‘I wonder why Israel even stays in the UN’

By David Rosenberg, Arutz 7— Representatives of 193 United Nations member states gathered at General Assembly emergency session Thursday to vote on a controversial proposed resolution targeting Israel and tacitly condemning American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. On December 6th, President Donald Trump announced that he was reversing decades of US policy vis-à-vis…

Danon touts ‘covert relations with a dozen Arab states’

By Itamar Eichner, Ynetnews— Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, is holding covert contacts with ambassadors from 12 Islamic and Arab countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel, Danon revealed to Ynet in an interview. Danon described the contrast between the past and the present, saying that most of the ambassadors would…

President Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away from UNESCO — for Now

By Alan Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute— The State Department announced on Thursday that the United States would be withdrawing from the UN agency UNESCO. The U.S. agency citied financial reasons, the need for reform and the body’s “continuing anti-Israel bias.” President Trump’s decision to leave UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization –…

US leaves UNESCO, citing ‘anti-Israel bias’; Israel follows suit

By World Israel  News— The Department of State notified United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO, the State Department announced Thursday. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns…

The Trump administration is withdrawing from Unesco, the U.N. cultural organization, citing unpaid dues and the group’s “anti-Israel bias”

By GARDINER HARRIS and STEVEN ERLANGER, NY Times— The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.” The administration also cited mounting arrears at the organization as a reason for the…

In Response to UN Blacklist of Firms in Judea and Samaria, US Congress Proposes ‘Anti-Boycott Act’

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— In response to United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) efforts to undermine Israel’s legitimacy through their Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Act of 2017, the U.S. Congress and Senate have introduced a bipartisan bill, the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” that would protect U.S. companies targeted by the international boycotts and…

Netanyahu reads from Bible to prove Hebron’s tomb of patriarchs is Jewish

By Aryeh Savir, WorldIsraelNews— Netanyahu read from the Bible to demonstrate that UNESCO’s resolution on Hebron negated religion, history and the facts. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu read passages from the Bible during Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting as a refutation of Friday’s resolution passed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage…