No Acknowledgment of Israel? No More Money

BY ARNOLD AHLERT, CANADA FREE PRESS— Shortly before taking the podium to address the United Nations’ General Assembly last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said everything the world needs to know about where the so-called peace process is headed. Speaking to an assembly of 200 senior representatives of the Palestinian community in the United…

Obama courts Jewish vote with UN speech

BY ORLY AZOULAY, YNET— Hours before his UN General Assembly address, US President Barack Obama sought to ensure that prospective Jewish voters pay close attention to his speech. Three of Obama’s aides held a conference call with the president’s Jewish supporters and community leaders on Wednesday, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. The advisers, all Jewish themselves, asked…

Funding the enemy

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Speaking Sunday at the UN’s conference of donors to the Palestinian Authority, Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon warned that while Israel supports economic assistance to the PA now, that is liable to change within the week. As he put it, “Future assistance and cooperation could be severely and irreparably compromised if…

Ros-Lehtinen Introduces United Nations Reform Bill

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced the United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act (H.R. 2829), which places conditions on U.S. funding to the UN in order to achieve long awaited reform at that body. “We need a UN which will advance the noble goals for which…