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Ban Ki-moon and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the Cairo conference to "re-build" Gaza, October 2014.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon claims Israel can only be a democracy with an end to building in Judea and Samaria.

Ban emphasized Wednesday – the day after Israelis re-elected Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to lead the country – that Israel must continue final status talks with the Palestinian Authority for the establishment of an independent sovereign state.


This is “the best and only way forward for Israel to remain a democratic state,” UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters, speaking for Ban.

Netanyahu had stated during his campaign this time around that he would not allow an independent PA state to be created while he is in office due to the rising security risks. He also committed to continuing to build Israeli neighborhoods in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

During his past two terms in office, Netanyahu maintained a willingness to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority “at any time and any place” in order to secure a final status agreement that would create a “two-state solution.” PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, however, was entirely unwilling to engage in direct talks with Netanyahu and spent the entire five-year period working to avoid every possible opportunity to do so.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor responded to Ban, saying, “The United Nations may disagree with the policies of the Israeli government but there is one fact that cannot be disputed: that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. If the UN is so concerned about the future of the Palestinian people, [then] it should be asking why (PA) President (Mahmoud) Abbas is in the tenth year of a five-year presidential term,” Prosor said.

Abbas was elected in PA polls to serve for a five-year term as the entity’s leader in 2006. One year later, the Palestinian Authority was split in two when the Hamas terror organization carried out a coup and ousted Abbas and seized control of Gaza instead, which it maintains to this day. The Fatah-led PA government has continued to lead only the PA-controlled territories in Judea and Samaria from the entity’s capital in the city of Ramallah since 2006. Moreover, when his term was up, Abbas refused to step down and instead invoked “emergency rule status” which he has continued to this day. No new PA elections are scheduled for the foreseeable future.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. Palestinians do not want peace so wake up U.N. and liberal Jews. They were offered everything that Arafat asked for when Clinton was President and he walked away..let us stop playing this game and time the liberal Jews stand up for Israel..they will not be in office in Congress long as even liberal Jews see nobody in Congress that stood up for Netanyahu having Obama spit in his face but thank goodness the Israelis spit back an lied to the exit polls. Ha.

  2. The UN has to stop it with the “Palestinians” already. Enough is enough! They need to be transferred out of Israel. They can live in the desert where they belong- if they don’t want peace. What have they ever done for the world that the world is so concerned with them?! They promote hatred and terrorism and do not contribute anything positive in this world!

  3. Why looking at Israel….take a look a little bit further stupid one, walk to the moon together with your friends. Israel gives more to it’s people then it’s neigubor states you never talk about, what about that…. Now Go home and do Some homework or Go to Obamama…tssssss.

  4. I think the UN have plenty of issues they should focus their attention first from Syria genocide , Russia n Ukrain , Tunsinia , n plenty more. I THINK IS ABOUT TIME THE UN TO BACK OFF N DONT PLAY DOUBLE STANDARD N FACE REALITY.

  5. mind your own business Ban Ki Moon you are not strong enough to resolve this problem actually the UN never solves any problem. send the palestinians back to jordan where they came from. that is jordan and other arab. will everyone mind their ow business and let Israel decide its own fate and that means ISRAEL ONE STATE NO TWO STATES aSO BUGGER OFF EVERYONE ELSE. AND LET ISRAEL PROTECT ITSELF. NETANYAHU KNOWS BEST.

  6. The last person to give advise to Israel is the corrupt UN full of dictatorships that rule the roost over yonder..Israel can do what she likes toward your kind..Go tell it to Iran,Syria,Boko Haram,Salafists,the dreadful ISIS..Not to mention the rest of jihadists ..Israel walks in a sea of calm among the terror entities..Suggest you revise your thought process.But then,you will be thrown out of a job.Ican say more..but it would take pages to fill all the unbelievable pusshing against Israel never stopping.Away with you and yours NOW.

  7. The State of Israel must explain to the United Nations and to all nations that God gave to Israel all the Land of Canaan, which includes all the Palestine, as it is written in the Bible, in Genesis 12:6-7, 15:13-21, 17:1-8, 17:19, 26:1-5, 28:10-14 and 35:9-12 and Numbers 34:13-29 and Deuteronomy 3:8, and that Israel possessed that land since the year 1466 BCE, and that the Arabs invaded the Land of Israel (Palestine) in the year 635 CE, so that all the Palestine belongs to Israel, including the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and the Arabs are invaders and must go back to their land, that is Arabia.

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