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  • Security Council Urges Return to Ceasefire Talks

    08/20/2014 4:46:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14
    The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinian Arabs to return to the negotiating table to quickly agree on a lasting truce in Gaza. In a unanimously adopted statement quoted by AFP, the 15-member council "offered full support to the Egyptian initiative and called upon the parties to resume negotiations to urgently reach a sustainable and lasting ceasefire." The statement drafted by France was agreed after negotiations in Cairo teetered on the verge of collapse amid a fresh flare-up of violence. The measure fell short of a full resolution, but diplomats signaled they would be ready...
  • UN Condemns ISIS for Raping Teenage Boys

    08/19/2014 11:33:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | August 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - UN Condemns ISIS for Raping Teenage BoysPosted By Daniel Greenfield On August 13, 2014 @ 6:09 pm In The Point | 54 Comments Here’s a preview of the Islamic Caliphate that ISIS is trying to build. Two senior United Nations officials today condemned in the strongest terms the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control.In a joint statement from Baghdad, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence (SRSG) in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura and the Special...
  • Iran tells UN nuclear chief no talks on missiles

    08/17/2014 9:54:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2014 10:29 AM EDT | Nasser Karimi
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday that Tehran will not discuss its long-range missile program as part of talks aimed at resolving a decade-long nuclear dispute, official media reported. Irans missile power is not negotiable at any level under any pretext, Rouhani told Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the official IRNA news service reported. The president added, however, that Iran is prepared to cooperate with the IAEAs probe into whether its civilian nuclear program has a military component, since there is no room for using a...
  • Suicide bomber attacks U.N. base in northern Mali, kills two

    08/16/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:45pm EDT | Adama Diarra
    Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said on Saturday. A vehicle exploded on Saturday morning next to the base in the village of Ber, about 60 km (40 miles) east of the desert city of Timbuktu, the statement said. It did not give the nationalities of the soldiers, although one MINUSMA official said that both the soldiers who died were from neighboring Burkina Faso.
  • U.N. Security Council blacklists ISIS [EU Vote Unanimous For Arming Kurds]

    08/15/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya (With AFP and Reuters) ^ | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Staff writer, Al Arabiya News
    The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, blacklisting six people including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spokesman and threatening sanctions against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to the insurgents. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution that aims to weaken ISIS and al Qaeda's Syrian wing Nusra Front, Reuters reported. ISIS has long been blacklisted by the Security Council, while Nusra Front was added earlier this year. Both groups are designated under the U.N. al Qaeda sanctions regime. EU ministers agreed Friday to back the arming...
  • Canadian appointed to chair UNHRC panel investigating Gaza war crimes accused of anti-Israel bias

    08/15/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Chair of the Commission of Inquiry is Canadian William Schabas On Monday, the United Nations Human Rights Council announced the people who would investigate purported human rights violations in the Gaza Strip during the recent fighting. The UNHRC decided to set up the body on July 23, approximately two weeks after the current fighting began.
  • NAACP: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front and Center' at the United Nations

    08/13/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 13, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. This issue was front and center, Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call. According to Shelton, Trayvon Martins mother Sabrina Fulton and Jordan Daviss father Ron Davis told their stories about losing their teenage children in shootings in each of the pre-briefings of the process. I think that everyone was outraged and horrified to hear that, yet again, it had happened in St. Louis, Missouri,...
  • UN Accuses ISIS Militants of 'Barbaric' Sexual Violence

    08/14/2014 10:39:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8-14-2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The United Nations has declared the highest level of humanitarian emergency in Iraq and has accused Islamic State militants of carrying out "barbaric" acts of sexual violence against women and teenage boys and girls belonging to Iraqi minorities. U.N. special representative Nickolay Mladenov said that the declaration by the UN of a "Level 3 Emergency" in Iraq would "facilitate mobilization of additional resources in goods, funds and assets to ensure a more effective response to the humanitarian needs of populations affected by forced displacements," BBC News reported on Thursday. The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, has taken over significant...
  • Netanyahu indicates Israel wont cooperate with UN probe

    08/14/2014 12:33:18 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 8-13-2014 | Yifa Yaakov
    The UN Human Rights Council (HRC), which this week appointed a commission to investigate Israels conduct during the month-long Operation Protective Edge, lends legitimacy to such terror groups as the Islamic State and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday. Netanyahu said the commission should look elsewhere, not Israel, for war crimes, and intimated that Israel would not cooperate with its members, although he did not explicitly rule out such cooperation. Most ministers oppose any dealings with the UN team, and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said earlier Wednesday that Israel should not cooperate with the probe. Israels State Comptroller Yosef...
  • Jewish groups accuse UN chief of being one-sided

    08/13/2014 1:57:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 4:50 PM EDT | Trenton Daniel
    Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with the U.N. chief to express their concerns, presenting a letter that listed what they said were 19 violations of international law by Hamas that have gone ignored, said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group with an office in New York. Chief among their demands was a need for the U.N. to investigate rocket attacks by Hamas, which controls the...
  • Hamas Experts Kill Foreign Journalist while Neutralizing Tank Shell

    08/13/2014 6:46:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 13th, 2014 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Hamas' so-called sappers managed to kill themselves and a foreign journalist Wednesday. Hamas terrorists accidentally killed at least four and maybe five of their own members and an Italian photo journalist Wednesday when they tried dismantling what apparently was an IDF artillery shell that did not explode. The Italian civilian was reportedly working for several news agencies, including Associated Press, according to the Greek news service ANSA. Several others, including a Gaza journalist and medics, were wounded in the blast around 11 a.m. in Beit Lahiya, located in northern Gaza. The incident occurred in a civilian neighborhood, one of...
  • Netanyahu: UN Grants Legitimacy to Terrorists

    08/13/2014 9:10:41 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-13-14 | AFP, Arutz Sheva
    Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu lashed out Wednesday at the UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of granting "legitimacy to terror organizations" by investigating Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza. "UNHRC gives legitimacy to murderous terror organizations like Hamas and Daash (Islamic State)," he said, accusing the rights body of overlooking "massacres" committed elsewhere in the Middle East in favor of investigating Israel for defending itself against rocket attacks from Gaza. The UNHRC has selected Prof. William Schabas to head an investigation into Operation Protective Edge. Speaking in a 2013 panel, Schabas clearly revealed his great eagerness to bring...
  • Schabas Urged 'Twisting Things' to Get Israel in the Dock

    08/13/2014 9:08:46 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-13-14 | Gil Ronen
    Speaking in a 2013 panel, Prof. William Schabas, who has been tapped to head the United Nations' investigation into Operation Protective Edge, clearly revealed his great eagerness to bring about the prosecution of Israel over its actions in Gaza, even if that involved twisting things and maneuvering in the international legal arena. He said that it is his profound belief, that international law can be used to demonstrate and underscore the violations committed by the state of Israel, and moreover can be used to hold accountable individuals who have perpetrated international crimes against the people of Palestine. Asked about various...
  • Hamas Detonates IDF Dud, Kills Italian AP Reporter

    08/13/2014 9:03:39 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-13-14 | Ari Yashar
    Hamas sources in Gaza report that a dud IDF missile exploded on Wednesday, killing five including an Italian journalist, after Hamas terrorists clumsily tried to dismantle the missile. Hamas emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra stated that in addition to the five dead, there are several more who are seriously wounded. "A number of explosives experts were killed while dismantling a missile in Beit Lahiya. Among them was a foreign journalist," Hamas Interior Ministry spokesperson Iyad al-Buzam told AFP. The Italian government shortly thereafter named the dead journalist as Simone Camilli, a cameraman for Associated Press. AP confirmed the 35-year-old Italian...
  • How the UN Oppresses the Islamic World

    08/13/2014 8:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/13/2014 | Roger Simon
    People reading the title of this article should be excused for doing a double-take. To most of us the United Nations has been especially in the last few decades a debating society dedicated to the promulgation of anti-Semitism. It seems all the organization does is pass resolutions condemning Israel, that is when theyre not launching investigations of the same country via their Human Rights Council, a latter-day branch of the Wehrmacht, led by posturing Third World bigots, that usually meets at beachfront resorts. Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been a tiny bit perturbed of late by...
  • PA 'Confident' UNHRC Committee Will Find Israel Guilty

    08/12/2014 2:36:27 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-12-14 | Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Tuesday stated his certainty that a committee appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will find Israel guilty of "war crimes" in Operation Protective Edge. "We have full confidence that this commission is going to do everything to demonstrate that Israel has committed war crimes, crimes against humanity in its attack on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip," al-Maliki said during an official visit to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, reports AFP. Al-Maliki added "we are going to cooperate with this commission when it arrives in Palestine. We know...
  • Did UN Corruption Help Build Hamas Terror Tunnels?

    08/12/2014 5:36:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/12/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    With the UN everything is possible and this Fox News report by George Russell certainly raises some questions. While controversy continues to swirl around the huge Hamas tunnel network in Gaza, an internal United Nations audit report reveals that a U.N. Development Program office that funds and monitors spending on construction in the territory allowed at least five non-staff contract employees to handle “core” procurement processes that only staffers are supposed to handle, including those for ordering up “significant” civil construction activities.At the same time, the office’s internal financial tracking system — a UNDP-wide system known as Atlas — was...
  • UN Gaza Probe Head: Me? Anti-Israel?

    08/11/2014 10:28:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Prof. William Schabas, a Canadian law professor chosen to helm a United Nations commission examining possible war crimes in Gaza scoffed Monday at charges he's biased against Israel, but his past utterances leave little doubt as to his lack of objectivity. According to the Canadian Press, Schabas once suggested in a speech that he believes Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should be "in the dock of an international court." He also wrote in a law journal article that the Israeli prime minister could be regarded as "the single individual most likely to threaten the survival of Israel." "The suggestion that...
  • UN Names Panel to Investigate Israeli War Crimes

    08/11/2014 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 8/12/2014, 12:13 AM | Elad Benari
    A three-member panel appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will investigate allegations that Israel violated humanitarian law in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The commission of inquiry will be headed by Canadas William Schabas, an international law professor at Middlesex University in London who served on the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 2002 to 2004, the UN council said in an e-mailed statement to the news website. The other members are Amal Alamuddin, a British-Lebanese lawyer who previously worked at the International Court of Justice, and Doudou Diene of Senegal, the...
  • Ebola vaccine to trial next month, may be ready by 2015: UN

    08/10/2014 7:05:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/10/2014
    Clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus made by British pharma company GlaxoSmithKline may begin next month and made available by 2015, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. "We are targeting September for the start of clinical trials, first in the United States and certainly in African countries, since that's where we have the cases," Jean-Marie Okwo Bele, the WHO's head of vaccines and immunisation, told French radio. He said he was optimistic about making the vaccine commercially available. "We think that if we start in September, we could already have results by the end of...
  • The U.N. Handmaiden of Hamas

    08/08/2014 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 7, 2014 | CLAUDIA ROSETT
    The relief agency in Gaza, financed in part by the U.S., has become a patron of Palestinian grievance. On Wednesday, as a truce held between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group ..., United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed the U.N. General Assembly. "The senseless cycle of suffering" must end, he said, asking: "Do we have to continue like this: build, destroy, and build, and destroy?" For answers, the secretary-general would do well to look at the U.N.'s own main agency in Gaza, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, better known as Unrwa....
  • UN Chief: This is the Last Time Well Rebuild Gaza

    08/06/2014 6:47:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2014, 3:44 AM | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday that the organization is ready to help rebuild Gaza but it would be the last time. Ban opened a special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with an appeal for a lasting peace as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was holding for a second day. The senseless cycle of suffering in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as in Israel must end, he was quoted by AFP as having told the 193-nation assembly. After three wars in Gaza in six years, the UN secretary general warned that...
  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas a 'Legitimate Political Actor'

    08/05/2014 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/5/2014 | JERYL BIER
    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter takes to ForeignPolicy.com to argue that the key to ending the current war in Gaza is "recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor." Writing along with fellow "Elder" Mary Robinson (part of an "international group of elder statesmen"), the former president pins the blame for the current conflict on Israel's refusal to appreciate a "major concession" made by Hamas in April and to recognize the new Palestinian government formed by the Hamas-Fatah "reconciliation": This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among...
  • Was a UN School in Gaza Really Bombed? (Update: No, It Wasnt)

    08/04/2014 7:53:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/04/2014 | Rick Moran
    The UN is going bonkers because they say another one of their schools in Gaza was shelled. Ten people were killed and dozens injured, but read this account carefully from The Guardian: A deadly attack on a school in the city of Rafah in the south of Gaza has been denounced as a “moral outrage” and “criminal act” by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon. At least 10 people were killed and dozens more wounded after a projectile struck a street outside the school gates on Sunday morning.The school was sheltering more than 3,000 people displaced by fighting in...
  • UN Condemns Worldwide Spike in Anti-Semitism

    08/03/2014 10:32:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 8/4/2014, 8:05 AM | AFP and Tova Dvorin
    The conflict in Gaza should not be an excuse for anti-Semitic slurs and attacks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said late Sunday. Ban deplores the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, particularly in Europe, in connection with protests concerning the escalation of violence in Gaza, read a statement from the UN leaders spokesman. The Secretary-General emphasizes that the conflict in the Middle East must not constitute a pretext for prejudice that could affect social peace and harmony anywhere.
  • U.S. Blasts Israel for 'Disgraceful' Attack on UN School

    08/03/2014 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    inn ^ | 8/3/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel was once again criticized on Sunday for an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza, which the United States said was disgraceful. According to the AFP news agency, in one of the most strongly-worded statements yet from Washington since the conflict began nearly a month ago, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States was "appalled" by the attack on the school in Rafiah. At least 10 people were killed in the shelling, the third time in 10 days that a UN school has been hit in fighting. "The United States is appalled by today's disgraceful shelling...
  • Clarice Feldman: Three Ninnies and a Jackass: This Week in Gaza

    08/03/2014 11:57:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    This week we learned that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the elected choice of the wealthy denizens of San Francisco, believes that Hamas is a humanitarian organization. Qatar, Hamas principle supporter, told her so. From former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton we learned that the reason Hamas weapons are found stored in civilian sites -- schools, mosques, hospitals, and UNWRA buildings -- is because the area is so small theres nowhere else to hide them. And from the UNs High Commissioner for Human Rights, the viciously anti-Israeli Navi Pillay, we learned that the Israel may have committed war...
  • UN Blasts Israel for Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas

    08/01/2014 1:26:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Aug 1 , 2014 | Elad Benari
    In what may be one of the most ridiculous accusations yet against Israel, the UN's top human rights official condemned Israel on Thursday for failing to share the Iron Dome anti-missile system with Hamas, Breitbart reports. According to the report, human rights commissioner Navi Pillay condemned Israels military actions to stop Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, telling reporters that Israel was deliberately defying International Law... in a way that may constitute war crimes. "There is a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes, Breitbart quoted Pillay as saying following...
  • UN Condemns Israel's Latest War Crime: Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas

    08/01/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/31/14 | Thomas Rose
    The UN's top human rights official again condemned Israel for its military actions to stop Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, accusing the Jewish state of deliberately defying International Law... in a way that may constitute war crimes. Navi Pillay told reporters following yet another "emergency" meeting of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council that Israel was not doing enough to protect civilians. "There is a strong possibility, said the known Israel critic, that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. Among the UNs long bill of particulars against the beleaguered Jewish state...
  • Obama and the U.N.s Alternate Universe

    08/01/2014 5:02:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 1, 2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Obama and the U.N.s Alternate UniversePosted By Bruce Thornton On August 1, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Barack Obama has managed to push American foreign policy into an alternate universe in which everything the human race has learned over the past 2500 years about human nature, aggression, and its deterrencehas been stood on its head. He is not solely to blame for this. For 150 years the West had indulged the illusion that human nature is progressing away from our violent past toward a world of reason in which conflict can be resolved and negotiated...
  • Gaza UN shelter attack 'totally unacceptable' - White House

    07/31/2014 11:47:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 65 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/31/2014 | Unattributed
    The US has said the shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible". In its strongest criticism yet of Israel's offensive in the Palestinian territory, the US - Israel's closest ally - also said the civilian casualties were "too high". It urged Israel to do more to protect civilian life. Israel says its offensive in Gaza is designed to defend its population from attacks by Palestinian militants. The UN has also criticised Israel over the worsening situation in Gaza, saying people there are "facing a precipice".
  • Flight Ma17: The Absence Of Truth

    07/31/2014 7:27:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 12 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 7/31/14 | Simon Smith
    Australia is grieving the loss of 28 lives taken too soon over the skies of Eastern Ukraine. It reminds us that in each act of war there is also collateral damage and always unspeakable suffering and loss. Behind each act of aggression are soldiers led by commanders who are led by leaders and governments all playing the age old battle for territorial and ideological gain.When thinking about those innocent people shot out of the sky over Eastern Ukraine, we already understand that the greatest casualty in this tragedy, as well as the wider conflict in Ukraine, is always “the...
  • 32 nations back Judaisms Yom Kippur as UN holiday

    07/30/2014 7:57:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 6:46 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaisms holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. The letter to the assemblys Committee on Conferences, circulated on Wednesday, says the U.N. recognizes the major festivals of many of the worlds main religions, yet Judaism is not represented.We believe that the United Nations calendar should reflect the organizations founding principles of coexistence, justice and mutual respect, the 32 countries said. We urge the United Nations to correct this inequity and recognize the holiest day of the Jewish faith.
  • 'Israel has ample evidence that Hamas is using UNRWA schools for terrorist purposes'

    07/30/2014 3:19:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/30/2014 | By HERB KEINON
    Deputy FM Hanegbi says that instead of blaming Israel, UNRWA should make a real effort to stop being manipulated by terrorist organizations. Israel has ample evidence that Hamas is using UNRWA schools and facilities for terrorist purposes, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzahi Hanegbi said Wednesday. Speaking at a press briefing in Jerusalem, he pointed out that on three separate occasions UNRWA itself has admitted that rockets were hidden in the basement of their facilities. Who knows how many were not found, he said, adding that this phenomenon was totally unacceptable. Each time that the rockets were found, he said, they were...
  • Third Rocket Arsenal Found At Un School In Gaza

    07/30/2014 3:16:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2014 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza. This instance marks the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge that a weapons arsenal has been found at an UNRWA school in Gaza. UNRWA has yet to place blame on any individuals or organizations for placing the weapons stockpile within a childrens school. The UN body refused to do so on the past two previous occasions as well.The UN body, after both previous findings, has handed the rockets it had...
  • Obama Takes Tougher Line Against Gaza Casualties: Condemns Deadly Shelling of a UN School

    07/30/2014 3:07:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/30/2014 | Julie Pace
    The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas. The U.S. frustrations were compounded by a flurry of Israeli media reports this week that appeared aimed at discrediting President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, who spent days trying to negotiate an unsuccessful cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually blunt language, a State Department spokeswoman on Wednesday repeatedly described one of the reports...
  • UN Secretary General Accuses Israel of 'Attacking Sleeping Children'

    07/30/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/30/14
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spoke Wednesday at a summit in Costa Rica where he placed blame on Israel for an attack at a UN school in Gaza. Not once mentioning Hamas in his speech, Ban said: This morning, yet another United Nations school sheltering thousands of Palestinian families suffered a reprehensible attack. All available evidence points to Israeli artillery as the cause. Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children. At least 16 civilians are dead, and many more are injured. I want to make it clear that the precise location of this Jabalia Elementary Girls School had...
  • Third rocket arsenal found in UN school in Gaza

    07/29/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/29/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going on? The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obamas investigative or intelligence apparatus. In any case, if we had a President who had America and its allies best interests at heart, that President could announce that no U.S. funds would go to the United Nations if any more jihad rockets were found in its schools and the schools would thenceforth be clear of the rockets. THIRD Rocket Arsenal Found At UN School...
  • Iraqi Christians brave heat to demand help from United Nations

    07/29/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 29, 2014 | SIMON CALDWELL
    Christian refugees march against persecution by Islamic State fighters outside the UN compound in Irbil, Iraq (also below - CNS) Iraqi Christian refugees braved temperatures as high as 50ºC (122ºF) to demand that the United Nations intervene to protect them from persecution by Islamist militants.Sahar Mansour, a Chaldean Catholic who fled Mosul, Iraq, in June, told Catholic News Service by email that she saw some of the demonstrators faint in the heat as they marched from their refugee camp in Ankawa to the UN base in Irbil.“We were holding banners in Arabic, English, Chaldean and French against the violence that...
  • The United States Lowers Israel's Diplomatic Shield at the United Nations

    07/28/2014 9:05:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Cable ^ | Colum Lynch
    Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israel's back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies. That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued...
  • BREAKING -- Obama Abandons Israel At U.N. Security Council

    07/28/2014 9:03:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 7/28/14
    Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israels back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies. That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued...
  • Iran to UN: Do More to Stop the Zionist Crimes

    07/27/2014 6:26:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/28/2014, 3:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Sunday criticized the United Nations for failing to end the Zionist regimes crimes, AFP reported. The comments came in a conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as Zarif conducted a hefty round of telephone diplomacy to rally support and humanitarian aid for Gazans. He also spoke with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and other regional leaders, stressing that the priority was to get food and medical aid into areas worst hit by Israels military offensive, Irans official IRNA news agency said. According to AFP, in his conversation with Ban Zarif said...
  • UN Blasted for Giving Rockets Found in Gaza School to Hamas

    07/26/2014 4:39:03 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | July 25, 2014 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations is facing tough criticism and allegations of major misconduct after caches of rockets were found hidden at a UN-run school in Gaza before reportedly being handed to terrorists, sparking a global scandal that threatens to further undermine the credibility of the dictator-dominated world body. Making matters even worse, after being found, the U.S. taxpayer-funded UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) handed the deadly rockets over to Hamas, the terrorist group that runs Gaza with an iron fist and hides behind Arab civilians while firing thousands of rockets into Israel. Now the global outfit is complaining that its...
  • (UN) War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State (i.e. ISIS)

    07/25/2014 8:23:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 25, 2014 8:08 PM EDT
    The head of the independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes said Friday that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators. Brazilian diplomat and scholar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said the al-Qaida breakaway group, which now controls a swath of north and eastern Syria, has carried out public executions, crucifixions and other gross human rights violations. [] He said the list includes people who are criminally responsible for hostage-taking, torture and executions; heads of Syrian intelligence branches and detention facilities where detainees are tortured; military commanders who target...
  • Hamas Terror Tunnels: What Did the UN Know and When Did It Know It?

    07/25/2014 3:42:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Roger Simon
    Amidst news the Israelis have turned down secretary of State Kerry’s latest, apparently Qatar-inspired, ceasefire, not to mention the other day’s nauseatingly familiar anti-Israel fusillade from the mega-Orwellian UN Human Rights Council, comes word that Hamas had been planning a gigantic attack on Israel this September via its dozens of tunnels.From the Gatestone Institute [1]: Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 24, according anonymous sources in the Israeli security services, as reported today [2] by the Israeli daily Maariv.The Hamas...
  • A U.N. with Standards: Its time for an Alliance of Democracies.

    07/25/2014 3:31:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, Please accept my resignation. I dont want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member. At least the Friars Club had standards. What to make of the United Nations? It has a single criterion for membership: existence. Admittedly, this is an unattainable standard for such fictional realms as Westeros, Erewhon, Kreplakistan, and numerous locales from the TV series MacGyver (Gnubia, Kabulstan, et al.). But if youre a nation-state that actually exists, youre a shoo-in, like Kate Upton trying to get...
  • UN 'cannot stand by' during 'crime against humanity' in Mosul, says Chaldean Patriarch

    07/24/2014 3:55:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 24, 2014 | Diogenes
    In an urgent message to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako has said that the UN cannot stand by and be a witness to the ongoing atrocities committed against Christians in Iraq. While thanking the UN leader for his public condemnation of the violence against Christians in areas controlled by the Islamic State, the Chaldean prelate asked for energetic international pressure to stop the persecution. He emphasized that the militants want to wipe out the Christian community. The instability in Iraq threatens the entire region, the Patriarch reminded the UN leader. He pleaded for diplomatic action...
  • Hillel Neuer ..called Hamas missiles a crime against humanity. Why wont the UN?

    07/24/2014 1:32:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Hillel Neuer
    What follows is testimony delivered on Wednesday by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer, at the UN Human Rights Council Emergency Session on Gaza, in Geneva. The Palestinian ambassador to the UNHRC, together with Iran, Syria, Egypt, Cuba and Venezuela had tried but failed to silence Mr. Neuer. As expected, the council voted 29 to 1 (USA), with 17 abstaining (EU & others), to condemn Israel for gross violations of international human rights, and it created a new commission of inquiry. ... An entire nationtowns, villages and cities, from the Negev Desert up to the Galilee, from the Judean hills...
  • United Nations to launch probe into Gaza operation [Israel and Hamas]

    07/24/2014 6:26:09 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Netanyahu calls human rights forum decision a travesty; US envoy says it lacks balance and may undermine ceasefire efforts. The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a probe into the conflict in Gaza, backing calls by the Palestinians to hold Israel to account despite fierce opposition from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahus media office slammed the decision as a travesty that ignored human rights violations by Hamas terrorists. This investigation by a kangaroo court is a foregone conclusion, his office said. The United States was the sole member to vote against. The 17 abstentions were by the councils European...
  • UN Chief Outraged Over Rockets at UNRWA Schools

    07/24/2014 12:06:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Wednesday that 20 rockets found hidden in a United Nations school in Gaza had gone missing and directed the world body to deploy experts to deal with the situation, Reuters reports. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, found the rockets in one of its vacant schools a week ago. It found a second batch in a vacant school on Tuesday, but said in a statement that because staff were withdrawn quickly, they were unable to confirm the precise number. [] Ban expresses his outrage and regret at the...