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Entries in United Nations (19)


Startling moment at UN as Netanyahu says if forced, “Israel will stand alone”

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Frame grab: Fox News)I can’t watch Benjamin Netanyahu speak without being mesmerized. Maybe it’s the voice made for public speaking. Maybe it’s the earnestness. More likely it’s the timbre in the voice coupled with the knowledge Israel must feel very vulnerable right now.

There’s a personal element for me as well. Much of my heritage, my faith, and classical education comes directly from the Jewish faith, as it does for many Christians my age. Some may sneer at that statement; I don’t care because it’s true.

As Netanyahu looked at members in the assembly, there was a point in his address when he said, “Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons…If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone.” He said that in doing so, Israel would be defending “many, many others.” That nuanced statement references other Mideast countries who are also concerned about Iran’s objectives.

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Unilateral move on Libya haunts Obama as he lobbies for action on Syria

Many Syrians have fled the civil war, seeking refuge in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Photo: UNHCR/G. GubaevaWhen President Barack Obama decided to get the U.S. involved in the Libya civil war, Congress was not part of the decision beforehand. The outcome in Libya—a country “awash” in weapons and U.S. properties including intelligence files being breached—remains controversial.

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Government spies on Americans but refugee program remains intact despite bombings

Photo: USCISThe U.S. government has ramped up spying on Americans, evidenced by confirmation that cell phone carriers have handed data over to the National Security Agency.

However, despite two domestic bombings by refugees, no one has questioned the policy that cedes a great deal of authority to the United Nations over the U.S. refugee program.

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Boston Bomber suspects and kin racked up on welfare benefits for refugees

The Tsarnaev brothers may have had a grudge against the U.S., but they apparentlyl appreciated the money they allegedly received from taxpayers. (Photo: FBI)The Boston Bomber suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev (deceased) and his brother Dzhokhar, and their family members, allegedly received substantial welfare benefits funded by both state and federal taxpayers.

The Boston Herald said the suspects and their parents "benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012…”

 The U.S. government lists more than 20 welfare assistance programs targeting refugees.

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Is it really fair to say the UN is anti-Israel?

Topics on the UN News Centre page reflect a single focus on the Mideast, the Palestinian Authority. (Snips from UN page)President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Israel has directed attention to the troubled Middle East. Despite half a century of negotiations, the United Nations has yet to see an agreement both Israel and the Palestinian Authority will accept.

At present many supporters of Israel perceive the UN as having an anti-Israel bias. Is that perception really fair?

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Chinese aggression shows Law of the Sea treaty is worthless

China's "Nine-Dash Line"

Supporters of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) would have us believe that the treaty makes the world a safer place.

For 30 years, the media, political, and even military elite have called for ratification of UNCLOS.

But why should the U.S. ratify a treaty that, considering Chinese territorial aggression against its neighbors, we can see is useless when it comes to maintaining “peace, justice and progress for all peoples of the world,” as the charter states?

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UN head condemns film, tramples free speech in U.S. leadership vacuum

Photo of UN headquarters: The UN websiteSadly, at a time when there’s an opportunity to message the whole world about the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, U.S. leadership has failed.

After what most believe to be a planned attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya and U.S. interests continue to be attacked around the world, President Barack Obama has basically apologized to people who killed Americans because an amateur filmmaker made fun of their faith.

An attack on a U.S. embassy or consulate comprises an act of war.

The head of the UN, Ban ki-Moon condemned the film,  trampled free speech and again proved to the world he sees it through the single prism of one faith—Islam.

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Another call for U.S. exit from United Nations

Moments in UN history: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in September, 1960. (Photo: U.S. Library of Congress Digital Collection; photographer, Warren K. Leffler)Many conservatives believe the United Nations has outlived its usefulness, morphing into an imperial power intent on redistributing wealth from developed nations to the hands of tyrants.  That assessment has led us to call for the U.S. to withdraw our membership from the UN.

The latest conservative to call for a U.S. exit is National Review Online editor Jonah Goldberg.

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To stop Law of the Sea ‘Backdoor Kyoto Protocol’, 34 senators needed

Politicos like Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta and lobbyist Trent Lott are pushing the U.S. Senate to agree to the Law of the Sea Treaty. President Ronald Reagan held firm on opposing that treaty in 1982. Now Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is doing the same, hoping to line up 34 senators to halt it.

Opponents believe the treaty would have a negative impact on the U.S. economy and U.S. sovereignty.

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