Ban Ki-moon: Israel lider av diskriminering i FN

Ban: Israel suffers from bias and even discrimination at UN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asks visiting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to stop U.N. funded schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from inciting against Israel and the Jews.

Yori Yalon, Mati Tuchfeld, Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom Staff
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s grave, Friday

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In a rare admission, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday that there is U.N. bias against Israel.

Speaking to university students at the U.N. Headquarters in Jerusalem, Ban stated that Israel, as a U.N. member, should get the same treatment as other nations. ”Unfortunately, because of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel has been weighed down by criticism and suffered from bias and sometimes even discrimination,” he said.

When asked by the students about the sentiment that Israel does not get a fair shake at the U.N., Ban said that unfortunately there is bias against the Israeli people and government.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Ban on Friday. The two discussed regional concerns and Netanyahu raised the issue of U.N. funded schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that promote incitement against Jews and Israel.

”I know, like me, you want to see the peace process which has been resumed, succeed. I know that like me you know that the most important thing is to prepare our respective peoples for peace and in this regard, I’m sure you are going to look into the abuse of UNRWA camps in Gaza that have been used purportedly for peace camps, but actually instill the culture of hatred and the ideas of destroying Israel amidst Palestinian children. It’s very hard to habituate and prepare the next generation for peace when they’re told that Jews are the descendents of pigs and monkeys and that the Jewish State has no right to exist, so I trust that you will make sure that these abuses of U.N. goals and U.N. funds does not continue.”

Netanyahu later stated that the root of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the ”refusal to recognize the Jewish State in any boundary.”

Ban met with President Shimon Peres earlier on Friday. During the meeting, Peres expressed his surprise at the Lebanese claim of Israeli involvement in Thursday’s Beirut bombing.

”I was surprised that the president of Lebanon said that Israel is again responsible … why should he look to Israel? He has Hezbollah collecting bombs, breaking the bones of Lebanon and killing people in Syria without the approval of the Lebanese government. Israel has nothing to do with this situation,” he said.

Peres also spoke to the U.N. secretary-general about the current negotiations with the Palestinians. ”The first step on our behalf, releasing the prisoners, was made. It was a difficult decision for the prime minister to make. He deserves credit for it.”

Ban urged both sides not to take any steps that would endanger the negotiations. ”President Peres is striving for peace so that Israeli children can grow up in security with Israel as a normal part of the region alongside Palestine. I believe Israel has much to contribute regionally and internationally. But to realize that potential we need peace in this region. Genuine peace, as President Peres recognizes, requires leadership and compromise. I hope all Israelis will do their part in helping to achieve this vision. The United Nations, and myself as Secretary-General of the United Nations, will spare no effort to complement and facilitate this ongoing process.

”Hezbollah is Iran’s primary weapon against Israel when the day comes. It is an organization which is a state within a state,” Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon told Ban on Friday. Ya’alon presented Ki-moon with a map of populated villages in southern Lebanon, in which Hezbollah has apartments that double as weapon caches, rocket launching sites and fighting positions. Ya’alon told Ki-moon that Israel values the U.N. presence in Syria and southern Lebanon, and that the world must be prepared for a Syrian civil war spanning years.

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