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  • ‘Peace park’ removes United Nations flag after objections [Sherborn MA]

    08/23/2019 6:48:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2019 | Philip Marcelo
    Who knew a “peace park” could be so contentious? The Pacifist Memorial in the Boston suburb of Sherborn has been forced to take down a United Nations flag after residents objected. Memorial founder Lewis Randa removed the flag and its flagpole last week because residents of the luxury townhome development where it’s now located say the items violated their property agreement. But Randa says he and others were simply restoring a flag, which he concedes was not part of the original memorial but had flown for decades on the grounds. He said it’s “inexcusable” that the UN flag isn’t allowed...
  • The Next U.S. Ambassador to the UN Has Been Confirmed

    08/01/2019 9:28:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Kelly Knight Craft, the woman who will replace Nikki Haley, has been confirmed as the next ambassador to the United Nations. The full Senate voted 56-34 Wednesday night after Craft was voted out of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee 15-7 earlier in July. Congratulations to Kelly Knight Craft of #Kentucky on her confirmation as United Nations Ambassador. After having served so admirably as Ambassador to Canada, & having done an outstanding job no matter how difficult the task, Kelly will be fantastic at the United Nations. Winner!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2019 Republican Senator Marco Rubio is also...
  • UN Council Condemns Israel As the Only Violator of Women's Rights...in the World.

    07/26/2019 5:33:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Once again proving what a joke the United Nations is, the organization’s Economic and Social Council voted this week to condemn Israel as the only country in the world that violates women’s rights. Even more laughable is that among the 54 nations that sit on the council are Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, China, and Pakistan.The United States and Canada voted against the resolution, “Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan," while nine countries abstained:...
  • Hamas backtracks after official calls to kill all Jews

    07/15/2019 12:45:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/7/19
    A senior member of Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas has encouraged Palestinians across the globe to kill Jews, drawing outrage from both Israeli and Palestinian officials as well as a UN envoy. In video from a speech to participants of weekly protests on Friday, Fathi Hamad, a member of the movement's top political body, can be seen calling on Palestinian Arabs across the globe to carry out attacks. "If this siege is not undone, we will explode in the face of our enemies, with God's permission. The explosion is not only going to be in Gaza but also in the West...
  • France has turned into one of the worldwide threats to free speech

    07/06/2019 8:12:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/19 | Jonathan Turley
    Just over a year ago, French President Emmanuel Macron came to the United States to import two different species to Washington. One was a French oak tree and the other was a crackdown on free speech. Ironically, soon after the tree was planted, officials quickly dug it up to send it to quarantine. However, the more dangerous species was his acorn of speech controls, a proposal that resulted in rapturous applause from our clueless politicians. Ultimately, the tree died and the acorn has not fared much better. While our politicians may applaud Macron like village idiots, most Americans are hardcore...
  • United Nations began with "high ideals" but has seen "a growing disregard for the U.N. Charter"

    07/01/2019 9:12:26 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | June 26, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the name "United Nations" for the allied countries fighting together to preserve western Judeo-Christian civilization against the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) and their totalitarian axis powers. Franklin Roosevelt stated May 10, 1940: "Americans might have to become the guardian of Western culture, the protector of Christian civilization." Roosevelt stated on Labor Day, September 1, 1941: "Preservation of these rights is vitally important now, not only to us who enjoy them - but to the whole future of Christian civilization." Roosevelt stated September 2, 1940: "If the spirit of God is not in us, and if...
  • U.N. Chief Sees Climate Doom Everywhere: ‘Floods, Drought, Heatwaves, Wildfires and Super Storms’

    06/30/2019 11:56:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30,2019 | SIMON KENT
    U.N. chief Antonio Guterres warned Sunday climate-related devastation is striking the planet on a weekly basis and global action must be undertaken immediately with U.N. agencies in the lead or else the earth is doomed. “We are here because the world is facing a grave climate emergency,” Guterres told a two-day Abu Dhabi climate meeting ahead of a Climate Action Summit in New York in September. “Climate disruption is happening now… It is progressing even faster than the world’s top scientists have predicted,” the UN secretary general said. “It is outpacing our efforts to address it. Climate change is running...
  • Hamas 'sleeper agent' working inside U.N. agency

    06/26/2019 6:34:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/25/2019 | unknown
    Hamas has a “sleeper agent” inside the United Nations refugee organization in the Holy Land who is able to use the agency as a resource for the Islamic terrorist organization. The Hamas member, Amir al-Mashal, is the head of the employees union for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, known as UNRWA, according to Israel’s Tazpit Press Service, or TPS.
  • Secretary General Guterres Sidesteps Criticism of UN Failures on Human Rights

    06/22/2019 3:53:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/19 | Joseph Klein
    What is clear is the prospect of further damage to the UN's already shaky credibility Three cases of human rights abuses reared their ugly head again this week. The United Nations’ role has been called into question, including the responses of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to the criticisms. The first human rights case involves Myanmar. The Free Rohingya Coalition criticized Secretary General Guterres and former UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar Renata Lok-Dessallien for failing to safeguard thousands of Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim minority, in Myanmar. The group cited the findings in a 36-page official report entitled “A brief and...
  • Russia to call on UN to recognize their WWII victory as ‘heritage of humanity’

    06/08/2019 7:19:06 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 55 replies
    RT ^ | June 2019
    Russia will address the United Nations to declare victory in World War II as the ‘heritage of humanity,’ while also making the monuments to those who fought against the Nazis as part of a global memorial. The speaker of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, shared those plans with UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Russian MPs have already made the same offer to their colleagues in foreign parliaments, she added. The Federation Council speaker vowed that the parliament will to do everything to make sure “that no dirty hand will...
  • UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

    05/23/2019 11:43:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2019
    The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030. Nearly 3 million people are bitten by potentially poisonous snakes every year, resulting in as many as 138,000 deaths. […] In a statement, Doctors Without Borders said it was “cautiously optimistic” WHO’s snakebite strategy could be a “turning point” in addressing snake bites. …
  • US calls to dismantle UNRWA

    05/22/2019 10:27:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Embedded Video, no link to You Tube. The United States called Wednesday for dismantling UNRWA, weeks before unveiling the economic aspects of its long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Addressing the UN Security Council, US adviser Jason Greenblatt said UNRWA was a "bandaid" and that it was time to hand over services assured by the UN agency to countries hosting the Palestinian Arab refugees and NGOs. "The UNRWA model has failed the Palestinian people," Greenblatt told the council. Last year, President Donald Trump's administration cut all funding to UNRWA, arguing that it was flawed as Washington pressed ahead with work on...
  • Landmark UN plastic waste pact gets approved but not by US

    05/11/2019 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2019
    Nearly every country in the world has agreed upon a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste except for the United States, U.N. environmental officials say. An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic waste emerged Friday at the end of a two-week meeting of U.N.-backed conventions on plastic waste and toxic, hazardous chemicals. Discarded plastic clutters pristine land, floats in huge masses in oceans and rivers and entangles wildlife, sometimes with deadly results. […] The deal affects products used in a broad array of industries, such as health care, technology, aerospace, fashion, food and beverages....
  • EU ignores Hungary veto on Israel, posing wider questions

    05/06/2019 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 1 May 2019 09:07 | Andrew Rettman
    The EU just de facto ignored Hungary’s veto on a statement on Israel, prompting questions on how it makes foreign policy decisions. Hungary objected to the EU statement at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in New York at the last minute on Monday (29 April). But Finland read it out anyway at the UNSC meeting, in a game of protocol niceties laced with irritation. The Finnish ambassador to the UN, Kai Sauer, said: “I have the honor to speak on behalf of …” the 27 EU countries which he listed, omitting Hungary. But his subsequent statement used language that made...
  • UN population fund chief laments US funding cut [“family planning”/abortion]

    04/10/2019 8:42:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2019 | Frank Jordans
    The U.N. population agency chief said Wednesday she regrets the U.S. government’s decision to cut funding for programs that help ensure safe pregnancies worldwide. The United States used to provide about $70 million per year toward UNFPA programs to protect the health and lives of women and girls in developing countries. More than half of those funds were used for “life-saving humanitarian programs,” said Dr. Natalia Kanem, the agency’s executive director. The Trump administration announced in 2017 it was cutting all funding to the agency. The move was seen as a gesture to American conservatives and anti-abortion activists, though UNFPA...
  • U.N. refugee chief warns New Zealand massacre the result of toxic politics, media

    04/09/2019 11:45:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | April 9, 2019 12:41 PM | Michelle Nichols
    United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi warned on Tuesday that a deadly attack on two New Zealand mosques was the result of the worst toxicity in politics and media toward refugees, migrants and foreigners that he had witnessed in more than 30 years. […] Grandi told the U.N. Security Council that the state of discussions globally about refugees and migrants “should be of concern to us all.” He did not specifically blame anyone. “I have never seen such toxicity, such poison in the language of politics, in media, in social media, even in everyday discussions and conversations around this issue,”...
  • Abbas: U.S. to allow Israel to annex parts of West Bank, give Hamas Gaza

    04/01/2019 5:16:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 1, 2019 | Tovah Lazaroff, Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian leader spoke in advance of the anticipated roll out of what US President Donald Trump is calling the “Plan of the Century” to resolve the Israeli-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Trump Administration will allow Israel to annex portions of the West Bank and split the Gaza Strip from the West Bank so that it can be a state of its own, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. Speaking at the Arab League summit in Tunisia, "What is coming from the US is more dangerous and serious,” he said. “The US will tell Israel, annex part of the Palestinian...
  • Erdogan Floats Turning Former Cathedral HAGIA SOPHIA Into Mosque

    03/26/2019 1:47:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2019 | John Hayward
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed converting the fabled Hagia Sophia into a mosque on Sunday. The Greek government responded with anger on Monday, pointing out that the Hagia Sophia was the seat of Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Erdogan said during a television interview on Sunday that the Hagia Sophia might be “reverted” into a mosque, referring to the structure’s status as a mosque following the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 A.D. The Hagia Sophia was constructed as a relatively modest Greek Orthodox church in 360,...
  • Russia-Israel team to eye foreign forces' pullout from Syria

    03/03/2019 6:30:31 AM PST · by NorseViking · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | March 3, 2019
    Jerusalem (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel and Russia are to form a joint team to examine the withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria. Israel is seeking the removal of Iranian forces and has vowed to keep its main enemy from entrenching itself militarily in the neighbouring country. Netanyahu met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Moscow to discuss Iran's presence in Syria. "I made it unequivocally clear that Israel will not allow the military entrenchment of Iran in Syria, and I also made it unequivocally clear that we would continue to take military action...
  • Syria bombs Palestinian refugee camp 220 times, and nobody

    04/27/2018 9:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The media and political elites who pose as defenders of the poor beleaguered Palestinians don't care about them at all.  They are merely pawns in an effort to rid the world of Jews, starting with the half of world Jewry living in the historic homeland of Jews, Israel.  This has been proven beyond a doubt by the reaction – really a lack of any reaction – to Syria's bombing of a large Palestinian settlement, in the course of that nation's civil war and ongoing ethnic cleansing of Sunni Muslims, who stand in the way of Iran's effort to establish a Shia...