RT America -- December 30, 2014

A resolution that would have recognized the state of Palestine and called for an end to Israeli occupation was narrowly defeated in the UN Security Council on Tuesday night, falling just one vote short of passage. Eight countries voted to approve the measure, one short of needing a veto, which the US promised to use if needed to defeat the resolution. RT’s Reema Abu Hamdieh examines the politics behind the move.

Not all charities live up to their stated aspirations and not all are honest with how they spend their money. Some spend more money on salaries and recruiters than they actually give to the needy, raising questions about who these charitable organizations are actually designed to help. RT’s Ameera David takes a closer look.