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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

Discredited Journalist Arrested for US Hoax Bomb Threats

Today’s Top Stories 1. The FBI arrested a discredited journalist who it says is responsible for hoax bomb threats against eight Jewish Community Centers and the Anti-Defamation League. Juan Thompson, formerly of St. Louis is said to have made the bomb threats in his ex-girlfriend’s name in a bid to ruin her reputation. It’s a

UNRWA Suspends Staffer Accused of Having Hamas Leadership Role

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UNRWA suspended staffer Suhail al-Hindi, who Israel accused of having a leadership role in Hamas. The Times of Israel explains: COGAT, the Israeli Defense Ministry agency responsible for civilian affairs in the West Bank and Gaza, says that al-Hindi was appointed to the terror group’s leadership in a February 13

US to Quit UN Human Rights Council?

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Politico, the US is considering quitting the UN Human Rights Council. No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council’s next session, which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm international activists already worried that the United States will take a lower profile on

Turkey Accord Doesn’t End ICC Investigation of Mavi Marmara

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli and Turkish diplomats signed an accord to re-normalize ties. The deal must now be approved by the Turkish parliament and Israeli cabinet. Expect it to pass, but not without a stormy debate in Jerusalem. Times of Israel coverage. Did nobody tell the UN Secretary General about the detente and the

UK Aid Money Diverted to Palestinian Terrorists

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Mail on Sunday investigation into UK foreign aid uncovered how tax money is being squandered on salaries for Palestinian terrorists and a boondoggle West Bank palace for Mahmoud Abbas. Britain gives £72 million a year to Palestine, more than one-third of which goes straight to the PA. It openly admits

Hamas ‘Disengaging’ From Muslim Brotherhood

Today’s Top Stories 1. Kissing up to Egypt, Hamas is removing Muslim Brotherhood slogans and images from the Gaza Strip. According to Asharq al-Awsat: It is thought that this surprising step is linked to the agreement that was concluded last week with Egyptian intelligence leaders. The agreement concerns the disengagement of the Palestinian organisation from

France Honors Charlie Hebdo, Kosher Market Victims

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN Human Rights Council’s special monitor for human rights in the Palestinian territories resigned, saying Israel wouldn’t give him access to the West Bank. The New York Times summed up the situation in a nutshell: Israel, which has long regarded the Human Rights Council as biased and deeply hostile to

UNESCO Slams Israel Over Jerusalem’s Old City

Today’s Top Stories 1. Perhaps taking a cue from CNN, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee adopted a resolution slamming Israel over Jerusalem’s Old City. Could the denunciation be any more one-sided? The resolution, adopted by the World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany, takes Israel to task for – among other grievances – the following allegations:

Iranian Nuke Talks Down to the Wire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hopes for an Iranian agreement by tomorrow’s deadline are fading quickly. According to Reuters, what’s holding things up are UN sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and the lifting of an arms embargo. 2. While Iran was talking peace in Vienna, Jordan busted an Iranian operative with 100 lbs of explosives. According to

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