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Irwin Cotler: Canada’s special envoy for combating antisemitism

The government of Canada on November 25 announced the appointment of Irwin Cotler – human rights expert, emeritus professor of law, long-time parliamentarian, former minister of justice and attorney-general – as its first “Special Envoy for Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.” The position covers both domestic and international antisemitism, and features Holocaust education at […]

Erdan asks UN to censure former Egyptian envoy over anti-Israel remarks

Former Egyptian ambassador to the UN Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil should be barred from hosting UN training sessions in light of anti-Israel comments he made at a November event, according to Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan. “Ambassador Khalil’s comments, political agenda and blatant bias render him unfit to run a United Nations training session,” he recently […]

Syria envoy who admitted LYING to Trump about troop levels now defends his Middle East policy, says Biden should keep it

President Donald Trump’s policy in the Middle East delivered “clear results” and Joe Biden shouldn’t change it, the US ex-envoy to the anti-terrorist coalition operating in Syria and Iraq argued in the pages of Foreign Affairs. Trump opted to abandon the “transformational campaigns” pursued by the Bush and Obama administrations in favor of “working primarily […]

US Stands by Taiwan, Envoy Says After Cancelled Trip

Kelly Craft, US Ambssador to the UN, speaking at her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque. The United States stands by Taiwan and always will, the US ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said following a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who told her the island would continue […]

Trump Signs Bill to Elevate Status of US Special Envoy on Antisemitism Into Law

US President Donald Trump arrives to delivers remarks on judicial appointments during an appearance in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, US, September 9, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst. JNS.org – US President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Wednesday to elevate the status of the US special envoy on antisemitism. […]

With eye on Iran, Israeli envoy presents UN with 5-point plan to combat global terrorism

Browse > Home / News / With eye on Iran, Israeli envoy presents UN with 5-point plan to combat global terrorism January 14, 2021 by TPS Read on for article Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Gilad Erdan presented a five-point plan for combatting global terrorism to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, calling […]

Irwin Colter: Canada’s special envoy for combating antisemitism

The government of Canada on November 25 announced the appointment of Irwin Cotler – human rights expert, emeritus professor of law, long-time parliamentarian, former minister of justice and attorney-general – as its first “Special Envoy for Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.” The position covers both domestic and international antisemitism, and features Holocaust education at […]

Biden Should Keep Trump Anti-Semitism Envoy

(JNS) The new Congress passed legislation elevating the U.S. State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism to the rank of ambassador. Jewish Democrats are already jockeying for the job in the Biden administration, but this would be an excellent opportunity to show his commitment to bipartisanship and desire to change the toxic atmosphere […]

U.S. envoy ranks recognition of Jerusalem as Trump’s ‘most important achievement’ in Israel

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WHO envoy unclear when COVID origins team will be allowed into China

The World Health Organization’s special envoy for COVID-19 has said that a team from the organisation looking at the origins of the virus was unable to enter China due to a “visa slip-up”. The process of setting up the mission is what has taken a long time, according to Dr David Nabarro, as “organising these […]

Ex-Israeli envoy reveals large number of Ashkenazi Jews lived in Cairo

Former Israeli ambassador to Jordan Jacob Rosen published an extensive list of Jewish surnames in Cairo that disclosed a stunning number of Ashkenazi-sounding surnames. “Jewish refugees from Russian pogroms settled in Egypt,” Rosen said in an interview. Rosen, who also served as a diplomat in Egypt, said there were about 40,000 Jews in Cairo during […]

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Elevate Status of US Envoy on Antisemitism

The House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the US Capitol. Photo: Flickr. JNS.org – A bipartisan bill to elevate the status of the US envoy on antisemitism passed in the US House of Representatives on Dec. 31—one of the last bills to pass the 116th Congress. The Special Envoy to Monitor and […]

Friedman aide Lightstone named envoy for economic ties in Middle East

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named Aryeh Lightstone as Special Envoy for Economic Normalization in the Middle East on Friday.Lightstone, who is also senior adviser to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, has been instrumental in negotiating economic normalization deals between signatory countries of the Abraham Accords since the first flight departed Israel for Abu […]

House passes bill to promote antisemitism envoy to ambassador

A bill that would elevate the US State Department’s Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism position to an ambassadorship will head to US President Donald Trump’s desk where he will have the ability to sign the legislation into law, after the US House of Representatives passed the bill on Friday.The bill was introduced by Rep. Christopher […]

Jewish orgs. urge House to pass bill to raise status of antisemitism envoy

WASHINGTON – With 10 days until the 116th Congress dissolves, Jewish organizations are urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would elevate the State Department’s envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism to the rank of ambassador.Last week, the US Senate passed the bipartisan Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Act. The legislation […]

Congress Votes to Elevate ‘Anti-Semitism’ Envoy to Ambassadorship

A State Department position that officials said was unnecessary is being elevated to even higher rank, increasing its influence and funding… Claiming to “monitor and combat anti-Semitism,” the position actually often works to combat support for Palestinian human rights… By Alison Weir The US Senate and House have voted legislation to upgrade a position that the State […]

UN says Mladenov won’t take up Libya envoy role due to ‘personal and family reasons’

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Russian envoy: Israel-Arab issues, not Iran, is main problem in West Asia 

Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov on Tuesday blamed Israel for destabilizing West Asia.  “The problem in the region is not Iranian activities,” Viktorov said at the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv.  In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Viktorov said, “It’s a lack of understanding between countries and non-compliance with UN resolutions in the Israel-Arab and […]

US slaps sanctions on Iranian envoy to Yemen’s Houthi rebels

Washington has imposed terrorism-related sanctions on Iran’s envoy to the Houthi rebels, claiming that his recent appointment shows Tehran’s unwillingness to resolve the five-year conflict in Yemen. By sending envoy Hasan Irlu to Yemen, Iran became the first nation to officially recognize the Houthis’ rule in the country. The appointment “demonstrates the Iranian regime’s indifference […]

‘2020 Is Not 2015’: Israeli US Envoy Urges Biden to Forge ‘Common Policy’ on Iran With Israel and Arab Allies

Israeli Ambassador to US Ron Dermer speaks at the Israeli-American Council National Conference in Washington, DC, Nov. 6, 2017. Photo: Perry Bindelglass. Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, said on Monday he hoped the incoming Biden administration would forge a “common policy” on Iran with Israel and Arab nations. US President-elect Joe Biden […]

Canada’s appointment of Special Envoy Irwin Cotler aims to silence pro-Palestine discourse

Pro-Palestine activists in Canada have been overloaded in the last few months with challenges surrounding the dangerous definition of antisemitism promoted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Association. First, Bill 168 in the Ontario legislature was set for committee hearings when the government hijacked the whole process by adopting the IHRA through an Order in Council. […]

Iranian Envoy Faces Trial Over Foiled Bomb Plot Targeting Trump Lawyer Giuliani

People wait to enter the court building in Antwerp, Belgium November 27, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Johanna Geron. An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians went on trial in Belgium on Friday accused of planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled opposition group in France in 2018, the first time an EU country has put an […]

Jewish philanthropist, former Gaza envoy James Wolfensohn dies at 86

James Wolfensohn, the former World Bank president and philanthropist who helped shepherd Israel’s exit from the Gaza Strip, has died at 86. Wolfensohn died Wednesday at his Manhattan home, media said, of pneumonia. His wife of 59 years, Elaine, died in August. Wolfensohn, who was born and raised in Australia, was an investment banker whose […]

On the way out, Trump’s Iran envoy ramps up pressure, urges Biden to follow suit

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Trudeau names Cotler as Canada’s special envoy on combating antisemitism

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Irwin Cotler as Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, the prime minister’s office said on Wednesday.The office said that the Canadian government has shifted a bit of focus to “reinforcing and strengthening Canada’s efforts to advance Holocaust education, remembrance and research,” in addition to stamping […]

President-elect Joe Biden appoints John Kerry as ‘climate envoy’

John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator and former secretary of state as climate envoy for national security. Biden’s team gave little immediate detail on Monday about how he envisioned […]

Biden Considers Hillary Clinton To Serve As US Envoy To United Nations

Joe Biden’s transition team is considering installing Hillary Clinton as his administration’s ambassador to the United Nations. A source familiar with the matter said Clinton was “being discussed” as a potential pick because it would help raise the prestige and standing of the US after President Trump’s time in office according to The Washington Post RT […]

U.S. envoy on Iran insists pressure will persist under Biden

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Trump envoy pushes for Iran sanctions as Biden calls for new nuclear talks

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U.S. envoy says Lebanon’s Bassil was open to breaking ties with Hezbollah

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