Edward Mortimer, Director of Communications at the UN, issues a lot of denials, listing what UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan did not say (“Kofi Annan and the Gaza beach killings,” Jerusalem Post Letters, June 19). Surely what is much more interesting is what the Secretary-General actually did say in response to the tragic killing on a […]

Kofi Annan speaks seems to be disconnected from reality

Kofi Annan to London-based newspaper Al-Hayat (reported in Jerusalem Post on 14 June 2006): “The Israeli claim that the (Gaza) beach blast was caused by an explosive charge at the site sounds strange to me. I don’t believe it is plausible that the Palestinians planted charges in a place where civilians often spend their time.” […]