The risk was that Israel would remain alone, or at most with US support, while the EU countries would vote in favor of the pro-PLO Russian proposal.
Danon's term has already been extended once, this past summer.
Chris Gunness, who left the U.N.'s Palestinian refugee agency earlier this year, spent Christmas Eve writing holiday-themed parodies mocking the Jewish state.
The quick-eyed Saudi news site "The New Arab" noted, however, that Bensouda did not specify the perpetrators of the alleged war crimes in her announcement of the ICC investigation.
"UNESCO . . . condemns all forms of racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.”
The liquid-fueled Shahab-3 can reportedly deliver a nuclear weapon and has been referred to by Iranian officials as one of the country’s “Israel-hitting” missiles.
“Without remembrance, there cannot be truth; without truth, there cannot be justice; without justice, there cannot be reconciliation" . . . or peace."
While it was a positive change, the anti-Israel resolution still passed with 87 votes in favor, 54 against, and 23 abstentions.
The report documents several incidents in which Hezbollah clashed with UNIFIL troops and restricted their movement in southern Lebanon.
There is widespread support for the bill within the Knesset.
The agency’s commissioner-general, Pierre Krahenbuhl, resigned last week after allegations of mismanagement and abuses of authority emerged in a UN report.
This is not the first time Iran has breached the heavy water cap in the nuclear deal; the first violations date back as far as 2016.
According to Al-Hayat, Israel said that the Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad is not safe from liquidation—he is also targeted.
“Iran’s expansion of proliferation-sensitive activities raises concerns that Iran is positioning itself to have the option of a rapid nuclear breakout.”
“Iran continues to hide its nuclear program and continues to renew uranium enrichment for the purpose of producing nuclear weapons.”
Ambassador Danon called for the shuttering of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) after the body publicized the preliminary findings of its probe into broad corruption among its leadership.
Several countries suspended their aid to UNRWA following the publication of allegations against the corrupt organization.
“The growing list of charges related to the agency's conduct makes it clear that there is no other solution except to close it."
"Both Palestinians and Israelis must refrain from violence, and aggressive and provocative rhetoric."
Danny Danon criticized the UNSC for focusing on Israel while Turkey was attacking the Kurdish people and hosting the Hamas terror organization in Turkey's capital.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, meanwhile, has urged Turkey to “halt its military operation.”
The number of outright lies that came forth from the podium during his address was unusual even for a speech from Abbas.
The prime minister also commented Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.
The report recommends that all UN member states adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of anti-Semitism. So far, 18 of them have done so.
Johnson said he plans to meet Iran's president Hassan Rouhani in New York.
Likud Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz is scheduled to fly to New York next week to deliver a speech on behalf of Netanyahu instead.
Agenda Item 7 requires the body to discuss alleged Israeli human rights violations at every UNHRC session and it is utilized to condemn the Jewish state regularly.
Iran has offered no explanation for the findings.
The US said it would not back any statement that placed Israel’s right to self-defense on an equal footing with that of Hezbollah.
As the U.N. Security Council prepares to formally review the size of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon and vote on its renewal, America and Israel are pressing for more authority to counter Hezbollah.