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Topic - U.N. General Assembly
One year ago, on Nov. 29, 2012, the U.N. General Assembly voted to upgrade the Palestinian Authority (PA) to the status of a "nonmember observer state."
This week dawned routine on a U.N. General Assembly gathering — except for members of one delegation, who heralded in a new international political era by casting the first U.N. votes by Palestinians.
Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's claim that Iran is not seeking nuclear weapons, calling Mr. Rouhani a "wolf in sheep's clothing" ("Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran leader Hassan Rouhani is a 'wolf in sheep's clothing,'" Web, Oct. 31).
Rouhani is driven by the same hateful ideology
The head of the government of Gibraltar is urging the U.S. to take sides with the British territory in its latest dispute with Spain, which demands sovereignty over the promontory that it claims is an illegal colony.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, even if it stands alone, because Israel's future is threatened by a "nuclear-armed'" Iran seeking its destruction.
North Korea is blaming the "hostile policy" of the United States for continuing tension on the divided Korean Peninsula.
The president of Gambia listed homosexuality as one of the biggest threats to human existence in a shocking address to the U.N. General Assembly last week.
Hasan Rouhani, Iran's new president, made his debut on the world stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, calling for "a framework for managing our differences." He didn't offer the olive branch President Obama wanted. If Tehran is genuinely interested in improving relations with the United States and the West, Mr. Rouhani and the ruling mullahs could prove it with a small gesture. He could free a Christian pastor who on Thursday marks his first anniversary as a political prisoner in Tehran's notoriously evil Evin Prison.
Sweet talk sometimes works with coeds, never with tyrants
Israel wasn’t impressed with the so-called charm offensive launched by Iran’s newest president at the U.N. General Assembly conference this week, preparing for the historic New York meeting with a solid social media mocking that took pot shots at Hassan Rouhani.
The U.N. General Assembly's 68th session will open its annual "general debate" in New York on Tuesday, with leadoff speakers including President Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani. There is every prospect that Mr. Obama and Mr. Rouhani will exchange the handshake Mr. Obama has longed for ever since his 2009 inaugural address.
Israel announced on Tuesday that ministers attending the U.N. General Assembly session in New York on Tuesday will boycott the scheduled speech of Iran's new leader, President Hasan Rouhani.
President Obama may be the leader of the free world, but when it comes to his home life, he admittedly takes second seat.
'Lucy Rouhani' holds the football for 'Charlie' Obama