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  • UN Security Council to informally discuss international protection for Palestinians

    04/27/2016 9:23:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Tova Lazaroff
    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will discuss providing international protection for Palestinians during an informal May 6 meeting, PLO Ambassador to the UN in New York Riyad Mansour said on Wednesday. “We would like to see an international force to separate between us and the Israeli occupying authorities,” Mansour said. Such a step is not feasible at this time, so it is possible for the UNSC to take a smaller step to help the Palestinians, he said. “Now the security council is beginning the discussion,” Mansour told reporters. The Palestinians have persistently called for the UNSC to hold a...
  • Oops! Federal Law Prohibits Obama Funding UN Climate Bureaucracy

    04/25/2016 2:34:56 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 April 2016 | Alex Newman
    Thanks to a Clinton-era statute and an obscure vote last month by the United Nations, federal law now officially makes it illegal for the Obama administration to send a single penny of your money to the UN climate bureaucracy. That is good news for U.S. taxpayers, of course. But it puts the UN and the Obama administration in an awkward position as they struggle desperately to convince other governments that the UN's much-touted “global-warming” regime, officially signed Friday, is not going to crumble in the face of a hostile Congress and a U.S. Constitution that has been trampled at every...
  • Report: U.N. Pressing for ‘Alternative’ Ways to Admit More Syrian Refugees to U.S.

    04/25/2016 2:16:39 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Caroline May
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is considering “alternative” ways to admit more Syrian refugees to the United States, beyond the current refugee resettlement program, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. “The legitimacy and transparency of these new ‘alternative pathways,’ aimed at admitting increasing numbers of Syrian refugees into the United States without calling them ‘refugees,’ remain to be seen,” CIS senior researcher Nayla Rush wrote in a report Monday. “They might even amount to convenient admissions detours at a time when the U.S. refugee resettlement program is under tight scrutiny
  • Report: U.N. Pressing for ‘Alternative’ Ways to Admit More Syrian Refugees to U.S.

    04/25/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/16 | Caroline May
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is considering “alternative” ways to admit more Syrian refugees to the United States, beyond the current refugee resettlement program, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. “The legitimacy and transparency of these new ‘alternative pathways,’ aimed at admitting increasing numbers of Syrian refugees into the United States without calling them ‘refugees,’ remain to be seen,” CIS senior researcher Nayla Rush wrote in a report Monday. “They might even amount to convenient admissions detours at a time when the U.S. refugee resettlement program is under tight scrutiny.” According to Rush, facing a target to...
  • Question

    04/22/2016 10:40:39 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 04-23-16 | Vanity
    Not sure how this will turn out. This was something I saw earlier today that I thought was important. When I went back through threads, I couldn't find it. When I searched online and found this image, it said Free Republic had removed it. What I need to know is - was it removed because it was proven false, or because it was a Getty image or some other copyright issue? Very important to know. Thank you.
  • U.S. Signs UN Climate Pact Blasted as Disastrous by Scientific, Economic Experts

    04/22/2016 3:06:06 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April 2016 | by William F. Jasper
    Presidents, prime ministers, dictators, and potentates from 175 countries gathered at the United Nations in New York Friday to sign the UN’s Paris climate accord, which proponents say is aimed at slowing the (fictitious) crisis of global warming by reducing manmade greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). Secretary of State John Kerry (shown), with his granddaughter on his lap, signed for President Obama, who was returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. President Obama declared last December, following the Paris summit that the newly-created pact "represents the best chance we have to save the one planet...
  • Alec Baldwin: Climate Change Denial ‘A Form of Mental Illness’

    04/22/2016 12:00:18 PM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Apr 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with AFP, actor and comedian Alec Baldwin sounded off on climate change at the United Nations. Baldwin touted the importance and described those skeptical of the theory to be suffering from “mental illness.”
  • UN ambassador Samantha Power's motorcade in Cameroon strikes and kills 7-year-old boy

    04/19/2016 9:19:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s not a good look for the convoy of a crusader against genocide to mow down a little African boy as her motorcade roars through a rural area at high speed (often exceeding 60 miles per hour on two-lane country roads), accompanied by a helicopter overhead, journalists in tow, eager for a photo op with refugees.  But that was the situation facing Samantha Power yesterday in Cameroon.  The Associated Press reports: U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s trip to Cameroon’s front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically today as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed...
  • UNESCO renames Western Wall “Al-Buraq Plaza”

    04/17/2016 3:07:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/17/16 | Robert Spencer
    There is a concerted effort among “Palestinians” and their supporters to erase all evidence of the historical connection of Jews to Israel. The UN, controlled by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, is a willing partner in these efforts. Besides being motivated by Islamic Jew-hatred, this endeavor is in line with the Islamic supremacist tendency to appropriate the holy places and sacred figures of other religions.“UNESCO Renames Western Wall ‘Al-Buraq Plaza,’” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News, April 17, 2016 (thanks to Janice): On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a...
  • U.N. Human Rights Chief Condemns ‘Ugly’ Tone of U.S. Election(RuhRoh!)

    04/17/2016 6:32:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    time.com ^ | 4/15/2016 | Justin Worland
    And there was little doubt who he was talking about The head of the United Nations Human Rights Office challenged the rhetoric of Republian presidential contender Donald Trump in a speech Friday, saying he and other presidential candidates had resurrected the “ugly phantom of racial and religious division.” In a reference to Trump, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, rued that “a front-running candidate to be President of this country declared, just a few months ago, his enthusiastic support for torture,” before condemning “hateful slander” leveled at foreigners.
  • Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

    04/16/2016 8:22:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 8 2016 | AP
    Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty A record number of more than 130 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters on 22 April, the United Nations said on Thursday. [ ] The UN said signatures from over 130 countries, including more than 60 heads of state and government, would surpass the previous record of 119 signatures on the opening day for signing an international agreement. That record is held by the opening day signing of the Law of the...
  • Netanyahu: UN reached new lows denying Jewish Temple Mount ties

    04/16/2016 5:51:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/16 | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasted a UNESCO decision divorcing Judaism from the Temple Mount Saturday night, after a motion over the weekend only referred to the site with Arabic terminology. "This is yet another absurd UN decision," Netanyahu stated late Saturday. "UNESCO ignores the unique historic connection of Judaism to the Temple Mount, where the two temples stood for a thousand years and to which every Jew in the world has prayed for thousands of years." "The UN is rewriting a basic part of human history and has again proven that there is no low to which it will not...
  • U.S. envoy to U.N. urges more action on dangers of texting behind wheel

    04/16/2016 9:05:05 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/15/2016 | David Shepardson
    Texting on mobile devices while driving is a growing "global killer" and not enough attention is being paid to the dangers of distracted drivers, Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Friday. The U.N. General Assembly said on Friday it had asked the secretary general to consider establishing a voluntarily funded Road Safety Trust Fund to support efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from traffic accidents. Road crashes kill more than 1.25 million people and injure as many as 50 million people a year globally, according to the world body. It has urged...
  • Jordanian U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Blasts Trump's "Hateful Slander Of Foreigners"

    04/16/2016 8:21:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Breitbart News,Tom Miles For Reuters
    The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a thinly veiled attack on U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and other presidential hopefuls on Friday, in a speech entitled “The road to violence.”
  • UN Official: Denying Abortion Violates International Treaty on Torture

    04/14/2016 10:18:09 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2016 | Austin Ruse
    The UN “Special Rapporteur” on torture says if a woman cannot have an abortion, then she has experienced torture under international treaty obligations. In a newly released report, Juan Mendez says laws against abortion are responsible for “tremendous and lasting physical and emotional suffering”, subject women and girls to “humiliating and judgemental attitudes,” and remarkably contribute to “prison overcrowding.”
  • Palestinians hope for Obama change of heart with UN vote

    04/10/2016 11:34:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2016 12:23 PM EDT | Aron Heller
    With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their cause as well. The first step is reintroducing a United Nations Security Council resolution the United States vetoed back in 2011 seeking “accountability” for Israeli West Bank settlement building. In an interview, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the hope is that Obama, freed of re-election concerns, will break with American protocol and refrain from vetoing it this time around. …
  • Exposed: UN implicitly honors murderers of Israelis

    04/04/2016 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/4/2016 | Ari Yashar
    NGO funded by UN bodies and foreign governments plants trees to honor 209 terrorists, in latest implication of quiet UN terror backing. A Palestinian NGO funded by UN bodies and foreign governments held a tree planting ceremony last Friday for "Land Day," in which it honored 209 "martyrs of the intifada" in a mass celebration of the recent terror wave. The event held by the NGO, Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), was exposed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) on Monday. PMW noted that among the "martyrs" were numerous terrorists who murdered or tried to murder Israelis since last September,...
  • WHO says new case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia

    04/01/2016 6:04:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 8:54 AM EDT
    The World Health Organization says a new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, days after saying the outbreak no longer qualifies as an international health emergency. […] Flare-ups have occurred before in Liberia, and in Sierra Leone and Guinea, though health authorities say those are not linked to the original chain of transmission. WHO says Guinea has confirmed eight cases and seven deaths since late February. …
  • North Korea threatens China with a 'nuclear storm'

    03/31/2016 4:00:20 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | March 31, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    The United Nations' recently implemented sanctions against North Korea are already driving a wedge between longtime allies North Korea and China, a document from the Workers' Party of North Korea reveals. In the document, the Workers' Party condemns Beijing for partaking in the sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear program and urges its people to confront China with a "nuclear storm" for its alleged "betrayal of socialism," Daily NK reports.
  • Communist Candidate for UN Boss Relies on “Little KGB” Spies

    03/30/2016 2:42:55 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/29/2016 | Alex Newman
    Authorities in Bulgaria recently unveiled an official committee to help secure the top spot at the United Nations for Bulgarian communist operative Irina Bokova (shown), and the devil is in more than just the details — it is embedded in the whole sordid affair. Among other concerns, the official campaign team is dominated by known communist agents who worked for the ruthless Bulgarian “security” service known as the “little KGB.” The team is even led by a prominent former spy for the murderous Soviet-backed regime that once enslaved the Eastern European nation. Top establishment media outlets have called Bokova...
  • Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

    03/29/2016 3:50:09 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare. We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something...
  • Western powers demand UN action on Iran missile tests

    03/29/2016 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Western powers are demanding that the UN Security Council take actions over Iran’s repeated ballistic missile tests, Reuters revealed on Tuesday. In a joint letter to the Security Council seen by the news agency, the United States and its European allies say that by launching nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year's nuclear deal. Iran's recent ballistic tests involved missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and were "inconsistent with" and "in defiance of" council resolution 2231, adopted last July, says the joint U.S., British, French, German letter to Spain's UN Ambassador Roman...
  • Turkey is the Wrong Choice to Host the UN’s First Global Humanitarian Summit

    03/29/2016 8:34:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/16 | Joseph Klein
    Turkey supports terrorists and has a terrible humanitarian and human rights record The first-ever United Nations-sponsored World Humanitarian Summit is scheduled to take place May 23-24, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised Turkey’s “compassionate leadership” in hosting the summit and its “admirable commitment to humanitarian action.” Turkey’s hosting of the UN humanitarian summit is a travesty. Ban Ki-moon’s praise of Turkey’s “compassionate leadership” and “admirable commitment to humanitarian action” is a disgrace. Did perhaps the Secretary General have in mind the so-called Turkish “charity” known as the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief...
  • State Dept's $500 Million Transfer to the U.N.

    03/29/2016 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 19 replies
    Senate Republican Policy Committee ^ | March 15, 2016 | Senate Republican Policy Committee
    .Last week, the Obama administration transferred $500 million in U.S. funds to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund. • Congress never authorized the Green Climate Fund or any appropriations to it. • The State Department must fully account for how it decided to give taxpayer dollars to a U.N. fund that Congress never authorized. -------------------------------------------- Last week, the Obama administration transferred $500 million in U.S. funds to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund. Other countries will welcome the administration’s handover of American tax dollars to subsidize their own economies. The American people will reject it as another executive power grab...
  • Falkland Islands lie in Argentine waters, says UN commission

    03/29/2016 5:33:08 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 34 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Mar 29, 2016 | Carla Mozee
    The Falkland Islands lie in waters belonging to Argentina, a United Nations commission has ruled, dealing a blow to the U.K.'s claims in the region. Argentina and the U.K. have been in a long-running dispute over which country rightfully controls the territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, dating back before the war they fought in 1982.
  • Belgium Fears Nuclear Plants Are Vulnerable, Guard Murdered; Security Pass Stolen

    03/26/2016 8:21:43 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/25/2016 | ALISSA J. RUBIN and MILAN SCHREUER
    BRUSSELS — As a dragnet aimed at Islamic State operatives spiraled across Brussels and into at least five European countries on Friday, the authorities were also focusing on a narrower but increasingly alarming threat: the vulnerability of Belgium’s nuclear installations. The investigation into this week’s deadly attacks in Brussels has prompted worries that the Islamic State is seeking to attack, infiltrate or sabotage nuclear installations or obtain nuclear or radioactive material. This is especially worrying in a country with a history of security lapses at its nuclear facilities, a weak intelligence apparatus and a deeply rooted terrorist network. On Friday,...
  • Terrorists have the 'means, knowledge and information' to create a nuclear bomb warns UN atomic…

    03/25/2016 8:43:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:38 EST, 25 March 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    Terrorists have the “means, knowledge and information” to create a nuclear bomb, the head of the UN atomic watchdog has warned in the wake of the Brussels attacks. The warnings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano come just days before world leaders meet for an important summit against “nuclear terrorism”. “Terrorism is spreading and the possibility of using nuclear material cannot be excluded,” Mr. Amano told AFP. “Member states need to have sustained interest in strengthening nuclear security.” […] “Dirty bombs will be enough to [drive] any big city in the world into panic,” Mr. Amano...
  • Radovan Karadzic, a Bosnian Serb, Gets 40 Years Over Genocide and War Crimes

    03/24/2016 8:22:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | March 24, 2016 | MARLISE SIMONSMARCH
    THE HAGUE — Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, was convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, by a United Nations tribunal on Thursday for leading a campaign of terror against civilians that included the slaughter of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995 and the nearly four-year siege of Sarajevo. Mr. Karadzic, 70, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia convicted Mr. Karadzic of genocide for the Srebrenica massacre, which aimed to kill “every able-bodied male” in the town and systematically exterminate the Bosnian Muslim community...
  • Obama Says Climate Change Is a 'Major' Problem, But ISIS 'Not an Existential Threat'

    03/24/2016 7:28:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2016 | 7:03 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Groups like ISIL can’t destroy us, they can’t defeat us,” President Obama told reporters in Argentina on Wednesday. “They’re not an existential threat to us,” he said. A few sentences later, he described climate change as a “major” problem. […] “And so it’s important for the U.S. president and the U.S. government to be able to work with people who are building and who are creating things and creating jobs and trying to solve major problems like climate change…” At the same news conference, Obama thanked the Argentine president for supporting the Paris climate change agreement. It is worth remembering...
  • UN: Brussels attacks are 'an attack on us all'

    03/22/2016 6:24:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United Nations on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist bombings in Brussels, extending condolences to the victims and their families while expressing solidarity with the people and Government of Belgium. The 15-member body stressed in a statement posted to the UN website the need to intensify regional and international efforts to overcome terrorism and violent extremism, while reaffirming that “terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.” Earlier Tuesaday, a statement issued by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said “the despicable attacks today struck at the heart of Belgium and the center of the European...
  • UN: After hot 2015, new normal is hotter world temperatures

    03/21/2016 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 11:27 AM EDT
    The U.N. weather agency is warning that hotter weather appears to be here to stay and says the Paris climate accord last year shouldn’t give way to complacency about global warming. The World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Monday following a record-hot 2015. It predicts warmer weather accompanied by pockets of both drier and wetter conditions, depending on the region, around the world. …
  • Did FBI Agents Dispose of Bullet Casings from Shots that were Fired at LaVoy Finicum’s Truck?

    03/19/2016 7:04:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | March 18, 2016 | Tim Brown
    Bullet casings from rounds allegedly fired from an FBI agent at LaVoy Finicum’s truck back on January 26, 2016 have conveniently vanished into thin air following a FBI investigation of itself... at least one FBI agent was alleged to have been under investigation by the FBI for firing two shots in the direction of the truck at the time it averted a road block and slammed into a snow bank, although the FBI special agent in charge claimed he didn’t know who he was investigating because he didn’t know who fired. Yes, he actually said that! ... The reason they...
  • Did Valerie Jarrett Order the Hit on LaVoy Finicum?

    03/18/2016 7:36:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 18, 2016 | Tim Brown
    As we are digging further into the murder of LaVoy Finicum and the ambush of the protestors from the Oregon refuge and their subsequent arrest, we are finding very disturbing information. ... that the White House orchestrated the entire thing and that when it comes to calling the shots, we don't look to Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, but rather to Obama's mama, Valerie Jarrett. First, let me remind you that there are over 600 emails and texts that indicate the Governor Brown was in the loop on everything that was going on in Oregon during the protest at the...
  • At the UN, ISIS and Israel are equal

    03/17/2016 12:56:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2016 8:11 AM | Giulio Meotti
    Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, Penny Green, is the first candidate for the role of the UN envoy to Israel and the Palestinian territories, a position that the Human Rights Council in Geneva will soon fill. Ms. Green would be a truly “impartial” choice. She accuses Israel of being a “criminal state”, of being guilty of “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid” and she even compares Israel to the Islamic State. Green has also complained that the US and the UK have not yet begun to bomb Israel for its “massacres”. The other “impartial” candidate, Canadian Professor Michael...
  • Denmark world's happiest country, Burundi least: new report shows

    03/16/2016 1:30:27 PM PDT · by cll · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/16/2016 | Philip Pullella
    Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world's happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle inequality and protect the environment. The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. The top 10 this year were Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. Denmark was in third place last year, behind Switzerland and Iceland. The bottom 10 were Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin,...
  • 'Unprecedant' UN Global Data Gathering to Add Huge Amounts of Information for Governments to Collect

    03/14/2016 7:15:46 PM PDT · by grcuster · 10 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 14, 2016 | George Russell
    Six months after giving birth to a cluster of nebulous Sustainable Development Goals that aim to dramatically change the economic, social and environmental course of the planet, the United Nations is working on a drastic renovation of global data gathering to measure progress against its sweeping international agenda.
  • Can the UN legally impose a solution on Israel? [Joel 3]

    03/11/2016 10:42:41 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/10/2016 | Ted Belman
    A movement is afoot to get the UN to predetermine borders between Israel and the future 23rd Arab state and to recognize "East Jerusalem" as its capital. Such predetermination would be in violation of the Roadmap which calls for a negotiated solution where "negotiated" implies freedom to say "no". [...] David Solway in The United Nations: Public Enemy Number One recommended that the US withdraw from the UN. He recites in a detailed way what is wrong with the UN and why it is the enemy of the US and freedom. But his polemic left out a reference to the...
  • 'Slush Fund': Senator Slams State Dept. for $500M Payment to Green Climate Fund

    03/09/2016 7:49:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 9, 2016 | 4:17 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday slammed the administration’s handover of $500 million to the U.N. Green Climate Fund, asking a State Department official how the “handout to foreign bureaucrats” could be justified at a time when there were “real problems” that need to be addressed at home. Barrasso told Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom he viewed the payment to the “new international climate change slush fund” — the first installment of a $3 billion pledge — as both a misuse of taxpayer dollars and a violation of legislation that prohibits federal agencies from spending federal funds...
  • Obama cuts first check under climate deal

    03/08/2016 3:52:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/8/16 | John Siciliano
    The Obama administration sent the first $500 million to the United Nations' Green Climate Fund this week, thumbing its nose at Republican opponents who say taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for the money. Critics of the U.S. participating in the fund came out against the president's actions Tuesday. "President Obama continues to prioritize his political interests over the interests of the American people," said Tom Pyle, president of the conservative American Energy Alliance. "The administration intends to funnel hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into the U.N.'s climate slush fund while pursuing a domestic agenda that will raise energy...
  • Report: Obama to use UN to divide Jerusalem

    03/08/2016 12:46:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/3/16 | David Rosenberg
    With about 10 months left in office, President Barack Obama is considering unprecedented moves to implement a two-state solution, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Senior US officials revealed that the President is looking to initiate a final negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority using United Nations Security Council resolutions, a step that would obligate not only Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but effectively determine the direction of US policy for the president’s successor as well. The report comes ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel on Tuesday, where he is scheduled to meet with...
  • UN report: 69 sex abuse allegations in 10 UN missions

    03/03/2016 6:39:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2016 8:20 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    A new U.N. report says 69 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse were reported in 10 peacekeeping missions in 2015 and calls for on-site court-martials of alleged perpetrators and DNA testing to identify them. [...] The 69 allegations reported last year were a marked increase from the 52 in 2014, and higher than the 66 in 2013, the report said. Nearly one-third of the 2015 allegations - 22 - are from the U.N. mission in the Central African Republic, which has made headlines over reports of some peacekeepers sent to protect civilians instead trading sex for money and sexually abusing...
  • The fascinating untold story of Jeff Sessions’ first experience with Donald Trump

    03/03/2016 5:18:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Last Sunday, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions raised eyebrows when he came out and endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States. (SNIP) The first time the two met face to face was at a Senate Subcommittee hearing back in 2005. Renovations to the United Nations building in New York City were being plagued by cost overruns, missed deadlines and incompetence, and Trump had decided to come to the United States Senate to offer his services free of charge to help get the project back on track. The U.N. wanted to renovate its headquarters in New York City and estimated...
  • UN rights chief attacks rising xenophobia

    02/29/2016 8:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 29 Feb 2016 16:34 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    A growing number of migrants worldwide are fleeing "sickening atrocities" and often encounter cruelty and xenophobia instead of compassion, the UN's rights chief said Monday. "Conflicts in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere have unleashed a toxic brew of malevolent forces, including the commission of sickening atrocities, and the emergence of human trafficking gangs," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said. "These are the circumstances that migrants are increasingly fleeing. The trauma they have suffered is appalling, (and) they deserve the international community's sympathy and compassion," he told the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session in Geneva. Instead, they were...
  • 'Incomprehensible': UN Committee Elects Assad Regime to Leadership Post

    02/27/2016 9:18:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 26, 2016 | 6:06 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A group of United Nations' member-states on Thursday elected the Assad regime to a leadership post of a special committee dealing with decolonization, sparking protests from a human rights group that had earlier urged U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to intervene. At a meeting in New York, the committee's newly-elected chairman, Venezuelan ambassador Rafael Ramirez, asked the member-states whether there were any objections to putting forward Syrian ambassador Bashar Ja'afari as its "rapporteur" for the coming year. Hearing no objectives, Ramirez declared Ja'afari -- as well as three nominated vice chairmen, the representatives of Cuba, Sierra Leone and Indonesia -- "elected...
  • former UN climate chief's promotion has set off renewed fury over sexual harassment allegations

    02/22/2016 4:23:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 4 replies
    PRI ^ | February 16, 2016 | Rhitu Chatterjee
    Pachauri, who has headed TERI since 2001, is renowned internationally for his work on climate change, for which he shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. He is facing charges of sexual harassment and stalking made last February by a 29-year-old female employee at TERI, who has since resigned from her position. Pachauri denied the allegations, but stepped down from his position at the IPCC. Last May, an internal committee at TERI found him guilty of sexually harassing the woman. But still, last week, TERI announced that he was promoted to the position of executive vice chairman, an...
  • Ted Cruz suggests Phil Robertson for U.N. ambassador

    02/19/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19, 2016 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made an unusual suggestion for U.N. ambassador at a rally on Friday: "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. "How much would you pay to see the Russian ambassador's face when Phil says, 'What is wrong with you people?'" Cruz joked to an applauding crowd in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • No Balkan fence on my watch, Merkel tells eastern Europe

    02/17/2016 11:03:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Feb 2016 16:17 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday criticized an eastern European proposal to close the Balkans refugee route and vowed to push for a plan with Turkey to reduce the influx, at an EU summit. Merkel, under heavy pressure at home to reduce arrivals, supports a plan under which transit country Turkey would seal its borders and then fly refugees to Europe where they would be settled under an EU quota system. However, most countries in the European Union have shown little enthusiasm for the idea, and the so-called Visegrad Four - Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary - have openly...
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Coptic Christian and Former UN Secretary General, Dead at 93

    02/17/2016 9:29:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    UNITED NATIONS -- Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died, Venezuelan U.N. Ambassador Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, president of the U.N. Security Council for February, said on Tuesday. He was 93. An Egyptian, Boutros-Ghali served one five-year term as U.N. chief from 1992 to 1996. The 15-member Security Council observed a minute's silence. No further details on his death were immediately available. As the United Nations' first secretary-general from Africa, Boutros-Ghali associated himself with the famine in Somalia and organized the first massive U.N. relief operation in the Horn of Africa nation. But success eluded him there and elsewhere as...
  • Obama Admin Vows To Sign UN Global Warming Deal Without Senate Approval

    02/17/2016 5:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/16/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The Obama administration has vowed to sign a United Nations global warming deal in April despite intense opposition from the Senate and a Supreme Court ruling derailing the government's green regulatory scheme. "We're going to go ahead and sign the agreement this year," Todd Stern, the U.S.'s climate envoy told reporters Tuesday, brushing aside questions about last week's Supreme Court ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency's key climate regulation.
  • Defying Members, UN Pushes Homosexual Agenda With Postal Stamps

    02/16/2016 5:12:26 PM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | February 15, 2016 | Alex Newman
    Brazenly defying United Nations member governments from around the world, the UN decided to promote homosexuality, same-sex parenting, transgenderism, and other controversial agendas on a series of commemorative postage stamps. It is the next step in the UN's divisive "Free and Equal" campaign, which claims to have reached a billion people with its propaganda so far. Around the world, though, critics of the so-called LGBT agenda - Lesbian, "Gay," Bisexual, and Transgender - expressed outrage, slamming the UN and calling on pro-LGBT zealot Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to apologize and even resign. The UN boss similarly came under fire just...