No Playing Nice With a Corrupt UN

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This weekend, United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon will join Israel’s ambassador and other notables at a service at Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day. Ban…
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Ban Ki-moon Wrong on Terror

Jonathan Tobin is correct to note Ban Ki-moon’s bias, no matter how well-intentioned the United Nations Secretary-General believes he is. The Jerusalem Post noted that Ban Ki-moon has written 85…
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Can Good Intentions Mix With Bias?

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United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon is more sensitive than we thought. The South Korean diplomat is apparently quite upset about criticisms that a speech he gave last week blaming Israel…
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Who Disturbs the Peace of Jerusalem?

United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon denounced what he called “provocations” at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount today. The implications of the statement were clear. The UN official was echoing the anger…
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The U.N.’s Parallel Universe

In the midst of the greatest threat to European stability since the Balkans war of the 1990s, and perhaps back to the Berlin Crisis of 1961, U.N. Secretary General Ban…
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Iran’s Prominent Visitors Go Off Script

It’s always nice to see a totalitarian propaganda show disappoint its sponsors. Thus it’s hard to avoid chortling at the embarrassment suffered by Iranian leaders today when the much-heralded meeting…
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Ban Didn’t Redeem Himself in Tehran

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has rightly been subjected to some tough criticism for going to Tehran this week to attend the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement. Much like…
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Ban Snubs Obama, Embraces Iran

As I wrote yesterday, a lot was hanging on whether United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would decide to ignore the urging of President Obama and go to Iran for…
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Iran Isolated? Tell it to the UN

The Obama administration is still asserting that diplomacy and sanctions will halt Iran’s drive for nuclear weapons without the need for either Israel or the United States to resort to…
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What is the UN Secretary-General’s Job?

Several years ago, I took the opportunity to hear UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speak at a Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies graduation. The Secretary-General is not the…
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