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Netanyahu Slams Security Council

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the United Nations Security Council Monday for striking a conciliatory tone vis-à-vis Hamas. 

During a phone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Netanyahu said the United Nations “considers the needs of a murderous terrorist group attacking Israeli civilians without addressing security needs of Israel, including the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip according to the principle already established in the interim agreement with the Palestinians. “

Netanyahu added, “this message does not reference to attacks on Israeli civilians or reference to the fact that Hamas uses the people of Gaza as human shields, and they use the facilities of the United Nations to attack Israeli citizens..” 

Finally, Netanyahu added that “Israel accepted the UN proposal three times induce humanitarian – and Hamas broke them all. They continue to shoot even now at civilians. Israel continues to treat the tunnels of terror, this is only the first step disarmament. The international community must work for the demilitarization of Gaza. “

Ban Ki-Moon: Israel Has Right to Defend Country

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said Tuesday that he respects the legitimacy of Israel’s right to defend itself, but also called on Israel to limit its reaction to ongoing Hamas rocket fire at Israeli civilians.

According to a report on the Hebrew-language Ynet website, Mr Ban also said his organization rejected the terror gang’s use of hospitals and other civilian sites for military purposes.

Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Secretary General that Israel is trying hard not to harm civilians, but pointed out that Hamas’ strategy is to implant fighters amongst the civilian population in order to ensure civilian casualties.

Legalists to UN Chief Ki-Moon: “Retract all Acceptance of PA to the UN”

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

JERUSALEM – The Legal Forum for Israel, a body representing hundreds of lawyers and jurists from various countries, has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon last week demanding that he retract all acceptance within the UN of the Palestinian Authority and reject the Palestinian request to accede to international conventions. Relating to the abduction of the three boys form Gush Etzion, author of the letter Alan Baker, former legal adviser of Israel’s foreign ministry, former ambassador to Canada and Director of the International Action Division of the Legal Forum for Israel, writes: “We are, first and foremost, at the time of writing this letter, most distressed at the tragic situation in which one or more Palestinian terror groups, affiliated to what you and the UN regard as the “State of Palestine”, considered to be a non-member state observer in the UN, have taken three Israeli youths hostage, in clear violation of all basic humanitarian norms and conventions. We feel that this action, together with the dangerous situation presently prevailing, is directly connected to, and emanates from the enhanced status that you and the UN have attributed to this Palestinian entity. By any basic criterion of international law and practice, this entity should never have been, and cannot be considered to be a state.”

Baker continues to state that by granting such status, the UN violated and undermined the Oslo Accords, the very agreements between the PLO and Israel for which the UN has consistently expressed its clear support.

Baker goes on to point out that this situation is all the more evident and absurd in light of the incorporation of the Hamas terror organization into the governing structure of the Palestinian Authority, an action welcomed by the UN and Moon himself. “No one, not even the UN, can deny the fact that the Hamas terror organization is universally recognized as such. Hence the absurdity of the UN’s situation in hosting within its own ranks a terrorist entity,” stated Baker.

Baker attacks the UN for its quick acceptance of the PA signing of the international treaties. “In the same vain, it is no less inconceivable, both legally and morally, that you and the UN recently rushed within days to accept the request addressed to you by “the State of Palestine” to accede to international conventions – including, ironically and cynically, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, presently being blatantly violated by the Palestinian Authority. This present, ongoing child hostage situation carried out by elements within that “Palestinian government of national consensus” only accentuates the cynical and embarrassing situation into which you and the UN have permitted yourselves to be drawn by Palestinian manipulation.”

Baker finally demands action on the part of the UN. “In view of the fact that the Palestinian non-member state observer has now become an openly identified terrorist entity, we feel that it is incumbent upon you and the organization to act immediately to retract all acceptance and status within the UN of this terrorist entity, and to reject the Palestinian request to accede to international conventions, under the misleading and fraudulent claim that it is a state,” concludes Baker.

Former Ambassador Baker further stated that he was shocked by the “the UN’s, the Secretary-General’s and the international community’s hypocrisy and selective one sided attitude. They are all ready to condemn Israel and to establish inquiry committees on everything Israel does, but ignore the significant damage against Israel and against all humanitarian norms.”

UN Security Council Adopts Syria Resolution Unanimously

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution outlining the details of taking under international control and ultimately destroying Syria’s chemical arsenal.

“Today’s historic resolution is the first hopeful news on Syria in a long time,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the council after the vote.

The Syrian sides must engage constructively in the upcoming Geneva 2 conference, which would be a significant step towards the “creation of a democratic state that guarantees the human rights of all in Syria,” Moon said in his address to the Council.

“The regional actors have a responsibility to challenge those who will actively undermine the process and those who do not fully respect Syria’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity,” he added.

The target date for a new peace conference in Geneva was set for mid-November. The Secretary-General said that the Syrian opposition must be represented at the Geneva peace talks in a single delegation,.

If inspectors decide that Syria has failed to fulfill its obligations, the resolution calls for consequences, based on another resolution to be passed in the event of non-compliance.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/un-security-council-adopts-syria-resolution-unanimously/2013/09/28/

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