United Nations condemns the use of human shields

June 29, 2018 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has praised the United Nations vote condemning the use of human shields as an “important” step that “will help bring security and stability” to the Middle East. Read more

Abbas set to address Security Council to ask for full UN membership

February 3, 2018 by  
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to address the United Nations Security Council later this month amid growing tensions with the United States. Read more

Australia joins UN Human Rights Council

January 3, 2018 by  
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Australia has taken up our seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body responsible for human rights. Read more

128 countries reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

December 22, 2017 by  
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128 members voted in the United Nations general assembly to reject Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ignoring American threats to remember those voted against Washington. Read more

Palestinians bringing Jerusalem measure vetoed by US to UN General Assembly

December 21, 2017 by  
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Following Monday’s U.S. veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for the withdrawal of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians will initiate a vote on the same measure in the U.N. General Assembly today [Friday AEDT/NZDT]. Read more

Shameful…writes Michael Kuttner

December 8, 2017 by  
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On 31 October at Beersheba I listened to endless platitudes, mutual back slapping and great sounding sentiments from the Prime Ministers of Australia and Israel and the Governor General of New Zealand. Read more

UN passes wave of anti-Israel resolutions, disavows Israeli ties to Jerusalem

December 3, 2017 by  
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The United Nations General Assembly passed six anti-Israel resolutions on Thursday, including a measure disavowing Israeli ties to Jerusalem and its holy sites….Australia abstained, New Zealand voted for the motions. Read more

Diplomatic freeze between New Zealand and Israel seen as a “blemish” on World Stage

December 1, 2017 by  
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The diplomatic freeze between New Zealand and Israel is being labeled a “blemish” on New Zealand’s reputation internationally. Read more

Anniversary season…writes Ron Weiser

November 30, 2017 by  
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The anniversaries continue. And more than a few involve Australia, and in a significant way. Read more

Australia elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

October 17, 2017 by  
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Australia was elected overnight by a majority of United Nations member states to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body for promoting and protecting human rights. Read more

WJC cautiously optimistic on UN postponement

October 14, 2017 by  
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President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder said he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding UNESCO’s postponement of resolutions dealing with Israel and, in particular, Jerusalem. Read more

WJC CEO slams U.N. report branding Israel an apartheid state

March 17, 2017 by  
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The CEO of the World Jewish Congress has called the publication of a UN report which brands Israel a racist apartheid state “a sad attempt to reinstate the infamous 1975 UN resolution that considered Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination.” Read more

WJC praises U.S. UNHRC envoy remarks on Israel

March 3, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has praised the United States’ envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council for her remarks rejecting the body’s one-sided discrimination against Israel. Read more

Trump-Netanyahu Meeting Set To Expose Obama’s Collusion On Resolution 2334

February 10, 2017 by  
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One of the intriguing aspects of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to the White House on 15 February will be the evidence he produces to President Trump to establish former President Obama’s collusion in promoting Security Council Resolution 2334…writes David Singer. Read more

Ex-New Zealand PM Helen Clark in the race for UN head


April 7, 2016 by  
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New Zealand’s former prime minister Helen Clark has announced she is planning to run for the position of next UN secretary-general. Read more

WJC praises Netanyahu’s call for resumption of peace negotiations

October 2, 2015 by  
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The World Jewish Congress (WJC) today hailed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neyanyahu’s call at the United Nations for the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table and lauded Netanyahu’s remarks that Israel and Arab states are cooperating against radical Islam. Read more

Israel-Palestine conflict: NZ FM says both sides share similar goals

June 28, 2015 by  
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New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully has said that the Israelis and Palestinians share similar goals. Read more

Responses to the U.N. Gaza Conflict report

June 23, 2015 by  
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Response from Israeli leadership and the WJC   to the report issued by the United Nations on last year’s Israel-Gaza conflict has been swift. Read more

Partners in Hate…writes Michael Kuttner

June 19, 2015 by  
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We have just arrived back in Israel from a vacation in Switzerland. Read more

President Rivlin meets U.N. Middle East special envoy

June 4, 2015 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has held his first working meeting with UN Middle East Special Envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, during which they spoke about the current security and political situation in the region. Read more

We have the will – find the way

April 23, 2015 by  
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New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has delivered a speech to the General Assembly advocating a return to Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Read more

Lessons unlearned…writes Michael Kuttner

April 17, 2015 by  
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The eerie sound of a wailing siren throughout the length and breadth of the country drives home in no uncertain manner exactly what Yom Hashoah (Holocaust and Martyrs Remembrance Day) is all about. Read more

Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

January 30, 2015 by  
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You have to hand it to the United Nations, I guess. It’s hard to think of another body that would organise a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in attendance, but making speeches as well. Read more

President Rivlin addresses United Nations

January 29, 2015 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York…and tells its members “never again”. Read more

Israel smoothing the waters with New Zealand

January 26, 2015 by  
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An Israeli diplomat has made a special trip to New Zealand to deliver a letter to the country’s Foreign Minister in an attempt to reconcile diplomatic differences between the two countries. Read more

Woolly thinking…writes Michael Kuttner

January 23, 2015 by  
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Even for a country which boasts more sheep than people, the latest performances by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, as well as the NZ media take some beating (or should that read bleating?). Read more

The growth of anti-Semitism on the U.N.’s agenda

January 13, 2015 by  
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The General Assembly of the United Nations will meet later this months to discuss the growth of anti-Semitism at the request of 37 countries including Australia. Read more

Australia votes against Palestinian state resolution

December 31, 2014 by  
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In one of its last acts before vacating its seat on the United Nations Security Council, Australia has voted against a draft resolution calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state. Read more

Sydney student to represent Australia in the Hague

December 8, 2014 by  
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For Emanuel School student, Daniel Hellig-Smith, rubbing shoulders with diplomats and policy makers will soon be par for the course.  Read more

Ron Proser addresses the U.N.

November 26, 2014 by  
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Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations has made a significant speech to the international body. Read more

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