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UNRWA Budget: Palestinians receive 25 times more Aad than WWII europeans

By Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency The Palestinians, according to a recent study by the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, have received 25 times more aid (per capita) than did the Europeans to rebuild war-torn Western Europe under the Marshall plan after the Second World War. Most of these funds, according to the study, reach the Palestinians through the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). UNRWA is the only UN refugee agency dedicated to a single group of people, and the only agency that designates individuals as original refugees if they have lived…

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Israel and Palestinians Agree on U.N. work in Jerusalem

Israel and Palestinians Agree on U.N. work in Jerusalem

  Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By  STEVEN ERLANGER A Palestinian man walked past ultra-Orthodox Jews as they prayed in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem last year. Unesco experts will inspect cultural heritage sites in mid-May.    Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Tuesday to renewed involvement by Unesco, the United Nations cultural agency, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The agreement was a small but significant breakthrough in the often highly politicized workings of the agency.  

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Scrap dollar as sole reserve currency: U.N. report

By Louis Charbonneau   (Reuters) – A new United Nations report released on Tuesday calls for abandoning the U.S. dollar as the main global reserve currency, saying it has been unable to safeguard value. But several European officials attending a high-level meeting of the U.N. Economic and Social Council countered by saying that the market, not politicians, would determine what currencies countries would keep on hand for reserves. “The dollar has proved not to be a stable store of value, which is a requisite for a stable reserve currency,” the U.N. World Economic and Social Survey 2010 said. The report…

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Gun rights advocates fear U.N. treaty will lead to U.S. registry

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By David Sherfinski The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday approved a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty aimed at regulating the estimated $60 billion international arms trade, brushing aside gun rights groups’ concerns that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry in the U.S. The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons. The treaty also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes or international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry…

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An anti-Semitic agenda at the UN

An anti-Semitic agenda at the UN

By ANNE BAYEFSKY 0 Israel has taken a stand against suffering through a review by a council that commends Syria and demonizes its southern neighbor. PM Binyamin Netanyahu at UN Photo: REUTERS Just days after the UN put on a show about Holocaust remembrance, it is business as usual in terms of demonizing and encouraging hatred of Jews in the present. In Geneva, the UN’s top human rights body, the Human Rights Council, is conducting its so-called “Universal Periodic Review” (UPR), and Israel was supposed to arrive before the firing squad on January 29 to listen to Iran itemize the…

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Vatican hails U.N. Palestine vote, wants guarantees for Jerusalem

Philip Pullella Reuters VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican hailed the United Nations' implicit recognition of a Palestinian state on Thursday and called for an internationally guaranteed special status for Jerusalem, something bound to irritate Israel. The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," the same status as the Vatican. Ads by Google"The Holy See welcomes with favor the decision of the General Assembly by which Palestine has become a Non-member Observer State of the United Nations," a statement said.

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UN Calls for boycott of US companies doing business in Israel

UN Calls for boycott of US companies doing business in Israel

The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a report soon to be released by the United Nations that calls for an international campaign of legal attacks and economic warfare on a group of American companies that do business in Israel, including Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar Inc., and Motorola Solutions Inc. The Human Rights Council (HRC), a body dominated by Islamic countries and known for its hostility to, and heavy focus on, the Jewish State, issued the report. The George W. Bush administration refused to participate in the HRC, but President Barack Obama joined it soon after taking office.Members of the HRC include infamous…

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Texas Judge preparing for civil war if Obama is re-elected

Texas Judge preparing for civil war if Obama is re-elected

Judge Tom Head (credit: Lubbock County) A Texas leader is warning of what he calls a ‘civil war’ and possible invasion of United Nations troops if President Barack Obama is re-elected. Lubbock County Judge Tom Head is convinced that Mr. Obama winning a second term would lead to a revolt by the American people and he’s is pushing a tax increase for the district attorney’s office and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. He says the money is needed to “beef up” its resources in case President Obama wins the November election. In the event of civil unrest Judge Head said…

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The U.N. threat to internet freedom

The U.N. threat to internet freedom

By ROBERT M. MCDOWELL On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year's end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish "international control over the Internet" through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices. If successful, these new regulatory proposals would upend the Internet's flourishing regime, which has been in place…

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World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future disasters

World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future disasters

Japan says it may cost $309bn to rebuild areas damaged by the tsunami in March Continue reading the main story Some countries' failure to pay into a UN disaster relief fund is leaving the world "dangerously unprepared" for future crises, Andrew Mitchell says. The international development secretary said several countries had not donated to the Central Emergency Response Fund, aimed at speeding-up relief delivery. Britain has increased its pledge for 2012 from £40m to £60m but the fund is expected to be £45m short next year. The international community must "wake up" to the challenge, Mr Mitchell said. The Central…

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