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US Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Debate on Israel

US Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Debate on Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. The US boycotted a session of the UN Human Rights Council discussing Israel and the Palestinians. AP explains: State Department spokesman Mark Toner in a statement took aim at a recurring agenda item at the council, which focuses on Israel and the Palestinian territories — the only one of its kind

Senior UN Official Resigns As Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report Shelved

Today’s Top Stories 1. A senior UN official quit after her agency pulled from its web site a report labeling Israeli treatment of Palestinians as “apartheid.” Reuters explains in a nutshell: United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary for the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Rima Khalaf, announced her resignation at a

Trump Eyes Cutting UN Funds Over PA Membership

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to the New York Times, the Trump administration is moving to cut US funding to various UN organizations. Palestinian membership is one of the red lines: Those criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion or any

Israeli-Brazilian Standoff Comes to an End

Today’s Top Stories 1. A months-long Israel-Brazil standoff came to an end when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Dani Dayan will be appointed consul-general in New York. Brasilia refused to confirm Dayan, a former settler leader, as ambassador. He will instead replace outgoing consul-general Ido Aharoni. No word on who’s in the mix to

What Reassurances Did the US Give the PA?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas continues cracking down hard on ISIS supporters. But if ISIS popularity continues to rise in Gaza, it could make for some interesting bedfellows, according to the Financial Times (click via Google News). Some regional analysts now speculate that, were Isis’s influence to expand further in Gaza or Egypt’s adjoining Sinai peninsula,

Iran Expands Influence In Red Sea

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt freed Peter Greste, the Al-Jazeera reporter accused of helping the Muslim Brotherhood and fabricating news. The Australian journalist’s release needs to be viewed in the larger context of Egypt’s rapprochement with Qatar, whose royal family owns Al-Jazeera, as Amin Saikal explains. Its easier to understand these maneuverings as Calvinball in Cairo. Greste’s

Another Israel-Bashing Day At the UN

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN Human Rights Council debated five separate Israel-bashing resolutions. One called for a boycott of goods produced in Israeli settlements. The Jerusalem Post notes: During the UNHRC’s entire 25th

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