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U.N. Denounces Grave ‘Assaults’ on Palestinian People

New York, N.Y. From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, expressed “acute concerns” on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Briefing the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, […]

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U.N. Expresses Outrage Over Killing of Palestinian Medic in Gaza

New York, N.Y. United Nations officials have expressed their outrage over Friday’s killing by Israeli security forces of a 21-year-old Palestinian volunteer medic who was helping the injured along the Gaza border. “Healthcare workers must be allowed to perform their duties without fear of death or injury,” said the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick. Attacks on […]

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U.N. Chief Protests as Gaza Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

Jerusalem, Palestine. Following reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed, demonstrating along the border of the Gaza Strip on Monday, United Nations  Secretary-General António Guterres urged both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show restraint. A view of Jabalia refugee camp. Jabalia is the largest of the Gaza Strip’s eight refugee camps. It is located […]

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In NYC: Songs of Peter, Paul & Mary to be Performed by Peter & Paul

New York, N.Y. Blowin’ in the Wind. Where Have all the Flowers Gone? If I had a Hammer. Puff the Magic Dragon. Are you singing along? Do you have a glorious picture in your mind of Peter Paul and Mary singing at the March on Washington? On Jack Benny? At countless rallies for social justice? […]

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Ban Ki-moon Urges ‘Courageous Steps’ for Lasting Two-State Solution

Tel Aviv, Israel. Following a meeting this morning in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the leader to take the “courageous steps” necessary for a negotiated two-State solution in order to bring lasting peace, security and dignity for the people of both Israel and Palestine. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) […]

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Op-Ed: Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Israel – Ban Ki-Moon

By U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon New York, N.Y. In Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, 2016 has begun much as 2015 ended — with unacceptable levels of violence and a polarized public discourse. That polarization showed itself in the halls of the United Nations last week when I pointed out a simple truth: History proves that […]

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U.N. Calls Out Israel After Reported Take-Over of West Bank Land

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for “substantial policy changes on the ground” by Israel, voicing deep concern at reports that the Government has declared of 370 acres in the occupied West Bank south of Jericho as so-called “state land.” Two young residents from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency […]

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Israel Receives More Than Half of U.S. Global Military Aid

Washington, D.C. Israel is looking to boost the amount of money the U.S. State Department sends it every year for military aid to as much as $5 billion, a number that would give it not only the largest chunk of U.S. defense aid money, but also more than triple the amount any other country receives in […]

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