United Nations

The UN, human rights and the Israel question

By Shlomie Liberow, May 10, 2012

In discussions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reference to a UN resolution tends to charge the individual’s argument with unique powers. The UN is, invariably, an all-out, exclusive, power-pack trump card.


UN questioned by Prosor on 'untold stories' of Jews from Arab lands

By Jennifer Lipman, April 25, 2012

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations has called for the international body to move on from "myths" about the Middle East in order to take an honest look at Israel and its neighbours.

Ron Prosor, who took on the role after stepping down as envoy to the UK, highlighted the many other problems and conflicts in the Arab world in a speech to the UN Security Council.


Israel severs ties with UN council

By Robin Shepherd, March 29, 2012

Reading through the seemingly endless list of resolutions adopted against Israel on March 22 at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the first impression was the same as it always is.


Israeli ambassador: Fire UN fake Gaza pic tweeter

By Jessica Elgot, March 21, 2012

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, has demanded the dismissal of a UN employee who tweeted a fake picture of a child dying in Gaza, purportedly killed by Israeli bombing.


UN picks on Israel over women's rights

By Robin Shepherd, March 15, 2012

Unless there are last-minute changes to the draft proposal, by the time most readers get to this article, the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will have passed a resolution stating that the Israeli "occupation" in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is the main barrier to the advancement of women's rights in Palestinian society.

As things stand, there is no mention of neighb


UN acting to form

March 15, 2012

Used as we may be to the UN acting not as a forum for the nations of the world but a club for Israel-bashers, this week was nonetheless extraordinary.

A resolution due to be passed (as we go to press) by the UN Commission on the Status of Women declares that the "occupation" in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is the main barrier to the advancement of women's rights in the area.


Calls for restraint as rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel continue

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2012

The secretary general of the United Nations has expressed concern at the "terrible price" being paid by civilians in the wake of the escalation of hostilities on the Gaza border.


Outrage as Syria stays on UN human rights body

By Jessica Elgot, March 9, 2012

Campaigners have called a Unesco vote to keep Syria on the human rights committee a “lingering stain on the UN as a whole.”


UN issues statement on Delhi Israeli embassy attack

By Jennifer Lipman, February 24, 2012

Ten days after Israeli diplomats were targeted in India the United Nations has issued a condemnation.

Tal Yehoshua-Koren, the wife of an Israeli diplomat, was injured when an explosive device was attached to an embassy car.


Thai police blame Iran as Israel calls for UN condemnation

By Jennifer Lipman, February 17, 2012

Thai police have confirmed that the explosives that injured an Iranian man earlier this week were meant for Israeli diplomats.

Israel has already made public its belief that Iran was behind the botched attack in Bangkok, another failed one in Georgia and a blast in Delhi on Monday.