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July 31st, 2014
09:58 PM ET

Israel's complicated relationship with the United Nations

The United Nations helped broker the the 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

It comes after the U.N. says several U.N. schools that were being used as shelters by Palestinians were shelled by Israel.

The history of strained relations between Israel and the U.N. goes back decades.

Richard Roth has the story.


Filed under: Gaza Strip • United Nations
September 27th, 2013
01:44 PM ET

U.N. resolution on Syria would not authorize force

So the U.S. and Russia have finally reached an agreement on a UN resolution to rid Syria of its chemical weapons – but did Russia get exactly what it wanted?

The agreement does not authorize the automatic use of force if Syria violates the terms. Outfront to discuss is State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki.


Filed under: Russia • Syria • United Nations
November 29th, 2012
08:20 PM ET

Palestine celebrates after UN vote upgrades status

Our second story OutFront: a victory for Palestinians.

The West Bank celebrated today after the United Nations gave Palestinians a small step toward statehood, something they've wanted for years.

The Palestinian Authority is now recognized by the U.N. as a "non-member observer state." The resolution was passed against the will of the United States and Israel, who were in the minority – just nine countries voted against it.

The vote gives the Palestinians a higher profile at the U.N., but more importantly, it also means they can join organizations like the International Criminal Court. And that could allow the Palestinians to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.

OutFront tonight is Silvan Shalom, the Vice Prime Minister of Israel.


Filed under: International • Israel • United Nations
September 27th, 2012
09:56 PM ET

Israel's Netanyahu draws a clear red line on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu draws a red line, literally, for Iran. CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Iranian-American journalist, Hooman Majd about Israel's claims against Iran's nuclear program. Do they add up?

OutFront tonight: Hooman Majd, author of The Ayatollahs' Democracy & The Ayatollah Begs to Differ.

FULL POST


Filed under: International • Iran • Israel • United Nations
September 26th, 2012
09:03 PM ET

Ahmadinejad slams Israel, calls for new world order, then opts for conciliatory approach

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made heated claims that Iran is under threat of military action from "uncivilized Zionists," an obvious reference to Israel. FULL POST


Filed under: Iran • United Nations
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