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UN chief urges Israel to rescind E1 settlement    Associated Press
1. Netanyahu is EXTREMELY irritating!
Rather than present multitudes of legal evidence disproving these claims of illegality every time they rise, he just takes it and does nothing. Naftali Bennett all the way!!!!
Vlad   (01.14.13)
2. No more B.S. Claim Judea/Samaria forever!
Ban is lying. Countless international law experts have incontrovertibly proven Judea and Samaria belongs to Israel. It is way past time for Israel to stop playing games and claima what is ours now and forever.
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.14.13)
3. Obviously Ban doesn't know international law.... but it's...
Bibi's fault for not explaining it to him. The nuse is getting tighter and tighter... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR NETANYAHU?
Emily ,   Rome   (01.14.13)
4. The United Nations ....
.... is interfering in something which does not concern it. One would think that with people dying like flies in Syria, in the Congo, in the Ivory Coast, in Mali and heaven knows where else, the United Nations would have plenty to keep the Secretary General and his toadies busy. But no, they choose to focus exclusively on Israel. Prior to the vote in November 2012, Israel made it very plain that there would be repercussions if the ersatz "Palestinians" went ahead with their plans to unilaterally approach the United Nations. Well, the ersatz "Palestinians" failed to heed the warning, and they are now paying for that mistake. There is no longer any possibility for negotiations, because the ersatz "Palestinians," as they have proven time and again, are not honest brokers, nor are they interested in peaceful co-existence with Israel. Israel has twice agreed to transfer land (the Sinai and Gaza), with disastrous results. No more land for phony promises. Enough is enough.
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.14.13)
5. Show Me the Law: WHERE does this say it is Illegal Mr. Ban!?
He cites NO law(s) and REFUSES to understand or even consider the Palestinian Mandate under Britain which the Brits ran away from. ALL of historic Israel was under British Mandate to be given to the JEWISH PEOPLE to re-establish a JEWISH HOMELAND. Jordan was given for the tiny arab population which much larger; as was Syria, Lebanon and the Gulf nations but nobody is arguing about 'borders' there. Shut up and sit down Mr. Ban: you're making an @$$ out of yourself. Learn the law and quit being a lame political macher; you're making a complete fool of yourself. Israel can build ANYWHERE IN HISTORIC ISRAEL, LEGALLY, WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD!!!! IT IS OUR RIGHT, AS ESTABLISHED AND CLEARLY OUTLINE BY INTERNATIONAL LAW UNDER THE MANDATE FOR THE JEWISH HOMELAND WHICH THE WORLD VOTED FOR IN THE EARLY PART OF LAST CENTURY.
My Planet Israel ,   LA-Jerusalem   (01.14.13)
6. ENOUGH of Bibi's silence!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Israel is on the path to destruction because he is afraid to explain to the world that..... THERE IS NO OCCUPATION.
Dave ,   Israel   (01.14.13)
7. E1
Build Baby, Build!!!
abu uzi ,   zion city   (01.14.13)
8. demonstration
It appears that the future E1 construction is simply a peaceful demonstration. Israel is merely demonstrating its claimed ownership of land. Per Ban, it should not be interfered with.
matt ,   Detroit, MI   (01.14.13)
9. BAN KIMOON AND YOUR SICK UN...
WE DON'T NEED YOU TO TELL US WHERE TO LIVE! JERUSALEM IS OURS AND NEVER ONCE BELONGED TO THE ILLEGAL ARAB INVADERS. WE WILL RE-BUILD ISRAEL AND RECLAIM ALL OUR STOLEN LANDS. BUILD ISRAEL BUILD!
stude ham   (01.14.13)
10. "Entreat me not to leave Thee..."
Get thee back to Korea, Mr. Ban, and resolve issues in your own Homeland.
ASTRONAUT ,   ME, USA   (01.14.13)
11. @Hasbarists #1 & #2
Please give me a link to a well respected site that lists the "multitudes of evidence" and the "Countless international law experts" that have "incontrovertibly proven" that W. Bank belongs to Israel. The ICC obviously was unaware of this "evidence" and "proof" when they ruled the Apartheid Wall as being illegal. The UNSC was obviously not aware of this when they approved UNSCR 242 "the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war " as were the approvers of the 4th Geneva Convention.
Doug ,   Rochester   (01.14.13)
12. Ban should mind his own business
we all know that the pressure is coming from obama. neither obama, nor ban, nor the eu, can determine the borders of a sovereign state.
Cipora Julianna Kohn   (01.14.13)
13. BAN CAN TAKE A LONG WALK
Off a short pier.
CAPTAIN OBVIOUS ,   SAFED OPERA HOUSE   (01.14.13)
14.  JUST IGNORE BAN
Ban is an irrelevence .
DA RAP ARTISTE ,   SAFED RAP HOUSE   (01.14.13)
15. BAN IS AN IRRELEVANCE
CAPTAIN OBVIOUS ,   SAFED ISRAEL   (01.14.13)
16. Can anybody tell
this nowhere man in his nowhere land to just shut up and care about the real tragedies? This is ridiculous! He makes me choke whenever he opens his unimportant mouth!
Mira ,   Vienna   (01.14.13)
17. Ban Ki-Dumpty
"Ah,said Ban Ki-Dumpty,International Law is what I say it is." THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (01.14.13)
18. Ban is wrong
Since when did Ban become prosecutor, Judge, Jury, king and god of Israel pertaining to Judea and Samaria-Land of Israel-Israel's liberated Historic and Biblical Homeland? The only Judge on the matter is the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-the GOD of the Bible who gave and restored the Land of Israel to Israel.
Brod ,   USA   (01.14.13)
19. Ban is illegal. As well as the UN itself.
Jules   (01.14.13)
20. Building in E1 ensures Jerusalem will remain undivided
Abbas pursued his own unilateral agenda when he went to the UN and Ban ki-Moon didn't complain, so why does he gripe when Netanyahu makes his own unilateral moves? What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
NY ,   USA   (01.14.13)
21. To: No. 11
Neither the United States nor the State of Israel recognize the ICC as having any jurisdiction or any legitimacy. Neither country has ratified the treaty establishing the ICC, therefore the ICC has no jurisdiction over Israel. Do you understand the difference between sovereign territory and nonsovereign territory? The Geneva Convention does not apply to Judea and Samaria, which are nonsovereign. It is well settled international law that nonsovereign territory acquired in the course of fighting a defensive war belongs to the victor, and the victor may settle, retain and even annex such territory. Israel will annex Judea and Samaria and there isn't a damned thing any country can do about it, except grumble. Finally, UNSCR 242 is nonbinding and unenforceable. I suggest you look up the difference between resolutions passed under Chapter VI and those passed under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.14.13)
22. You keep using that word..................
But I don't think you know what it means. Everyone says "International Law" but seriously... what law? There is no law that we are breaking that applies to what has happpened regarding the West Bank following the 67 and 73 wars and the Jordanian controlled territory of the West Bank. It was occupied Jordanian Territory. Now it is Israeli Territory that is disputed. But it is ISRAELI. Suck it up, we have sovereignty now. Now chill out, it is out decision what happens to it now.
Jacob E ,   Holon Israel   (01.14.13)
23. Sara B., Why talk about repercussions? According to UNSC 242
Settlements come under the spirit of said resolution. And that Resolution states Secure Borders. Not 1967 Borders. The initial Status of Jerusalem was violated by Jordan and nobody said anythging at the time, Israel did not do nothing different. It lost East Jerusalem in a war and recuperated East Jerusalem in a war. What was good for Jordan must be good for Israel. On the other side Ban is meddling in internal Israeli security business. He can piss off. The resolution passed on December by the UNGA contradicts UNSC resolution and that is eligal. UNGA resolution cannot void a UNSC resolution. Can you imagine if Resolutions from the SC could be void by the GA. By the way English is not my mother tongue so if you see some spelling mistakes I hope you will understand. In Any case UNSC resolution 242 can teach a thing or two to Mr. Ban.
Ari   (01.14.13)
24. to No 11 Read carefull UNSC 242 says Secure Borders
not 1967 borders. Three wars were waged against Israel for the purpose of anhilation. Israel has a right to defend itself behind secure borders. $th Geneva Conventis speaks about invading a country, declare war and seize territory. This is not the case. Israel did not declare a war. Thise who thought to defeat Israel three times lostThe Late King Hussein stated. We declare a war against Israel and lost we have to pay a price Thewar was not against the Palestinians it was with Jordan So the territories lost were Jordan's not Palestinian, so we might say this are territories in dispute. Since Jordan renounce to them that does not mean they are Palestinian.
Ari   (01.14.13)
25. Ban Ki-Moon
He is a mouthpiece for the Arab and Muslim bloc, without them no one descent and neutral can be elected as a Secretary -General. He has no credibility whatsoever and it is a waste of time to educate someone who owes his position to enemies of Israel
Anshel ,   Canada   (01.14.13)
26. international law?
Destroying the tents is not necessary Dismantle them, and put the parts in a corner. Then built a military road between Maale Adumim and jerusalem. Zone E1 is not a palestinian zone, but zone A is one, according to Oslo agreement. MAY BE FOR BAN AND BUEY, OSLO IS TOO A"SCRAP OF PAPER" This strategy is clear: Agreement? israel gives territory. Now, this agreement is a "scrap of paper". New agreement? It's a remake! et coetera, et coetera...
Jacques VITENBERG ,   France   (01.14.13)
27. Ban knows nothing about international law
It's impossible to "occupy" a borderless state that never existed & still doesn't exist despite a worthless general assembly vote. There has never been a court ruling on the legality of Israeli settlements. In fact, the real settlements are the Arab villages, especially those in e Eastern Jerusalem which was destined to be part of an international city under the UN partition plan. The Arabs rejected the plan & lost 4 wars which they started. No one would dare tell Poland to give land back to Germany or part of China back to Japan. Enough with the double standards!
Scott ,   Ramat Gan, Israel   (01.14.13)
28. UN Chief is not serious. Just seatdown and look man. No comm
What is that UN Chief name? Wang or Bang or whatever name he bear, I think he is not serious, he is just a waste of time in UN office. Palestinians do not have any land at all. Israel should build, build and build.
Chi ,   Nigeria   (01.15.13)
29. Ban and E1.
Let's ban Ban.
Jimbo Salsa ,   Mexico City, Mexico   (01.15.13)
30. Ban should be adressing Siria slaughter
And Iran's expansion dreams, Palestinian incitement and genocidal statements not forgeting the same statements by Iranian, or PA refusal to go to peace negociations if he does not get his preconditions. UN hipocresy knows no limits
jorge   (01.15.13)
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