United Nations

France backs Palestinian UNESCO bid for Church of Nativity

By Heidi Heinemann, June 28, 2012

A Palestinian delegation to a Unesco meeting tomorrow in St Petersburg is seeking to gain recognition for the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a world heritage site.

The bid comes following the Palestinians’ admission to Unesco last year and is widely viewed as part of their campaign to achieve international recognition of an independent state.


Israel ambassador's plea to UN over rocket attacks

By Jessica Elgot, June 22, 2012

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor has urged the Security Council to “raise its voice about the roar of rockets” from Gaza.


Prosor gets influential new UN job

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 14, 2012

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations and former ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, will be a Deputy President of the 67th UN General Assembly scheduled to convene in September.


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.