Palestinians Bring Their Intifada to the United Nations

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threw down the gauntlet in his September 16 address to the Palestinian people, televised from his Ramallah headquarters. He said he will take the Palestinians’ request for full United Nations member state recognition to the U.N. Security Council on the basis of the 1967 territorial lines, even though he knows that the U.S. has vowed to veto such a resolution. Abbas is asking the international community to formally ratify the exact physical boundaries of an independent Palestinian state on Palestinian terms.

Members of the Palestinian observer delegation to the U.N., wasting no time, were seen celebrating late that night at the expensive New York City eatery, Cipriani Downtown. The Palestinians’ intifada is coming to the United Nations.

“We are trying to get a full membership in the U.N., on the 67 borders, so we will be able, afterwards, to go back to negotiations…during which we will discuss final status issues, Jerusalem, refugees, borders, water, security, settlements and the issue of our prisoners, that by that stage will be prisoners of war, not terrorists or criminals. Even if this won’t be the case, they will be our top priority,” said Abbas. “The decision has been already taken and we aren’t intending to withdraw it. As soon as I give my speech at the UN General Assembly, I will hand the bid to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to pass it to the president of the Security Council.”

It goes without saying that if such a resolution tied to the pre-1967 borders were to pass, the entire idea of peace talks under the “land for peace” paradigm will go out the window. The U.N. already will have legitimized the Palestinians’ demand for a complete rollback to the pre-1967 borders (without even any land swaps). However, Israel will not have received real, secure peace or an end to the Palestinians’ “right of return” demand that would destroy the very essence of a Jewish homeland even within the pre-1967 borders.

Abbas’s speech to the General Assembly is scheduled for this Friday morning, September 23rd. It so happens that Israel’s speech, most likely to be delivered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be delivered to the General Assembly a bit later that same morning.

The rotating presidency of the UN Security Council this month just happens to belong to Lebanon, whose government is now controlled by the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Abbas wants to get his statehood bid on the Security Council agenda in September, knowing that Lebanon will use its position to keep the issue front and center and turn the Security Council into a public platform for the Palestinians to exploit.

However, Abbas has been having difficulties with convincing his own “partner” in the future Palestinian “unity” government, Hamas, that the UN statehood gambit is the appropriate strategy.

In an embarrassing blow aimed directly at undermining Abbas’s authority before his speech to the UN General Assembly next week, Hamas officials have been publicly very critical of Abbas’s strategy. They said that Abbas was acting alone in a useless stunt, without taking Hamas’s position into consideration.

“The speech is an attempt to justify the negotiations,” said Mahmoud Zahar, a Hamas leader. A Hamas spokesperson, Sami Abu Zuhri, dismissed the statehood bid led by Abbas as a “symbolic” act, adding that “the Palestinian people will accept nothing less than the [Palestinian] flag waving above the United Nations building.”

Note that the Hamas spokesperson called for the Palestinian flag to wave above the United Nations building, not simply alongside the other 193 member state flags flying side by side in front of the U.N.

If Abbas does move forward with his application for U.N. state membership and hands the application to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Ban is supposed to review the application to determine if it is in proper order before sending it on to the president of the Security Council. “When I receive an application from a State for admission into the United Nations, I review all these technical issues — whether this application is in proper form and stating that they are committed to implementing all the Charter provisions. Then, I refer it to the Security Council,” Ban told U.N. correspondents at his press conference on September 15th.

However, Ban will not go out on a limb and examine the application objectively. He has already made it clear that he is sympathetic to the Palestinian bid. He told Al Jazeera in a one-on-one interview on September 15th, for example, that the Palestinian bid for recognition by the U.N. is “understandable.”

In his remarks during a press conference on that same day, Ban blamed Israel for the stalled negotiations. He said that it was up to Israel to create the conditions favorable to negotiations for a two-state solution. “Time is not our friend,” Ban said. “The issuing of all these settlements, new settlements, has not been favourable, has not been helpful.”

And what did the Secretary General ask from the Palestinians in return?  “At the same time, the Palestinians should also try to sit together with the Israeli people,” Ban urged. “I am sympathizing with all these frustrations of the Palestinian people whose aspirations for an independent State has [sic] not been realized in the context of this two-State solution. That is why I am calling that time is not our friend.”

A leaked high-level internal U.N. document dated September 15, 2011, made available to me, sets out the U.N. bureaucracy’s official pro-Palestinian position on a number of contentious issues, including the definition of the term “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” It was defined to include the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. The U.N. bureaucrats who wrote this one-sided document have apparently forgotten that Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in good faith in 2005, only to see that land taken over by Hamas terrorists and used to launch attacks against Israeli civilians. The U.N. authors’ claim that East Jerusalem is part of occupied Palestinian territory ignores the fact that this old section of Jerusalem was illegally seized and annexed by Jordan during the course of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Israel gained control of it only after Jordan attacked Israel during the 1967 Six Day War and was defeated. To claim that East Jerusalem is part of occupied Palestinian territory presupposes the outcome of the very negotiations that the U.N. document says must continue over final status issues.

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  • Larry

    The fact that are no such things as "1967 borders" should be pointed out on every possible occasion. There is the 1948 armistice line, and the border that was agreed between Egypt and Israel in 1979, and the one set between Israel and Lebanon in 1947. Other than that, all of Israel's boundaries are not set.

    • CherylM

      Don't forget the borders that were clearly outlined in the San Remo Agreement of 1920, which was voted on and unanimously ratified by the member-states of the League of Nations, and agreed upon by Chaim Weizman representing the Jews and King Faisal representing the Arabs.

    • mlcblog

      Not knowing any better, when I hear 1967 borders, I remember that Israel whipped butt in 1967 and took their land back. Since this was a military victory, I consider it solid.

    • Dave

      “all of Israel’s boundaries are not set.”

      If what you say is true, Israel fails the test for statehood as set out in the Montevideo Convention described in the article. By your reckoning Israel is no more a state than is Palestine, and thus if Israel has full member status, so should the Palestinians. In fact, Palestine would have full member status as it has the support the vast majority of international opinion, the only thing holding them back is the US and their cynical use of the Veto in the security council.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    It goes without saying that if such a resolution tied to the pre-1967 borders were to pass, the entire idea of peace talks under the “land for peace” paradigm will go out the window.

    Which wouldn't be a bad thing since the peace talks under the “land for peace” paradigm has always been a political ploy used by the Islamic world to weaken Israel and to dupe gullible useful idiots.

    With all due respect the UN which via stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad has been hijacked and co-opted by the Islamic world and used as a weapon of mass destruction for years against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel has exactly zero credibility and legitimacy.

    The supporters of Israel need to stop this nonsense of speaking about the so-called conflict in the terms of Palestinians, Arabs, and the creation of a Palestinian state like Islam doesn't even exist, as what is really happening is a permanent jihad of conquest is being waged perpetually against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel by the Islamic world primarily through their proxy the so-called Palestinians, and this jihad of conquest like all jihads of conquest is permanent. Thus, the creation of a Palestinian State would not end the Islamic world's permanent jihad of conquest being waged perpetually against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel, but instead it would only intensify it, which runs counter to its stated peace objective. Indeed, the entire peace process is deception (taqiyya) employed by the Islamic world to weaken the Jewish unbelievers in Israel and to dupe gullible useful idiots.

    As a matter of fact, the permanent jihad of conquest being waged perpetually against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel is no different from the many other permanent jihads of conquest the Islamic world is also waging perpetually against the Hindu unbelievers in Kashmir, Jammu, and India, the Buddhist unbelievers in Thailand, the Christian unbelievers in the Philippines, the atheist and Orthodox Christian unbelievers in Chechnya and Russia, the animist and Christian unbelievers in Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Chad, and Uganda, the Orthodox Christian Serb unbelievers in Bosnia and Kosovo, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum. Including the stealth global jihad being waged primarily via mass Muslim immigration to the West and other non-Islamic countries for the purpose of demographic conquest, as per the sixth and most important pillar of Islam, it is an obligatory duty for EVERY MUSLIM to fight jihad against unbelievers in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme.

    In addition, if Israel's foreign ministry were smart it would form an international alliance with all the aforementioned victims of permanent and perpetual jihad in the world today, i.e., the Hindu unbelievers in India, the Buddhist unbelievers in Thailand, the Christian unbelievers in the Philippines, the atheist and Orthodox Christian unbelievers in Chechnya and Russia, the animist and Christian unbelievers in Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Chad, and Uganda, the Orthodox Christian Serb unbelievers in Bosnia and Kosovo, etc., etc., etc., not only to form a united front to oppose the permanent jihads of conquest being waged simultaneously against all of these various unbelievers around the world, but also to bring light to them by connecting the dots for the entire world to see exactly what the Islamic world is doing.

    Indeed, it would be ludicrous not to take advantage of such an excellent opportunity to expose the global jihad the Islamic world is waging around the world against all unbeliever by forming an alliance to hold international conferences on the subject in order to draw international attention to the reality of Islam and jihad. In fact, such a victims of jihad alliance should have already been formed many years ago to bring this issue to light.

    • MikeWood

      I think this is a brilliant. You are absolutely correct – we lose sight of the global nature of the jihad because we focus on each dot instead of looking at what each dot has in common. It would certainly make sense for Israel to highlight this issue; it is simply the most talked about dot but there are scores of others – can't they see the common denominator?

    • Basho

      Yes, the Organisation of Persecuted Peoples. Connect the dots on a map of the world, the dots being every village, city, country and region where jihad is being wages against the unbelievers. I weary of trying to convince friends that there is a global evil committed to either convert us, tax us, or annihilate us.

    • Ray Czar

      Well stated my friend! You make and air tight case.

      But the far left extremeists will defend Islam no matter
      how irrational it may be. They have a curious mentality.
      They were right there to defend the commies in the late
      40’s and early 50’s when McCarthy outted them. (See
      Joseph McCarthy, by Arthur Herman, a very balanced
      portral of the times.)

      Odd, today we have lefties( lamestream media,et al)
      acting worst than McCarthy, spewing hate, and
      demonizing anyone who merely disagrees with them.
      They hate without cause! They ignore the facts.

      They are the “enemy within”!
      attacking the victims

  • kafir4life

    President Hussein has already lost the Jewish vote, so there's no reason for pretense any longer. Senator Schumer will be taking the shahada (much like his protege Tony D did so that Huma of the Ummah wouldn't leave him once his usefulness as a mole in Congress ended). Chuck is preparing to take on his mentor George Soros job of collecting property from condemned Jews. A call to his office confirmed that is kapo Chuck's ambition.

  • Walt

    Currently, the U.S. pays 22% of the UN expenses, plus vast additional monies for special projects.

    Following the Palestinian and Iranian speeches, it would seem to be an excellent time for the U.S. to announce that in the future we will only be contributing 1% of the total number of member nations (e.g. 1/179th), and no money at all to any special projects.

    This would also be an appropriate time to announce that immediately following this UN session, all foreign aid is cancelled and resumption (if any) to our FRIENDS will be determined at a time to be announced.

    Lastly, it should be made clear that if the UN or any member states are not satisfied with these changes to our past largesse, they should immediately make their complaints known; at that time we will completely remove ourselves from the organization so as not to continue to offend our betters – concurrent with this decision would be the issuance of notice that the UN has 60 days to remove itself from the UN Hqtrs. building!

    On the 61st day it comes down in a billow of dust!

  • Flipside

    I think it’s amusing that Israel’s bitter spokesmen in NY will try to extoll the virtues if objectivity in one breath while trying to speak for Hamas in another. I hope Palestinian statehood gets ratified, leaving the old timers to reel for a while, and then we can proceed with a changed game, and see how the same old creeps try to revert to the old foot dragging, wink wink, nudge nudge fake peace process.


      Be careful what you hope for….God Bless Israel….allah sure as hell wont.

  • StephenD

    You want me and my family dead. You've said so. You won't take it back. You won't even acknowledge that my property lines are correct and claim my land as your own. I offer some land to you. You don't accept it unless I give all of it and agree that your family can "return" to my land which you say was theirs years ago. In the mean time you randomly kill my family members; not just soldiers but children in schools and family in their sleep. The rest of the neighborhood says they understand your frustration. They all tell me I should negotiate for peace with you as they block their ears to my cries and cover their eyes to my neighbors’ evil deeds. I tell you no sane person would “Negotiate” under such circumstances. And this terrible beat goes on.

  • cheese_burger

    "Members of the Palestinian observer delegation to the U.N., wasting no time, were seen celebrating late that night at the expensive New York City eatery, Cipriani Downtown. The Palestinians’ intifada is coming to the United Nations."

    Amazing… the Pig Abbas actually does look like an obese Pig, as do so many of the 'Palestinian' Swine. Why is is that so many Muslims, look more like Pigs, than the actual pigs do?

    Real pigs don't inbreed the way Muslims do, and they are much more humane, and Human than Muslims, so it is possible to tell the two (Pigs and Muslims) apart.

    Also, pigs aren't pedophiles, so there is yet another way to tell the two groups apart.

  • jacob

    If and when the UN approves the so called PALIS request, will it still be entitled
    to free water and electricity from ISRAEL, the support of the UNWRA and will
    the US govmt. continue financing this immorality of 60 years "refugees" leeches ?

    Will ISRAEL continue the asinine turning over to the PA the payroll tax millions
    it charges Israeli employers of Arab workforce, the PA and BAN KI MON consider
    already an "acquired right" …?????
    The only good outcome deriving from their statehood is that the next war will be
    then fought between sovereign nations and then PALIS won't be able to run to the
    UN pimps as usual, to pull their chestnuts out of the fire….
    And OBAMA YOU MAMA opinion above about infidel ISRAEL teaming with all the
    infidel vistims of ISLAM worldwide is certainly commendable, that it, if there would
    be willing ears to listen and get to work on it full steam ahead.

  • mrbean

    it is a matter of record that Palestinians strap munitions on their own women and children and send them out on homicide-suicide missions to murder other innocent women and children in markets, restuarants, on school buses, and in their homes. The Palestinians in their own words and by their actions are committed to the genocide of the Jewish people therefore, have foreited their rights to even exist at all let alone having a UN and US sanctioned terrorist state of their own."

  • Marty

    The world certainly needs and will benefit from one more corrupt, dysfunctional, and violent arab state. We might even get two grotesque palestinian entities, gaza and the west bank. arab villagers along the security fence with Israel are already pleading with the Israelis not to leave them to the tender mercies of fatah. Who can blame them? It's past time for the western democracies to leave the united nations and form their own international organization that will exclude the genocidal sociopaths that currently dominate the un and waste a billion dollars annually of US taxpayer monies.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Any give on the Part of Israel is aiding the enemy, self destructive and immoral. _What's next for the UN, membership for the Mafia, honor day for mass murderers?_That American tax dollars are used to support the Ugly & Nasty is criminal in_scope and a gift from vile leftist unAmerican politicians voted into office by tax sponge constituents.

  • msmii

    and nothing butt support from the lap dog/hand puppet Obama
    I have been concerned by the current administration’s policies towards the Middle East. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Friday expressed regret over the fall of US ally Hosni Mubarak “while President Obama sat on his hands." This sitting on his hands, as I have mentioned several times, goes back to the Iranian uprising in 2009.

    Earlier this year Obama attempted to put Israel on the US State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terror; however, pro-Hamas Turkey is to chair an Obama backed counter-terrorism body. This panel is not to include Israel and is being done quietly, in the shadows of the UN General Assembly this week. Hillary Clinton calls this “smart power approach to counterterrorism,”
    There is also that little and far too under-reported “want” from the administration to put in a direct phone line to Tehran.

  • Bert

    Missing in all this discussion is the role of the G-d of Israel. Jewish leadership from biblical times has been mostly corrupt. They even tried to get rid of Moses. Israel's corrupt leadership violates their own religion by offering to divide the land. The Torah predicts that violating G-d's law will always bring trouble but obedience to the Law will bring victory and security. Many innocent Jews will die because our leaders are too dumb to pay attention to our Torah and too cowardly to invoke it even if they understood it.
    The nations will be punished for attacking Israel and Israel too will be punished for ignoring their religious heritage.

  • Fred Dawes

    Can I ask a question? will obama hand over any H-BOMBS To the Palestinian or just call in the al Quade? and after the murder of millions of just will Obama help to eliminate Americans here? and understand one fact this is not a stupid: question if you look at the time he has been in office.

  • Raymond in DC

    The so-called Palestinians have become the tail that wags the dog that is the "international community". Rarely has the world encountered a people that has done some much damage – to others and to themselves – and so little redeeming good. Consider:

    It was Palestinian Arab leader Haj Amin al Husseini that not only helped foment the pogrom against the Jews of Iraq in 1941 but collaborated with the Nazis to extend the holocaust to the Middle East. It was Palestinians who promoted air piracy and suicide bombs as politics tools. It was a Palestinian academic – Fouad Jabir – who inspired Iraq's nuclear project. And another Palestinian – Islamic "scholar" Abdullah Azam – who both inspired Osama Bin Laden and organized Arab fighters in Afghanistan. Another Palestinian academic – Edward Said – corrupted the entire field of Near East Studies. And it was a Palestinian who assassinated Robert Kennedy.

    Of course their own foolishness has also brought little but grief to themselves – the insurrection they led against King Hussein in Jordan in 1970-71 that got the PLO kicked out, the civil war they helped foment in Lebanon in the 1970s that ultimately got them driven out in 1983. And it was the PLO's support of Saddam Hussein in 1990 that got several hundred thousand Palestinians kicked out of the Persian Gulf. It was their first intifada that brought a halt to the socio-economic advancement they'd experienced under Israeli "occupation", and their second intifada that cost the lives of over 5,000 Israelis and Palestinians.

    They also managed to damage what little credibility the UN ever had, starting with the "some refugees are more equal than others" creation of the UNRWA. From an armed Arafat taking the podium in 1974 to the odious "Zionism is Racism" resolution of 1975 to the anti-Semitic hate-fest that was Durban in 2001. So automatic is the support they receive in that forum that, as another suggested, an OIC member could submit a resolution in the General Assembly declaring the earth is flat – and the Jews are responsible for its flatness – and get an overwhelming majority!

    What other people, with such a record of "achievement", is said to deserve their own state?

  • UCSPanther

    My only response is: Bring it on, chumps.

    Let's see how long your "state" lasts should it get "ratified" and let's see how history views the aftermath.

    I guarantee Israel will once again be vindicated, much to the wailing and the gnashing of the teeth of its enemies.

  • elihew

    Jehovah GOD will judge Edom because of; 1) her perpetual enmity against Israel since Esau's hatred of Jacob; 2) Edom's spiteful bloodshed against Israel; and 3) because all of Edom's descendants continue their destructive, murderous, efforts to take away control of the territory occupied by "two nations," i.e., Israel and Judah; a land given Israel 4000 years ago. (Ez. 25).

  • AntiSharia

    Abbas knows that he won't get state recognition from the UN. Even Obama would veto that. All he's trying to do is rally the vaunted "Arab Street" back to his corner and away from his political rivals in Hamas. The Arab mindset is why negotiate when you can conquer? No palestinian leader has ever seriously negotiated with Israel, and there is no intention now. Abbas is just throwing in his lot with Egypt, Turkey, and Syria for the next war(which is coming soon) believing that he will be on the winning side.

  • Boston

    Well, at least after the next missile attack, Israel will have a definite 'State' to complain to at the UN and declare war on, if it comes down to it. By the way, if Abbas succeeds in his mission of getting the General Assembly to declare Palestine a state, does that mean that Taiwan can come in and declare itself a state too ? No way, you say ? That's about what I thought too.

  • soloman4israel

    worth a look.
    israel today magazine (aug 26 )
    the truith about legitimacy political rights and israels borders (video)

  • Linda Rivera

    "Members of the Palestinian observer delegation to the U.N., wasting no time, were seen celebrating late that night at the expensive New York City eatery, Cipriani Downtown."

    Who pays for PA Muslims' expensive wines and expensive dinners? Hard-working, financially struggling American taxpayers, most of whom CANNOT afford to dine out at expensive restaurants!

    Billions of dollars are given away every year to other countries, including the oil-wealthy Middle East, Hamas-controlled Gaza and the Palestinian Authority organization who fill their war chests, build mansions and laugh all the way to the bank with FREE infidel money. Whilst in America, homeless shelters are filled to capacity; tent cities have sprung up all over the U.S. filled with desperate, jobless, homeless, NEGLECTED Americans.

  • Linda Rivera

    There Never was an Arab country of Palestine. Jerusalem was Never the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Jewish Bible, not once in the Koran.

    The inalienable rights of Jews to the Biblical heartland must not be violated! No one is demanding Muslims surrender THEIR top religious areas of Mecca and Medina!

    In 1948, Egypt invaded Gaza, ethnically cleansing all Jews and in 1948, Jordan invaded Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem, ethnically cleansing all Jews.

    In violent opposition to G-D, Muslim Jordan destroyed 58 synagogues in Jerusalem. The jihad is against the Holy One.

    When Israel won the Arab war of aggression in 1967, Jews returned to the areas of their ancestral homeland they had been ethnically cleansed from for 19 years. Anti-Israel propaganda deceitfully calls Jews' legitimate return "occupation".

    Jews have had a continuous presence in physical and spiritual homeland Israel for 4,000 years.

    All Land and Property Stolen from Jews in the 1948 Islamic Invasion Must be Returned!

  • elixelx

    There have been no public toilets in The West Bank since 1967. That was because Israel liberated the "Palestinians'" favourite pissoir, now known as the Western Wall, Judaism's most sacred place, from the vindictive polluting of said sacred place by every bedoin who came to Jerusalem and decided to relieve his bodily functions there…
    And now they want their favourite toilet back. Never mind that 3million people visit the place anually, pray there, supplicate G0D there, feel holy there. The Pals want their pissoir back…and the UN will collude with their efforts to do so!
    Don't veto, Barry-boy. For once in your life stand with your Muslim brethren so that we may all know, once and for all, what you suckled from your mother and dreamed of your father!

  • jerome

    on a scale of 1 to 10 ;1 being the lowest and ten being the highest, facts rate a 1 and
    propaganda gets a 100.
    The israeli palestinian issue is beyond logic or reason and no one is trying to even hide the fact that the world condemns israel no matter what or that the farce called the UN has been hijacked by autocratic theocracies and rogue states very happy to be hiding behind the blanket attacks on israel . The UN permanent blind eye on other real atrocities in the region or in other countries is irreparable.
    Unfortunately for Israel permanent pariah status looms and the palestinians and their
    crazed supporters and hordes of anti semites are prevailing.
    War is in the cards and the struggle for survival continues for israel while the arabs assure
    permanent refugee have not status for the palestinian pawns.

  • Flowerknife_us

    What the US should do and what Osamma Obamma will do are Millions of dead bodys apart.

  • Ben Cohen

    This article is more retarded obstructionist Likud propaganda. The Israelis had an extremely generous offer, Israel keeps roughly half the settlements, Palestine is demilitarized, and the Palestinian refugees give up the right to return. The Israelis dawdled and through up ridiculous objections, and now they are going to get a much worse resolution dictated to them by the UN.

  • tlwinslow

    How about the 967 B.C. borders? In the time of King Solomon? :)

  • CisscoKidd

    Can illegal mexicans wear these jackets? They can surely afford them–

    Now do you know where you should be concentrating your marketing efforts? Now do you know? Now?