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It takes serious nerve for someone who has exhibited anti-Israel bias for years to bemoan the practice. But then, hypocrisy is what Ban and the UN are all about.
Sur le départ, le secrétaire général de l’ONU fait son mea culpa concernant Israël
Lauder welcomed the “long-awaited and impactful” pronouncement by Ban, but criticized him for not calling out the bias over the course of his nearly 10-year term.
On Monday morning, Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on the government to annex Area C of the West Bank.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
MKs Oren and Bar-Lev called for the UN chief to tell his currently unnamed successor “to eliminate the bias and discrimination that has poisoned the relationship" between the UN and Israel.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Moon’s post-war visit discussed the need for children on both sides to be able to play safely outside, without the fear of Hamas rockets or Israeli retaliatory fire.
By ADELE RAEMER
President welcomes UN chief, who says that "fifty years of occupation has had a devastating impact on Palestinian lives."
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
“We all agree that a two-state solution is the only viable option for a sustainable peace,” he told the forum. “Yet we all can see that the two-state solution is at great risk.”
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Front runners emerge for UN chief from town halls with General Assembly.
By MICHELLE NICHOLS/REUTERS
"I prefer to choose a General who will be strong and able to stand and face the pressure that will be put on them regarding Israel,” said Danon.
Republicans are traditionally more critical of the United Nations than Democrats. The United States contributes 27 percent of the UN's $8.3 billion peacekeeping budget.
According to The Jerusalem Post, Ban also said that “substantial policy changes on the ground” need to be made.
By RUTHIE BLUM
According to Ban’s office, during the meeting he stressed the need for both Israel and the Palestinians to “restore a political horizon toward a peaceful two-state solution.”
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