Tag Archive for Ban Ki-moon

Outgoing UN chief Ban admits bias towards Israel is ‘disproportionate’

 

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 Chief rebukes Netanyahu ‘ethnic cleansing’ remark as “unacceptable & outrageous”

 

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 abbas-advocating-apartheidNetanyahu’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,”.

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Lunatic Moon Fixated on Israeli Madness, Ignores Palestinian Savagery 

 

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. 

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?

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WATCH: Netanyahu tells UN Chief Ban: Abbas incites to kill Jews like ISIS and Hamas

 

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

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.

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Hypocrite Ban Bashes Israel Ignores Hamas For Making Gaza Children ‘Suffer’

UN chief demands Israel take steps in protecting the children of Gaza, but fails to mention Hamas exploiting civilian shields & terrorist embedding themselves in hospitals & UN schools in their attacks against unarmed Israeli civilians.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon attacked Israel on Thursday, saying it needed to do more to protect the lives of Palestinian Arab children during counter-terror operations in Gaza – even as international law experts say Israel is warning Gazans too much and harming the ability of Western democracies to combat terror.

Ban Ki-Moon

Ban Ki-Moon – Reuters

“Last year was one of the worst in recent memory for children in countries affected by conflict,” the UN leader said, adding he is “deeply alarmed at the suffering of so many children as a result of Israeli military operations in Gaza last year.”

More than 500 children died during the conflict in Gaza last year, although Ban failed to note that Hamas embedded its terror infrastructure in civilian populations to maximize casualties on the Gazan side and portray the IDF negatively.

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UN’s Ban slams the IDF but leaves Israel & Hamas off children’s rights blacklist

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 »

UN Secretary General says Palestinian militants in Gaza put UN schools at risk not Israel

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.

By REUTERS

 

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 »

Young Students Urge UN Head to Condemn Arab Firebombings on Israeli Civilians

 

1,000 students at the Amit Lehava Girls’ School send petition to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking him to condemn the firebombing attack that severely burned their 11 yr-old friend, adding, “Ignoring is the same thing as silently supporting.”

By Yael Branovsky & Meital Yasur Beit-Or

 

Students at Amit Lehava girls’ school in Kedumim wrote a petition to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking him to condemn the attackers who threw a Molotov cocktail at 11-year-old Ayala Shapira and her father as they were driving in Samaria, causing the young girl massive burns.

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Israel reconsiders: Jerusalem to cooperate with probe on attacks to/from UN facilities

 

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

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 »

UN chief promises investigation into rockets found at UN schools during Gaza operation

 

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.

 Ban Ki-moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon .

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Israel’s Defense Minister at UN to Defend Israel Against False Hamas Allegations

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

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 »

UN chief ‘shocked & alarmed’ by Gaza terror tunnels – but investigates Israel not Hamas

U.N. Secretary-General visits southern Israel & Gaza Strip
• UN Chief: The build-destroy, build-destroy cycle in Gaza must be broken
• UN Chief tours Hamas’ terror tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, calls threats posed by rockets & tunnels “not acceptable.”

By Shlomo Cesana, Gadi Golan, Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom Staff and News Agencies

 

The U.N. Human Rights Council’s investigation of Operation Protective Edge will go ahead as planned, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the two met in Jerusalem earlier this week. Israel tried to convince Ban that an internal Israeli probe of the recent Gaza operation would be sufficient, but Ban made clear he would await the results of the U.N.
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Natanyahu to visiting UN chief: Direct negotiations only path to Israel-Palestinian peace

At a meeting in Jerusalem with visiting UN chief, PM Netanyahu says Palestinian extremists continue to incite recent Temple Mount violence by rioting & spreading baseless lies of imagined Israeli threat.

By and DPA

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday at the beginning of his talks with visiting United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that real peace between Israel and the Palestinians would only be possible through bilateral negotiations with those who want peace.

Netanyahu and Ban shake hands before their meeting in Jerusalem, October 13, 2014.

Netanyahu and Ban shake hands before their meeting in Jerusalem, October 13, 2014. – Photo: Reuters

Unilateral Palestinian steps in the United Nations will not advance the cause of peace, Netanyahu told the UN chief.

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Netanyahu asks UN chief: How would S. Korea respond to rocket attack from North Korea?

 

Israeli sources say UN head Ban Ki-moon, & Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a “heated” argument during their meeting on Tuesday
• Netanyahu: Jerusalem will highlight the fact that Hamas is not being adequately investigated by the UN.

By Shlomo Cesana

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a tense meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday, protesting that the U.N. Human Rights Council is biased against Israel and defends Hamas, making the inquiry into Operation Protective Edge unfair to Israel.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet on Tuesday – Photo: AFP

Israeli sources said Ban and Netanyahu had a “heated” argument during the meeting.

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Parents of 4 yr-old killed by Gaza mortar condemns UN hypocrisy in letter to Ban Ki-moon

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

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 »