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November 10, 2017

Watch: Syria with U.N. mic: There is no Jewish people

Watch: An Iranian Sinner Takes the Floor at the U.N.

The UN General Assembly Fourth Committee, November 10, 2017

U.N. General Assembly Committee adopts nine resolutions condemning Israel in single day Development

Watch: The poison of antisemitism coursing through the United Nations

November 9, 2017

Peacekeepers along the border between Israel and Lebanon

"Following the surprising resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, Israel is planning a diplomatic offensive to step up pressure on Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah at the United Nations, a senior Israeli government minister said Thursday.

Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told The Associated Press that he believes conditions are ripe to take a stand against Iranian actions in the region, including its support for the Lebanese Shiite militant group.

In particular, he said that Israel wants the world, after years of inaction, to tightly enforce a 2006 cease-fire agreement that called on Hezbollah to disarm and stay away from Israel's border...

Hezbollah and Israel battled Israel to a stalemate in a monthlong war in 2006 that ended in a U.N.-brokered cease-fire.

The agreement, U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, called for the disarmament of militant groups in Lebanon and an end to arms transfers to them. The only armed forces allowed in southern Lebanon were the Lebanese national army and U.N. peacekeepers.

The cease-fire, however, has been poorly enforced, and Israel believes Hezbollah has amassed an arsenal of some 150,000 rockets and missiles aimed at Israel, much of it stockpiled near the border..."

Israel planning U.N. action against Hezbollah and Iran Article

Watch: Iran incites terror with a U.N. mic

Watch: Genocidal Syria compares Israel to ISIS

Watch: Syrian Arabs pretend to care about Palestinian Arabs

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (right) with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, November 7, 2017

Israeli President chastises Spain over lack of support for Israel at U.N. Article

November 8, 2017

Some of the handouts distributed at the UN meeting containing Palestinian propaganda

Palestinian propaganda accusing Israel of "ethnic cleansing" and "Judaizing" Jerusalem was distributed at a UN meeting on "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people." The material was distributed during a meeting of the UN's "Special Political and Decolonization" Committee, composed of all 193 UN Member States, on November 7, 2017.

The material also calls for lawfare - the use of international legal institutions to hold Israel "accountable" for spurious claims of violations of human rights or international law. Some of the propaganda calls for divestment from Israel and threatens to "make use of the appropriate mechanisms in order to hold Israel accountable." Another document, entitled "Israeli Incitement Report," turns reality on its head and accuses Israel of incitement.

Included in the propaganda:

  • "Israel has imposed a number of policies and practices aimed at Judaizing the city and annexing it once and for all."
  • Israel has "a policy to ethnically cleanse Jerusalem of its Palestinian Christian and Muslim identity."
  • "...we have a duty to make use of the appropriate mechanisms in order to hold Israel accountable... We will continue to ask the international community to divest from Israel's occupation."
  • "Hamas... supported popular peaceful resistance..."
  • "Companies in all countries should be aware that doing business with Israeli companies involved in the settlement enterprise carries legal, political, and reputation risks..."

    Palestinian Propaganda Distributed at U.N. Meeting Calls for Boycotts and Divestment of Israel, Accuses Israel of "Ethnic Cleansing" Development

The building slated for destruction and rebuilding

U.N. continues illegal building in Jerusalem Article

November 7, 2017

WATCH: Israeli laughs last at UNESCO antisemitism...

November 6, 2017

UNESCO Headquarters

Adieu to UNESCO Article

French Jews demonstrate against UNESCO, July 17, 2017

Filibuster successfully delays anti-Israel vote at UNESCO Article

U.N. peacekeepers (File photo)

"Thirty-one new cases alleging sexual abuse or exploitation by United Nations personnel, nearly half of which involve the UN refugee agency, were filed between July and September for events stretching back at least three years, the UN said on Friday...

Of the 31 cases, 12 involve military personnel from peacekeeping operations including those in the Central African Republic and Mali.

The majority of the civilian staff cases, 15, involve the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Three cases involve the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and one the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...

For decades, media and UN reports have exposed sexual exploitation and abuse by civilian and military UN personnel in places from Haiti to Darfur, with operations in the Central African Republic most recently in the headlines..."

Official: 31 Sexual Abuse Cases Against U.N. Personnel Filed in 3 Months Article

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, November 4, 2017

Nikki Haley: Obama administration 'betrayed Israel at the U.N.' Article

The document handed out at the UN event on November 2, 2017

Palestinian literature handed out at an anti-Israel event at the UN displayed Palestinian double speak on peace negotiations in full view. The literature, entitled "The Palestinian Position on Some Political Issues", was handed out on November 2, 2017 at a lecture by Rashid Khalidi, organized by the UN's Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

On one page, under the heading "Pre-Conditions," the literature states "We do not put pre-conditions for the resumption of negotiations." Merely two pages later the Palestinian publication says the opposite, stating "Negotiations cannot be resumed without a total halt on settlement activities..."

Palestinian Double Talk on Peace Exposed at the U.N. Development

Rashid Khalidi, who was invited to give a lecture at the U.N. on the Balfour Declaration (File photo)

The UN turned to anti-Israel extremist Rashid Khalidi as guest of honor at an event intended to demonize and delegitimize the UN member state of Israel. His comments, and those of his audience, were rife with antisemitic overtones. The event, entitled "100 years of the Balfour Declaration and its impact on the Palestinian People", was sponsored by the UN's committee dedicated to promotion of the Palestinian narrative and held at the UN on November 2, 2017. The Balfour Declaration, signed in 1917, is when the British government expressed that it "view[s] with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people..."

During the event, Khalidi described the Balfour Declaration as a "gun pointed directly at their heads" in reference to Palestinians, as well as a "declaration of war." This war, Khalidi alleged, was waged in part by the "Zionist movement with money, legal means, [and] propaganda..." Khalidi apparently had no problem entertaining questions and comments from audience members, such as: a representative of Oman inquiring about what "leverage" Jews had to make Britain forget about its interests in the Arab world, an Arab "TV presenter" accusing Israel of "rape of sanctity lands," and a Palestinian "attorney activist" accusing Israel of "coloniz[ing] for the purpose of ethnic cleansing."

In their words:

  • Khalidi: "For the Palestinians, this declaration, this statement was a gun pointed directly at their heads, particularly in view of the colonialist ambiance of the early 20th century. As I will try to show this afternoon, the Balfour Declaration, in effect, constituted a declaration of war by the British Empire on the indigenous population of the land it was promising to the Jewish people as a national home. This declaration launched what has become a century long assault on the Palestinian people aimed at implanting and fostering this national home at their expense... For the next few decades, this war was waged in several ways. It was waged by the Zionist movement with money, legal means, propaganda, and finally with mortars and car bombs."
  • Representative from Oman: "Can you please shed a light on the background of the Balfour Declaration. What has made the British government give such a promise to the Jewish people even though it has an interest in the Arab world from Suez to the Gulf? What leverage has the Jewish, or Zionist at that time to influence the British?"
  • Audience member: "At first, 67 words, one paper was enough to launch a long, protracted conflict. It launched the rape of the sanctity lands and displacement..."
  • Audience member: "I am a Palestinian attorney activist... [W]hat makes Israel distinct is ... it is also a colonization for the purpose, and with the expressed, repeatedly, articulated purpose, of ethnic cleansing which makes it a bit distinct and worse, as his excellency, the representative of Senegal suggested earlier, worse than even the South African and Algerian under French condition...the purpose of colonization for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians..."

    U.N. guest speaker Rashid Khalidi says Zionist money behind illegitimate creation of Jewish state Development

Opening of the 39th general conference of UNESCO at its Paris headquarters

Netherlands must oppose anti-Israel efforts at U.N., Dutch parliament says Article