Archive for the ‘UN General Assembly’ Category

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 68: Israel announces death of 10 soldiers, UN says Israel destroyed nearly quarter of Gaza’s buildings

Casualties 18,205+ killed* and more than 50,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip. 282 Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem Israel revises its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,147. 444 Israeli soldiers killed since October 7, and 1,682 injured. *This figure was confirmed by Gaza’s Ministry of Health […]

Netanyahu-Biden meeting illustrates the political madness of the U.S.-Israeli relationship

Biden continues to shower Netanyahu with gifts while his government continues to slight U.S. wishes — proceeding with the judicial overhaul and escalating Israeli military and settler aggression against Palestinians. Source

Will a tripartite US-Saudi-Israeli ‘Deal’ make Any difference?

16 Sep 2023 Source: Al Mayadeen English Alastair Crooke An image of the White House lecturing, and facing off versus Netanyahu’s policies, might look ‘tough’ … but will any of this elaborate ‘dance’ — whether Biden and Netanyahu meet or not — make a jot of difference? The Financial Times adopts a dour tone: The final […]

Biden announces UN General Assembly representatives for US 

President Biden on Sunday announced his five nominations for the U.S. representatives to the upcoming General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). The nominees include Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), political consultant Janet Keller, former Georgia state Rep. Calvin Smyre (D) and Jeff Worthe, president of Worthe Real Estate Group.  Lee has represented California’s… […]

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias in Armenia to deepen ties

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias is paying an official visit to Yerevan on Tuesday to meet with Armenian state officials. Dendias will first meet with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan before extended talks are held, followed by joint statements to the press at approximately 13:20 (Athens time). The Greek minister will then be received… […]

Once again this year, the UN General Assembly repeatedly voted overwhelmingly to criticize Israel. Why?

Again in 2021, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed 14 resolutions aimed at criticizing Israel (and supporting the Palestinians). On every resolution, only a handful of countries (among them the USA, Canada and a sprinkle of small Pacific island nations) stood with Israel. Some others abstained. The assembly debates the SAME (or nearly the […]

Israeli Ambassador Storms Out of Special UN Session After Palestinian Foreign Minister Says Jewish State Has No Right to Defend Itself

Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki holds a news conference at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, May 22, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Francois Walschaerts. Palestinian Authority foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki went on an anti-Israel rant during a special session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, saying that Israel has […]

UN General Assembly to Meet Over Mideast Violence on Thursday

FILE PHOTO: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a virtual meeting with UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir via videoconference from the State Department in Washington, US, March 29, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool The UN General Assembly will meet on Thursday over fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir said […]

Iran Loses Voting Rights in UN General Assembly for Non-Payment of Dues

US President Donald Trump speaks during the 75th annual UN General Assembly, which was held mostly virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: United Nations / Handout via Reuters. Iran has lost voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly for failing to meet its financial obligations to the organization. The UN has released a […]

On the anniversary of the UN’s day of solidarity with the Palestinian people

Editor’s Note: The following statement was released today by the One Democratic State Campaign. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on November 29 as an occasion for […]

UN committee again passes annual anti-Israel resolutions with huge majorities

A committee at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday passed with overwhelming majorities a series of resolutions critical of Israel, lambasting the Jewish state, among other things, for ostensible human rights violations against Palestinians and “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights. The motions are passed annually by the UN’s Special Political and Decolonization […]

Sinophobia, Lies and Hybrid War

September 23, 2020 by Pepe Escobar and with permission cross-posted with Asia Times It took one minute for President Trump to introduce a virus at the virtual 75th UN General Assembly, blasting “the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world”. And then it all went downhill. Even as Trump was essentially delivering a campaign speech and could not […]

Algerian President: Palestinian Cause Remains Sacred (VIDEO)

Posted on September 24, 2020 by uprootedpalestinians September 24, 2020 Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. (Photo: File) The right of the Palestinian people to have a state with Jerusalem as its capital is not subject to bargain, the Algerian president said on Wednesday, Anadolu reports. Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s remarks came at a speech he delivered at the […]

UN assembly approves pandemic resolution despite objections from US, Israel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urged countries to oppose any unilateral economic, financial or trade sanctions. The 193-member world body adopted the resolution by […]

Netanyahu’s Speech at the UN: Looney Tunes Yes, But Definitely Not Funny

It’s what we might refer to in psychological terms as the ‘Yuck Yuck Syndrome’, and perfectly explainable, given the fact that organized Jewish interests—firmly in control of all levers of mass media—have turned virtually all aspects of life …

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