Anne Bayefsky

Anne Bayefsky

Anne Bayefsky is director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Follow her on Twitter @AnneBayefsky.

Latest from Anne Bayefsky

  • Dec 24, 2016

    Diplomatic terrorism at the UN, courtesy President Obama

    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.

  • Jul 08, 2016

    Elie Wiesel: The man who shouted for us all

    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.”