Insights: Israel/Palestine

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    Meeting on the escalation of tensions and violence in Israel/Palestine

    This morning (16 October), at Jordan’s request, the Council will have a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun on the escalation of tensions and violence in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The permanent representatives...

    posted on FRI 16 OCT 2015
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    Middle East Open Debate

    Tomorrow (15 January), the Security Council will convene for its first Middle East quarterly open debate of the year, with a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General of Political Affairs Jens Toyberg-Frandzen. Interventions by the new Council members – Angola, Malaysia, New...

    posted on WED 14 JAN 2015
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    Vote on Israel/Palestine Draft Resolution

    At 5pm today (Tuesday, 30 December), the Council will convene to vote on a draft resolution (S/2014/916) calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories by the end of 2017. Yesterday, the Arab Group met...

    posted on TUE 30 DEC 2014
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    Briefing on East Jerusalem

    Tomorrow afternoon (29 October), the Council will meet for a public briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on the situation in Israel/Palestine, particularly on continuing Israeli settlement expansion and rising tensions in East Jerusalem. The meeting was requested...

    posted on TUE 28 OCT 2014
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    Open Debate on the Middle East

    Tomorrow (21 October), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East with Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefing*. The main focus is expected to be Gaza and reconstruction efforts there following the devastation wrought...

    posted on MON 20 OCT 2014
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    Briefing on Middle East Peace Process

    On Monday (18 August), Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry will brief Security Council members on Israel-Palestine during the regular monthly briefing on the situation in the Middle East. Consultations will follow, during which members may...

    posted on FRI 15 AUG 2014
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    Briefing on Gaza by Humanitarian Head and UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

    Tomorrow morning (July 31), the Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and the recent attacks on UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) schools and UN designated shelters. Jordan requested...

    posted on WED 30 JUL 2014
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    Adoption of a Presidential Statement on Gaza

    At 12 am this morning (28 July), the Security Council held an urgent meeting to adopt its first formal outcome on the situation in Israel/Palestine—a presidential statement—since the onset of the latest outbreak of violence in Gaza. The presidential statement...

    posted on MON 28 JUL 2014
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    Middle East Debate to Focus on Situation in Gaza

    Tomorrow morning (22 July), the Security Council will hold its regular quarterly open debate on the situation in Israel/Palestine with Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry expected to brief. (Update: After this story was published, we...

    posted on MON 21 JUL 2014
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    Israel/Palestine: Political Affairs Chief to Brief following Israeli Ground Operation in Gaza

    This afternoon at 3 pm(18 July), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Security Council on the situation in Israel/Palestine. An urgent meeting was requested last night by Jordan, the Arab Group’s voice on the Council, in response...

    posted on FRI 18 JUL 2014
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    Israel/Palestine: Secretary-General to Brief on Escalating Violence in Gaza

    Today (10 July) the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Israel/Palestine. The meeting was requested by the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Palestinian Rights Committee at...

    posted on THU 10 JUL 2014
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    Political Affairs Chief to Brief on Middle East and Terrorism in the Region

    On Monday (23 June), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Council during its monthly consideration of the Middle East. His public comments will likely focus on the current crisis challenging the nascent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation and unity government...

    posted on FRI 20 JUN 2014
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    Open Debate on the Middle East&#8212 Following Collapse of Peace Talks

    Tomorrow (29 April), UN Special Coordinator Robert Serry will brief the Council during its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. His comments will likely focus on the collapse of peace talks between Israel and Palestine. Tomorrow also marks the...

    posted on MON 28 APR 2014
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    Briefing: Presidential Statement on the OIC

    On Monday (28 October) the Security Council will receive a briefing from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. The briefing will be chaired by the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan,...

    posted on FRI 25 OCT 2013
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    Monthly Middle East Briefing

    Tomorrow (17 September) Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, is scheduled to deliver the regular monthly briefing on the issue to the Security Council. The briefing, which will be followed by closed consultations, will...

    posted on MON 16 SEP 2013