Anne Bayefsky is director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Follow her on Twitter @AnneBayefsky.
Dec 24, 2016
The vicious condemnation of Israel at the UN Security Council on December 23, 2016 is a watershed moment in U.S.-UN relations – albeit not as President Obama hoped. Following the vote of fourteen in favor and one American abstention, Palestinian representative Riyadh Mansour and American Ambassador Samantha Power exchanged a telling handshake. Evidently, President Obama believes that he has put one over on Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu and the incoming Trump administration. But here’s another possibility: treachery at the UN will not be cost free.
Dec 22, 2016
The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a scandalous and irreversible.
Nov 17, 2016
There is a cure for the hysteria gripping foreign capitals and diplomatic salons after a Trump win: soul-searching.
Sep 14, 2016
The Obama administration is furious about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent objection to Palestinian plans for a state with “no Jews.”
Jul 08, 2016
On September 22, 2011, Elie Wiesel stood across the street from the United Nations, directed his attention to the world body, and said: “What is happening today is a disgrace. The United Nations was a great idea…But they have perverted it.”