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UNRWA Must Evolve or Dissolve, Says Former Senior Agency Official – Ellie Rudee (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  double standards, International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Oct. 11, 2019 UNRWA Must Evolve or Dissolve, Says Former Senior Agency Official – Ellie Rudee “Direct pressure” by donors is the most likely way to induce UNRWA, the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees, to change, former UNRWA general counsel James Lindsay told JNS last week. Lindsay said that only 10% of UNRWA’s current budget goes to basic, […]

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BDS Was Started by Western NGOs and European Governments, Not the Palestinians – Gerald Steinberg (Jewish Chronicle – UK, via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  BDS, friends/enemies, International, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Oct. 11, 2019 BDS Was Started by Western NGOs and European Governments, Not the Palestinians – Gerald Steinberg When Omar Barghouti was recently barred from entering the UK, many media reports referred to him as founder of the Israel boycott movement BDS. This is factually incorrect: he was added for marketing purposes four years after the […]

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Climate Change and Israel – Anshel Pfeffer (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 4, 2019  /  Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Oct. 4, 2019 Climate Change and Israel – Anshel Pfeffer (Ha’aretz) Asked about the intensified focus this year on climate change at the UN General Assembly, Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon answered: “It’s important and we should be discussing it more, but from our perspective, the fact that Israel is not being discussed [at the UN] […]

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How Israel achieved the impossible at the UN, by Amb. Danny Danon (Israel Hayom)

By   /  September 25, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, Israel, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 24, 2019 The time when the UN was home turf for those who hate and slander Israel is over. We are fighting what might be the most justified battle in the history of the organization. Click here for good news article

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Palestinians Are Tired of Being the Only Refugees Denied the Right to Resettlement – Evelyn Gordon (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 12, 2019  /  Arabs, double standards, Human Rights, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2019 Palestinians Are Tired of Being the Only Refugees Denied the Right to Resettlement – Evelyn Gordon Hundreds of Palestinian refugees demonstrated outside the Canadian Embassy in Beirut on Sept. 5 to request asylum in Canada or the EU, the second such protest in the last month. After more than 70 years, Palestinians are […]

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Israel’s Sovereignty Claims over the Jordan Valley Are Legitimate – Erielle Davidson (The Federalist via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 12, 2019  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2019 Israel’s Sovereignty Claims over the Jordan Valley Are Legitimate – Erielle Davidson Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu never used the word “annexation” on Tuesday regarding his plan to formalize Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley. Instead, he spoke of “applying sovereignty.” There is a reason for his careful choice of wording, and for […]

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UN Panel Calls on Palestinians to Halt Hate Speech Against Israelis – Yossi Lempkowicz (European Jewish Press via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 3, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, incitement, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Sept. 3, 2019 UN Panel Calls on Palestinians to Halt Hate Speech Against Israelis – Yossi Lempkowicz The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva said in a report released Thursday that it was “concerned about statements by Palestinian officials, as well as in school textbooks, that promote hate speech against Israelis.” […]

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In first, UN panel calls on Palestinians to halt hate speech against Israelis (TOI)

By   /  September 1, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, double standards, Human Rights, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Aug. 31, 2019 United Nations anti-racism committee urges ‘State of Palestine’ to combat anti-Semitism, end incitement and better protect journalists, dissidents Click here for full article

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Hizbullah Setting Fires at Israel-Lebanon Border(TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Aug. 19, 2019 Hizbullah Setting Fires at Israel-Lebanon Border(Times of Israel) In footage aired Sunday by Israel’s Channel 12,Hizbullah operatives can be seen setting fires near Israel’s border with Lebanon on Friday, adopting arson techniques that Palestinians in Gaza have used repeatedly to attack Israel. Strong winds quickly fanned the flames and caused the brush fire […]

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UN Asks Palestinians to Explain Hate Speech, Anti-Semitism – Tovah Lazaroff (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 14, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, incitement, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Aug. 14, 2019 UN Asks Palestinians to Explain Hate Speech, Anti-Semitism – Tovah Lazaroff The Palestinian Authority was called to task for hate speech and anti-Semitism in its official statements and in its textbooks during its first-ever review by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination held in Geneva on Tuesday. “Several NGO reports […]

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