Netanyahu responds to Ban Ki-moon’s criticism of the Israeli occupation (Update)

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Update: UN’s Ban Rejects Netanyahu’s Criticism: Count on Me to Speak Up

The United Nations says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stands by every word of his criticism of Israeli settlement-building this week and rejects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comment that the remarks justify terrorism….

Ban spoke out again Wednesday, telling a General Assembly committee that the Palestinians “watch as Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, expand and expand.”

The UN chief, who is in the final year of his term, also said that “you can count on me to speak up” to help achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace.



Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t like U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s speech to the Security Council criticizing the Israeli occupation on Tuesday.

From the Times of Israel article “Furious Netanyahu slams Ban Ki-moon for ‘stoking’ Palestinian terrorism“:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused the United Nations chief of “stoking terror” after Ban Ki-moon said, in connection with the wave of Palestinian deadly terror attacks, that it was “human nature to react to occupation.”

“There is no justification for terrorism,” Netanyahu said. “The Palestinian terrorists don’t want to build a state; they want to destroy a state, and they say that proudly. They want to murder Jews everywhere and they state that proudly. They don’t murder for peace and they don’t murder for human rights.”

The UN has “lost its neutrality and its moral force, and these statements by the Secretary-General do nothing to improve its situation,” Netanyahu said in a furious video statement. Ban’s remarks, said Netanyahu, “stoke terror.”

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Ban wants us to understand human nature; and The Yahoo provides a Trumpesque example.

Netanyahu is wrong as usual, it is not Ban ki-Moon that is inciting any violence, it is Netanyahu and his policies of violence, land grabs, and an endless occupation. It is more than enough to make anyone want to pick up a stone and hurl it at the oppressors.

… “There is no justification for terrorism,” Netanyahu said. …

…unless, of course, it benefits Zio-supremacists and the religion-supremacist “Jewish State” of Israel.

Like all Zio-supremacists, Bibi is a hateful and immoral human being and a hypocrite.

Hmmm this is strange. My comment on the drawing was posted here a while ago, but now its gone. A case of retroactive moderation perhaps? Or even act of censorship and denial of free speech? Why is left-wing, progressive JVP affiliated with a site that appears to practice fascism in its operation?

I’d appreciate it if any of the admins can look into the matter and let me know, thank you.

My impression of Ban Ki-moon up to now was of he being a puppet-on-strings, without any backbone and cojones, perhaps he will be allowed now to defende himself, if he can muster up enough courage. Still, we need a SG of the UN to be a person with great diplomatic background, (what Ki-moon doesn´t have), to be forceful, (Ki-moon has even less of that quality), and be independent of the USA, (in that case someone… Read more »