United Nations

Palestinian UN bid could lead to new intifada, says Israel

By Orlando Radice, October 26, 2012

Israel has said that a successful bid by the Palestinians to secure recognition at the UN as a non-member state could lead to the collapse of the Palestinian Authority or a new intifada.

The warning comes as part of a fresh diplomatic campaign by Israel to block the Palestinian move.


UN ambassador urges Security Council to condemn Hamas

By Sandy Rashty, October 25, 2012

Israel’s United Nations envoy has called on the international body to “condemn Hamas terrorism” after more than 70 rockets were fired into southern Israeli cities yesterday.

Ron Proser, the former Israeli ambassador to the UK, issued a letter that urged members of the United Nations Security Council to “condemn Hamas terrorism without any equivocation or delay.


Israel Ambassador Ron Prosor's speech to United Nations

By Anna Sheinman, October 16, 2012

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor made a statement at the UN Security Council open debate on the Middle East on Monday. The statement covers why Israel is not attempting to make peace with the Palestinians and criticises President Abbas’s disregard for democratic process.

The full statement is as below:

Mr. President,


US warns: Palestinian success at UN will endanger peace process

By Orlando Radice, October 3, 2012

The US has warned EU governments not to back the Palestinian Authority bid for upgraded status at the United Nations, according to a memo obtained by the Guardian.


News agencies publish Netanyahu 'Nazi' photo

By Anna Sheinman, September 28, 2012

The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters, two of the largest news agencies in the world, have been heavily criticised for publishing a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a pose that echoes a Nazi salute.

The photos were taken of the Israeli leader addressing the United Nations yesterday, his left arm raised in what looks like a “heil Hitler” salute.


Netanyahu's full speech at the United Nations

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2012

The Israeli Prime Minister addressed the UN General assembly and issues a warning on Iran.


Israeli PM warns UN nuclear Iran needs 'red line'

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2012

Israel's Prime Minister warned the United Nations General Assembly today that without a defined "red line", Iran could have nuclear capabilities by next summer.


Ban Ki-moon rebuts Khamenei’s anti-Israel speech

By Gemma Goodman, August 30, 2012

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hit out at Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran today.


Ban Ki-moon under pressure to get tough on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 30, 2012

Amid widespread criticism of his decision to attend the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran this week, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was expected to raise issues of human rights and Iran’s nuclear programme in his talks with the country’s leaders.


Palestinians to take statehood bid back to UN

By Ben Hartman, August 9, 2012

The Palestinian Authority will head to the UN General Assembly next month to seek non-state membership, despite a series of carrots and sticks held up by Israel in an effort to block the bid.