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Muslim Countries Block LGBT Groups from U.N. AIDS Meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/22/2016 at 6:00pm
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While Americans squabble over which bathroom stall to use, a block of fifty-one Muslim countries blocked eleven gay and transgendered groups from attending an upcoming AIDS meeting at the United Nations, scheduled for June.

Western countries are not happy.

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White House Looking for “Under the Radar” Routes for Syrian Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:25pm 5/1/2016 at 7:25pm
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Apparently, the White House is bowing to pressure from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (yes, such a position actually exists) and is going to look for alternate ways to bring Syrian refugees into the country.

Fox News reports:

The Obama administration appears to be bowing to international pressure...

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1975 – When Vassar students protested anti-Semitism masquerading as anti-Zionism

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:30am 3/4/2016 at 10:30am
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The Vassar College Student Association  council is voting anonymously on March 6, 2016, on an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution proposed by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Vassar Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). For details, see Vassar anti-Israel activists attempt stealth academic boycott Resolution.

For years the BDS campaign on campus...

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UN Admits Own Impotence, Sort Of

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 3:30pm 2/2/2016 at 3:30pm
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As negotiations to negotiate an end to the Syrian civil war plod along, the UN has admitted, internally, that it is powerless to enforce any Syria peace deal.

According to Foreign Policy, the UN knows it cannot enforce or even monitor any peace deal it brokers:

In a confidential strategy paper exclusively obtained...

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What about the Syrian Christian refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:00am 12/16/2015 at 10:00am
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The number of Syrian Christian refugees the United States has taken in is extremely small.

And yet this is a group that ought logically to be first in line because members face the most obvious danger and persecution—not only in Syria, but in several Arab or Muslim countries to which they might...

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Pompeo, Cotton Poke More Holes in Iran Nuke Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12:00pm 11/27/2015 at 12:00pm
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Rep. Mike Pompeo (R – Kan.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R – Ark.) have a lot in common. Both are army veterans and both are graduates of Harvard Law School. And both have been doing a great job of exposing aspects of the nuclear deal with Iran that the administration would...

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The Day the United Nations Condemned Israel and the Jewish People

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 6:30pm 11/15/2015 at 6:30pm
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Forty years ago, on November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution 3379, which declared the Jewish people’s national aspirations to live in their ancient homeland to be a form of racism.

On that day, 104 UN delegates acted shamefully. But two ambassadors—one...

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Ex-UN President Arrested, Charged For Accepting $1.3MM in Bribes

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 4:15pm 10/6/2015 at 4:15pm
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Today US authorities charged former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe with accepting over a million dollars in bribes from Chinese real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng in exchange for lucrative government contracts.

More via Fox News:

In exchange for the money, federal prosecutors say Ashe used his position as Permanent...

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Netanyahu shames U.N. for “deafening silence” over Iran threats to destroy Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 2:40pm 10/1/2015 at 2:40pm
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the U.N. General Assembly today.

It was a powerful speech — one of, if not his best. The full speech is at the bottom of the post. The full text is here.

Here are some highlights.

Too bad neither John Kerry nor Amb. Samantha Power were...

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Obama, Putin Spar on Syria Before United Nations General Assembly

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:15pm 9/28/2015 at 6:15pm
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Today before the United Nations General Assembly, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin sparred publicly over how their respective nations have approached a solution to crises in Ukraine and Syria. For both leaders, these speeches were an opportunity to regain control of a spiraling military, security, and human rights narrative that is...

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Samantha Power sides with the oppressor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 7, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/7/2015 at 7:30pm
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The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power recently wrote a piece for Politico arguing the Congress not reject the nuclear deal with Iran.

In short she argued that rejecting the deal would leave the United States, not Iran isolated and the ability of the United States would be greatly...

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U.N. Attacks Holland’s “Racist” Christmas Tradition

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 1:30pm 9/1/2015 at 1:30pm
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The United Nations has declared a war on racism and slavery.

Not on real slavery, as practiced by Saudi Arabia and Qatar with an immigrant labour force, but as practiced by the people of Netherlands during their Christmas festivities.  The U.N.’s self-proclaimed “Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” told the...

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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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