Tag Archive for Ban Ki-moon

Israeli envoy at UN: ‘Stand with Israel & against terrorism, before it’s too late’

 

Envoy Ron Prosor speaking at UN General Assembly in New York, urged the int’l community to join Israel in fighting terrorism, but Ban Ki-Moon, condemned ‘senseless cycle of suffering’ in both Gaza & Israel.

By Yitzhak Benhorin

 

WASHINGTON – Israeli ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor spoke before the General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, telling the represented nations that they could either join Israel in fighting the threat of terrorism or face the same threat on their own doorstep in the near future.

Netanyahu shows Ban pictuers of Hamas' use of civilian areas to launch rockets (Photo: Haim Zach, GPO)

Netanyahu shows Ban pictures of Hamas’ use of civilian areas to launch rockets – Photo: Haim Zach, GPO

“You can take a firm stand against terrorism or stand on the sidelines,” said Prosor. Continue Reading »

As UN committees feed Anti-Semitism, UN Condemns Spike in Anti-Semitism Worldwide

Too little, too late: Belated condemnation surfaces after Jews have been threatened & beaten across the globe – maybe due to decades of racist and biased UN declarations against Israel.

By AFP and Tova Dvorin

 

The conflict in Gaza should not be an excuse for anti-Semitic slurs and attacks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said late Sunday.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – AFP photo

Ban “deplores the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, particularly in Europe, in connection with protests concerning the escalation of violence in Gaza,” read a statement from the UN leader’s spokesman.

“The Secretary-General emphasizes that the conflict in the Middle East must not constitute a pretext for prejudice that could affect social peace and harmony anywhere.” Continue Reading »

Amb. Dr. Alan Baker to UN: PA in Violation Of Int’l Treaties – Revoke Observer Status Over Abduction

Israel’s former Ambassador Dr. Alan Baker: The UN’s legitimization of the Palestinians violates the Oslo Accords according to every criteria set forth by the International Criminal Court.

By Tova Dvorin, Ido Ben-Porat

 

Former Israeli Ambassador to Canada Dr. Alan Baker, the head of the Legal Forum for Israel, has formally requested that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon revoke the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) observer status Friday, in light of their unity with Hamas.

“The tragic abduction and imprisonment of three young Israelis by a terrorist organization, attached to what you call the ‘State of Palestine’ and now considered a state observer at the UN, is a gross violation of humanitarian norms and conventions,” Baker wrote. Continue Reading »

UN’s Under Sec-Gen Rima Khalaf, Promotes & Advances Antisemitism

Trying to halt the UN’s promotion of antisemitism, Israel’s envoy to the United Nations, Ron Prosor sends his second letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to address the latest example.

By Israel and Stuff

 

Below is the second letter addressed to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the subject of UN’s official propagation of myths, revisionist history, and antisemitism.

Ron Prosor

At the UNITED NATIONS — Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor – Photo: Shahar Azran

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UN chief condemns Gaza’s rocket attacks on Israel

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns the Islamic Jihad for firing the 60 rockets that landed in Israel and also ‘urges all actors to exercise maximum restraint to prevent further incidents.’

By Reuters

 

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned a series of rocket attacks against Israel that originated in the Gaza Strip and provoked swift Israeli retaliation.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon - Photo Courtesy UN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon – Photo Courtesy UN

Israel bombed 29 targets in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said, after Palestinian militants in the coastal territory fired 60 rockets into Israel in the heaviest such barrage since 2012.

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the multiple rocket attacks today on Israel from Gaza, for which Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility,” Ban’s press office said in a statement. Continue Reading »

UN Secretary-Genera Ban Ki-moon visits Auschwitz

UN chief pays tribute to Holocaust victims during his first visit to Polish memorial site of former Nazi death camp.

Ban vows to safeguard the testimonies of survivors.

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the site of Nazi death camp Auschwitz on Monday to pay tribute to Holocaust victims.

UN chief Ban pays tribute to Holocaust victims at Auschwitz 17, Nov 2013

UN chief Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to Holocaust victims at Auschwitz – 17, Nov 2013 – REUTERS Screenshot

Ban Ki-moon visited Auschwitz, the first of two camps set up in neighboring towns Oswiecim and Brzezinka. He walked under the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work makes you free) above a gate which prisoners passed on their way to their barracks. Continue Reading »

UN Chief: American Jews have made distinct imprint on UN

 

Ban Ki-moon addresses Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations gala in New York, stresses anti-Semitism “has no place in the 21st century.”

By MAYA SHWAYDER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT

 

 

 

NEW YORK – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the American Jewish community for its partnership in fighting injustice while stressing the need to “stand strong against extremists,” while speaking in New York Tuesday night.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a news conference in Andorra April 2, 2013.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a news conference in Andorra April 2, 2013. – Photo: REUTERS/Albert Gea

At the 50th anniversary tribute gala dinner of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Ban said the UN and American Jewry “share a common goal… and identical values” in the pursuit of “peace and human dignity for all.”

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UN Chief Urges US & UK: Postpone Attack

UN Secretary-General Ban tells US & UK to delay strike on Syrian targets & give inspectors more time to investigate.

Syria takes advantage of ‘advanced warning’ to evacuate top military posts & prepare for attack.

By Maayana Miskin

 

 

The United States and Britain have come under pressure to delay military intervention in Syria, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urging both countries to hold fire.

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon – AFP file

Speaking at a press conference at The Hague, Ban called to give UN inspectors more time to examine the scene of the chemical weapons attack near Damascus last week. Continue Reading »

Ban Ki-moon: Backsteps, Now saying no discrimination against Israel at UN

 

Now in New York, the Secretary-general denies saying this to students in Israel: “Unfortunately because of the conflict, Israel has been weighed down by criticism and suffered from bias – sometimes even discrimination,”

Not very Diplomatic.

By MAYA SHWAYDER
 

 

NEW YORK – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon denied on Monday there is any bias in the UN against Israel.

Ban (center) with the students in Jerusalem Photo: Reuters

Ban (center) with the students in Jerusalem – Photo: Reuters

At a press “encounter” at the UN Headquarters in New York, a reporter for Israel Radio pressed Ban about his comments last Friday while meeting with students at the UN headquarters in Jerusalem.

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Netanyahu exposed anti-Israel incitement at UN sponsored , West financed Arab summer camps

 

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was briefed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu & other top Israeli officials on Friday about UNRWA camps inciting & indoctrinating Arab children.

Either unable or unwilling to end the UNRWA indoctrination of Arab children, Ban expressed his concern over Israeli home constructions.

By Mati Tuchfeld, Israel Hayom Staff and Reuters

 

 

At a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was expected to present proof of anti-Israel incitement in summer camps run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian children in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip.

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Peres tells Ban, ‘surprised’ Lebanon blamed Israel for car-bombing

 

Day after car-bombing Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut’s Dahiyeh quarter, Israel’s President Shimon Peres rejects Lebanon’s Michel Suleiman’s accusation that Israel was involved, during press conference in Jerusalem with UN’s chief Ban Ki-moon. 

By Noam (Dabul) Dvi

President Shimon Peres said in a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday that he was surprised to learn that the Lebanese president had blamed Israel for Thursday’s Beirut bombing.

Ban Ki-moon and Peres in Jerusalem (Photo: AFP)

Ban Ki-moon and Peres in Jerusalem – Photo: AFP

On Thursday, Michel Suleiman condemned the explosion in the Dahiyeh quarter saying it had the fingerprints of Israel, and its purpose was to destabilize Lebanon. Continue Reading »

UN’s Chief Again Calls Israeli Settlements ‘illegal’

 

UN’s Ban: Israel is again undermining progress toward two-state solution.

By MICHAEL WILNER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT

 

 

 

WASHINGTON — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains “deeply concerned” over plans to construct hundreds of new housing units in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, his spokesperson said in a statement on Friday.

The Itamar settlement in the West Bank.

The Itamar settlement in the West Bank. – Photo: Abed Omar Qusini / Reuters

“These are unhelpful decisions that undermine progress towards the two-state solution,” the statement reads. “They constitute a deeply worrisome trend at a moment of ongoing efforts to re-launch Ipeace negotiations.”

The note referred specifically to the settlement of Itamar– “deep into the West Bank,” it says– as well as the 1,000 new settlement units planned in east Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Is UN’s Chief Ban Ki-Moon wrong about Israeli settlements deliberate?

Israeli Settlements are not illegal under int’l law. Anyone willing to divorce themselves from the threats and politics of the Palestinians would know this.

By Eric Rozenman

There he goes again. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon erroneously has asserted, for the fourth time in two years, that “all [Israeli] settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, is illegal under international law.”

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the United Nations General Assembly  - Associated Press -Photo Mary Altaffer

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the United Nations General Assembly – Associated Press/Photo: Mary Altaffer

The Washington Post headlined its Feb. 1 Associated Press dispatch “U.N. panel criticizes Israel on settlements; Report says ‘creeping annexation’ violates rights of Palestinians.” Continue Reading »

UN Chief warns Netanyahu over ‘int’l law violations’ in East Jerusalem

Of all the countries in the Mid East to address this problem, UN’s chief Ban, in a phone call to PM Netanyahu, urges Israel to abide by its obligations under ‘int’l humanitarian law’ to allow free expression of religion.

By MICHAEL WILNER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT

 

NEW YORK — On a phone call during the past two days, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of possible violations of “international humanitarian law” in East Jerusalem.

East Jerusalem.

East Jerusalem – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ban’s primary concerns expressed during the call seem to have been the resumption of peace talks and the denial of access to worshipers of various faiths to Jerusalem’s holy sites.

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UN Watch leads protest calling on Ban Ki-moon to condemned Richard Falk

Below is email I received from UN Watch:

Victory: UN reverses course, condemns Richard Falk * Now his defenders are attacking UN Watch

Hillel Neuer, UN Watch (briefing@unwatch.org)

 

To: Phillip Pasmanick
Picture of Hillel Neuer, UN Watch

 

Dear Phillip,

Good news: Thanks to a firestorm sparked by UN Watch, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon — after initially refusing to act — has finally accepted our demand and condemned UN Palestine expert Richard Falk for justifying the Boston terrorist attack as a form of resistance to the sins of America and Israel. As a result, UN Watch is now under attack.

Here’s how it all happened. Continue Reading »