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 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 »
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 – 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 »
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 »
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.
At the UNITED NATIONS — Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor – Photo: Shahar Azran
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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.’
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
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 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.
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 Ki-moon pays tribute to Holocaust victims at Auschwitz – 17, Nov 2013 –
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 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.
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 »
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
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 »
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. – 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 »
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.
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
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 »
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 »