The United Nations this week launched an emergency appeal to raise $2 billion for humanitarian aid to Yemen – the Arabian Peninsula country where war has been raging for nearly two years. The UN says some 12 million people – half the population – are facing starvation unless the international community urgently comes to their aid. … Continue reading UN’s $2Bln Yemen Appeal? Send the Bill to Washington, London and Riyadh
…and so does the Palestinian leader, again The Middle East peace conference which took place in Paris on 15 January was the usual farce, with Israel and Palestine, the subjects under discussion, both staying away. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called the talks “useless” and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was off opening an embassy in … Continue reading Palestine: The International Community Screws Up, Again
The old years went – in as little a time as it takes to turn around and see who is tapping you on your shoulder. And it is the new, the next year. I hope it will pass too – in as little time as it takes for me to turn my head and look forward … Continue reading As We Move Into 2017: The Cracks in the Empire are Here… How will the U.S. Empire Dissolve?
Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State, did not spend much time and energy with Christmas and New Year celebrations this year. She has another very urgent and pressing problem to solve, before leaving the State Department, and this is the “Cyprus conflict”. The way she wants to solve this conflict is by transforming … Continue reading Building Totalitarianism in Europe – The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw a temper tantrum on Dec. 24 after the U.S. failed to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution 2234 condemning Zionist settlements on Palestinian territory. Netanyahu called the resolution “shameful.” He went so far as to tell the foreign secretary of New Zealand, one of the countries that brought the … Continue reading Israel’s Above-the-Law Behavior
On 23 December the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted to adopt a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity as illegal, and demanding that Israel "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem". For once, the USA decided to join the rest of humanity and didn’t veto the resolution. … Continue reading UN Resolution 2334 Is good For Israel
Israel has suspended its multimillion dollar contribution to a number of United Nations bodies and is reevaluating its relationship with the organization, after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Israeli settlement construction. “I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a month a re-evaluation of all our contacts with the United Nations, including … Continue reading Netanyahu Halts Israeli Funding of UN Bodies in Revenge for ‘Crazy’ Resolution
President-elect Donald Trump slammed the Obama administration for its decision not to veto a U.N. resolution critical of Israel's settlements, promising that it would be "different" under his presidency. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/812390964740427776 Trump’s tweet came about an hour after The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building in occupied territories. The … Continue reading Trump Warns UN After Israel Vote: ‘Things will be Different’ Soon