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Last month, UNESCO passed a resolution listing the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb as Islamic sites, as reported by Arutz Sheva:
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution Wednesday listing the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem as Muslim sites.
The resolution – which passed with 26 in favor, six voted against, and 25 abstentions – condemned Israel for archaeological excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem and particularly near the Temple Mount…
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 1:17 PM | Stand For Israel
While so much of what we who stand for Israel hear is often bad news – from the current rash of terror facing Israeli citizens to the ever-present bias against the Jewish state by the international community – today we have a bit of good news. Arutz Sheva’s Ari Soffer reports that, for the first time ever, Egypt has voted in favor of Israel at the United Nations:
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For the first time since Israel’s establishment in 1948, Egypt has voted in the Jewish state’s favor in the United Nations.
The vote came during elections for membership in the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) late last week.
The vote for Israel triggered angry criticism among Arab social media users, with some even creating a hashtag “Egypt votes for Israel” to criticize the vote.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 11:52 AM | Stand For Israel
Even as Iran advocated to the world for a nuclear deal – one that the world agreed to – the Islamic Republic still continued its hateful anti-Israel and anti-Western rhetoric. And, Newsweek’s Lucy Westcott reports, now that the agreement is done, the U.N. is somehow surprised that Iran’s human rights violations continue:
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Iran’s human rights situation remains alarming and the country could execute more than 1,000 people this year despite the landmark nuclear deal that has opened up the country to international trade and investment, according to a new United Nations report.
In his annual report, published on Tuesday, the special rapporteur for human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, said the nuclear deal and lifting of economic sanctions on Iran “can potentially have a beneficial multiplier effect on the human rights situation in the country,” while noting that hundreds of executions still happen every year and women are treated as second-class citizens. Iran executes more people per capita than any other country in the world and last year executed 753 people, according to the report, which Shaheed will present to the U.N. later this week…
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 2:35 PM | Stand For Israel
Even as Palestinian terrorists increase their violent attacks on Israelis, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added to the incitement. The Times of Israel’s Raoul Wootliff and Raphael Ahren report that UNESCO has voted to condemn what it terms Israeli “aggression” on the Temple Mount:
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization passed a resolution Wednesday condemning ongoing Israeli archaeological excavations near the Temple Mount and elsewhere in Jerusalem’s Old City. The resolution proposal had originally sought to name the Western Wall a Muslim religious site, but Arab states struck that demand from the draft earlier in the day.
It also condemned the “aggression and illegal measures taken against the freedom of worship and access of Muslims to Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israel’s attempts to break the status quo since 1967.”
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 2:21 PM | Stand For Israel
In prior speeches at the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sometimes relied on props and graphics to illustrate his case, the case for Israel. But, writes The Times of Israel’s David Horovitz, Netanyahu’s speech yesterday will be remembered for the silence he used to highlight the world’s inaction to stop Iran’s continued threats against the Jewish state and ongoing support of global terror:
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“Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s rulers promise to destroy my country, murder my people. And the response from this body, the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here,” he charged furiously, “has been absolutely nothing. Utter silence. Deafening silence.”
And then Netanyahu paused, staring defiantly, reproachfully out into the hall, head nodding slightly. For 44 very long seconds. In silent rebuke. And in apparent mourning for international morality…
After a year in which the Iran deal was concluded over all his loud objections, the Syrian civil war rages bloodily on, Islamic State continues its campaign of killing, and the Middle East remains predictable only in its chronic instability, Netanyahu is only too aware of how isolated he is. It is unlikely anybody will even have seriously registered his pledge that “Israel will not allow Iran to break in, sneak in, or walk in to the nuclear weapons club,” and that “No one should question Israel’s determination to defend ourselves against those who would seek our destruction.”
The Israeli prime minister barked. The Israeli prime minister fell shamingly silent. But the UN caravan goes inexorably on.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 7:57 AM | Stand For Israel
Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations, a speech that because of a moment of quiet, is being called his “Speech of Silence.” Watch the speech in its entirety above.Comments (125) »
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 1:18 PM | Stand For Israel
In today’s speech at the U.N., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered what is already being called his “Speech of Silence.” Yediot Achronot reports on what the PM said as he addressed the recent Iranian nuclear deal and the terror and hatred with which the Jewish state is confronted:
Netanyahu devoted the majority of his speech to addressing his concerns regarding the recent nuclear deal with Iran, mentioning the many security problems posed by Iran…
The prime minister said that Iran has only increased its aggression since the deal was signed, increasing support for Assad, Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as setting up terror cells around the world, including in the Western Hemisphere.
Netanyahu argued that the world has long been watching outrageous Iranian behavior in silence — “Utter silence. Deafening silence.” In order to bring this point home, he then spent roughly 40 seconds staring at his audience in complete silence.
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Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 12:44 PM | Stand For Israel