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The council held its regular meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, drawing almost no top diplomats as planned, as the United States and the United Arab Emirates redirected the focus to other pressing concerns in the Middle East and around the world.

The post With UAE onboard, UN Security Council discussion sees slight shift in tone on Israel appeared first on JNS.org.

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The Norwegian Ambassador speak to JNS about her term as president of the U.N. Security Council this month, including her renewed focused on the peace process, Israeli settlements and Palestinian incitement.

The post ‘Two-state solution is only solution’: An interview with Mona Juul, Oslo Accords’ architect and Norway’s UN envoy appeared first on JNS.org.

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“Instead of focusing on all the obstacles and identifying the most important ones, they are singling out the settlement issue and defining it as the most critical,” says Professor Eytan Gilboa of Bar-Ilan University and a senior fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security.

The post Obsessed with Israeli settlements, Americans and Europeans turn blind eye to Palestinian violence appeared first on JNS.org.

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“The High Commissioner will say privately that she inherited this problem, but we think she had the ability to postpone the release of the blacklist. She knows it doesn’t serve any kind of positive purpose,” former Israel Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told JNS.

The post After delays, will UN update its blacklist of companies tied to Israeli settlements? appeared first on JNS.org.

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An Israeli air strike on a target in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 20, 2021. 

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“People in the human rights community were looking for a cause to replace the South African anti-apartheid movement, and they found it in Tutu. It’s a tragic part of his story and a real problem for his historical legacy,” said Dexter Van Zile, a Christian media analyst for CAMERA.

The post Israeli apartheid comparison spurs call for ‘moral clarity’ in weighing Desmond Tutu’s legacy appeared first on JNS.org.

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“The Turkish president’s attitude toward Israel has shown wild mood swings over the years, similar to the way in which he has swung between expressions of hate and benevolence toward the Jewish people,” says Aykan Erdemir, a former member of the Turkish parliament.

The post Was Erdoğan’s meeting with rabbinic leaders a ‘spectacle of tolerance’? appeared first on JNS.org.

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Israeli soldiers stand guard near the village of Burqah on December 23, 2021.