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27th December 2017 – The Tower

U.S. Cuts Contribution to UN in Effort to Make World Body “More Efficient and Accountable”

Mark Dubowitz

The United States government announced on Sunday significant cuts in its United Nations obligations for 2018-19 with next year’s budget slashed by over $285m. more...

26th December 2017 – Quoted by Carol Morello - The Washington Post

U.N. budget cuts highlight new U.S. approach

Mark Dubowitz

When the Trump administration claimed credit this week for budget cuts at the United Nations, some critics of the organization saw the prudent oversight of taxpayer money, while others questioned Washington’s determination to be seen wielding a big stick. more...

18th October 2017 – Quoted by Evenlyn Gordon - Commentary

Outside the UN, BDS Is Losing Badly

Benjamin Weinthal

A BDS activists are presumably celebrating the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to warn off companies that do business with Israelis in the West Bank. I’d advise them to enjoy their temporary victory while they can. As several recent events make clear, they’re losing badly outside the UN. And they’re losing for one simple reason: People worldwide are gradually coming to understand that the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement isn’t “anti-occupation,” it’s anti-Semitic. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Nirmal Ghosh - Straits Times

New UN sanctions squeeze North Korea further, but don’t choke it

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has approved a new, wider round of sanctions on North Korea - but watered down from an original draft by the United States which had sought a stop to fuel shipments and the right to arbitrarily board and inspect ships plying in and out of North Korean ports. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Jethro Mullen - CNN Money

Will latest U.N. sanctions make Kim Jong Un sweat?

The latest U.N. sanctions are designed to squeeze North Korea harder than ever, but will it be hard enough? more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Zachary Cohen and Richard Roth - CNN

UN passes fresh sanctions on North Korea


12th September 2017 – Quoted by Yonhap News

U.N. Security Council unanimously adopts new sanctions against N. Korea

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea on Monday, imposing caps on its imports of oil but stopping short of measures that could cripple the regime. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Kambiz Foroohar - Bloomberg

UN Approves New North Korea Sanctions, Stopping Short of Oil Embargo

The United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its latest missile and nuclear tests after the U.S. dropped demands such as an oil embargo to win support from Russia and China. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Demetri Sevastopulo and Katrina Manson - Financial Times

UN agrees stronger sanctions against North Korea


31st August 2017 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

The UN Should Be Stopped from Endorsing BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan, is reportedly compiling an official blacklist of companies that do business in the West Bank, east Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights, thus putting a weapon in the hands of the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS). more...

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...

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...

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 – 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...


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