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  • Why Obama broke with Israel at UN

    12/23/2016 4:45:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec. 23, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House’s decision to break with decades of U.S. policy and allow the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements is the culmination of years of bad blood between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The decision won Obama criticism from across the political spectrum, and almost certainly wouldn't have been made if Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election. It opened him up to condemnation from President-elect Donald Trump and the right, and could lead to a battle over U.S. funding for the U.N. in Congress.  But Obama's team decided it was worth it.
  • Concerned About Anti-Israel Bias, Republicans Introduce Another Bill Targeting U.N. Funding

    01/19/2017 2:58:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 19, 2017 | 4:18 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Republican lawmakers on Wednesday introduced yet another bill targeting United Nations funding, this time including a special focus on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s heavily anti-Israel agenda. […] It calls specifically for U.S. funding to be withheld until the president certifies that no U.N. agency or affiliated agency grants official status or recognition to any organization promoting or condoning anti-Semitism. American taxpayers account for 22 percent of the regular budget of the U.N., plus almost 29 percent of the separate peacekeeping budget. The U.S. additionally provides billions of dollars more each year in “voluntary contributions” to a spread of U.N....
  • U.N. to Celebrate ‘World Toilet Day’

    07/25/2013 8:27:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7 25 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    U.N. to Celebrate ‘World Toilet Day’ The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to mark "World Toilet Day." The day will be celebrated November 19.
  • "When the U.N. Fails, We All Do" (Incredible.)

    12/11/2004 7:14:29 PM PST · by N. Beaujon · 17 replies · 1,482+ views
    MSNBC, Newsweek ^ | Dec. 13, 2004 issue | By Fareed Zakaria
    When the U.N. Fails, We All Do 'In a sense things got better after the peacekeepers left,' Rusesabagina told me. 'People realized no one was going to help them'By Fareed Zakaria NewsweekDec. 13 issue - You have never heard of Paul Rusesabagina. But if you watch the stunning new movie "Hotel Rwanda," you will never forget him. The movie tells the true story of Rusesabagina, an "ordinary" Rwandan, a hotel manager, who was able to shelter and save more than 1,200 people—Tutsis and Hutus—in the midst of the Rwandan genocide. He is a Rwandan Schindler, who in a series of...