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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

Security Council extends mandate of Lebanon peacekeeping force

French-drafted resolution reduces the troop ceiling for the UNIFIL from 15,000 to 13,000.

Security Council extends mandate of Lebanon peacekeeping force

'Security Council has failed at protecting peace and security'

Israel's UN Amb. slams Security Council decision, warns of 'erosion of stability in Middle East.' PM Netanyahu: Iran threatens entire world.

'Security Council has failed at protecting peace and security'

EU urges UNSC video teleconference on 'situation' in Middle East

EU delegation to UN head Olof Skoog seeks to solve Middle East conflict by video teleconference.

EU urges UNSC video teleconference on 'situation' in Middle East

Russia prevented Obama's anti-Israel resolution from passing

Former US Pres. Obama pushed Resolution 2334 forward, but stopped short of forcing the creation of a Palestinian state. Here's why.

Russia prevented Obama's anti-Israel resolution from passing

Belgium won't allow anti-Israel activist to speak

Activist says Belgium rescinds invite after Israel pressure.

Belgium won't allow anti-Israel activist to speak

Iraq MP: Probes find Israel behind 'some' base attacks

'Clear that Hashed al-Shaabi bases are being targeted,' Iraqi official says.

Iraq MP: Probes find Israel behind 'some' base attacks

UN mandate in Lebanon - now with pro-Israel improvements

Amid escalation near Israel's northern border, UN Security Council schedules vote on the renewal of UNIFIL's mandate in southern Lebanon.

UN mandate in Lebanon - now with pro-Israel improvements

Pompeo:

'Facilitating cooperation between Israel and her Arab neighbors'

Attended by US and Poland foreign ministers, United Nations Security Council discusses peace and security in the Middle East.

'Facilitating cooperation between Israel and her Arab neighbors'

Danon: Israel part of the solution in the Middle East

Israeli Ambassador to the UN addresses Security Council, says Israel ready to partner with Arab nations to build better future for all.

Danon: Israel part of the solution in the Middle East

US blocks attempt to condemn Israel at UN

US blocks attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to get Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition of illegal Arab homes.

US blocks attempt to condemn Israel at UN

US Envoy: PA does not have automatic right to Jerusalem

Jason Greenblatt updates UN Security Council on Trump Administration's peace plan, hopes it will be revealed soon.

US Envoy: PA does not have automatic right to Jerusalem

PM to world leaders: Where are you?

PM addresses Iran's declared intention to enrich uranium beyond limit imposed by nuclear deal, challenging leaders to act.

PM to world leaders: Where are you?

Syria accuses Israel of 'state terrorism'

Assad regime turns to UN Security Council after Israeli airstrikes on Iranian and Hezbollah targets, accuses Israel of 'state terrorism.'

Syria accuses Israel of 'state terrorism'

Danon: Does the UN want to give the Golan to jihadists?

Israeli ambassador at UN Security Council discussion on the Golan: No nation would give up strategic land to its most dangerous enemy.

Danon: Does the UN want to give the Golan to jihadists?

'Hamas will be buried in the tunnels of Gaza'

Ambassador Danny Danon tell UN Security Council: If terrorism continues, Hamas leadership will be buried in the tunnels of Gaza.

'Hamas will be buried in the tunnels of Gaza'