United Nations chief vows to combat anti-Semitism and racism

30 August, 2017, 01:49 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Egozi: Russia in Syria Challenges Israel Even Before Iran Gets in

To avoid genuine "bias" in their pursuit of peace, future USA policymakers will have to accept this fact - and resolve to make indefinite occupation less comfortable for Israel than it now is.

The Russian press reported that the Israeli prime minister told Putin that the Guards of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and Hezbollah fighters have been preparing to attack Israel by using Syria as a springboard.

Iran, Israel's arch-enemy, has been Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad's staunchest backer and has provided militia fighters to help him in Syria's civil war.

Guterres is scheduled to return to New York Wednesday, the same day as a decision on UNIFIL's mandate is expected to be made by the Security Council. Rivlin called on Guterres to work to end the discrimination against Israel in branches of the United Nations. He pointed specifically to the refusal by the United Nations cultural body, UNESCO, to affirm a connection between Israel and Jerusalem. Later in July, Unesco further angered Israel by listing the Old City of Hebron in West Bank as an endangered Palestinian world heritage site.

The site has been at the center of recent tensions after Israel installed, then removed, metal detectors following the deadly shooting of two Israeli policemen.

"We can't wait for very long", he said.

"I think it has an absurd obsession with Israel, flagrantly discriminatory tactics, you don't have to be the Israeli prime minister to understand that, and I think people of good faith and common sense understand that", he said.

Maria Sharapova Upsets No. 2 Simona Halep in US Open First Round
After leading by a set and 4-1 in the second, the Russian star showed some fatigue and rust, dropping five games in a row. She's strong enough to come back". "I don't want to put any extra pressure (on myself)", the Czech said.

US President Donald Trump has said he wants to reach the "ultimate deal", but he himself has cast doubt on the two-state solution, saying he could support a single state if this meant peace.

Vice President Mike Pence said in July that relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is only a matter of time.

On Sunday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a group of dovish Israeli lawmakers that he had met with Trump officials 20 times, but had no idea what their stance on issues was, describing the administration as "in chaos".

Guterres is scheduled to spend the third day of his trip in the Gaza Strip, where he will visit United Nations facilities but won't meet with its militant Hamas rulers.

On Monday, Hamas s head in Gaza, Yahya al-Sinwar, said it had increased its military capabilities thanks to newly improved relations with Iran, but stressed it was not seeking war.

Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman denounced unauthorized Jewish outposts in the West Bank on Tuesday, a day after the prime minister vowed not to uproot settlements in the territory.

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