United Nations

Footnote to failure

Featured image In his memoir Surrender Is Not An Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad, John Bolton recalls his appointment as assistant secretary for International Organization Affairs by President Bush (I) following the 1988 election. The position made him responsible for overseeing the entire UN system. It was a dirty job, but someone had to do it, and no one better than John Bolton. In early 1989, Bolton writes, »

Population Bomb Epic Fail

Featured image On Monday, the world’s 7 billionth person is expected to be born.  Somewhere.  Look for the media and the usual worn-out handwringers to strike up the usual dirge.  I’m sure Paul Ehrlich has a full dance card for the day.  The “Tom Friedman Random Column Generator” app can retire early for the day, after disgorging “Hot, Flat, and Even More Crowded, Oh, And By The Way, Did I Mention That »

Watch DurbanWatch

Featured image PJTV explains: On September 22 foreign ministers and heads of state attended the Durban III Conference at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York City. It was the third in a series of international events sponsored by the UN whose stated purpose is to combat racism. However, history has shown that the Durban events promote, rather than combat, racism. The Hudson Institute and Touro College organized an event across the »

Springtime for Abbas

Featured image Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas turned up last week at the United Nations. He was there to petition for statehood on behalf of the PA or the PLO. There’s something almost funny about Abbas’s gambit. Fred Siegel reminds us that Abbas is currently in the 81st month of his 48-month term and that he is the leader of the West Bank component of the Palestinian Authority, supposedly including the Gaza »

Mr. Netanyahu goes to New York

Featured image I write to draw attention to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations today. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan demonstrated once upon a time, there is something especially thrilling about the truth being told in this particular forum (a “theater of the absurd,” in Netanyahu’s reckoning). It happens rarely, but it happened today. Attention should be paid: Ladies and gentlemen, in Israel our hope for peace never wanes. »

Mother from hell launches PA drive

Featured image Palestinian Media Watch picks up the story of the representative — the perfect representative — chosen by the powers-that-be in the Palestinian Authority to launch the PA’s statehood drive at the United Nations. What can we learn from this story? Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik report: The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, »

A handy guide to Durban III

Featured image Are you ready for Durban III? I’m not either, but Anne Bayefsky has whet my appetite for her online counter conference at DurbanWatch.com featuring a distinguished roster of speakers. She has also produced the video below, which she calls “A handy guide to Durban III.” »