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Ambassador Erdan:

'ICC move is a blood libel, a witch-hunt'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN blasts the request of the ICC Chief Prosecutor to issue arrest warrants against Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant: An act of outrageous absurdity and moral bankruptcy.

'ICC move is a blood libel, a witch-hunt'

Human rights expert:

'Biden Admin. stands for mass murderer at Security Council'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky speaks to Arutz Sheva about the moment of silence held for the 'butcher of Tehran' at the UN Security Council.

'Biden Admin. stands for mass murderer at Security Council'

In honor of the 'butcher of Tehran'

Moment of silence held for Ebrahim Raisi at UN Security Council

Security Council members stand, hold moment of silence for man dubbed the "butcher of Tehran" for the thousands of executions he oversaw, and who helped plan the October 7 massacre.

Moment of silence held for Ebrahim Raisi at UN Security Council

Human rights expert:

'UN Security Council refused to hold meeting on Israeli hostages'

Human Rights Voices President Professor Anne Bayefsky tells Arutz Sheva reports that the Security Council met to discuss the hostages' plight last week are misinformation and the meeting was held outside the Security Council, which refused to hold it.

'UN Security Council refused to hold meeting on Israeli hostages'

Hostage's mother: An UNRWA social worker kidnapped my son

Watch: Ayelet Samerano, mother of 21-year-old Yonatan Samerano, whose body is being held by Hamas, speaks at UN Security Council: 'How can the UN pay this man's salary?'

Hostage's mother: An UNRWA social worker kidnapped my son

Erdan at UN:

'You've done practically nothing to secure hostages' release'

Israeli Ambassador criticizes the UN for its failure until now to discuss ways to bring back the hostages held by Hamas: If the Council truly wants this war to end, then bringing the hostages home should be the top priority!

'You've done practically nothing to secure hostages' release'

US House Speaker:

'Biden turned back on Israel, carrying water for Hamas and Iran'

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson condemns President Biden for vowing to veto bill mandating US provide military aid to Israel approved by Congress after Biden threatens to withhold aid over Rafah operation.

'Biden turned back on Israel, carrying water for Hamas and Iran'

Finally:

UN Security Council to discuss advancement of hostage release

Following a prolonged effort by Ambassador Erdan, the Security Council will convene on Thursday for a special discussion on the situation of the hostages and the promotion of ways to release them.

UN Security Council to discuss advancement of hostage release

Over veto at UN:

Abbas threatens to 'reconsider' ties with US

PA chairman announces the PA will "reconsider" its relationship with the United States after Washington vetoed a PA bid for full UN membership.

Abbas threatens to 'reconsider' ties with US

Following UNSC vote:

Foreign Min. to summon ambassadors, including from France, Japan

Foreign Ministry to summon ambassadors of countries which voted in favor of upgrading Palestinian Authority to full member status at the UN.

Foreign Min. to summon ambassadors, including from France, Japan

'Unethical and unjustified'

PA blasts US veto at the UN Security Council

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas blasts the US after it vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which would have accepted the PA as a full member state.

PA blasts US veto at the UN Security Council

'Like speaking to a brick wall'

Erdan walks out of UNSC meeting on PA recognition

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN abruptly leaves discussion on resolution to accept the Palestinian Authority as a full member state: I won’t try to fix what is already broken.

Erdan walks out of UNSC meeting on PA recognition

US vetoes

UNSC resolution accepting PA as full member fails to pass

12 countries voted in favor of the resolution. Two countries abstained.

UNSC resolution accepting PA as full member fails to pass

US will veto PA bid for full UN member status

Security Council debates resolution admitting 'Palestine' as a full member state as US announces its opposition to the measure.

US will veto PA bid for full UN member status

Erdan:

'Security Council should be called the UN's Terror Council'

Israeli Ambassador to the UN criticizes Security Council for voting on whether to admit Palestine as a full member state while failing to condemn October 7 or work to free the hostages.

'Security Council should be called the UN's Terror Council'

Abbas spokesman blasts the US over threat to veto UN bid

PA chairman's spokesman says there will be no security for anyone in the region as long as the State of Palestine does not gain full membership in the United Nations.

Abbas spokesman blasts the US over threat to veto UN bid

UN committee unable to agree on PA full membership

Security Council committee considering PA's application to become a full UN member unable to make a unanimous recommendation on whether it met the criteria.

UN committee unable to agree on PA full membership

Erdan to Security Council:

'No more red-carpet treatment for Iran'

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN calls on Security Council to condemn Iran following its attack on Israel: This attack crossed every red line and Israel reserves the legal right to retaliate.

'No more red-carpet treatment for Iran'

Erdan demands:

'Convene UN Security Council, condemn Iran'

UN Security Council agrees to Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan’s request and will convene on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. New York time.

'Convene UN Security Council, condemn Iran'

Security Council fails to reach consensus on PA membership bid

UN Security Council ad hoc committee discusses PA bid for full UN membership, but fails to reach an agreement, meaning the effort is now likely headed for a more formal council vote.

Security Council fails to reach consensus on PA membership bid

UN Security Council refers PA's membership bid to committee

UN Security Council president refers PA's application to become a full member to the committee on the admission of new member, which will meet on Thursday.

UN Security Council refers PA's membership bid to committee

Despite US opposition

PA insists on Security Council vote on statehood

PA’s UN envoy says "we believe it is high time now for our state to become a full member at the United Nations" despite US indications it will veto the motion.

PA insists on Security Council vote on statehood

PA seeking UN vote on full membership

Palestinian Authority envoy says he is seeking a Security Council vote on April 18 to make PA a full member of the world body.

PA seeking UN vote on full membership

Stop the March Madness now!

March Madness involves basketball. This March, our beloved Israel, and World Jewry, are suffering a different and far-more insidious madness, called antisemitism. Op-ed.

Stop the March Madness now!

Palestinians:

Security Council Resolution isolates Israel

Spokesman for the Palestinian presidency expressed satisfaction with the UN Security Council resolution supporting a ceasefire during the month of Ramadan, considering it an achievement in Israel's international isolation.

Security Council Resolution isolates Israel

Ambassador Gilad Erdan:

'Extremely disappointed US insisted on making mistake'

Israel's UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan is frustrated by the US's failure to veto the Security Council's decision regarding a Gaza ceasefire, warns it plays into Hamas's hands.

'Extremely disappointed US insisted on making mistake'

Mike Pence:

US refusal to veto is a disgrace

The former Vice President criticized the Biden administration's decision to abstain in the UN Security Council, and demanded that Israel be allowed to 'destroy Hamas once and for all.'

US refusal to veto is a disgrace

Gantz: PM should go to Washington himself

In the wake of the cancelation of the Israeli delegation to Washington, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz called for the Prime Minister to go to Washington to speak directly with President Biden.

Gantz: PM should go to Washington himself

Prime Minister's Office:

'USA changed position, no delegation to Washington'

Prime Minister Netanyahu has canceled an Israeli delegation to Washington to discuss the operation in Rafah due to the American refusal to veto a resolution in the UN Security Council.

'USA changed position, no delegation to Washington'

US doesn't veto UN Ramadan ceasefire resolution

UN Security Council adopts resolution demanding Israel completely end operations in Gaza during Ramadan, calls for release of hostages. US does use veto against resolution calling for permanent ceasefire.

US doesn't veto UN Ramadan ceasefire resolution

Netanyahu to Americans:

'Veto resolution or I cancel Israeli delegation'

Prime Minister Netanyahu threatened to withdraw the delegation to Washington to discuss the upcoming operation in Rafah is the USA does not veto a UN resolution that does not call for the release of the hostages.

'Veto resolution or I cancel Israeli delegation'

UNSC to vote on resolution demanding ceasefire in Gaza

The resolution is backed by Russia and China. A vote is expected on Monday.

UNSC to vote on resolution demanding ceasefire in Gaza

October 7th sexual violence:

Hostages' families to attend UNSC meeting

Foreign Minister Israel Katz will leave for New York together with a delegation of family members of hostages. 'The people of Israel will not accept what happened, and won't stop until the UN prescribes Hamas as a terror organization.'

Hostages' families to attend UNSC meeting

Israeli Ambassador to UN:

'Iran’s terror will reach all of you'

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan addressed the Security Council. 'How can you call for a ceasefire and mention a solution to the conflict at the same time? This is a complete oxymoron.'

'Iran’s terror will reach all of you'

UN Security Council demands end to Houthi attacks

11 countries vote in favor, none against, and four abstain. US Ambassador to the UN welcomes the approval of the resolution.

UN Security Council demands end to Houthi attacks

Houthi attacks:

Security Council to vote on measure calling for halt

Resolution draft says Houthi attacks are impeding global commerce 'and undermine navigational rights and freedoms as well as regional peace and security.'

Security Council to vote on measure calling for halt

Another day, another UNSC resolution. Yawn!

What happens when UN Security Council resolutions are ignored? Depends whether or not you are Israel. Op-ed.

Another day, another UNSC resolution. Yawn!

UN Security Council calls for temporary truce in Gaza

After repeated delays, UN Security Council approves resolution calling for temporary truce to allow increased aid. US and Russia abstain.

UN Security Council calls for temporary truce in Gaza

US willing to support:

Security Council vote on Gaza aid delayed again

United States says it can now support the proposal after securing desired changes to its wording.

Security Council vote on Gaza aid delayed again

Intl. law expert:

'Biden Admin. using Security Council to bully Israel'

UN resolution failing to condemn or mention Hamas but demanding ceasefire set for vote after wording slightly changed to appease US.

'Biden Admin. using Security Council to bully Israel'

Security Council to vote to demand aid access for Gaza

The vote will come days after the Security Council failed to pass resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

Security Council to vote to demand aid access for Gaza

UN Security Council calls for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Gaza

Resolution approved by a majority with 12-0, US abstains. Ambassador Erdan: The resolution is disconnected from reality.

UN Security Council calls for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Gaza

Once again:

UN Security Council fails to agree on Israel-Hamas resolution

Despite more than two hours of closed-door discussions, differences remain on the wording of a resolution.

UN Security Council fails to agree on Israel-Hamas resolution

Russia and China veto UNSC resolution on Israel-Hamas war

The US draft condemns Hamas attack on Israel, supports Israel’s right to defend itself, and calls for unconditional release of hostages.

Russia and China veto UNSC resolution on Israel-Hamas war

In new UNSC resolution:

US says Israel has the right to defend itself

It is not clear if or when the United States plans to put the draft resolution to a vote.

US says Israel has the right to defend itself

Ambassador Erdan to UN: 'Israel will not stand idly by'

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations explains the operation in Jenin ahead of a Security Council council meeting.

Ambassador Erdan to UN: 'Israel will not stand idly by'

PA denies ongoing security coordination with Israel

Palestinian officials deny Israeli claims that the security coordination between Israel and the PA is unaffected by the Jenin operation.

PA denies ongoing security coordination with Israel

Hamas claims:

'The PA caved to pressure from Biden administration'

Hamas accuses PA of caving to US and withdrawing Security Council resolution condemning Israel over Judea and Samaria construction.

'The PA caved to pressure from Biden administration'

State Department:

'Security Council resolution condemning Israel is unhelpful'

State Department says UN resolution criticizing Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria is “unhelpful” but won't commit to vetoing it.

'Security Council resolution condemning Israel is unhelpful'

Security Council likely to condemn Israel over construction

Security Council considering draft resolution that would demand Israel "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities".

Security Council likely to condemn Israel over construction

PA seeking anti-Israel motion at Security Council

Axios report: PA talking to members of UN Security Council about resolution condemning Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.

PA seeking anti-Israel motion at Security Council

Erdan at Security Council:

'This is a show about nothing'

Israeli Ambassador at meeting on Ben Gvir visit to Temple Mount: Was there an emergency session when Abbas incited against Jews?

'This is a show about nothing'

Following Ben Gvir visit:

UN Security Council to discuss Al-Aqsa Mosque

UAE and China ask for UN Security Council meeting to discuss recent developments at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

UN Security Council to discuss Al-Aqsa Mosque

Erdan to Security Council:

'Listen to plea of father whose son is held by Hamas'

Israel's Ambassador to UN criticizes Security Council for ignoring Israeli captives held by the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.

'Listen to plea of father whose son is held by Hamas'

US to Israel: Support vote to condemn Russia in UN

The unusual request was relayed to Foreign Min. Lapid by US Sec. of State Blinken.

US to Israel: Support vote to condemn Russia in UN

UN Security Council:

PA envoy accuses Israel of 'apartheid', Erdan responds

PA's UN envoy addresses Security Council in mask reading "Stop Apartheid". Israel's Ambassador Erdan fires back.

PA envoy accuses Israel of 'apartheid', Erdan responds

UAE one of five new members of UN Security Council

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and United Arab Emirates formally take up Security Council posts.

UAE one of five new members of UN Security Council

UN Security Council refuses to condemn Hamas

United Nations Security Council urges Israel and Hamas to keep to ceasefire, emphasizes need for humanitarian aid to Gaza.

UN Security Council refuses to condemn Hamas

Report: Israel refused ceasefire

Egyptian delegation returns to Cairo, French Pres. calls 'for calm and peace.'

Report: Israel refused ceasefire

Trump vetoes annual defense policy bill

Trump follows through on threat to veto the annual defense policy bill, says it is a "gift" to Russia and China.

Trump vetoes annual defense policy bill