Ban Ki-Moon says UN has 'disproportionate' focus on Israel

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 16, 2016 19:24




Unite Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Friday said that the UN has a "disproportionate volume of resolutions, reports and conferences criticizing Israel" while delivering a statement marking his ten-years in office.

Ban continued by remarking that "in many cases, rather than helping the Palestinian cause, this reality has hampered the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively."

In response, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said that Ban "had admitted the clear truth," and added that the the UN's hypocrisy towards Israel has broken records over the past decade. "

"During this time the UN passed 223 resolutions condemning Israel," Danon continued, "while only eight resolutions condemning the Syrian regime as it has massacred its citizens over the past six years. This is absurd."

"With a new Secretary General set to take office next month, we look forward to the possibility of a new era of fairness at the UN," the Ambassador concluded.

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