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Netanyahu: US, Not Moscow, Is the Cornerstone of Israeli Foreign Relations
The U.S. remains Israel’s chief ally and can-not be replaced by Russia, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said recently before flying home after a two-day visit to Moscow. “It is not desirable or practical to replace the United States [with Russia]. The US is the cornerstone of our foreign relations,” Netanyahu told reporters. He had visited Moscow for the third time this year, and held his fourth face-to-face meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
Netanyahu Offers Jewish History Lesson to UN Diplomats
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently offered to personally host a lecture on Jewish history for local U.N. staff following outrage over a resolution adopted by the U.N. cultural agency that failed to acknowledge Jewish ties to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the holiest site in Judaism.
NGO Monitor: UN Agency Manipulates Data to Misrepresent Israel
NGO Monitor has released a report highly critical of a UN agency deemed so biased in Jerusalem that the Foreign Ministry, according to diplomatic sources, stopped cooperating with it in any meaningful way several years ago. The organization is the Jerusalem-based UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA oPt). NGOs are nongovernmental organizations.
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