a weapons factory in Khartoum.

    Sudan "reserves the right to strike back at Israel," Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed...

  • Australia UN Security Council seat

    October 19, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Australia won a temporary two-year seat on the UN Security Council despite critics suggesting its support for Israel would hamper the bid.

    The country, which was up against Finland and Luxembourg for one of two seats in the 2013-2014 term, won 140 votes in the first round of...

  • Jewish legislator slams Australia’s U.N. Security Council bid

    October 15, 2012 | 9:56 am

    A Jewish legislator in Australia slammed the Labor government's hypocrisy on Iran in Canberra's attempt to win a U.N. Security Council seat this week.

    In an opinion article in the Herald Sun on Monday, the Liberal Party's Joshua Frydenberg cited the government's decision to send...

  • For U.S., stopping Palestinian unilateral actions is a key goal at U.N. assembly

    September 24, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Halting Palestinian unilateral actions at the United Nations will be among the “broad priorities” of the U.S. government at the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

    “We will continue to oppose unilateral Palestinian actions in the U.N. on issues that can only be achieved through direct...

  • Palestinians seek U.N. upgrade opposed by U.S. and Israel

    September 20, 2012 | 8:07 am

    The Palestinians will ask the United Nations to upgrade their status in the world body by year's end, enabling them to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.

    The request to become a non-member "observer state" rather than...

  • Citing leak, Netanyahu disbands security cabinet meeting

    September 5, 2012 | 8:58 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disbanded a meeting of his security cabinet after information from the previous cabinet meeting was leaked to the press.

    Netanyahu ended Wednesday’s meeting early, citing a leak that led to a report in the Israeli daily Yediot Acharonot...

  • U.S. urges non-aligned nations to press Iran on nukes

    August 21, 2012 | 10:30 am

    The Obama administration is urging countries attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week to press Iran to comply with demands to make its nuclear program more transparent.

    The United States, along with Israel and a number of Jewish groups, has said it favors a...

  • Dealing with Iran’s nuclear challenge

    August 8, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Ten years ago this month a little- known Iranian dissident group — the National Council of Resistance of Iran — held a news conference in Washington, D.C. to present a finding that sent shock waves around the world: Iran had under construction two covert nuclear facilities — a...

  • Russia says downing of Turkish plane not provocation

    June 26, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    Russia said on Tuesday Syria’s shooting down of a Turkish warplane should not be seen as a provocation and warned world powers against using the incident to push for stronger action against Damascus.

    It was Moscow’s first reaction to Friday’s downing of a Turkish military aircraft...

  • Palestinians to deliver Netanyahu ultimatum on talks

    April 16, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    The Palestinian Authority prime minister plans to use a rare meeting set for Tuesday with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver a letter detailing Palestinian grievances on stalled peace talks.

    Although there was no official announcement of the encounter between Netanyahu and...

  • West pushes U.N. Syria vote despite Russian criticism

    April 13, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    Western powers brushed aside Russian criticism of a U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution authorizing an advance team of U.N. observers to monitor Syria’s fragile ceasefire and said on Friday they hoped to put it to a vote this weekend.

    The U.N. missions of Britain, France and...

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