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  • Everyone’s talking ISIS at the UN, leaving Netanyahu glaring

    3 days ago

    All anyone attending the United Nations General Assembly opening seemed to want to talk about was the threat posed to the world by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

    That was much to the consternation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who argued in his speech before...

  • Palestinian flag raised at UN headquarters for first time

    4 days ago

    The Palestinian flag was raised outside the United Nations headquarters in New York for the first time.

    The ceremony on Wednesday afternoon was attended by diplomats in the U.N.’s Rose Garden shortly after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in a speech to the U.N....

  • Abbas at UN: Palestinians no longer bound by accords with Israel

    4 days ago

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians are no longer bound by agreements with Israel, although he did not outline any plans to abrogate them.

    “We declare that as long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, which renders us an...

  • Important quotes from President Obama’s U.N. speech

    6 days ago

    President Barack Obama addressed a range of global topics in a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly on Monday, including the war in Syria, where he said the United States was willing to work with Iran and Russia to end the conflict. 

    The following is a selection...

  • Facebook founder calls for universal Internet to help cure global ills

    6 days ago

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a host of celebrities kicked off a campaign on Saturday to make Internet access universal, saying this was critical to fulfilling the United Nations' newly adopted agenda to combat global ills.

    Calling for efforts to ensure Internet access for...

  • Vatican to raise its flag at United Nations for Pope’s visit

    2 weeks ago

    The Vatican flag will be raised for the first time at the United Nations on Friday morning ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the world body, the Holy See mission to the United Nations said on Monday.

    Pope Francis is due to address the United Nations in New York on Friday during his...

  • #ShareHumanity: Graceful in New York City on September 11

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    2 weeks ago

    On September 11, 2015, I was in New York City. I walked around the city and remembered how I had been in NYC on September 11, 2001. I was grateful that my family and I were okay on that day years ago and now. The travel company I was working for in 2001 went bankrupt within two...

  • Experts urge release of details of IAEA inspection at Iran site

    2 weeks ago

    Several nuclear security experts are urging the United Nations nuclear watchdog and world powers to release details of how a sensitive Iranian military site will be inspected as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached in July.

    The experts, with long experience in international...

  • UN nuclear watchdog rejects plan on monitoring of Israeli sites

    2 weeks ago

    The International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Assembly rejected a proposal to require the monitoring of Israel’s nuclear sites.

    Titled “Israeli nuclear capabilities,” the resolution was defeated Thursday in Vienna by a vote of 61-43. Egypt submitted the proposal to the United...

  • Iran may have built extension at disputed site, U.N. nuclear watchdog says

    August 27, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday, as part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions of Tehran's past nuclear activity.

    A resolution of the International Atomic...

  • Iran deal: From rip-off to swindle?

    By David Suissa

    August 20, 2015 | 11:16 am

    I didn't think the Iran deal could get any worse. I didn't think I would find any more loopholes that would make it even easier for the Iranians to cheat and get away with it. Then, this morning, I read this extraordinary news item from the Associated Press in our Jewish Insider...

  • IAEA says report Iran to inspect own military site is ‘misrepresentation’

    August 20, 2015 | 10:31 am

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief on Thursday rejected as "a misrepresentation" suggestions Iran would inspect its own Parchin military site on the agency's behalf, an issue that could help make or break Tehran's nuclear deal with big powers.

    Without International Atomic Energy...

  • AP: Iran has side agreement with UN allowing it to do its own nuke inspections

    August 19, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    Iran has a secret agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency enabling it to choose its own experts to inspect its Parchin nuclear site.

    In a finding that could have implications for the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and six world powers, including the United...

  • Kerry: No automatic return of sanctions if Iran breaks arms embargo

    August 11, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Violations of an arms embargo by Iran or restrictions on its missile program would not force an automatic reinstatement or "snapback" of United Nations sanctions under a landmark nuclear deal, although other options would be available, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on...

  • Israel, Arabs must break the Mullahs’ rise

    July 22, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    The movie “Agora” captivatingly depicts the burning of the Great Library at Alexandria in 391 A.D. The city’s elites — torchbearers of science — are shown beset, then overrun, by a vengeful tide of Eastern Christianity. Enabled by an indolent, fattened Rome, the devout, frenzied...

  • Iran rejects sanctions extension beyond 10 years

    July 22, 2015 | 9:09 am

    Iran will not accept any extension of sanctions beyond 10 years, an official said on Wednesday, in the latest attempt by its pragmatist government to sell a nuclear deal with world powers to skeptical hardliners.

    Abbas Araqchi, one of several deputy foreign ministers, also told a...

  • Inspired by Iran deal, EU seeks coalition to revive Mideast peace push

    July 20, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Inspired by Europe's role in a nuclear deal with Iran, the European Union wants to form a broader, U.N.-backed coalition to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Taking up a French proposal, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to try to create an...

  • The Iran nuclear deal simplified in seven key points

    By Jared Sichel

    July 14, 2015 | 9:55 pm

    Economic sanctions

    What Iran got: All nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be removed, many as early as this year. This is expected to quickly release to the Iranian government more than $100 billion worth of assets frozen...

  • Jewish community reacts to the Iran nuclear deal

    July 14, 2015 | 7:49 am

    The Jewish community in Los Angeles and nationwide reacted to the news the Iranian nuclear deal had been reached:


    This agreement liberates resources to a regime whose core anti-Semitic and declaredly genocidal ideology is manifest. I fear that...

  • Iran: An agreement to empower evil

    By David Suissa

    July 14, 2015 | 12:14 am

    While everyone else is weighing in on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, I can name one person who probably hates it: Atena Farghadani.

    Farghadani is a 28-year-old Iranian artist and activist who was sentenced last month to 12 years and nine months in an Iranian prison because...

  • Iran’s Zarif says no nuclear deal expected on Monday

    July 13, 2015 | 9:44 am

    Nuclear negotiations between Tehran and six world powers will not finish on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, with diplomats reporting deadlock over a U.N. arms embargo and other sticking points.

    The White House said significant issues remained to be...

  • Iran, powers give themselves to July 7 to strike deal

    June 30, 2015 | 12:19 am

    Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a final nuclear accord after it became clear they would miss a deadline on Tuesday, with U.S. and Iranian officials sounding upbeat even though obstacles remain.

    With all sides accepting that Tuesday's original...

  • Western officials suggest Iran tries to wiggle out of nuclear pledges

    June 28, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on Sunday, as U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.

    Securing an historic agreement would end a more...

  • France’s Fabius heads to Mideast to sell peace initiative

    June 19, 2015 | 11:17 am

    France's foreign minister heads to the Middle East this weekend with an initiative aimed at bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to peace talks under an international framework amid growing regional instability.

    U.S.-led efforts to broker peace for a two-state solution...

  • U.N. report cites Israel crimes against children, no consensus on listing

    June 5, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    U.N. agencies in Israel and the Palestinian territories reported an alarming number of child victims in last year's war in the Gaza Strip but were split on whether Israel should be put on a list of violators of children's rights, a U.N. document said.

    The 22-page confidential...

  • Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with lawsuit

    June 2, 2015 | 2:53 pm

    The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false.

    The Israeli accusations came after a United...

  • Blair to resign as Mideast peace envoy in June

    May 27, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, will step down next month as the special Middle East peace envoy of the Quartet group representing the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations.

    Blair has occupied the post since 2007, but there has been...

  • Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

    May 26, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.

    It was a rare expression of diplomatic harmony with the...

  • Israel’s business community braces for sanctions

    April 16, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Just one week before the Israeli election, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat sent an angry letter to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. 

    Erekat was furious that Paris-based Société Anonyme Française d’Etude de Gestion et d’Entreprises (SAFEGE), an engineering...

  • Daily Kickoff: Deadline Day Delay | “Support for Palestinian state hits two-decade low in U.S.”

    By Jewish Insider

    April 1, 2015 | 2:07 pm

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    TOP TALKER: "As Nuclear Talks Drag on, U.S. and Iran Find It Harder to Hear Each Other" by David E. Sanger: “We are all about quantifiables: how many centrifuges can spin, how much plutonium can come...

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