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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
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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
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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
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/abbas-accuses-israel-rampant-rising-racism-n212441

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
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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
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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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U.S. Hits al-Shabaab in Somalia

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:43am
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Fox News reports that the United States has executed a series of drone strikes against al-Shabaab strongholds in Somalia. The Pentagon is still reportedly assessing the success of the strike, which was aimed at al-Shabaab leadership:

A senior Somali official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that a U.S....

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U.N. Kangaroo Commission II assembled to investigate Israel and Gaza

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:00pm
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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has appointed a former New York State judge, Mary McGowan Davis to be the third commission member to investigate possible war crimes that might have occurred during Operation Protective Edge. The commission is to be headed by Prof. William Schabas.

UN Watch reports:

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UN Official admits Hamas firing rockets “from the vicinity of UN facilities”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:04pm
https://www.facebook.com/unwatch/photos/a.10150106089111561.280686.102912096560/10152183301526561/?type=1

What we already knew, but some UNRWA officials have pretended doesn’t happen.

Puts in context how some UN facilities and civilians are hit either by misfired Hamas or Islamic Jihad rockets or Israeli return fire.

Via Hillel Neuer of UN Watch, here’s the description of the video clip (Google translate):

Published on Jul...

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Gaza war: Not much of a ceasefire (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:28am
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Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post

Last night the United Nations Security Council issued a Presidential Statement (less than a Resolution) demanding an immediate Gaza ceasefire.

Hamas kept firing missiles, and Israel now is responding. Israel has rejected a ceasefire that does not include security guarantees.

A devastating critique of...

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LIVE: U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on Gaza conflict

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:14pm
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[Council meeting now over]

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting at the request of Jordan. The live tweets are below. The main outcome is that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to try to mediate a ceasefire.

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Rockets found hidden in UN Gaza school

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:02am
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The killing of four boys on a Gaza beach has generated enormous criticism of Israel.

Israel itself has expressed sorrow at the killing (see Featured Image Tweet).

But one fact not reported anywhere except WaPo is that the area was known to be used for rocket launching:

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Where have you gone, Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:47am
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Israel has been under international pressure for its entire existence. That pressure was worse in the past than it likely ever will be again.

The threats from the international union of thugs, tin pot dictators, and anti-Semites, also known as the U.N. General Assembly, even went so far in 1975 to...

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Human Rights are in the worst of hands at the U.N.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:04am
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So much of the propaganda against Israel comes from the United Nations.

But the U.N. human rights bureaucracy has no credibility, as this video demonstrates.

 
 
 

A Pinocchio should go to the participants in the Iran nuke deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:44pm
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The Washington Post’s fact checker, Glenn Kessler asks, “Did the United Nations demand Iran suspend uranium enrichment as part of a final deal?

At issue are statements made by Senators Robert Menendez and Bob Corker about Iran’s right to enrich on the Sunday morning talks shows.

Kessler, for example, took exception to Corker’s...

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The other Nakbah: The ethnic cleansing of Jews in the Arab world

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 2, 2013 at 9:12am
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We have written many times before about how we only hear about the non-Jewish Arab refugees created when the Arab armies invaded Israel in 1948, but hear almost nothing about Jewish refugees from Arab countries:

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U.N. once again proves it is a very sick organization

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:01am
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From Yair Rosenberg at The Tablet (via U.N. Watch) :

Yesterday was “bash Israel” day at the United Nations–which is to say, Thursday. The U.N. General Assembly, which last year passed 22 resolutions condemning Israel and only four against other individual countries, approved nine such resolutions lambasting the Jewish state. Naturally, it had...

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Cardassians versus Israel at U.N.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 8:30am
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In the more recent iterations of the Star Trek television show, there were villains called Cardassians. They were even more ruthless than the Klingons.

They also had a remarkable justice system as is shown in the following dialogue:

Gul Dukat: In Cardassia, the verdict is...

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