The Jerusalem Post: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed last summer’s Gaza war on Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian territories, as he called on both parties to finalized an agreement for a two-state solution. “We must not lose sight of the root causes of the recent hostilities: a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace negotiations,” Ban said.
Opinion: Ban “the broken record” Ki Moon made the same speech with the exact headline on January 12, 2012.
“UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for an end to Israeli “occupation” in the Arab world, saying the illegal building of settlements worked against a two-state solution. The Israeli occupation of Arab and Palestinian territories must end. So must violence against civilians,” Ban said in a keynote address at a conference in Beirut on democracy in the Arab world.”
Occupation, as defined by most progressive left liberals, refers to the 1967 lines.
In the ’67 war, the Jews used the lesson learned over 2500 years ago in Esther 9:1-17. The Jews of Shushan (Persia) preempted the attack of the Persian army and defeated them. In 1967, the Israeli army preempted an attack from Egypt, Jordan, and Syria capturing the towns of Judea, Samaria, East Jerusalem, Gaza, the Golan Heights and Sinai.
No nation has ever given back land taken in a defensive war.
The only occupiers in the land that God gave to Abraham and his descendants after him (Genesis 17:7-8) are Jordanian Arabs, who were renamed Palestinians, by Yasser Arafat.
The word ‘occupation‘ is a smoke screen for anti-Semitism and Ban Ki Moon and the rest of the UN never miss a chance to show it.
From 2006 through 2013, Israel has been subjected to 45 UN condemnation resolutions. No other nation in the world comes close. From 1947 to 1991, there were about 300 General Assembly resolutions against Israel. In 2012, there were 22 GA resolutions specifically against Israel, while there were only four for the rest of the world combined!