The Trump administration will boycott the United Nation’s Human Rights Council, or UNHRC, due to its efforts to advance an anti-Israel agenda, according to senior administration officials familiar with the effort who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
The White House and Congress are considering slashing U.S. funding to the United Nations in light of its most recent effort to declare the Jewish state’s fighting forces a chief violator of children’s rights, according to multiple conversations with U.S. officials.
Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The White House is sending a strong signal that it will no longer tolerate Palestinian intransigence at the United Nations, as well as the international body’s long record of anti-Israel action, according to White House officials and sources in Congress who told the Washington Free Beacon that the Trump administration will “unabashedly support Israel” in the months and years ahead.
Nikki Haley, the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, phoned her Israeli counterpart on Monday to reinforce America’s “ironclad support” for the Jewish state.
Iran on Sunday conducted a ballistic missile test in defiance of a United Nations resolution barring such activity, Fox News reported Monday, citing U.S. officials.
Palestinian officials are demanding an apology from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for remarks he made saying that a Jewish temple existed atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.