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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).

The vote failed...

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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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U.S. Hits al-Shabaab in Somalia

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:43am 9/2/2014 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 8/26/2014 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 7/30/2014 at 10:04pm
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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):

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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 7/28/2014 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 7/18/2014 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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