UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo Amid War’s Heaviest Bombing

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

SYRIA, ALEPPO : (FILES) This file photo taken on July 25, 2016 shows Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, carrying a young boy after they dug him out from under the rubble of buildings destroyed following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad in the …

UN Speeches Ignore Palestinian Terrorism, Criticize Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New York on Tuesday hoping to convince the international community of the need for one standard in fighting terrorism, only to be greeted by a speech from the head of the UN that slammed Israel and made no mention of Palestinian terrorism.

British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attend the 'Supporting Syria Conference' at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on February 4, 2016 in London, England.

Netanyahu Departs for New York for UN Summit, Obama Meeting

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to make his way to New York Tuesday afternoon for a trip that will include his annual address the United Nations General Assembly and what will presumably be his last meeting with US President Barack Obama.

In this handout from the Israeli GPO, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks up to his aircraft as he departs to Romania on July 6, 2011 in an unspecified city in, Israel. Netanyahu will meet with Romania's President Traian Basescu and Prime Minister Emil Boc. (Photo by Moshe Milner/GPO via …

Arab Nations Seek to Block Quartet Report at UN

Arab nations are calling on the UN Security Council not to endorse a report aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process that the Palestinians see as biased in favor of Israel, the Palestinian envoy said Tuesday.

Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour speaks during the first-ever hearings of candidates seeking to become the next secretary-general at UN headquarters in New York on April 12, 2016.

After UN Snub, Israeli Terror Victim’s Husband Speaks Out

Ynetnews reports: Natan Meir, who lost his wife Dafna Meir in a terror attack at their home in Otniel, was snubbed by every ambassador at the UN security council after being officially invited by Israeli Ambassador Danny Dannon, where they were present at a UN Security Council meeting dealing with the situation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Natan Meir

UN Peacekeepers Reportedly Set to Return to Israel-Syria Border

The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – United Nations peacekeepers are reportedly set to return to the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights. According to Yedioth Ahronoth, in recent weeks, officers and soldiers from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) have made several visits


Israel Furious Over Iran’s Anti-Semitic Missiles

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on world powers to punish Iran after the country test-fired two ballistic missiles emblazoned with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew. Netanyahu said he instructed Israel’s Foreign

A military truck carrying Shalamcheh missiles drives past the presidential rostrum during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18, 2014 in Tehran. On the right is a portrait of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

UN’s Ban: I’m ‘Ashamed’ at Deadlocked Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

TEL AVIV – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said Friday that he felt “ashamed” and “guilty” about the deadlocked Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Ynet reported.  “I feel guilty, ashamed of the lack of progress,” he said. “Basically it’s up to the leadership of Israel and the


EU Demands Israel Halt Demolition of Palestinian Housing

The European Union (EU) on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank. “In the past weeks there have been

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UN Chief tells Israel, Palestinians: ‘Writing is on the Wall’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned a stalemate in the peace process between Israel and Palestinians is reaching the point of no return for a two-state solution. “The time has come for Israelis, Palestinians and the international community to read

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UN’s Ban Ki-Moon Stands by Comments That Justify Palestinian Terrorism

The Algemeiner reports – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stood by his criticism of what he called Israel’s “stifling occupation” of the Palestinian people, rejecting remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he was “encouraging terrorism.” On Tuesday, Ban said the

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UN’s Ban Takes New Swipe at Israel Over ‘Stifling’ Occupation

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday renewed his criticism of Israel’s “stifling occupation of Palestinian territories”, a day after similar hard-hitting remarks by the UN Secretary-General angered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The UN chief made clear


UN Chief Ban Ban Ki-moon Calls Israeli Settlements ‘Provocative Acts’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday slammed Israel’s settlement activities as “provocative acts” that raise questions about the nation’s commitment to a two-state solution. The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Israel


UN Eyes Tax on Football Tickets to Fund Humanitarian Aid

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) –  A UN study of new sources of financing for its multi-billion-dollar aid operations is recommending a voluntary tax on football matches or concerts as one option to raise funds. The report released Sunday in Dubai

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Iran Holds Holocaust-Denying Cartoon Contest

Ynetnews reports: Iran has announced that it will be holding a cartoon contest aimed at creating caricatures denying the Holocaust. This year, the contest’s grand prize has been increased from $12,000 to $50,000. The contest, organized by the Teheran municipal authority,

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Danon Urges UN to Condemn Rocket Attacks on Northern Israel

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to condemn Sunday’s rocket attacks on northern Israel. Three rockets were fired from southern Lebanon and were believed to have fallen in open territory in the

Danny Danon