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.
“The State of Israel hopes, and expects [the UN will be] able to differentiate between good and evil and will end its obsession with Israel.”
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, sent a personal letter to Peres, with hand written inserts over the typing wishing him a speedy recovery and a long life.
Netanyahu to speak on third day of UN General Assembly debate.
While Ban made brief mention of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he managed to ignore the proverbial elephant in the General Assembly room: terrorism.
PM: One standard needed to fight terror; Obama: Israel can’t "permanently settle" West Bank.
Ban Ki-moon, Obama, Erdogan to speak as the United Nations opens the general debate of the 71st session of its General Assembly.
“Instead of focusing on Palestinian terror and incitement, and instead of compelling Mahmoud Abbas to return to the negotiating table, the Secretary General chose to criticize Israel once again."
Ban Ki-moon: “Let me be absolutely clear: settlements are illegal under international law. The occupation, stifling and oppressive, must end.
The Goldin family launched a campaign in June, calling for Israel and the international community to ensure the return of their son’s body.