UN Takes Action: Sends Memo!
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was advised to tell George Mitchell, the U.S. special envoy on the Middle East, that Israel’s house evictions in East Jerusalem are "provocative" and "that the volatile situation in East Jerusalem is capable of de-railing a [peace] process," according to a confidential U.N. "talking points" memo prepared for Ban before his meeting with Mitchell last week and obtained by Mondoweiss.
The memo also says that the United Nations and the Russians are pushing for a February meeting in
Moscowwith the other two members of the Quartet– the U.S. ’s failure to curb settlements, the memo says, if "something very meaningful" were placed on the table, presumably an Israeli offer on borders of a Palestinian state. and the European Union– in efforts to restart the stagnant peace process. The Palestinians might engage in spite of [blahdiblahdiblah...blahdiblahdiblah] Israel
... de-railing a peace process, I'll have you know! When bags of carrots fail, try a huge stick?