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UN Watch: Secretary Ban Ki-Moon’s Reaction to Terror Attack on Israelis ‘Weak’

A large banner depicting UN secretary General Ban Ki Moon hangs outside the UNRWA school in Gaza.

A large banner depicting UN secretary General Ban Ki Moon hangs outside the UNRWA school in Gaza.
Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90

After a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Bulgaria’s Burgas airport exploded on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding at least 30 more, a U.N. spokesperson said that secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon condemned the attack “in the strongest possible terms.”

In fact, the U.N. chief’s choice of terms was weak in comparison to his statement two weeks ago on the bombing of churches in Kenya. In that case, Mr. Ban rightly spoke of “terrorist” attacks, “reprehensible and criminal,” saying the perpetrators “must be held to account.”

Today he referred only to the deadly “bombing” of Israelis – noticeably declining to describe it as an act of terrorism – and he made no call for holding the perpetrators to account. UN Watch today urged Mr. Ban to clarify his position and to truly use the strongest possible terms to condemn today’s terrorist attack.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has remained silent on today’s attack. By contrast, hours after the Gaza Flotilla incident of 2010, Ms. Pillay expresed her “shock” and condemned Israel. The top story on her office website instead criticizes Western states for how they combat terrorism, with America accused of having “dangerous” laws that violate due process.

Supported by a Facebook campaign now going viral, UN Watch called on the High Commissioner to speak out for victims of terrorism, condemn today’s gruesome murders in Bulgaria, and instruct her staff to investigate the perpetrators and hold them fully accountable for the crimes.

The U.N.’s 47-nation Human Rights Council has also stayed silent. By contrast, in 2004 it wasted no time in convening an emergency session to eulogize Hamas terrorist leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, and to condemn Israel. Currently, the council is busy with yet another “fact-finding mission” into alleged Israeli human rights violations. The council has never mandated an inquiry into terrorism or rocket attacks targeting Israelis.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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9 Responses to “UN Watch: Secretary Ban Ki-Moon’s Reaction to Terror Attack on Israelis ‘Weak’”

  1. Linda Lutkus says:

    What do you expect? Most of the UN is Muslum!

  2. SICK SICK SICK! You’re so right Linda!

  3. The UN today is merely another vehicle for the Islamist hatred of ISRAEL. It's (leadership) lacks the willingness to be honest and expresses it in each and every manner.

  4. Rc Fowler says:

    Ban Ki Moon is an evil man!

  5. Norm Grey says:

    The biggest problem is that NO ONE is willing to just declare that the U.N. is the biggest detriment to humanity. It's nothing more than a MUTUAL CONDEMNATION SOCIETY. If Israel were to disappear, this august body of bull**** throwers would continue their vile hatred of each other. The UN's Charter is the "Emperor's New Clothes."

  6. Kathy Mckimm says:

    Sadly, Ban Ki Moon is doing to the UN and it's credibilty, what Obama and Hilary Clinton are doing to the reputation of the US.

  7. Moon is as corrupt as it gets in an agency which is as corrupt as it gets……God bless Israel and it's people. Take care of Iran before Obama uses an October surprise attack on Iran to get himself re-elected. If that happens, we are all doomed….

  8. Bernie Goodman says:

    With a name like that what other sort of reaction does one expect.

  9. Tamar Yonah says:

    Shalom Bernie, Great to connect with you! – By the way, Ban ki-Moon has been silent when Ashkelon is targeted with missiles as well. Seems' he's consistent in his lack of condemnations. We talk about things like this at http://www.IsraelNationalRadio.com and we'd love for you/your friends to call in and weigh in on these topics. ;-)

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