UN chief denounces Israeli occupation, illegal settlements again

The Moon speakth

The Moon speaketh

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Likud leadership has taken control but with just a razor thin margin

Likud leadership has taken control but with just a razor thin margin

[ Editor’s Note: Israel, more specifically, its Likud leadership, continues to lash out at anyone who spotlights its moral depravity as being such themselves. This of course is viewed as an argument of someone without an argument, a childish schoolyard response.

In fact Israeli leaders use these occasions to show rank and file Zionists that only they can protect them from the coiled spring of world anti-semites getting ready to pounce on them. The Neo-holocaust card is played at any and all opportunities.

I would think the Israelis themselves would get tired of the same old line, and some are. As I mentioned in the lead in to Uri Avnery’s last article, the editor of Haaretz and some past public figures are starting to call for a worldwide boycott, not just on the settlements but Israel proper.

This is definitely a change in the air, and we will be watching what the reaction is, as in will this fizzle out domestically, and will international groups step forward to align with the Israeli peace forces to put some wind in their salesJim W. Dean ]


Israel prtended to negotiate for peace while expanding permanent control over the West Bank

Israel pretended to negotiate for peace, while expanding permanent control over the West Bank

– First published  …  February 01, 2016

United Nations (UN)’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has once again censured the Israeli regime for its decades-long occupation of the Palestinian territories and illegal settlement construction on the occupied lands.

“History proves that people will always resist occupation,” Ban said in an opinion piece published on the website of The New York Times onSunday and in the paper itself on Monday.

The UN chief denounced Tel Aviv’s plans to build over 150 new settlements and to confiscate 370 acres of agricultural land in the occupied West Bank.

“Israeli settlements keep expanding,” he wrote, adding, “At the same time, thousands of Palestinian homes in the West Bank risk demolition… Palestinian frustration and grievances are growing under the weight of nearly a half-century of occupation. Ignoring this won’t make it disappear.”

He said that keeping the Palestinians “under indefinite occupation undermines the security and the future of both Israelis and Palestinians.”

The South Korean diplomat also expressed concern about the continuation of tensions in Palestinian territories, which he said may jeopardize the so-called two-state solution. “I am so concerned that we are reaching a point of no return for the two-state solution.”

The UN secretary general has voiced strong criticism of Israel’s policies in recent days.

On January 26, he said in an address to the UN Security Council that Israel’s settlement activities should be stopped for “progress towards peace” to be achieved. The following day, Ban told a UN committee on Palestinian rights that the Palestinians, especially the youth, “are losing hope. They are angered by the stifling policies of the occupation.”

The remarks prompted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accuse Ban of giving a “tailwind to terror.” Netanyahu also claimed that the UN had lost its neutrality “a long time ago.”

In an apparent reaction to such rhetoric from Netanyahu, Ban titled his Times piece “Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Israel.”

More than half a million Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The UN and most countries regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because they are built on lands captured by Israel in a 1967 war, and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.

The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine have created a major obstacle for the efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.

The Palestinian Authority wants the West Bank as part of its future independent state, with East al-Quds as its capital.


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4 Responses to "UN chief denounces Israeli occupation, illegal settlements again"

  1. drbhelthi  February 5, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Yes, the UN ruptured its neutrality when it supported confiscation of Palestinian property and the assignment of the fraudulent name of “Israel” to the land-grant of 1948. The UN has continued to insult its authority by not taking action against Ben Gurion´s genocide of Palestinians in 1948, driving 700,000 Palestinians from their homes and murdering thousands of them. It is past time for Ban Ki-Moon to do more than make appropriate statements about israeli-Judaism´s genocide of Palestinians and theft of their property.

  2. Altimometer  February 4, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    The outfit that that keeps tension on the 38th parallel keeps the tension all over, Mr. Moon is well aware.

  3. davor  February 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    The only thing concerning the UN that could turn the tide in unsolved conflicts worldwide would be the lessening of the influence of anglo-saxon law practice in and around UN. If UN cannot point at corruption and war crimes done by Washington, London, etc. the Israeli Zionists will never get proper international law treatment. Already this type of law practice has taken the rebound concerning Libya and Syria and that is why Russia and China are being demonized day by day. Western International law, Hague and UN are bull.hit and North Atlantic anglo-saxon psycho leaderships not preventing Holocaust from happening is one of the best proofs for it.

    • drbhelthi  February 5, 2016 at 2:44 am

      davor, – a closer review of the facts reveals that the “holocaust” as presented by Judaism did not occur. While the 700,000 Palestinians that Ben Gurion had his army drive from their towns and homes while murdering thousands in 1948, did occur, as revealed by honest rabbis. However, the 6 million is a fantasy figure reflecting the alleged gas chambers alluded to by Judaism´s version of “the holocaust”, which gas chambers cannot be documented. The “gas chambers” are mythical creations similar to the declarations of Israel´s currently-appointed dictator, B. Netanjahu. Similarly, Judaism in Germany passed a law making public critique of the “Holocaust” a criminal offense. So much for freedom of speech in Germany under chancellor Angeka Merkel. Similarly, B. Netanjahu has requested the alias, BH Obama, to increase the annual, U.S. “stipend” to “Israel” to 100 billion $$. One assumes that Netanjahu wishes to not only command ISIL, but to contribute to the funding of ISIL, since Russian forces have reduced Erdogan´s profits from stolen Iraqi and Syrian oil. Meanwhile, the Jewish press in Germany and other european nations continues to suppress accurate information about the Merkel-Erdogan infusion of Arab Moslems into Europe.

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