Outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon admits that, “Decades of political maneuvering have created a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports & committees against Israel.”
By Shlomo Cesana and Erez Linn
Outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon admitted Saturday that the United Nations is, in fact, biased toward Israel.
“Over the last decade I have argued that we cannot have a bias against Israel at the U.N.,” Ban told the U.N. Security Council. “Decades of political maneuvering have created a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports and committees against Israel. In many cases, instead of helping the Palestinian issue, this reality has foiled the ability of the U.N. Continue Reading »
UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon rejects PM Netanyahu’s claim that Abbas is seeking ‘ethnic cleansing,’ saying that it is in fact the settlements that are the major obstacle to peace.
By Itamar Eichner & Reuters
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed his deep concern over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent remarks, in which he described Palestinian President Mahnoud Abbas’ refusal to allow Jews to live in a future Palestinian state as “ethnic cleansing”.
Interpreting Netanyahu’s words to mean that anyone who opposes expanding the settlements supports the ethnic cleansing of Israelis, Ban stated that his response to Abbas was “unacceptable and outrageous,”. Continue Reading »
UN’s secretary-general Moon suggests Israel’s leaders are insane, but who’s really suffering from lunacy?
By David Lazarus
The definition of insanity is when you keep repeating the same action over and over again, compulsively, obsessively, while thinking that somehow you will get a different result.
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That is what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said about Israeli leaders this week during his brief visit to the country. “You must stop repeating the same platitudes and expecting a different result. It is maddening,” he blustered during a speech to dignitaries at Tel Aviv University.
Israelis left scratching their heads, wondering, “Who’s insane?
UN Secretary-General Ban in Israel to meet with PM Netanyahu & President Rivlin in effort to find ‘political solution’ to current wave of Palestinian violence before his meeting with PA President Abbas.
By Ynet reporters
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of “joining ISIS and Hamas in claiming that Israel threatens the al-Aqsa mosque” on Tuesday evening during a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Sec.-Gen. Ban and PM Netanyahu at the UN. – Photo: AP
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Abbas, Netanyahu said, “unfortunately has been fanning the flames. He said on September 16, just a few days ago, that he welcomes ‘every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem….’ That’s a quote.
United Nations chief condemns Israel over IDF’s impact on Gaza’s children of last summer’s Operation Protective Edge but doesn’t mention how Hamas “obstruct humanitarian aid, fire from civilian population centers and use innocents as human shields.”
Israel on Monday welcomed a United Nations decision not to place Israel on a black list that included organizations such as ISIS, but criticized it for going easy on Hamas.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – Photo: REUTERS
UN special envoy for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui of Algeria, had placed the IDF and the terrorist organization Hamas on a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights during conflicts. Continue Reading »
Palestinian militants were the ones who risked the civilian population by hiding weapons at UN premises being used as emergency shelters, writes UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he deplores that a UN inquiry found “Israeli actions” killed at least 44 Palestinians and injured some 227 more at UN premises being used as emergency shelters during the 2014 Gaza conflict.
UNRWA school damaged by fighting in Gaza. – Photo: REUTERS
“It is a matter of the utmost gravity that those who looked to them for protection and who sought and were granted shelter there had their hopes and trust denied,” Ban wrote in his cover letter to a UN inquiry report into the incidents. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem believes the UN investigative committee to be professional & it’s promise to look at the context that led up Israel’s response on Gaza, as well as what transpired at UN facilities.
In signal that Jerusalem is not opposed to cooperating with international investigative bodies it believes are professional and impartial, Jerusalem agreed on Thursday to cooperate with a UN probe investigating both attacks on UNRWA facilities during this summer’s military operation in Gaza and Hamas’ use of those facilities to store weapons.
UNRWA school damaged by fighting in Gaza. – Photo: REUTERS
The decision to cooperate with the “board of inquiry” established by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stands in stark contrast to Jerusalem’s decision not to cooperate with a UN Human Rights Council investigative committee set up to investigate what the Palestinians allege were Israeli war crimes during Operation Protective Edge. Continue Reading »
Secretary General Ban, at debriefing of the UN Security Council, “The scale of the destruction in Gaza has left deep questions about proportionality & the need for accountability.”
By MAYA SHWAYDER
NEW YORK — Fresh off a Monday meeting with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon debriefed the UN Security Council on Tuesday morning on his recent trip to Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian territories, and said that he would push forward on an investigation into the destruction and damaging of UN-owned buildings, including incidents when Hamas weapons were found in UN schools.
Analysis: Defense Minister Ya’alon will have to chronicle to Ban Ki-moon the list of war crimes committed by Hamas & other Gaza terror organizations, and defend Israel against false claims.
By Mark Langfan, A7 UN Reporter
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who is on a five-day visit to the US, came to the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City Monday to begin to fight the ultimate battle of the Hamas-Israel War that began in the summer of 2014.
Yaalon with Ban – Photo: Sarah Brittany Somerset/UN
Now, long after the guns fell silent in Gaza, Ya’alon has perhaps the toughest of all fights: explaining to an extremely skeptical and biased United Nations that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fought the Gaza War in accordance with “international law.”
Here, on a beautiful, crisp, sunny autumn day, on the 38th Floor of the UN Secretariat Building with spectacular views, thousands of miles from Israel and Hamas, Ya’alon first shook hands with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Continue Reading »
Tragerman family pens passionate plea to Ban to address Hamas war crimes, against it’s own people, (not just against Israel), after having hypocritically and immorally announced that a UN committee would investigate only “Israeli crimes” during Israel’s defensive Operation Protective Edge.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Gila and Doron Tragerman, who lost their 4-year-old son Daniel in a mortar strike from the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, have called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak out against Hamas’s crimes.
Daniel Tregerman ז”ל, the four-year-old boy who was killed by a mortar which struck a kibbutz near the Gaza frontier. – Photo from: TWITTER
In a letter sent to the UN chief on Thursday, Gila Tragerman describes the death of their son and the experience of living under constant rocket threat in recent years at their home in Kibbutz Nahal Oz. Continue Reading »