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December 1, 2018

Senator Ted Cruz (File photo)

"Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has called 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.

The two laws, passed by Congress in the early 1990s, were meant to deter the U.N. and specialized agencies from accepting the Palestinians as a full member and not to allow groups that aren't recognized as a state to join.

In a statement to Fox News, Cruz said that 'Congress has spoken clearly and repeatedly," on the issue and that 'the Palestinian campaign is a diplomatic offensive against Israel that undermines the prospect for peace, and there must be consequences for U.N. entities that enable and promote that behavior.'

Cruz pointed to the most recent example of a U.N. agency allowing them to join: 'The law requires the Trump administration to restrict funding from agencies like the Universal Postal Union, and the administration should clearly convey to the Postal Union that it intends to enforce the law.'..."

Sen. Ted Cruz calls on Trump administration to defund U.N. agencies that allow Palestinian membership Article

November 30, 2018

The vote results

U.N. General Assembly Resolution, "Jerusalem" Development

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, talks with the French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre, center, and British U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce (File photo)

Europe agrees to back U.N. resolution condemning Hamas terror group Article

November 29, 2018

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely briefs foreign diplomats in Jerusalem

Israeli Foreign Ministry urges diplomats to cut UNRWA funding Article

CNN commentator and Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill at the United Nations

"A CNN commentator lambasted Israel in a U.N. speech that drew applause from world leaders on Wednesday, while calling for a 'free Palestine from the river to the sea' -- language critics describe as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel.

Marc Lamont Hill made the remarks during a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
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Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President of Human Rights Voices, told Fox News that Hill's speech was an 'especially obscene U.N. moment that reveals the true nature of the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish animus of the modern United Nations.'

'Hill's call at the United Nations for the destruction of the Jewish state was not some accident. He didn't misspeak. He was an invited guest. He was the only person invited to speak as 'the' representative of 'civil society.' When he ended his extraordinary tirade with 'Give us a free Palestine from the river to the sea' his words were met by a round of applause. The only applause for any speaker,' she said."

CNN commentator accused of dog-whistling for Israel's elimination in well-received U.N. speech Article

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (File photo)

Israel asks U.S. states to act against Airbnb delisting of rentals at settlements Article

November 28, 2018

Marc Lamont Hill speaking at the U.N., November 28, 2018

CNN pundit: "Palestine from the river to the sea" Article

U.N. speaker says destroy Jewish state - to applause

U.S. President Donald Trump speaking to Congress (File photo)

"The recent decision by Airbnb to stop its services for Jews living in the West Bank of Israel is being met with criticism by the Trump administration and pro-Israel leaders on Capitol Hill, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the company's choice to join the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which aims to wage economic warfare on the Jewish state.

Airbnb, a growing tech company that allows travelers to rent lodging across the globe, announced that it removed some 200 Jewish-owned rental homes in the West Bank, sparking fury in pro-Israel circles.

The deepening controversy over Airbnb's decision to join the BDS movement is beginning to be discussed within the Trump administration and its allies on Capitol Hill, who could potentially penalize company. Already, there is discussion that Airbnb's move could trigger state and federal laws barring discrimination based on religion and ethnicity.

A State Department official, speaking to the Free Beacon about the matter, categorically rejected Airbnb's boycott.

'The administration's strong opposition to boycotts, divestitures, and sanctions is well-known,' the official said.

On Capitol Hill, Trump administration allies are turning their attention to Airbnb. The move to delist Jewish homes could provide the momentum necessary for Congress to finally pass anti-boycott legislation that has long been stalled.

'Airbnb's actions, sadly, have contributed to the rising tide of anti-Semitism that we've seen happening all over the world,' Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), a vocal pro-Israel champion, told the Free Beacon. 'They caved to pressure from the anti-Israel boycott movement, which promotes falsehoods in its campaigns against the world's only Jewish state.'

'This kind of persecution has no place in any society and must end,' Cruz said. 'Airbnb should reverse its decision, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to combat anti-Semitism here and abroad.'..."

Trump Admin, Congress Slam Airbnb Boycott of Israel as 'Antisemitic' Article

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon (File photo)

U.S. lobbies Europe to back United Nations vote on condemning Hamas Article

November 27, 2018

Jews from Yemen are transported in a rescue operation by Israel shortly after independence

"Seventy years after the exodus and expulsion of some 850,000 Jews from Arab states and Iran, the heads of communities of Jews from Arab countries are demanding the United Nations officially recognize the suffering they were forced to endure.

In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, community leaders, among them Dr. Shimon Ohayon, director of Bar-Ilan University's Dahan Center and chairman of the Alliance of Moroccan Immigrants wrote, 'While the U.N. organizes events to mark the departure of 450,000 Palestinians from Israel upon the establishment of the state, following a war imposed on Israel, we do not see recognition of the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries...We therefore seek to establish a memorial day for the Jews' expulsion from Arab lands.'..."

Jews expelled from Arab states call on U.N. to recognize their plight after 70 years Article

November 26, 2018