UN chief sympathizes with Palestinians - AP
Much has been written on these pages about the effect of the world community treating the Palestinians like children who bear no responsibility for the consequences of their own choices and actions. The following brief dispatch by the AP this afternoon epitomizes this approach:
UNITED NATIONS – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s sympathetic to the frustrations of the Palestinian people who have failed to achieve an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.
Ban told a news conference Thursday that an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “is long overdue” and it’s vital that long-stalled negotiations resume.
“I am profoundly troubled by the lack of progress in the peace negotiations,” he said. “Time is not our friend.”
He said Israel has a duty to create conditions favorable to resuming negotiations and noted that new settlement activity “has not been helpful.” He said the Palestinians should try to sit down for talks with the Israelis.
Ban spoke as the Palestinians are preparing to seek U.N. membership or recognition as a state
According to the UN’s Secretary General, Israel has a DUTY to make discussions possible, while the Palestinians need only TRY TO SIT DOWN.
How can any sane, rational adult expect this to result in anything other than the Palestinians doing the same nothing with respect to negotiations that they have done for the past several years?
Is it any wonder that the Palestinian leadership becomes more brazen by the day in announcing their goal of ethnically cleansing “Palestine” of Jews while continuing the conflict to destroy the Jewish state?