Latest update: August 19th, 2013
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has finally discovered that Israel is a sucker for a pat on the head and has admitted that the Israeli-Palestinian Authority conflict has been so dominant that it has caused Israel to have “suffered from bias and sometimes even discrimination.”
His earth-shaking confession in a speech at an Israeli college scored big points in headlines. He even said that Israel actually should be treated as an equal to all other countries in the undistinguished body.
Isn’t that great news?
That is just the kind of ego booster that makes so many Israelis feel really proud to be an Israeli. More important for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, it is ammunition for President Barack Obama’s personal Jewish lobby to use to convince Israel that it really is worth to shrink the country back to the tiny strip that existed until seven Arab nations circled the Jewish wagons in 1967.
The United Nations no longer is berating Israel. It now is stroking it with a soothing massage before sticking the goodwill knife in the back.
After Ban Ki-moon removed any concerns that the international body might be a just a smidgen anti-Israel, he jumped on the illusion that the Palestinian Authority and Israel have resumed “direct talks” to declare, “I have never been this optimistic.”
The “direct talks” are a stage show mediated by the United States.
But The U.N. chief insists, “This time, I expect real peace. The Israeli and Palestinian people are neighbors and have no choice but to live in harmony and peace, side by side.”
Of course, that is exactly what they were doing from 1967 until Yasser Arafat came along. Egypt treated Arabs in Gaza with malign neglect before then, and Jordan did nothing to advance to social, education and economic standing of Arabs in Judea and Samaria.
Along came Israel, and the level of education, standard of living reached unprecedented levels for the Arabs, who been living third-world lives.
The along came Yasser Arafat, who promised them a nation,and even provided the terrorists to hurry along the process while manufacturing the concept of a Palestinian people, which never existed and still does not exists
The United Nations has played a major part on the assembly line, creating 5 million “Palestinians” by changing the status of “refugee,” as it used in every other place in the world, to include offspring as “Palestinian refugees,” even if they are third and fourth-generation Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanians.
That is how the grandniece – not even the great grandchild, mind you – of an Arab who once lived west of Jerusalem in what is now the Jewish community of Zecharia, had the audacity to tell the Christian Science Monitor Sunday, ”I am from Zakaria [sic], not Dhaishe, and to anyone who asks me where I’m from I answer Zakaria. “ This is the village of my grandparents [sic] and we are hoping to return back to it. This is our right and our dream…This is a question of justice and dignity.”
That is why Ban Ki-moon is being so nice to Israel, which he wants to change from a state of Jews to one of Good Samaritans.
It is a gimmick that has worked time and time again. Israel was loved by the entire world for kicking 9,000 Jews out of Gaza in 2005 and withdrawing every IDF soldier and intelligence officer.
Hamas also loved Israel, and thanked it by attacking half of the country with missiles and rockets until this very day.
When Ehud Barack, arguably Israel’s worst-ever prime minister, gave up the security zone in southern Lebanon and hastily withdrew the IDF in 2000, Israel bathed in praised. Hezbollah exploited the power vacuum and Israel’s relaxing under the glowing sun of praise to attack the other half of Israel with nearly 4,000 missiles in 2006, but that does not matter.
And the world really patted Israel’s shoulders until they were too sore to move for being so Christian as to turn the other cheek and free terrorists time and time again. So what if only a few hundred out of several thousand returned to terror and killed several hundred Israelis?
The important thing is that the world applauded Israel and Ban Ki-moon will continue to do so – until the very end.
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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