Nikki Haley’s swansong at the UN was an embarrassment

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/12/2018 US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley [Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency] The 6 December was the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that he would move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. …

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A challenge for Trump: Pull out of the UN

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/6/2018 If it’s really ‘America first’, why is the US remaining in an organisation simply to act as Israel’s chief defender? President Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. I challenge him to pull the country out of the UN entirely. …

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Razan perdió su vida; mientras tanto, Nikki Haley perdía su humanidad

Primero publicado en Monitor De Oriente on 5/6/2018 Razan murió como una orgullosa palestina lleno de humanidad y será recordada con el mismo nombre con el que nació. Por el contrario, Nimrata Randhawa, será recordada por su nombre adoptado, Nikki Haley, ocultando su herencia india. Elshamy/Anadolu Agency] El pasado viernes, 1 de junio, una médico …

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While Razan lost her life, Nikki Haley lost her humanity

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 3/6/2018 Razan died a proud Palestinian full of humanity and will be remembered with the same name she was born with. In contrast, Nimrata Randhawa, will be remembered by her adopted name, Nikki Haley, hiding her Indian heritage. Elshamy/Anadolu Agency] Last Friday, 1 June, a Palestinian volunteer …

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Could the Palestine-Israel conflict destroy the UN?

First published by the Arab Weekly on 15/1/2017 The vote on UN Security Council Resolution 2334 on the illegality of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestin­ian territories brought relations among the international body, Israel and the future US administration to a head. The United States unusually abstained on the resolution that criticised Israel while all other …

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The ‘Status quo is unsustainable’ so let us maintain the status quo

President Obama addresses UN General Assembly How often have Western leaders said this about Israel's occupation of Palestine? President Obama said this again in his UN address on 24 September. Before him UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said it in March of this year. US Secretary of State John Kerry said it even …

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