Combating a toxic message – ‘the occupation’

As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon wrote in The New York Times to explain why Arabs murder Jews, “Occupation provokes anger and despair which are the major drivers of violence and extremism….”

It’s not Islamic Jihad, or Palestinian Authority/Hamas hate campaigns; it’s the “occupation of Palestinian territory,” “the settlements” – all of them.

It’s a demand that Israel withdraw unilaterally to the 1949 armistice line without any consideration of Israel’s claims or thought about the consequences.

It’s a call for Israel’s demise. In this case, therefore, the messenger is the message.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    A good first start would be Israel taking back all the land ceded for peace. The Arabs have never held up their end of the deals so let there be an end to concessions.

  • luna

    It’s not the “occupation”, it’s the existence of the Jewish state of Israel. No, in fact if Israel ceased to exist tomorrow the global jihad would only strengthen.

  • Xavier

    This isn’t going to end until two things happen.
    1) The dissolution of the UN.
    2) The Israelis telling the entire world, “If you fuck with us we will annihilate you” with examples. Fear is all savages understand.

  • Ed

    “Occupation provokes anger and despair…”

    Is Ban Ki the world’s biggest affirmative action hire ever?

  • Alain

    The only real occupation in the area is by the Arab squatters who invaded the land, just like they invaded most of the Middle East along with lots of other countries.

  • Minicapt

    The last day of an Arab presence in the Holy Land will precede the first day of peace.


  • simus1

    Moon is a loon or he would never have been given the UN job.
    It’s that simple.

  • Hard Little Machine

    And yet Ban Ki Moon’s own country created the largest barrier ‘fence’ in the entire world while its opponents to the north consider all of the RoK to be illegally occupied. Meanwhile the RoK was a despotic regime ruled by various autocrats and military dictators from 1950 to 1987 including a 453 day period of complete Martial Law AND a 36 YEAR overnight curfew nationwide.