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Democrats, do you feel lucky (about the Iran deal)?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 8/23/2015 at 6:00pm
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A number of stories have been reported since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the nuclear deal with Iran is known, that raise serious questions about its effectiveness to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and even about whether or not it will stop...

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REPORT: High-ranking Amnesty International employee linked to Hamas, terrorism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:30am 8/20/2015 at 8:30am
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A report from the London Times has revealed that a senior employee of Amnesty International failed to disclose ties to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the greater global Islamist network.

Yasmin Hussein, 51, was until recently head of Amnesty’s international advocacy division, and played an active role in the charity’s advocacy...

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Iran smears UN human rights investigator with forged documents

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 10:00am 8/4/2015 at 10:00am
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Yesterday, we posted about Iran’s latest—and blatant—two-fold attempt to undermine the United States’ moral authority and intimidate Jews living in Israel. The content of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s 400-page screed on the inviability of both western hegemony and the state of Israel wasn’t particularly shocking, but it should serve as yet another...

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Is India dumping the “Palestinian Cause”?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:30am 7/23/2015 at 8:30am
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For the second time in a few weeks, India has abstained at the United Nations instead of voting on an Israel-related resolution. On July 3, 2015 India abstained from weighing in on a UN Human Rights Council resolution condemning Israel for 2014 Gaza conflict. The anti-Israel resolution passed with 47 votes in favour, with...

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UN Security Council approves Iran nuclear deal

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:23am 7/20/2015 at 9:23am
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Guess the Obama administration isn’t waiting for Congress.

The United Nations Security Council, at around 9 a.m. (Eastern) this morning, unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal, Resolution 2231, 15-0.

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Latest U.N. Gaza Report Fatally Flawed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:30am 6/23/2015 at 8:30am
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First the good news, the so-called Schabas report, the United Nations Human Rights Council inquiry into last year’s war between Hamas and Israel, isn’t as bad as its predecessor, the infamous, discredited Goldstone report. But it’s still pretty bad.

The Schabas report is named for the judge who originally headed it, William...

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Getting the Gaza “war crimes” truth out, before the UN lies

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 9:00pm 6/14/2015 at 9:00pm
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It’s too late to undo the massive propaganda campaign surrounding the 2014 Gaza conflict, which Israel called Operation Protective Edge.

False statistics about civilian casualties were put out by Hamas ministries and then adopted without question by the UN, “human rights” groups, and the media to create the narrative that “most” or...

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UN special envoy to Yemen goes under the bus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm 4/16/2015 at 5:00pm
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The wheels on the bus go thump-thump-thump…right over the guy tasked with fixing an impossible mess.

It’s official: Jamal Benomar, the UN’s special advisor on Yemen has resigned. For the past four years, Benomar has been the person tasked with guiding the various factions in Yemen through a peaceful, post-Arab Spring...

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As UN talks, Iran makes moves in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 3/23/2015 at 6:00pm
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Yesterday the United Nations Security Council met in a rare Sunday meeting to discuss the devolving political and social situation in Yemen.

What does that mean? It means that United Nations Special Adviser Jamal Benomar said a lot of words:

“Emotions are running extremely high and, unless solutions can be found, the...

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Boko Haram takes hit in northern Nigeria

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:30am 3/19/2015 at 8:30am
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Boko Haram is still burning its way through west central Africa, but a multistate coalition is slowly finding ways to fight back.

Reports are just now surfacing that over the weekend, soldiers from Niger and Chad retook the city...

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UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:51pm 12/30/2014 at 5:51pm
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The United Nations Security Council just voted against a controversial Palestinian Authority proposal, introduced by Jordan, requiring Israel to pull back to the 1967 lines (the 1949 Armistice line), including designating all of East Jerusalem (which includes the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City).

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Who’s up for an International Gun Registry?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 29, 2014 at 4:00pm 12/29/2014 at 4:00pm
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While most Americans were enjoying Christmas Eve, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty went into effect.

On the surface, the treaty is supposed to help regulate international arms trade but Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reports that there’s more than meets the eye (emphasis is mine):

Gun Control Groups Cheer as UN Arms Trade...

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UN to US: Step Away from the Weed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:30am 11/13/2014 at 11:30am
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Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia voted in this month’s election to legalize marijuana within their states’ borders, and this has some officials at the United Nations working overtime to convince U.S. officials to force the states to get in line with international norms.

Via Reuters:

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Netanyahu addresses UN General Assembly (VIDEO)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:34pm 9/29/2014 at 12:34pm
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The speech takes place against the backdrop of a libelous speech by Mahmoud Abbas that even a left-leaning Haaretz columnist noted “more or less buried the peace process.”

Here are highlights — full video is embedded at bottom of post:

On Hamas war crimes and rocket launchers

On Iran and Sanctions

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At UN today, “Abbas more or less buried the peace process”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:55pm 9/26/2014 at 6:55pm
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Mahmoud Abbas showed his hand today at the U.N., accusing Israel of genocide, getting a predictable reaction, via Times of Israel:

In his address, Abbas accused Israel of committing genocide in its recent conflict with terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip — calling 2014 “a year of a new war of genocide perpetrated...

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Obama Tells UN What it Wants to Hear

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5:50pm 9/24/2014 at 5:50pm
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President Obama addressed the United Nations today with the confidence of a world leader, although some would argue that he has yet to display competence in the area of actual international leadership:

Each of these problems demands urgent attention. But they are also symptoms of a broader problem – the failure of...

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Human Rights Expert: UN is “Leading Global Purveyor of Anti-Semitism”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:00pm 9/9/2014 at 6:00pm
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Yesterday leading human rights expert Anne Bayefsky made the case (video embedded below) that the United Nations (UN) is the “leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism.”

Although her speech was given on UN property it was not sponsored by the UN as The Times of Israel reports:

On the third floor of the...

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