Tag Archives: UN Security Council

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Israel Sentences UN Worker Who Aided Hamas

Israel Sentences UN Worker Who Aided Hamas

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel sentenced Palestinian UN worker Wahid Burash to seven months in prison for aiding Hamas. He was charged with urging higher-ups in the UN Development Program (UNDP) to prioritize neighborhoods where Hamas operatives lived for reconstruction funds, and for diverting 300 tons of rubble to build Hamas naval jetty. More at

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Police Question Netanyahu In Graft Probe

Today’s Top Stories 1. Police investigators questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on suspicion of improperly accepting valuable gifts from businessmen. The PM insists he’s done nothing wrong. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet or Times of Israel coverage. “The National Unit of the Israel Police investigated the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu,

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Kerry Blasts Settlements: The Speech’s Aftermath

Today’s Top Stories 1. In a policy address yesterday (see video or transcript), US Secretary of State John Kerry denounced Israeli settlements. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post or Times of Israel summaries. Responding to the speech, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted it as an unfair attack that only paid lip service to Palestinian terror,

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Did US, New Zealand Collude on UN Vote?

Today’s Top Stories 1. While the White House’s Ben Rhodes insisted the US merely abstained from UNSC resolution 2334, Israeli officials said they had firm evidence that the US actively pushed the resolution. Cabinet minister Zev Elkin told the Jerusalem Post that Ukraine originally intended to abstain, but that changed after Vice President Joe Biden

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UN Vote: Ramifications and Fallout

Today’s Top Stories 1. A day after Egypt withdrew its anti-settlement resolution, the US allowed the UN Security Council to pass a similar resolution. Here’s the full text of resolution 2334. Israel rejected the resolution, calling it “shameful” and saying Jerusalem would not abide by it. The White House said Netanyahu brought the US abstention

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Egypt Postpones UN Security Council Vote on Resolution Against Settlements

Today’s Top Stories *** UPDATE *** After this roundup was published, Egypt decided to postpone today’s Security Council vote. The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz reported this was due to heavy Israeli pressure on Cairo. 1. The UN Security Council is was due to vote on a resolution declaring that settlements “have no legal validity” and

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Palestinians File War Crimes Suit Against Israeli Judges

Today’s Top Stories 1. A group of Palestinians living in Chile filed a war crimes suit against three Israeli Supreme Court justices who in 2015 authorized construction of the security barrier in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. Chilean law buys into the concept of universal jurisdiction. (What’s universal jurisdiction?). According to Haaretz: The claimants are six

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Palestinian Kills Two in Jerusalem Drive-By Shooting

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israelis were killed and at least six injured in a Palestinian drive-by shooting at a light rail station in Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill neighborhood. Police Sgt.-Maj. Yosef Kirma, a 29 year-old member of a special patrol unit, and Levana Melihi, a Jerusalem resident in her 60s, were killed. The terrorist was was killed while firing on

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University Curriculum Claims Israel Harvests Palestinian Organs

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinians are pushing for UN Security Council action over advancing Israeli plans to build 770 homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. The plans aren’t newThe project got initial approval in 2012 but was put on hold for political and bureaucratic reasons. 2. Yikes! A German university course curriculum claims

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41 Killed in Istanbul Airport Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Suicide bombers struck Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. Last I saw, reports said 41 killed and 239 injured. Nobody has claimed responsibility, but Turkish officials believe Islamic State was behind the terror attack. All the Israelis in the airport are accounted for and safe, and Israeli eyewitnesses described the carnage. And the Jerusalem Post

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