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Expert Says Jerusalem Issue is Beginning of Israel’s Victory, Could Spark Chain Reaction

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision, and Guatemala’s move to get on board is evidence that a major shift in international politics is at hand, particularly in Latin America.

Haley: US Cutting $285 Million off UN Contributions

The US is the largest financial contributor to the United Nations, providing 22% of the entire UN budget in 2017.

As US Abandons Peace Plan, Abbas to Declare ‘Palestinian State Under Occupation’

The moderate Arab states are apparently worried that the PA's loss of self-control over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem could yield the opposite outcome, of many countries following Washington's example.

Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

President Morales said he made the decision after speaking earlier in the day with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

North Korea Calls New UN Sanctions ‘Act of War’

“We define this ‘sanctions resolution’ ... as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our republic, as an act of war."

Boulder Contemplates Ramat HaNegev as Sister City

The city of Denver, Colorado so far has an official “friendship” with Ramat HaNegev.

Israel to Withdraw from UNESCO

Israel and the Jewish nation should be the first to donate to this organization and the last to leave. However, in ... UNESCO, sane countries have nothing to find.”

Liberal US Jews Still in Deep Disagreement over Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

About one week after his rejection of the Trump declaration, Rick Jacobs had a change of heart, perhaps because of the raging attack on him by his biggest ally in the war over the Kotel real estate, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.

Abbas Makes It Official: We Won’t Accept Any US Plan

"The US decided to support Israel’s claims and rhetoric of an exclusive 'Jewish capital,' over the inclusion and respect that a city important to the three monotheistic religions should have," Abbas claimed, ignoring the fact that when the holy city had been under Arab rule, from 1949 to 1967, Jews were completely banned from their holy sites.

Shindig: Nikki Haley Invites US Supporters at the UN Vote to Party

Both of the US north American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, abstained, so they get to come party.

Quick UN General Assembly Scorecard on Support for Jerusalem, Abstentions

"This vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN."

Deputy Minister Oren Urges Netanyahu, ‘Evict UN from Jerusalem’

Oren also suggested the United States close the PLO mission in Washington DC in response to the vicious anti-American campaign waged by the Palestinian Authority's leading Fatah faction.

Full Text: UNGA Resolution Rejecting Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

The resolution, "expressing in this regard its deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem... calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem..."

US to Propose New Sanctions Against North Korea at UN Security Council

The proposed resolution contains sanctions that would ban sale or delivery of close to 90 percent of refined oil products to North Korea.

Netanyahu: Israel Rejects ‘Complete Preposterous’ Resolution

“Jerusalem is our capital. Always was, always will be... I do appreciate the fact that a growing number of countries refused to participate in this theater of the absurd."

Israel’s UN Envoy: ‘No General Assembly Resolution Will Ever Drive Us from Jerusalem’

"If this body were really united for peace, it would pass a resolution condemning Palestinian violence.”

Nikki Haley: I Wonder Why Israel Remains a UN Member (Full Transcript)

America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.
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Chabadniks Rejoice as Trump Commutes Sentence of Sholom Rubashkin

"Mr. Rubashkin has now served more than 8 years of that sentence, which many have called excessive in light of its disparity with sentences imposed for similar crimes," President Trump's announcement noted.

US Says DPRK Hackers Behind ‘WannaCry’ Global Ransomware Attack

"This was a careless and reckless attack. It affected individuals, industry, governments, and the consequences were beyond economic. . . [it] put lives at risk, not just money."

Foreign Ministry Asks Diaspora Jews for Help on UN’s Jerusalem Vote

But some Diaspora Jewish groups, particularly in North America, say ... they have no intention of lobbying on behalf of the Netanyahu government.

Israeli Politicians Call for Return of Obama’s Nobel Prize After Expose on Helping Hezbollah

Dep. Minister Michael Oren says it was “clear from the start” the Obama administration was “willing to do anything” to reach an agreement with Iran, even when it meant ignoring Iranian terror.

Trump Threatens To Hit Them Where it Hurts if They Vote Against Jerusalem

"They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us... Well, we're watching those votes."

America’s Gloves Off at United Nations: ‘President, US Take This Vote Personally’

“The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us."
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Nikki Haley before UN Assembly Jerusalem Vote: ‘US Will Be Taking Names’

One diplomat told Bloomberg that his country’s UN mission was told that its vote on the resolution would be taken “personally” by Haley.

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