The conference itself was the usual tsunami of Israel hatred and incitement we expect from the UN. For example, the Jordanian representative said that "the occupying Power had taken measures to desecrate the [Al Aqsa] Mosque, threatening its very existence."
Ban Ki Moon, however, needs to at least pretend to be even handed. And those attempts bring up absurd sentences like this one:
In such a critical context, all parties must refrain from attempts to establish facts on the ground that alter the character of the Holy City or the demographics of the West Bank.Really? Arabs must not build new buildings in Jerusalem because they change the facts on the ground? Arabs cannot move into, say, the new city of Rawabi because it changes the demographics of the West Bank? Arabs cannot expand their houses in Ramallah because their families are growing?
Doesn't every new Arab child change the demographics of the area?
Luckily, Mr. Moon clarified what he means by "all parties" by saying that settlements are illegal in his next sentence. He says "all parties" have responsibilities but he means "Jews." Jews are the ones that cannot live in or have kids in Judea and Samaria. Jews are the only one who threaten anyone demographically.
Ban Ki Moon also helpfully explained why Arabs like to stab Jews so much:
The anger we are witnessing is bred from nearly five decades of Israeli occupation. It is the result of fear, humiliation, frustration and mistrust. It has been fed by the wounds of decades of bloody conflict, which will take a long time to heal. Palestinian youth in particular are tired of broken promises and they see no light at the end of the tunnel.The Palestinian representative disagreed. He didn't say the violence is the result of five decades of evil Zionist actions, but seven:
Israel, he said, had held his nation hostage for seven decades by counting on international involvement that had been limited to calling for bilateral negotiations between a colonial occupying Power determined to pursue its colonization and the occupied people, who wanted to fulfil their inalienable rights.Another Palestinian representative urged all countries to boycott Israeli products, and have the International Criminal Court enforce that as law.
All in all, another UN hatefest.
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