On Sunday Arab protestors were killed in Israel border clashes and Syrian protestors were killed by Syrain security forces. On Monday, what was discussed at the United Nations and which issue wasn't brought up? I would suggest to Israeli officials, in all seriousness, not to allow foreign journalists into the country. Or any journalists, for that matter. Oh well, only those from Israel National News.
At least seven people were killed in Talkalakh, western Syria, on Sunday during a crackdown by security forces, activists have said.
They died after "indiscriminate shelling" from the military, the Local Coordination Committees said.
Earlier, a resident told AFP news agency that three protesters were shot dead as they left a mosque in the town.
...Across Syria, more than 700 people have died in more than two months of protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, activists say.
...However, reports from Syria are hard to verify independently as foreign journalists are not allowed into the country.
First question at the daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the Secretary-General by Masood.
On the situation in the Middle East, which is spiralling, again spiralling out of control, on which the Secretary-General has issued a statement, I just want to know, maybe I don’t see anything in it. Why is it that the Secretary-General is so understated when it comes to condemning the killing of… I mean, he expressed his concern about the killing of 12 people by Israeli authorities at the border, but when it comes to condemning three people or two people anywhere else, rightly so, he does it quickly. Why is he so understated about Israel, when it comes to Israel?
And yet another question.
The question is: what can you share about what actions the Secretary-General may take, whether it’s asking for action from the Security Council or from anyone else within the United Nations? Security Council draft resolutions usually wind up in the same place, that are anti-Israel, are vetoed. It feels like a road that we’ve travelled down many times before. When Israel does one thing… it seems that there is two different sets of rules — those for Israel and those for the rest of the world. Is the Secretary-General considering any sort of original type of an action, maybe something different, because the same things often seem to wind up yielding the same results?
Read the whole thing.
Or perhaps, better not. Much wiser to read a perek in sefer Tehillim.