UN Secretary General: Israel Must Discuss Root Cause of Conflict w/Hamas


Maybe the Secretary General can discuss the root cause of the Korean War with Kim Jong Un. That should be a fun chat.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting that has been raging for the past two weeks and return to dialogue with the aim of addressing the underlying causes of the cycles of violence that continue to plague them.

“My message to Israelis and Palestinians is the same: Stop fighting. Start talking. And take on the root causes of the conflict, so we are not back to the same situation in another six months or a year,” Mr. Ban said in remarks to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.

Thanks Ban.

Has Ban Ki-moon ever considered the possibility that it only takes one side to perpetuate a conflict? Or that the root causes of the conflict are that Hamas is part of a regional Islamic organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is to impose Islamic theocracy on the Middle East?

How exactly would he like to address that root cause?

The one word that Ban Ki-moon doesn’t use in his remarks is the H-word. Hamas. And without that everything he has to say is empty idealism.

Oh I know the underlying logic. Reduce the whole thing to the usual terms like “occupation” and “despair”. Empower the PLO by giving them more money. And assume that Muslims in the West Bank and Gaza will then vote PLO instead of Hamas.

The problem with that is it’s based on a series of false assumptions. Hamas violence isn’t a response to the blockade. The blockade is a response to Hamas violence.

Whatever misery does exist in Gaza and the West Bank occurred and is occurring because Islamic terrorist groups keep attacking Israel. Blaming the conditions for the attacks is working backward.

The terrorist attacks have been the only thing obstructing both statehood and a better life. At some people even the least brightest diplomat ought to consider the possibility that the real goal here is the attacks and that statehood and complaints about conditions are just means to that end.

  • Gee

    Yes Islamofascism is the root cause of most conflicts in the world – especially with Israel.

    So Ban Ki Moon agrees that if we eliminate Islam the root cause will not longer exist

  • darnellecheri

    What an incredibly inane question. Hey, Ban, go home and figure out the causes of root canal pain and what happens when you don’t clean out the pus filled bacteria that has formed at the end of the root. Yeah, it spreads to the face, neck and head if not pulled out and killed.

    • gerry

      Ban should clean up the UN.

  • Viet Vet

    Israel doesn’t have to do a damn thing except defend itself!!

  • FedUpLibBS

    I’ve heard of STUPID QUESTIONS, but this one is ..right up there!! 1. the UN (yes, YOU, mr. Moon) GAVE that land to Israel.. along with an Equivalent parcel of Land to “palestinians”…. “”palestinians”” said NO and Immediately Declared WAR… Hey MOONbat… What’s to DISCUSS???

    • Gee

      No the UN did not give any land – they do not have the authority.

      The San Remo Treaty and the Mandate for Palestine stated it was our homeland. The only thing the UN did was vote to recommend that the British end their occupation and mandate.

      • FedUpLibBS

        But nothing was done until the UN Stuck their nose in???

  • Johnny Paleswine


    Where does the Rockefeller Group find these completely worthless and unemployable parasites trained only for a lifetime of thinking at thinktanks ( also controlled by the Rockefeller Group )?.

    Dag Hammershould, Utaunt, Kurt Valdheim, Koffee Kup Annan.. How are they groomed? who does the background verifications?

    Today on NPR was another useless Rocky thintanker, Aaron David Miller.

    I would love to drag this Mooniebat to Sderot and tie him to the first street lamp and just watch him twist and beg when the missiles arrive.

    What if Bibi said to Mooniebat that Israel will deal with this internal situation according to the Koran ” ma malakat aymanukum “.

    Col Hogan: According to the Geneva Convention, we are entitled to movies, Col Klink.

    • Gee

      They agree with Arab League – that is the only qualification for the office

      • gerry

        and they are corrupt.

  • DogmaelJones1

    It’s fruitless to explain things to an mental midget like Ban Ki-moon. His mind is on such a higher plane of “idealism” that it’s invisible even to the Hubble telescope.

  • Pete

    The UN is so touchy feely and multi-cultural that the Secretary-General of the United Nations cannot be an American. so we have assortment of Secretaries from the 3rd world.

    Then we got Ban Ki-moon. South Korea is not desperately poor. It isn’t the 3rd world (which by the way is a term that has lost its’ usefulness in the last decade).

    So why is he there. I pondered on his ascension to the Secretary-General of the UN and the only thing I could come up with is that he was kicked upstairs.

    That the Secretary-General of the UN is a Korean is a point of pride ion south Korea, but i do not think they want Ban Ki-moon back.


    • Raymond_in_DC

      Well, don’t be surprised if Obama a few years from now pursues the Secretary General position as a multi-cultural “citizen of the world” – especially if he’s succeeded by then in ceding more sovereignty to that body. Then watch him work on “sharing the wealth”.

  • Judahlevi

    Palestinian Arabs have proven over and over again they do not deserve a state of their own.

    Two state solution – Israel and Jordan.

    • UCSPanther

      Seeing how the PA is a corrupt mockery of a government, the main Palestinian export is terror and they can only produce “statesmen” of the likes of Yasser Arafat, I don’t see any chance that they can survive the 21st century without making some major changes within.

  • Hank Rearden

    I think that is a reasonable request by Ban.

    What are the root causes of the conflict?

    The Palis are in thrall to a pre-modern pagan god whose sacred books command the faithful to kill all Jews.

    Over to you, Ban.

    • kikorikid

      They follow the “Global Jihad” of Sayyid Qubt and the Muslim Brotherhood, Obamas Buddies.

  • l8nite

    As our president’s best friend Erdogan would say, the UN needs to first engage in self-criticism.

  • bob smith

    Islam has been a blight on the planet since its inception and their cultists’ nothing short of savages caught in a life of rituals devoted to hate since the 7th C. For a global conflict aged better than 1400 years the root cause is quite clear: Islam.

    Now if only Ban can speak to the root cause of a war that is still ongoing some 65 years later between North and South Korea. Nope! He knows that he cannot upset the Chinese in attacking the communism they themselves perpetrated upon Korea and yet in spite of using his position for the stability and safety of his own people continues to sell them out.

    If he sells out his own people, what does Israel and it’s people matter?

    He and the UN are immoral perpetrators of human suffering.

    The end.

    • gerry

      The UN is corrupt they all were bought by Saddam Hussein.

  • Smoking Hamster

    “root causes”

    Hamas Charter
    “the Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim).”

  • Gee

    I love how a week ago Hamas was screaming how afraid Israel was to enter Gaza. Today they call us Nazis because not only did we enter Gaza – we are kicking their racists butts to the curb like the mangy curs they are

    • Drakken

      Your tactics leave a lot to be desired, and your taking unnecessary casualties. Lower the tubes on that arty you have and use direct fire to level those buildings also with tanks, the ragheads are hitting far too many of them.

  • Chris Gait

    “take on the root causes of the conflict,” So, he wants them to talk about the Koran? I don’t think that would be helpful, frankly.

    • kikorikid

      They could NOT discuss it without the charge of,”Blaspheme” being leveled, it’s a death penalty affair. Nothing may be discussed by a non-believer about Islam, nothing. Islamist uphold “Sharia Compliance” for example: The Ft. Hood Massacre, commited by a self described Islamic Jihadi act of terrorism is still called “Workplace Violence” by Obama and his Minions. That is “Sharia Compliance”.

  • v

    How can anyone say that Hamas is different than the PLO “Palestinian Liberation Organization”, liberation from what ? and liberate what ? It all leads to Israel’s destruction. Hamas or PLO they are just as committed to removing Israel and the Jews from there. And that, will never happen. So, what is the root cause ?

  • retired

    All this talk about the different agencies of the UN, of the European politicians who are against Israel & the Jews is nonsense.I hear “How could he say such a thing, they must be crazy, they must be fools,& on & on,blah,blah,blah”! Well for all of the people out there who are having their golly gee wilikers, who would have thunk it moment let me be very blunt.All of these high profile political types like Moon Goon or Lurch are political vampire ,they do the bidding of the financial & political powers who own them.They are the paid agents sowing misery & death in the service of the people who own them!
    Moon,Kerry,& the political types at the U.N. & the various capitols of the world are not stupid,they are not foolish, they are not misguided, they are corrupt hired accessories to murder around the world! They don’t care how many dead bodies they leave behind them in their quest to further their own careers!

    • Viet Vet

      You sound like a PaulBot.

  • https://twitter.com/LibsHateUs Ban Liberals


    The world discovered today, that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was actually named at birth, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonBAT.

  • Franklin25

    The UN has this week again proven it is morally and physically bankrupt. A month after Hamas began their city-targeted missile firing, their top human rights official, Navi Pillay, only now says there was a “strong possibility” that Israel and Hamas have committed war crimes. And Ban, its fearless secy-general, announces “Stop fighting, Start talking,” like the public is made up of 5-year-olds. He has yet to condemn the terrorist organization that started the war, much as the UN never condemned Hezbollah’s identical acts of kidnapping, targeting civilians and using human shields, in its war in 2006.

    Hamas and the PA/PLO are like son and father, according to the Hamas Charter: “The PLO is among the closest to the Hamas, for its constitutes a father, a brother, a relative, a friend. Can a Muslim turn away from his father, his brother, his relative or his friend? . . . . When the PLO adopts Islam as the guideline for life, then we shall become its soldiers, the fuel of its fire which will bum the enemies. And until that happens, and we pray to Allah that it will happen soon, the position of the Hamas towards the PLO is one of a son towards his father, a brother towards his brother, and a relative towards his relative who suffers the other’s pain when a thorn hits him, who supports the other in the Confrontation with the enemies and who wishes him divine guidance and integrity of conduct.”

    By such intentional blindness and muteness, the UN is following the path of the League of Nations into oblivion. The UN has already committed a major violation of international law by giving observer status to the PLO, dedicated to war against Israel in its still active Charter:
    ” It is a national duty to bring up individual Palestinians in an Arab revolutionary manner. All means of information and education must be adopted in order to acquaint the Palestinian with his country in the most profound manner, both spiritual and material, that is possible. He must be prepared for the armed struggle and ready to sacrifice his wealth and his life in order to win back his homeland and bring about its liberation.”

    And its still active Constitution:
    “Liberating Palestine is a national obligation which necessities the materialistic and human support of the Arab Nation.”

    By agreement, they were to have amended it, and never did.

    The response from the UN: WELCOME!