Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion.  Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan of action. Along …

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UN Last Hurdle before Israel can Rid Itself of the Palestinians

Israeli and US officials are in the process of jointly pre-empting Donald Trump’s supposed “ultimate deal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They hope to demote the Palestinian issue to a footnote in international diplomacy.  The conspiracy – a real one – was much in evidence last week during a visit to the region by Nikki …

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Internally displaced people flee Raqqa, Syria on May 19, 2017. © Rodi Said / Reuters

‘Staggering Loss of Civilian Life’ During US-Backed Siege of Raqqa – UN

The ongoing siege by Syrian Kurdish militia, supported by airstrikes of the US-led coalition, on terrorist stronghold Raqqa has been marred by at least 300 civilian fatalities and the displacement of some 160,000 people, a UN commission says. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of militias dominated by ethnic Kurds, launched their offensive on …

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Inside the US Fight to Fix Israel’s Global Standing

US and Israel lead a campaign of intimidation against the UN to forcibly rehabilitate Israel’s international standing. The Trump administration is using unprecedented threats and financial “blackmail” against the United Nations and its agencies to end their focus on human rights abuses by Israel, according to analysts and Palestinian leaders. They accuse the United States …

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Russia Raises Defense Alert after North Korea Launches Missile

Russia raised the level of alert for its air defense system just a few hours after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday and after Washington and Moscow clashed at the UN over a possible military conflict on the Korean Peninsular." The North Korean missile exploded shortly after launch, US and South Korean officials …

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Human Rights and the Arrogance of Power

International policy statements sometimes attract attention because they deal with serious matters, such as human rights, concerning which an important speech was made to the UN Security Council on April 18 by US Ambassador Nikki Haley. Ambassador Haley declared that «When a state begins to systematically violate human rights, it is a sign, it is a red …

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Coverup of Humanitarian Disaster in Mosul

US-led terror-bombing along with Iraqi ground forces are systematically destroying the city, not liberating it as claimed. Western media scoundrels and international NGOs are ignoring a humanitarian disaster far worse than what affected East Aleppo. Government and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, saved the lives of tens of thousands of defenseless Aleppo residents, …

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Trump Administration Ousts U.N. Official to Protect Israel From Criticism

On Wednesday, a U.N. agency published a report noting that “Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.” Yesterday, the author of that report, who has served as executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) since 2010, Rima Khalef, resigned after the Trump …

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