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Posts Tagged: League of Nations

October 15, 2013 12:24 pm

UN Covers Nude Relief Carving in Apparent Deference to Iranian Diplomats

The United Nations covered up a relief carving of a naked man at its Geneva headquarters on Monday, apparently in deference to the chaste sensibilities...

August 20, 2013 10:00 am

‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’ Really?

Among the many Israeli sources of irritation for The New York Times, none is more persistently aggravating than Jewish settlements. August has been an especially...

December 7, 2012 1:08 pm

Middle Eastern Tunnel Vision

Imagine: until the Holland Tunnel was completed in 1927 New York and New Jersey had not been contiguous (defined in Webster's as "have contact with")....

November 29, 2012 5:47 pm

Palestinian Sound and Fury

Today, November 29th, marked the 65th anniversary of UN Resolution 181, calling for the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab (not "Palestinian") states. Palestinian...

August 15, 2012 2:36 pm

A Lost Opportunity of Historic Proportions

Ninety years ago last month, the League of Nations, the precursor to today's United Nations, approved the Mandate for Palestine, out of which Israel was...

January 24, 2012 3:27 pm

Artificially Created States

Fifty-one member countries - the entire League of Nations - unanimously declared on July 24, 1922: "Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of...

December 29, 2011 5:48 pm

The UN Mourns the Death of Kim Jong-Il

The decision by the United Nations to lower their flags to half-mast for the death of Kim Jong Il is a vulgar and...

September 22, 2011 10:58 am

Article 80 and the UN Recognition of a “Palestinian State”

In the entire debate now taking place on whether the United Nations Security Council or General Assembly has the right to approve the application of...

June 21, 2011 4:12 pm

Thomas Friedman’s Partition Plan

On June 18, 2011 the New York Times published an Op-Ed by its columnist Thomas Friedman, named "What to Do With Lemons," suggesting to "update...

May 17, 2011 10:29 pm

12 Reasons Why Jerusalem Must Remain Under Israeli Control

1. Jerusalem has been the capital city of the Jewish people (but no one else) for 3,000 years, including both ancient Israel and current Israel.  There...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Trump Lays Out Agenda for First 100 Days in Office in Gettysburg Speech

Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of...


Israel Security Agency: Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Doubled in September

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem doubled last month compared to August, according to Israel’s security agency, the Shin Bet. There were 26 attacks in the capital in September, compared to 13 in...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...