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Rockets From Gaza; Folly From the UN

April 5th, 2013 - 12:31 am

Yet again, Gaza terrorists have been firing rockets into Israel. Yet again, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, has written a letter asking the UN Security Council to condemn these attacks. This follows Prosor’s many letters of 2012 to the Security Council, sent month after month, chronicling Gaza rocket attacks on Israel, and asking the Security Council to act. The Security Council did nothing, until Israel, last November, finally acted in its own defense to try to shut down the sources of the rocket fire. At that point, the Security Council went into emergency session, and high UN officials — all the way up to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon –  bestirred themselves to stop the hostilities. Within days, that produced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal. But by February, Prosor had to resume his letter-writing campaign. Hamas-controlled Gaza had resumed its rocket attacks on Israel.

The pace of the rocket attacks is picking up. Prosor’s latest letter, dated April 4, notes that “Over the past four days, Gaza terrorists have fired 11 rockets and mortar shells at Israeli civilians and cities. Yesterday, two of these rockets landed near the Israeli town of Sderot just as children were making their way to school for the first time since the Passover holiday.” The children and their families ended up racing for the bomb shelters that are a staple of life in Sderot, which is located within easy range of Gaza.

Urging the Security Council to condemn these attacks, Prosor writes that “The only thing more deafening than the sirens that go off in Israel when a rocket is fired is the international community’s silence.”

Actually, Prosor is being more than polite in his summary of the UN scene. While the Security Council may shrug off Gaza rocket attacks on Israel (unless Israel acts to defend itself), some UN officials have been piping up. On April 3, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, urged that there be restraint — not by the terrorists, but by Israel.

To be fair to Serry, he also said that the UN “condemns the indiscriminate firing of rockets into civilian areas.”  But that’s the stock formulation in such UN statements. There’s no sign that the terrorist overlords of Gaza are particularly concerned about such toothless UN locutions.

On the other hand, the accompanying UN references to Israel have been evolving since February, in a direction that places the onus ever more heavily on Israel — the UN member state that is under attack. Back in February, Serry labeled the resumed rocket fire out of Gaza “totally unacceptable,” and the UN press office headline for his statement was, “UN voices concern as rocket fire from Gaza hits southern Israel, breaking ceasefire.” By March, a UN spokesperson was urging “restraint by all parties.” Now, in April, comes Serry’s statement, for which the UN press office headline is no longer calling for restraint from all parties, but instead homes in on just one: “UN envoy condemns rocket firing from Gaza, calls for restraint from Israel.” One might well wonder — were these rocket-firing Palestinian terrorists attacking UN offices, instead of Israeli schoolchildren, would UN officials still be demanding that the party under attack be the one to show restraint? Or would they perhaps be demanding in no uncertain terms that someone restrain the terrorists?

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Back to the 30's but now the Jew haters of the world have a whole country to blame. The brown shirts have changed to green but the spots are the same.
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The OIC has the U.N. on a leash ... IOW the Security Council is neutered ...
interesting times ahead.
1 year ago
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You used to know when Israel was winning a war because the Security Council started to get concerned. When we were in danger of being experminated, man, woman, and child, there wasn't much concern.

It is important to know that Israel does not have enough morality. Morality can be measured in the following equation:

Millions of barrels of oil produced per year / number of Jews in the country.

Note that Saudi Arabia, therefore, has infinite morality.
1 year ago
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So whats new? The UN, U.S. and its allies have historically dictated-mandated Israeli restraint with only a few rather contained exceptions. Everybody should release their strangle hold on Israel and let them do what they feel they must and call us if they need allied help. If we'd followed their lead a long time ago things would be much different there and thouhout the ME today!
1 year ago
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Anti-Semitism is not only more blatant, brazen but applauded.

While in Singapore on holiday recently, I watched Channel News Asia's, 'Insight' program (an oxymoron of infinite proportion) which had gone into the Israeli/ trans-Jordanian conflict (though this program referred to the trans-Jordanian's as Palestinians).

The anti-Semistism, giving a mouthpiece to Arab ahem, 'professors' anti-Semitic Western 'professors' and but s smidgen of sound bite time to an Israeli historian.

The term, 'occupation/ occupying/ illegal settlements' etc., was referring to not the trans-Jordanian's. Not once.. but the Israeli's!

The program even consisted of the proven-to-be false propaganda 'news footage; of the '07 Intifada.

As well as numerous fallacies involving Arafat, Hamas seeking a 'peaceful resolve' etc.,

Sickening.

I'd written the Channel of their divisive, fictional piece.

Though as you all may know the overwhelming news op-eds in both Islamic majority, minority nations in Asia are VERY anti-Semitic and often times would make al-Jazeera blush.
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