Defensive actions taken by the IDF have resulted in fatalities. Only when absolutely necessary and legally permitted, has force been used.
Posts Tagged: United Nations
Nicky Morgan: For too long, the Party has appeased Brexiteer obsessives. It’s time for One Nation Tories to fight back.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.
Iain Dale: As I prepared for my Question Time debut, I heard that Diane Abbott had pulled out. Was it something I said?
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.
She cited the attack in Salisbury: “We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised….in Syria, on the streets of the UK…
The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?
Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.
On corruption, fragility, innovation, human capital, creditworthiness, GDP per head – all the measures that count for most – the country is, to put it politely, not in a great place.
Alex Morton: It’s time to turn the Department for International Development into a Department for Humanitarian Relief
At a time when austerity continues, we need to be explain that we are not wasting taxpayers’ money on a grand delusion that we can create prosperity.
“Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured.” May’s security speech in Munich speech. Full text.
“If the priority becomes avoiding new cooperation with a country outside the EU, then this will have damaging real world consequences for the security of all our people.”
As a permanent member of the Security Council and close ally to all members of the Coalition, it is in a perfect position to do so.
Michael Bates: During this Christmas season, it’s time to stand up for religious freedom – and that of those who don’t believe at all
The number and proportion of conflicts around the world with a religious dimension is increasing. In 2001, 44 per cent; in 2013, 60 per cent.
The British Indian Ocean Territory is clearly a reminder to too many member nations of our lingering colonial legacy.
Michael Howard: Low-carbon wind is set to power Brexit Britain. The work that Thatcher, Major and I undertook is paying off.
What I saw when I attended the United Nations climate change summit recenty, 25 years on from when I went with Sir John to the Earth Summit
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: MPs shouldn’t inject political bias into the university syllabus – but neither should academics
There is a legitimate question to be asked about whether UK universities have been fulfilling their duty to provide a model of reasoned discourse on Brexit.