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Friends of IDF Event Spurned by Stevie Wonder Raises More Than $14 Million

26 Kislev 5773 – December 10, 2012
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces fundraiser that singer Stevie Wonder pulled out of raised more than $14 million.

House Foreign Affairs Comm Chair: ‘No Money, No Political Support for PA’

19 Kislev 5773 – December 2, 2012
The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), firmly denounced  the decision made the United Nations General Assembly to elevate...

Reality Check: Palestine Will Remain a Non-Existent State

The non-member 'state' status will sink the Palestinian leadership even deeper into an obsession with intransigence in practice and paper victories that mean nothing in the real world.

The Non-Member Observer ‘State’ of Palestine

16 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
The entire concept of non-member observers has no bearing on international law.

UN Official Calling to Boycott Firms Doing Business with Israel Chided for Openly Anti-Semitic...

10 Heshvan 5773 – October 26, 2012
Last week, the British government protested to the U.N. the “anti-Semitic” remarks made by Special Rapporteur Richard Falk.

Arab Teachers’ Rejection of Holocaust Education Highlights Arab Anti-Semitism

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
Rumors of a U.N. decision to introduce Holocaust studies in schools in Palestinian refugee camps run by UNRWA have outraged Jordanian teachers.

Victimhood as Foreign Policy

8 Tishri 5773 – September 23, 2012
Sadly, it appears that the Israeli foreign policy establishment has given up on convincing the international community as to the essential rightness of the Zionist enterprise. Rather, by attempting to push the issue of Jewish “refugees” from Arab lands to the top of the U.N.'s agenda, Israelis abdicating the moral high ground in favor of sinking into a battle of victimhood narratives with the Palestinians.

UN’s Orwellian ‘Right to Peace’ Resolution Sanctions Terrorism

20 Elul 5772 – September 7, 2012
The political culture of the council is such that the U.S. was the only one of 47 nations to vote no.

Netanyahu: I will go to the UN and Break the Silence on Iran’s Terror...

13 Elul 5772 – August 30, 2012
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to speak at the U.N. General Assembly next month in order to speak “the truth about Iran’s regime of terror,” which he said “constitutes the greatest threat to world peace.”

UN Watch: Secretary Ban Ki-Moon’s Reaction to Terror Attack on Israelis ‘Weak’

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 19, 2012
After a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Bulgaria's Burgas airport exploded on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding at least 30 more, a U.N. spokesperson said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms." But in reality, the U.N. chief was a lot more restrained than when, for instance, churches were bombed in Kenya two weeks ago. Words matter in diplomacy, and Ban Ki-Moon appeared to reserve his stronger words to violations of the human rights of non-Israelis.

Jeane Kirkpatrick

17 Tammuz 5772 – July 6, 2012
“I think the Holocaust is possible again. I didn’t think so before I came to the United Nations, but I think so now.” “Diplomacy regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict at the U.N. has nothing to do with peace, but is quite simply a continuation of war against Israel by other means.”

Strong Marketing Drives Success at UC Santa Cruz

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
You might not expect it, but the pro-Israel group at the University of California, Santa Cruz -- a school with a decidedly liberal reputation -- drew impressive numbers of attendees to its events throughout the past academic year. Approximately 150 people attended the Santa Cruz Israel Action Committee’s big fall quarter event, a screening of the documentary film, U.N. Me.

Lieberman Severs Ties with UN Human Rights Council, Blocks Entry of Investigating Team

4 Iyyar 5772 – April 26, 2012
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced that Israel had severed all working relations with the UN Human Rights Council as of Monday this week, and will block a U.N. fact finding team from entering Israel or Judea and Samaria to investigate Jewish settlements. Spokesman Yigal Palmor said this "means that we're not going to work with them. We're not going to let them carry out any kind of mission, including this probe."

Obama Seeks Continued Funding of UNESCO, Despite Recognition of ‘Palestine’

24 Shevat 5772 – February 16, 2012
"The Department of State intends to work with Congress to seek legislation that would provide authority to waive restrictions on paying the U.S. assessed contributions to UNESCO," says a footnote in the budget that the White House submitted to Congress this month.

Are We Better Off With Iraq in Turmoil?

4 Tevet 5772 – December 29, 2011
With the U.S. troops gone, the power struggle in Iraq is reaching new levels.

Campus Calumnies

23 Tammuz 5762 – July 3, 2002
This year we take a different tack: As per the suggestions of a number of readers, the Monitor for the next few weeks will be compiling a "Friends List" of pro-Israel media people. The list and its inevitable follow-ups will be published in July.

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