The [United Nations] Under-Secretary-General for Oversight Services put it so well:
The [UN] Secretariat is "drifting into irrelevance."
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's occupation of the West Bank is "morally and politically unsustainable, and must end," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
In a speech delivered Wednesday in Uruguay by his assistant, Ban also praised the Palestinian Authority's state-building program and criticized Israel for continued settlement building, according to reports.
“Time is of the essence in realizing the two-state solution," Ban said. "The occupation that started in 1967 is morally and politically unsustainable, and must end. The Palestinians have a legitimate right to the establishment of an independent and viable state of their own.
Oh, go to hell. (And take the "Palestinian Authority" with you).
Isn't it long overdue to respond to all these and all future accusations, reproaches, suspicions, slanders and denunciations by simply folding our arms and loudly, clearly, coldly and calmly answer with the only argument that is understandable and accessible to this public: 'Go to Hell!'?
In other news, by way of Carl in Jerusalem:
Iran has secretly executed a Jewish woman and her Armenian (Orthodox Christian) husband, along with three other people, at the notorious Evian prison. The executions took place on March 13.
The regime has refused to disclose the charges that led to the executions, and has refused to turn over the bodies for burial in accordance with the dead persons' religious faith.
But don't expect Barack Obama [or Ban Ki-moon] to ride to their rescue....
"if missiles were falling where my two daughters sleep, I would do everything in order to stop that." (Candidate Barack Obama in Sderot, July 2008)