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Following US Pressure, Aid to Yemen Falls to Just 25 Cents Per Day

    Following US Pressure, Aid to Yemen Falls to Just 25 Cents Per Day

Home to what the United Nations has described as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” Yemen is on the brink of total disaster after five years of protracted war. Yet crucial international aid to the country has been cut this year to just 25 cents per person, per day, around half of what was given in 2019. That…

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Israel Promised to Slow Down Home Demolitions During COVID-19, It Stepped Them Up Instead

    Israel Promised to Slow Down Home Demolitions During COVID-19, It Stepped Them Up Instead

Israel destroyed nearly 90 Palestinian-owned structures last month, rendering 202 people homeless, half of them children. The demolitions mark a fourfold increase in the average number of demolitions carried out by the Israeli government in 2020. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that, in spite of Israel’s promise to…

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UN: Israel’s Handling of Palestinian Prisoners Amid COVID-19 “Discriminatory” “Violation of Int’l Law”

    UN: Israel’s Handling of Palestinian Prisoners Amid COVID-19 “Discriminatory” “Violation of Int’l Law”

Due to unequal Israeli policy prioritizing the rights of Israeli Jews over Palestinians, the novel coronavirus is asymmetrically threatening incarcerated Palestinians in Israeli prisons. This is causing international concern that the virus will spread like wildfire and infect the over 4,500 Palestinian prisoners living in dire conditions in notoriously overcrowded and unsanitary Israeli prisons, especially as…

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A UN Vote Exposed Canada’s Blind and Unconditional Support for Israel

    A UN Vote Exposed Canada’s Blind and Unconditional Support for Israel

The notion that ‘Canada is better’, especially when compared with US foreign policy, has persisted for many years. Recent events at the United Nations have, however, exposed the true nature of Canada’s global position, particularly in the matter of its blind and unconditional support for Israel. On June 17, Canada lost its second bid for…

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US Remains Defiant, Promises New Sanctions After UN Rejects Anti-Iran Measures

  US Remains Defiant, Promises New Sanctions After UN Rejects Anti-Iran Measures

The latest chapter in the sometimes Orwellian world of Middle Eastern politics occurred this weekend, as the Trump administration, which unilaterally walked away from Obama’s Iran deal, attempted to convince the world to enact a global arms embargo on the Islamic Republic, citing the very treaty it had itself destroyed. President Trump said he was unlikely to…

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Do Hundreds of UN Resolutions Prove the United Nations has an Anti-Israel Bias?

  Do Hundreds of UN Resolutions Prove the United Nations has an Anti-Israel Bias?

The U.S. government is in a love affair with Israel, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the halls of the United Nations. Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley once asserted, “Nowhere has the UN’s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than its bias against our close ally Israel.” Indeed, since 1949,…

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Anti-Diplomacy: Danny Danon Ends Five Year Legacy of Israeli Hasbara at the UN

  Anti-Diplomacy: Danny Danon Ends Five Year Legacy of Israeli Hasbara at the UN

The United States is Israel’s best friend and ally in the world. It contributes over $10 million a day in no-strings-attached military aid despite the fact that Israel’s human rights record, according to the State Department’s own admission, is deeply problematic and contravenes U.S. law. The U.S. has dropped out of or defunded a number of United Nations…

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UN Warns COVID-19 Fears Leading to “Alarming” Decline in Immunizations and Hospital Visits

  UN Warns COVID-19 Fears Leading to “Alarming” Decline in Immunizations and Hospital Visits

United Nations agencies are warning that the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to trigger famine and outbreaks of other diseases that could prove far more deadly than the coronavirus itself. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) expressed grave concern over what they described as an “alarming…

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Exporting Toxic Chemical Waste to Poor Countries Must End, Says UN

  Exporting Toxic Chemical Waste to Poor Countries Must End, Says UN

The practice of dumping banned, toxic chemical waste on poorer societies by big corporations in rich countries must end, say experts at the United Nations Human Rights Council. “In nearly every case there is no legitimate public interest justification,” said Baskut Tuncak, a Turkish-American UN special rapporteur on the environment and the disposal of toxic waste.…

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Learning From the Past: History Provides Clues into Israel’s West Bank Annexation

  Learning From the Past: History Provides Clues into Israel’s West Bank Annexation

Palestine has been annexed, occupied, stolen, and Palestinians have been dispossessed, exiled, caged, detained, subjected to an apartheid regime, and killed by the state of Israel for over seven decades. Every few years the world wakes up to protest some aspect of Israeli apartheid, occupation, or a massacre, and then it returns safely to its…

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