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US rejoins UN Human Rights Council, noncommittal on Golan Heights sovereignty

Series of moves inch back some of Trump administration’s pro-Israel gestures In an apparent reversal of recent U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the…

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Iraq’s Shia leader al-Sadr backs early vote ‘supervised’ by UN

Muqtada al-Sadr said he backed early elections overseen by the UN, warning that further delays would be a ‘disaster’ for Iraq. Iraqi Shia Muslim leader…

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Biden’s UN envoy nominee: BDS activity ‘unacceptable, verges on anti-Semitic’

At Senate hearing, Linda Thomas-Greenfield pledges to combat ‘unfair targeting of Israel,’ encourage states that have normalized with Israel to back Jerusalem at world forums…

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Biden taps Power, who allowed anti-settlement UN resolution, as USAID chief

As US ambassador to international body, Samantha Power allowed an anti-settlements resolution to pass in the Security Council in final days of Obama administration JTA…

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Iran to boot out UN nuclear inspectors unless US sanctions lifted – lawmaker

Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani says deadline for implement parliament decision to end IAEA reviews of country’s sites is February 21, as set in 2015 deal Iran…

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Outgoing UN peace envoy: Palestinians can gain from Israel’s normalization deals

As he leaves post, Nickolay Mladenov says he sought to mediate through understanding sides’ viewpoints, rather than ‘sit on the sidelines and preach’ The UN’s…

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When Israel and Arab nations unite, world should take note, says UN ambassador

(December 29, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on…

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3 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Three peacekeepers from Burundi were killed and two others wounded in Central African Republic in attacks Friday by armed combatants,…

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