United Nations

A few days before Christmas, the world gives a present to the Palestinian people

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After being vetoed by the US at the National Security Council, a motion to oppose member states putting their embassies in Jerusalem was taken to the General Assembly on December 21. It was overwhelmingly accepted (although Canada abstained). The voting pattern, and what was said, revealed a lot about what the world thinks about Palestine, Israel and Donald Trump. Read more….  (more…)

Canada (again) narrowly dodges a dangerous bullet at UN Security Council!

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Fourteen of the UN Security Council’s 15 members approved a motion to condemn US President Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. The US vetoed the resolution and even went so far as to threaten other members of the council saying their act “would not be forgotten”. Mr. Trudeau has said Canada wants to join the Security Council, but he must be happy we aren’t there yet… read more…. (more…)