Instead of condemning Hamas, which controls Gaza, for building terror tunnels, and ensuring that the Palestinians 'end their incitement, the secretary-general chooses to condemn Israel on a regular basis,' Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said in a statement.
US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said it is “undeniable” that anti-Semitism still exists and is even getting worse in some places and emphasized the need to develop more effective tools to monitor and confront anti-Semitism online and in social media.
The plans were announced as a response to the recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks. As usual, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced Israel's decision thought he made no such statement against Palestinian incitement or terror.
During a visit to a UN-financed school in Gaza by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, officials were sure to cover a map showing the State of Israel replaced by the non-existent state of Palestine in order not to reveal what it really teaches Palestinian children and to avoid causing a diplomatic incident.
In a visit to Gaza on his last visit to the Middle East in his capacity as UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, in what appears to be a supremely naive statement, called on Israel to lift its blockade on Gaza. If Israel were to follow this delusional idea, it would place millions of its citizens at immediate risk.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Israel and President Reuven Rivlin asked him to help mediate the return of the bodies of two IDF soldiers who were killed in Gaza in 2014, and to help bring home two Israelis being held captive by Hamas.
After Palestinian terrorists murdered four innocent Israeli civilians and wounded 17 in an attack on a Tel Aviv Cafe Wednesday night, world leaders condemned the horrific attack, but some seemed baffled as to why Hamas, a terror group which explicitly calls for Israel's destruction, would praise it.
Incensed by the fact that Jerusalem is part of Israel, Arab and Islamic nations are insisting that the UN remove part of an Israeli exhibit that emphasizes the Jewish people's connection to their historic capital.
Natan Meir, widower of terror victim Dafna Meir who was killed in January by a terrorist in her home, accused the United Nations of ignoring his plight and that of his children in a letter written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
“The UN must reverse this outrageous decision and apologize to the Jewish people. Zionism and Jerusalem are the foundation-stones and the moral basis upon which the State of Israel was founded,” Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said.
With his term as secretary-general coming to an end, Ban Ki-moon wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in which he attacks Israel. His obsession with Israel suggests he has lost any inhibitions in hiding his deep bias against, and hatred for, the Jewish State.
Once again, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demonstrated his anti-Israel bias, when he said it was “human nature to react to occupation,” implying that deadly Palestinian terror attacks are excusable. It is Ban's remarks that are inexcusable! Protest now!
Israel is demanding that the UN condemn Iran for its anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. Iran plans to host another cartoon contest in June with a cash prize for the "best cartoon on the Holocaust." This contest typifies Iran's Holocaust denial and its efforts to ridicule or use it for anti-Israel propaganda.
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon justified Palestinian terror by saying that it is Israel that breeds Palestinian "anger." Throughout his tenure, Ban has consistently laid the blame for Palestinian problems at Israel's doorstep. Call him out on his misguided understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!
On Wednesday, the Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN, together with the Yad Chaim Herzog Association and American Jewish Congress, held a special event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of UN resolution 3379.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at the United Nations for the first time with a promise that it will be raised soon in Jerusalem, "the capital of our Palestinian state."