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UN Recognizes Palestine – Where’s Susan Rice?

From a cheering Associated Press:

UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects

By MICHAEL ASTOR and PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | November 30, 2012

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians still face enormous limitations: They don’t control their borders, airspace or trade, they have separate and competing governments in Gaza and the West Bank, and they have no unified army or police.

They aren’t a state, either. But reality has never stood in the way of the UN.

In an extraordinary lineup of international support, more than two-thirds of the world body’s 193 member states approved the resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status from an observer to a nonmember observer state on Thursday. It passed 138-9, with 41 abstentions.

The vote was a victory decades in the making for the Palestinians after years of occupation and war. It was a sharp rebuke for Israel and the United States.

The vote grants Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas an overwhelming international endorsement for his key position: establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, the territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. A Palestinian flag was quickly unfurled on the floor of the General Assembly, behind the Palestinian delegation, after an electronic screen lit up with the final vote…

The Arab world and the rest of the Left have been trying to accomplish this UN recognition for sixty years now. So how come our wonderful team of UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and our beloved President, Barack Obama, were the first to be unable to stop it?

Did they even really try? After all, the elections are over.

In the West Bank city of Ramallah, jubilant Palestinians crowded into the main square, waving Palestinian flags and chanting "God is great!" Hundreds had watched the vote on outdoor screens and televisions, and they hugged, honked their horns and set off fireworks as the final vote was cast…

They probably haven’t celebrated like this since 9/11/2001.

With most U.N. members sympathetic to the Palestinians, there had been no doubt the resolution would be approved. A state of Palestine has already been recognized by 132 countries, and the Palestinians have 80 embassies and 40 representative offices around the world, according to the Palestinian Foreign Ministry.

Still, the Palestinians lobbied hard for Western support, winning over key European countries including France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Ireland, as well as Japan and New Zealand. Germany and Britain were among the many Western nations that abstained.

Joining the United States and Israel in voting "no" were Canada, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Panama

Look at the influence the US now has in the world. Obama is to be congratulated.

With its newly enhanced status, the Palestinians can now gain access to U.N. agencies and international bodies, most significantly the International Criminal Court, which could become a springboard for going after Israel for alleged war crimes or its ongoing settlement building on war-won land…

Which means ‘Palestine’ now has access to the UN court system. Which means endless show trials of the damn Jews. Hitler must be smiling up from hell.

The vote granted the Palestinians the same status at the U.N. as the Vatican, and they will keep their seat next to the Holy See in the General Assembly chamber.

What a beautiful thing.

The historic vote came 65 years to the day after the U.N. General Assembly voted in 1947 to divide Palestine into two states, one for Jews and one for Arabs…

And look at what a success that has been.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, November 30th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “UN Recognizes Palestine – Where’s Susan Rice?”

  1. GetBackJack

    Those who understand and believe the BIble, take cover.

    Those who mock the Bible, buy asbestos underwear. You’re going to need on your next trip.

  2. CKO1986

    In regard to the question posed in your headline, the answer is “Having a nervous breakdown”.




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