by | Jan 19, 2017

In abstaining from the vote on the recently passed United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution that condemned Israel’s settlement policy, the departing Obama administration at best took a “neutral” stance on a U.N. measure targeting a stalwart American ally, and…

by | Jan 2, 2017

Last week many of us ink-stained wretches proclaimed Obama’s abstention in the vote on the December 23 anti-Israel UN resolution his last betrayal of our only real ally in the Middle East. We were wrong. Obama isn’t done yet. Obama…

by | Dec 29, 2016

It is possible that President Obama actually believes that his 11th hour Mideast madness at the UN — stealthily coordinated with the Palestinians, according to Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu; initiated by the U.S., according to the Egyptians — will foster…

by | Dec 27, 2016

Thomas Friedman once wrote, “Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic, and saying so is vile. But singling out Israel for opprobrium and international sanction — out of all proportion to any other party in the Middle East — is anti-Semitic, and…

by | Dec 26, 2016

My college roommate Ed Atkins and I were commissioned second lieutenants in the US Air Force the day before we graduated in June 1970. My eyes were lousy and Ed’s weren’t, so our paths diverged. I went to law school…

by | Dec 2, 2016

In more ways than one, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is one of the most important assignments in the diplomatic corps. Despite South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s trade-related forays as the top elected executive official in her state,…

by | Oct 24, 2016

When the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization both back away from a draft resolution regarding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, you know the guys at UNESCO are in hot water….

by | Jul 27, 2016

Reforming United Nations institutions is often a fool’s errand. Yet, the Obama Administration chooses to draw no lessons from its attempt to improve the UN Human Rights Council, which just concluded its 10th anniversary session this month. Ten years ago,…

by | Jun 10, 2016

In the name of human rights, the United Nations orders Ireland to repeal the right to life embedded in the Catholic country’s Constitution. Will they next command governments to supply muzzles to silence nonconformists in the name of freedom of…

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