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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:45 PM
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U.N. Security Council's Inaction On Jerusalem Terrorist Attack "Shocking"
New York, NY, March 7, 2008 The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called it "shocking" that the United Nations Security Council could not bring itself to condemn the heinous terrorist attack on Israeli seminary students in Jerusalem.

While many world leaders condemned the killings as an unconscionable act of terror, the U.N. Security Council failed to reach a consensus when it met to consider a statement of its own, with Libya, a nonpermanent member, obstructing a unanimous vote.

"It is shocking that the Security Council could not bring itself to condemn this heinous terrorist attack on Israeli teenagers at a Jerusalem yeshiva," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "Where are all the calls for U.N. resolutions condemning the murderous acts of terrorism against civilians? Why should those who seek to thwart the cause of peace not be condemned?

Mr. Foxman stressed, "While it is heartening that many nations expressed support and sympathy with Israel in the aftermath of this horrific attack, formal action by the Security Council would send a powerful message that the Palestinian cause is not served by wanton acts of violence and terrorism, and that such attacks against civilians run counter to the interests of peace."

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/5254_62.htm
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:47 PM
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1. I'll agree
When they condemn Israel for killing 118 people, along with 27 children, last week in Gaza.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:52 PM
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2.  U.N. Security Council urges end of Gaza violence
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Sunday urged Israel and Palestinian militants to cease all violence in Gaza after the U.N. secretary-general condemned what he called Israel's "excessive" use of force.

Israel killed 61 people in the Gaza Strip, making Saturday the bloodiest day for Palestinians since an uprising against Israeli occupation began in 2000. Two Israeli soldiers were killed in the fighting.

"Members of the Security Council are deeply concerned about the loss of civilian life in southern Israel and Gaza and condemn the escalation of violence," the council said in a statement read by Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, the council's current president.

"These events underscore the need for all parties to immediately cease all acts of violence," the statement said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080302/wl_nm/palestinians_...
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:23 PM
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3. does the security council...
have to condemn every crime that happens everywhere?
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Vegasaurus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:25 PM
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4. The security council only condemns one country routinely
Look it up
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:52 PM
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5. That's simply paranoia.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:56 PM
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6. I disagree
The UN Security Council does not condemn one country routinely.

The UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council, on the other hand, do seem to focus their condemnation on one country disproportionately.

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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:14 PM
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7. Agreed!
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:44 PM
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8. Yr wrong. Look it up...
Though on all these demands for condemnation, condemnation, and more condemnation, I'm appalled and concerned that the Security Council hasn't read the I/P forum and realised that much more important than the deaths of innocent civilians is the whole dancing and handing out lollies thing. Let's get someone like the ADL to complain to the Security Council until it condemns dancing and lollies and calls for a ban on all lollies in the Gaza Strip!
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