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The independent, Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group UN Watch recently issued its annual list of the "Top Ten Worst U.N. Moments of 2016," featured below.
10. Misogynistic Iran joined the Executive Board of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
9. The UN elected dictatorships Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba, and Egypt to its highest human rights body.
8. The UN Human Rights Council held a minute of silence for brutal dictator and human rights abuser Fidel Castro. UN Watch was the only NGO in the room which refused to stand.
7. Jean Ziegler, co-founder and 2002 laureate of the Moammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize, was reelected to the 18-member Advisory Committee of the UN Human
On December 14, 2016 the Conference of Presidents and the Embassy of Azerbaijan co-hosted nearly two hundred guests who filled the room for a reception at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC to celebrate the upcoming Chanukah holiday and honor those countries and others that provided crucial firefighting personnel and equipment to assist Israel in battling the devastating fires last month.
The event was attended by the ambassadors representing the diverse group of
More than 1,500 young professionals from the New York area gathered Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Metropolitan Pavilion for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Young Leadership New York (YL-NY) Division 14th Annual Gala, which raised over $500,000 to support the well-being of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.
The Jewish world’s most successful young leadership fundraising event, dubbed “the Jewish Oscars” by The New York Observer, featured gourmet food, an open bar, live
On Wednesday December 7, 2016 the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) held its annual dinner at Daniel with cocktails beginning at 6:00 PM. This was an intimate evening with 150 guests paying $10,000 each to help find a cure for prostate cancer; an effort spearheaded by Michael Milken. In the 1980's Milken was known as the junk bond king and his legendary status was sealed by his astronomical returns-he had only four down months in 17 years. After being diagnosed with an advanced
The Jewish Voice is calling on the pro-Israel community to boycott French-made products in response to France’s recent decision to issue labels distinguishing between Israeli products from within and beyond the 1967 lines.
“We are calling on all supporters of Israel, be they Jewish or not, to immediately cease and desist in the purchase of any and all products made in France,” the newspaper wrote in an editorial published Dec. 2. “And that means cheese, wines, perfume or any other staple items that we naturally