Tag: UNESCO

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. Haley says "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched …

Nikki Haley at AIPAC: ‘Israel Gets Bullied’ at UN

TEL AVIV – The Trump administration’s bid to end bias against Israel at the UN is “actually a demand for peace,” the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told the annual AIPAC convention in Washington on Monday evening in a speech met with rapturous applause and a dozen standing ovations.

PARIS, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Audrey Azoulay delivers a speech at the headquarters of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, on Oct. 13, 2017. French candidate Audrey Azoulay was nominated as candidate for next Director-General of UNESCO on Friday by the executive board. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen …

Israel Formally Submits Withdrawal Notice to UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organization, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Newly sworn-in Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters at UN Headquarters, December 12, 2016 in New York City. Guterres will replace Ban Ki-moon of South Korea on January. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.N. Challenged to End Its ‘Anti-Israel Hate and Rejectionism’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been challenged to “repudiate anti-Israel hate and rejectionism” in his organization when he speaks in Geneva to mark the 70th anniversary of the partitioning of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.

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Israeli Team Walks Out of Inter-Parliamentary Union Meeting

In the wake of Israel announcing its withdrawal from United Nations cultural body UNESCO due to anti-Israel bias, Israeli representatives walked out of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) gathering in St. Petersburg this week after encountering severe harassment from Arab and Muslim parliamentarians.

School children wave Israeli flags at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, during Jerusalem Day celebrations, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. On Wednesday Israelis commemorated the capture of the city's eastern sector in the 1967 Mideast war. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Republican Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Affirming Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

Following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the U.N.’s educational, scientific, and cultural body (UNESCO) over it’s anti-Israel bias, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced a resolution that “recognizes and affirms the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem.”

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France’s Audrey Azoulay Wins Vote to be Next UNESCO Chief

PARIS – UNESCO’s executive board voted Friday to make a former French government minister the U.N. cultural agency’s next chief after an unusually heated election that was overshadowed by Middle East tensions.

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Netanyahu: Israel Prepping to Withdraw from UNESCO Alongside U.S.

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for “fundamental reform” in the agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit.

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U.S. Jewish Groups Alarmed by UNESCO Frontrunner’s Anti-Semitic Ties

American Jewish groups are increasingly concerned that Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, the Qatari candidate for the next director-general of UNESCO — the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organization — is growing closer to achieving his goal following his success in Tuesday’s second round of voting for the post.

A Palestinian family ride a motorcycle past a model of a Gaza Strip made R-160 rocket, which is a new installation by militants of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on March 26, 2015. AFP …

In Gaza, Hamas Destroys an Ancient Treasure

Palestinian and French archaeologists began excavating Gaza’s earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago, unearthing what they believe is a rare 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement.

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Updated: Six Killed, Over 200 Wounded As Muslim Rioters Rage Over Temple Mount

JERUSALEM — Three Palestinians were reported killed and over 200 were wounded in clashes with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and the West Bank as Palestinian leaders urged a day of protest purportedly against Israel’s decision to put metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount.