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Verdict on UN Security Council Emergency Session? Not Terrible.

Friday's emergency session of the UN Security Council ended with the news that Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will fly to the region in an effort to broker a ceasefire.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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The United Nation Security Council held an emergency session on Friday to address the escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel.

U.N. Undersecretary Jeffrey Feltman spoke at the beginning of the session. He announced that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will be arriving in the region tomorrow, Saturday, July 20, in an attempt to help rein in the hostilities.

Feltman also mentioned several points raised by acting leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. He said Abbas believes the PA should be ensuring security along the Philadelphi corrider, and that there has to be one entity in charge of both all Palestinian Arabs, including those in Gaza.

At the conclusion of his statement, Feltman waxed rhapsodic about the holy grail of the “peace process:” the creation of a Palestinian State so that the “Two State Solution” can herald the dawning of the era of peace and harmony.

And then, as if cynics were writing the script instead of people who actually believe this malarky, the U.N. ambassador from “Palestine” spoke, making it crystal clear that the Palestinian Arabs have no interest in anything like peace with Israel.

The representative from “Palestine,” Riyad Mansour, launched into an invective-filled diatribe accusing Israel of intentionally causing the murder of Arab babies, and insisting that the brutal occupation by the savage Israelis is the root cause of every problem in the region.

Mansour even stated that Israel “cynically used the deaths of three Israeli teenagers” as an excuse to restart its war machine in order to inflict the greatest harm possible on the poor Gazans who are in a stranglehold due to the illegal embargo and closure of its borders.

Not content to use every bloodthirsty adjective to describe Israel, Mansour also spent a good portion of his speaking time reading names and ages of children he claimed have been killed by Israel.

For his part, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor seized the opportunity to engage in rhetorical warfare, although of a far more subtle type.

“Hamas lives by violence and celebrates death. I want to be clear, our forces are fighting in Gaza, but they are not fighting the people of Gaza,” Prosor said.

Prosor also took the opportunity to castigate the nearly immediate, nearly universal international support for the Palestinian unity government. He said that simply allowed a fig leaf for Hamas to continue its violence and reign of terror against Israelis.

Neither of the parties’ spokespeople struck a surprising note. Perhaps the biggest surprise to wary observers was the statement made by U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power.

Power’s brief statement was emphatic about the need to de-escalate the violence. However, she did not spin any fairy tales about how it is only the lack of a Palestinian State which is blocking the peace train from rolling through the region. Nor did Power equate the two parties to the conflict. Power said the indiscriminate rocket fire from Gaza into Israel had to stop, and she called on both parties to try their utmost to reduce civilian casualties.

At least at this point, given that there were no marches in the aisles of the U.N. demanding Israel cease so that Hamas can continue firing (a joke Prosor employed during his remarks), it was not an altogether terrible day for Israel at the United Nations.

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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20 Responses to “Verdict on UN Security Council Emergency Session? Not Terrible.”

  1. Judith Ross says:

    No plan that will bring peace to the Mideast will be accepted by the UN, as it is ruled by Arab States, although, most of them state that they are not in favourite of Hamas, but they don’t want to be seen is complying with Israel.

  2. Why is Obama and Kerry allowing the support of a caliphate in the Middle East? Why a unified Palestine? Their very existence there inflames the unity of terror for the US. Hamas should be strictly dealt with by the UN but, the majority of the world are against Israel, just as the Bible portrays that God says he will bring all nations against Israel. Should there be a peace treaty, would it be the 7 yr treaty that will be broken midway at the 3 1/2 yr. mark?

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  4. please will every person inn Israel bend over and let the UN kiss Your butt, , let them take heir peace deal and place it firmly where their mothers never kissed them

  5. …UN are payed to did nothing?….

  6. We are so fortunate to have RON PROSER!! he is AMAZING!! <3 <3 <3 RON PROSER

  7. Marcel Murad says:

    Wooppy doo for the U.N.
    What would the world do without these morons ?

  8. Well, tomorrow’s another day, perfect for riots, etc.

  9. THESE ARE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL ????

  10. UNITED NOTHING ORGANIZATION !!!

  11. arabs own the UN so that almost all the resolution passed are anti Israel

  12. arabs own the UN so that almost all the resolution passed are anti Israel

  13. Eduardo Mazo says:

    what to be surrender, are the U.N. stain of lunatic of mind of terrorist.

  14. Eduardo Mazo says:

    what to be surrender, are the U.N. stain of lunatic of mind of terrorist.

  15. UN=Useless Nations

  16. Somehow we don’t expect any truths from Blanky Moony and his committee, not where Israel is concerned

  17. Ben Sismai says:

    - Actually Judith, a plan for peace will be accepted by the nations in the near future… A plan that is the very platform of the Beast, the anti-christ,… and all the nations along with Israel will follow him into deception and judgment.

  18. Judith Ross says:

    Sorry, you lost me, Who is the Beast, and why would anyone agree to follow one? I am in this world, not in as esoteric one that makes absolutely no sense at all.

    Judith

  19. Amen.Cant stand the UN !

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