Posts Tagged ‘council’

US Delays UN Security Council Meeting on Gaza Violence

After blocking two statements at the UN Security Council on the ongoing Israeli violence against Palestinians, the US objected to a planned meeting on the Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza that was to be held publicly on Friday. The US suggested that the meeting should be held next Tuesday, but after a compromise, the Security […]

For Second Time, US Blocks Security Council Statement on Mideast Violence

United Nations Security Council members attend a meeting on the Middle East, at the UN headquarters, in New York City, Dec. 18, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Shannon Stapleton. JNS.org – For the second time this week, the United States blocked a UN Security Council joint statement on the continued violence between the Israelis and Palestinians. […]

Security Council to meet for 2nd time in 3 days on Israel-Palestinian violence

NEW YORK — The UN Security Council will hold an emergency closed consultation on Wednesday — the second such session in three days — to discuss the ongoing escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza. Such meetings are not uncommon to discuss regional conflicts, but holding two in three days is rare. Closed consultations require […]

UN Security Council to hold emergency meet on escalating Jerusalem violence

NEW YORK — The UN Security Council will convene an emergency session on Monday morning to discuss the escalating violence in Jerusalem, including major clashes on the Temple Mount. The session will be held hours before a scheduled annual march of thousands of Jewish nationalists through the Old City in what some security officials fear […]

New York City Council expels Jewish lawmaker who evaded taxes

The New York City Council expelled a Jewish lawmaker after he pleaded guilty earlier in the week to federal charges of tax evasion. Chaim Deutsch, a Democrat who represents Sheepshead Bay and other heavily Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn, said he would not resign after admitting to evading more than $82,000 in property taxes between 2013 […]

Australian mayor apologizes after council youth worker tells ‘white, male & Christian’ students they are ‘oppressors’ – media

A presentation by a council worker at a public school near Melbourne left students flabbergasted and parents incensed, after white boys who held Christian beliefs were reportedly told they were “oppressors” by default. The incident allegedly took place at Parkdale Secondary College in a beachside suburb of Melbourne, Australia, last week, but was first reported […]

Three resign from Auschwitz museum council after politician appointed

Browse > Home / News / Three resign from Auschwitz museum council after politician appointed April 20, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Three members of an advisory council for Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland have resigned in protest after a senior politician from the ruling party was appointed to the group by the […]

كتاب مفتوح إلى رئيس وأعضاء مجلس القضاء الأعلى An open letter to the president and members of the Supreme Judicial Council

ناصر قنديل – تعقدون اجتماعاً اليوم، ربما تنتبهون أو لا تنتبهون إلى طابعه التاريخي بالنسبة لبلدكم لبنان، حيث كل شيء استثنائيّ. فالسلطة السياسية التي تشكل نواة النظام الدستوري معطلة ومنقسمة ومشوشة وتحكم مواقفها حسابات وتجاذبات دون مستوى التحديات، والسلطات المالية والنقدية التي كانت موضع ثقة وتقدير اللبنانيين لما بدا أنه نجاح في الحفاظ على سعر […]

Arnold Zable receives the 2021 Australia Council Award

Browse > Home / News / Arnold Zable receives the 2021 Australia Council Award April 19, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article Melbourne-based author Arnold Zable is one of the eight recipients of the 2021 Australia Council Awards. Arnold Zable The peer-nominated awards recognise outstanding and sustained contributions in music, literature, community arts […]

Bukharian 24-year-old aims for NYC’s City Council

In the 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism inspired Central Asian Jews to move to Queens, the Bukharian community of Forest Hills and Rego Park has never been represented in local government by one of its own. City Council candidate David Aronov is looking to change […]

Appointment of Hardline Nationalist to Auschwitz Museum Council Intensifies Fears Over Polish Government’s Holocaust Commemoration Policies

Jona Laks, survivor of Dr. Josef Mengele’s twins experiments and her granddaughter, Lee Aldar stand next to the gate with the slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”) as they start their visit at the Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, Poland January 26, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Nir Elias. The appointment of a hardline nationalist politician […]

Boston Jewish council report: Group that elevated supremacist stays

Seven months after being asked to kick out a group over allegations of racism, the board of directors of Boston’s leading Jewish coalition has come to a conclusion: Yes, the group’s president “elevated white supremacist voices” — but it shouldn’t be ejected. That’s the recommendation of an internal report issued last month by the leadership […]

New York City Council Passes Police Reforms That Includes Ending Qualified Immunity For NYPD Officers

Qualified immunity is pure judicial cancer. This fact cannot be ignored. What began as a limited defense for decisions made in the heat of the moment has become the de facto response to civil rights lawsuits. The Supreme Court — which conjured this new Section 1983 ejection seat out of thin air — has only […]

Biden meets with UN Security Council members to talk climate

President Joe Biden told the permanent representatives of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that the United States will join the international body’s Group of Friends on Climate and Society. The group was launched in 2018 with a focus on the impact that national security policy has on climate change. Biden has vowed that the […]

Beverly Hills City Council to Consider Resolution Against LA District Attorney

The Beverly Hills City Council will be taking up a resolution expressing no confidence against Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón on March 16. The resolution, which is listed on the agenda for the upcoming meeting, states that Gascón’s policies of dismissing various misdemeanor charges and eliminating sentencing enhancers “contradict state laws” and “the legislative […]

University of Illinois Launches Advisory Council on Jewish Life Following Legal Complaint Over Antisemitism

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The University of Illinois announced that it has formed a new advisory council to deal with antisemitism on campus, following a complaint filed last year with the US Department of Education by Jewish students. Local paper The News-Gazette reported that UI Chancellor Robert Jones said in […]

Int’l Council of Jewish Parliamentarians works to counter antisemitism

The International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians is being relaunched by the World Jewish Congress to combat “unrelenting waves of global antisemitism and attacks on democratic values,” the WJC said in a press release. US Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada) will lead the forum. WJC president Ronald S. Lauder had asked her to assume the role. The […]

Secretary of Iranian Free Zones High Council Morteza Bank resigns

TEHRAN – Secretary of Iranian Free Zones High Council Morteza Bank has resigned from his position, handing over his resignation letter to President Hassan Rouhani, IRIB reported. In his resignation letter, Bank has stated old age and retirement as the reason for his resignation. Bank has previously served as President Rouhani’s deputy chief of staff. […]

Israeli Ambassador Tells UN Security Council to ‘Hold the Iranian Regime Responsible’ for Gulf of Oman Blast

Israeli UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan. Photo: Gali Tibbon / Pool via Reuters. Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations filed a letter of complaint to the UN Security Council Tuesday over a recent attack on an Israeli ship in the Gulf of Oman, calling for the body to “hold the Iranian regime responsible for this attack […]

Austria has failed in fight against corruption, says Council of Europe

Austria has made “overall insufficient” progress in the fight against corruption, according to a new report by the Council of Europe. The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) says Austria has failed to implement its recommendations to tackle judicial and political misconduct. Four years ago, the Council of Europe body had issued recommendations to the […]

UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution demanding COVID ceasefire

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding a “sustained humanitarian pause” in all conflict areas to enable coronavirus vaccine access. The British-drafted resolution, cosponsored by 112 countries, intends to facilitate the unhindered delivery of vaccines and the vaccination of millions of people in conflict areas The text reiterated the council’s demand last […]

U.S. aims to return to Human Rights Council, shield Israel from ‘disproportionate focus’

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Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China

China’s Foreign Ministry has hit out at the UK, lamenting its use of the UN Human Rights Council to “spread false information” after London accused Beijing of systematically violating the human rights of minority groups. “Britain’s so-called adoption of a resolution on this issue is obviously an ulterior motive. Its purpose is to confuse and […]

After spat over support of Trump, Young Israel council replaces board

The National Council of Young Israel has replaced its entire executive board, a stark move away from its vocally pro-Donald Trump leadership, whose statements had led to controversy in the Orthodox synagogue association. The council represents more than 100 Orthodox synagogues across the country. It is more than a century old, and in recent years […]

EU foreign ministers to discuss Russia relations and sanctions at council meeting

The European Union’s tense relations with Russia will be at the top of the agenda at the EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday. The EU has repeatedly called for the release of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, threatening Russia with possible new sanctions. “It’s clear that Russia is on a confrontational course with […]

Engaging with the UN Human Rights Council

February 21, 2021 by Ben Cohen – JNS.org Read on for article Many people who have never heard of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) might reasonably ask why this body has the name that it does, upon learning that one of its members, China, is currently engaged in genocide against its Uyghur Muslim minority. […]

NGO Head Blames US for Anti-Israel Bias at UN Human Rights Council

The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room of the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The room is the meeting place of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Photo: Ludovic Courtès via Wikimedia Commons. Kenneth Roth, executive director of the NGO Human Rights Watch, blamed the US Wednesday for the vast number of resolutions […]

Ecuador: Electoral Council Announces Partial Recount Of Votes

Above photo: Ecuador’s top electoral body will conduct a partial recount of Sunday’s presidential vote following a request from the two candidates battling for second place. Twitter/@TRTWorldNow. Arauz, of the Union for Hope (UNES), awaits a rival for the second electoral round scheduled for next April 11. The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador informed […]

Trump may get one win as Palm Beach council leans towards letting him live at Mar-a-Lago

A meeting of Palm Beach’s town council appeared to lean towards allowing Donald Trump to live full time at Mar-a-Lago despite objections from neighbours – though no vote took place at what was an informational session. Those opposed to the former president residing at the private club cited an agreement with the town limiting the […]

US rejoins UN Human Rights Council, reversing Trump’s withdrawal

The Biden administration has re-established ties with the UN Human Rights Council three years after former US president Donald Trump exited the contentious body over its anti-Israel bias. “The United States will engage with the council as an observer,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement he issued Monday. The decision is part of a larger […]

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