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  • November 29: The Jewish Thanksgiving Day

    By Judea Pearl

    4 days ago

    For several years now, I have been campaigning to declare Nov. 29 as the Jewish Thanksgiving Day, a day to give thanks to Lady History and to the many heroic players who stood behind the historic United Nations vote on Nov. 29, 1947, an event that has changed so dramatically the...

  • Iran starts dismantling nuclear equipment, U.N. report says

    2 weeks ago

    Iran has disconnected almost a quarter of its uranium-enriching centrifuges in less than a month, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, suggesting it is racing to implement an agreement restricting its nuclear activities. 

    Under the July deal, sanctions against Iran will...

  • Israel blasts Palestinians after accusations of organ-harvesting

    3 weeks ago

    The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected Palestinian allegations that Israel had recently harvested organs from Palestinians its forces had killed, condemning the charges as anti-Semitic.

    In a letter to British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, president of...

  • Ban Ki Moon, Whatever it is You’re Trying to Do - Please Stop.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 20, 2015 | 7:15 am

    Yesterday, we got a surprising news alert – The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, will stop by for a surprise visit to Israel. After almost three weeks of living under terror threats, having to face biased and misleading coverage of the Palestinian terror attacks aimed at Israeli...

  • Iran deal closer to reality as U.S. prepares sanctions waivers

    October 19, 2015 | 3:13 pm

    The United States approved conditional sanctions waivers for Iran on Sunday, though it cautioned they would not take effect until Tehran has curbed its nuclear program as required under a historic nuclear deal reached in Vienna on July 14.

    "Today marks an important milestone...

  • U.S. confirms Iran tested nuclear-capable ballistic missile

    October 16, 2015 | 1:36 pm

    The United States has confirmed that Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, in "clear violation" of a United Nations Security Council ban on ballistic missile tests, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

    "The United States is deeply concerned...

  • U.N. says Iran meets deadline for investigation of nuclear past

    October 15, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Iran has met a deadline to give the U.N. nuclear watchdog information it needs to assess whether Tehran sought to develop nuclear weapons in the past, the agency said on Thursday, a step towards carrying out a deal between Tehran and world powers.

    The apparent progress reported...

  • U.N. says it is pushing Russia, US for urgent agreement on Syria

    October 12, 2015 | 12:46 pm

    The U.N. mediator trying to convene Syria peace talks said on Monday it was urgent for Russia and the United States to reach an understanding to avert a military escalation that could effectively dismember the country.

    The two powers are pivotal to ushering Syria's warring sides...

  • The Third Intifada?: Violence rises as a two-state solution fades

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Reading “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” an illuminating new book by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, is a humbling experience. I read it over Sukkot and, in fact, it was the right book for a holiday during which one makes one’s home in a temporary shelter...

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

    October 1, 2015 | 4:03 pm

    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

    September 30, 2015 | 5:21 pm

    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

    September 30, 2015 | 11:06 am

    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

    September 28, 2015 | 10:39 am

    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

    September 28, 2015 | 10:23 am

    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

    September 21, 2015 | 9:35 am

    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

    September 20, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    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

    September 18, 2015 | 10:55 am

    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

    September 17, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    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...

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