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17th August 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

UN Chief’s Visit to Israel Provides Opportunity to Reverse Organization’s Anti-Israel Policy

Benjamin Weinthal

The first official visit to Israel by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres this week presents a great opportunity for him to reverse the UN’s discriminatory policy against Israel, Benjamin Weinthal wrote on Fox News. more...

13th June 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

IDF General: UN Failing to Keep Hezbollah Out of Southern Lebanon

Jonathan Schanzer

Israel’s deputy chief of staff disputed the effectiveness of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Lebanon while touring the border with the force’s commander and Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations last week, Israel’s Channel Two reported. more...

28th April 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State battles rival jihadists for control of Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus

Thomas Joscelyn

Hay’at Tahrir al Sham (“Assembly for the Liberation of the Levant”) and the Islamic State have released competing propaganda claims from the Yarmouk camp in the southern part of Damascus this week. The two sides have battled each other for control of the camp, which was once home to more than 100,000 Syrians and Palestinian refugees, for more than two years. But the fighting continues to rage on. more...

7th March 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

UN Report Reveals North Korea’s Sanctions Evasion

Anthony Ruggiero

The United Nations issued its annual report Monday on North Korea, revealing numerous sanctions violations and confirming widespread suspicions that international sanctions on Pyongyang are poorly enforced. more...

3rd February 2017 – Quoted by Amir Tibon - Haaretz

U.S. House Discusses Reaction to UN Anti-settlement Resolution

Jonathan Schanzer

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee held a special hearing Thursday to discuss the recent UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements and the challenges the Trump administration will face regarding Israel, the Palestinians and the United Nations.  more...

1st February 2017 – The Washington Times

How much is the U.N. worth?

Clifford D. May

This may come as a shock: It’s possible, not likely but possible, that a committee of officials from the Defense, State and Justice Departments, as well as the National Security Council, will conduct a review of the disproportionate funding the United States provides to the United Nations and, hold onto your hats, come to the conclusion that American taxpayers should spend less on an organization that is inefficient, corrupt and inimical to American interests. more...

29th December 2016 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

White House On Defense After Being Exposed as Architect of Anti-Israel U.N. Action

Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Obama administration officials are scrambling to provide explanations after multiple reports, including in the Washington Free Beacon, identified the White House as being a chief architect of a recent United Nations resolution condemning the state of Israel, according to conversations with multiple former and current U.S. officials. more...

29th December 2016 – Quoted by - Barney Breen-Portnoy - The Algemeiner

Middle East Expert: Anti-Settlement UN Security Council Resolution Can’t Be Rescinded, But There Are

Jonathan Schanzer

While the Trump administration will not be able to rescind the anti-Israeli settlement UN Security Council resolution that was approved last week, there are a number of retaliatory steps it could take, a Middle East expert told The Algemeiner on Thursday. more...

28th December 2016 – WMAL Radio

Drive at Five

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses UNSC 2334. more...

28th December 2016 – KCRW-FM

To the Point

Clifford D. May

Israel is railing at the Obama administration for not vetoing a UN vote last week condemning settlements in the West Bank. In retaliation, it's pulling envoys and advancing plans for new settlements in East Jerusalem, where Palestinians envision a future capital. more...

28th December 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Clifford D. May

Foundation for Defense of Democracies President Clifford May on the implications of Obama administration’s U.N. Security Council abstention. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Jacob Kornbluh and Aaron Magid - Jewish Journal

Kerry questions how much longer U.S. can support Israel under status quo

Jonathan Schanzer

Following years of built-up personal frustration, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a lengthy critique of Israeli and Palestinian leaders during a speech at the State Department on Wednesday, a mere 23 days prior to leaving office more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Nahal Toosi and Nolan D. Mccaskill NAHAL TOOSI - Politico

Kerry to Israel: We support you but can’t defend ‘right-wing’ agenda

Jonathan Schanzer

In a lengthy, at times bitter speech boiling over with frustration, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused the Israeli government of risking future prospects for peace with the Palestinians by adopting the right-wing agenda of the mushrooming Israeli settler movement. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Carlo Muñoz - The Washington Times

John Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu clash angrily about peace

Jonathan Schanzer

Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a rhetorical broadside against Israel Wednesday, saying Washington could not “protect or defend” the country should Tel Aviv continue to balk at two-state peace plans with Palestinians. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Dave Clark - Agence France Presse

Kerry warns Israel settlements threaten democracy

Jonathan Schanzer

Washington (AFP) - In a stern parting shot, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel on Wednesday that building settlements on Palestinian land threatens the country's very future as a democracy. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

How Trump can (partially) undo Obama’s harm to Israel

Clifford D. May

The administration is playing defense, offering contradictory justifications for its abstention at the U.N. Security Council on a resolution declaring everything — including all of East Jerusalem — to be an illegal occupation and virtually inviting boycotts and international sanctions against Israel. Among the strongest critics of President Obama’s decision are Democrats like incoming minority leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and House minority whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Even his former Middle East envoy George Mitchell says it was a mistake not to veto the resolution. more...

27th December 2016 – Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Clifford D. May

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Founder Clifford May weighs in on the fallout from the U.N. settlements vote. more...

23rd December 2016 – The Hill

Why did Egypt risk ties to Israel and Trump with UN resolution?

Egypt on Wednesday night circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling upon Israel to "immediately and completely" cease all construction in West Bank settlements and in East Jerusalem. The next day, Egypt announced it had postponed the move, after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke out against it after reportedly coming under Israeli pressure to do so. more...

2nd June 2016 – CCTV America

World Insight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali. more...

24th February 2016 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

GAO points to problems with the Iran nuclear deal

Mark Dubowitz

The Government Accountability Office put out a preliminary report on Tuesday on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. more...


15th April 2013 - 4:00 AM

Claudia Rosett Speaks on Iran and the UN

‘Iran at the UN: An Underreported Game of Influence’

The Henry Jackson Society, London, UK

20th February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Claudia Rosett Presides at Conversation with Amb Frederick Barton

A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

Council on Foreign Relations