Palestinian Statehood: An Ominous Vote at the U.N.

Permanent United Nations Observer of Palestine, Riyad H. Mansour, heralded the upcoming vote by the United Nations General Assembly on November 29th to upgrade the Palestinians’ status to an observer “state” as an “historic event.”  He boasted that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s maneuver, in which Abbas will personally appear at the General Assembly and present the resolution for a vote, was a form of resistance to Israeli occupation that Mansour labeled “diplomatic resistance.”

Speaking to reporters at United Nations headquarters in New York two days prior to the vote, Mansour asserted that the General Assembly will be “legislating” international recognition of the Palestinians’ claim to statehood, with “borders based on June 4, 1967″ and East Jerusalem as its capital. He said that every nation, whether voting for or against, should respect the result because “what we are doing is legal, honorable” and following the “democratic way,” the “multilateral way.”

Mansour characterized the General Assembly vote on the 65th anniversary of the original General Assembly partition Resolution 181 in 1947 as completing the UN’s “legislating” of a two-state solution. Responding to a question as to whether the Palestinians were willing to admit that it was a mistake on the part of their leaders and neighboring Arab countries to reject the partition resolution, he dismissed the premise of the question as futile “score keeping.” The Palestinians like to cherry-pick the parts they now like in the partition resolution they once rejected.  Most importantly, Resolution 181 referred several times to the “Arab and Jewish States” resulting from the partition.  To this day, Abbas refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state as part of a two-state solution.

With the UN General Assembly’s recognition of Palestinian statehood in its pocket, Mansour said that the Palestinians then would be ready to negotiate with the Israelis as one state to another on the terms of Israel’s end to its “occupation” of the Palestinian “state.”  He invited Israel to join in the negotiations in good faith, but did not rule out the possibility that the Palestinians would go as a “state” to the International Criminal Court to seek legal action against Israel, if Israel did not play ball.

Mansour said that the Palestinian observer state resolution has nearly sixty co-sponsors, and he expects many more to join in co-sponsorship once they have had an opportunity to review the Palestinians’ revised draft.  He expects the final vote to be overwhelmingly in favor, and made a special appeal for European support.

France, which voted for the Palestinians’ full membership in UNESCO, has publicly announced its support of the Palestinians’ upgrade of status to observer state. Mansour lavished praise on France for its decision. He also said that Spain appears to be on board.  Other European countries have been more circumspect in announcing their intentions, but the ambassador from a non-permanent member of the Security Council estimated that anywhere between 11 and 15 European countries are likely to vote Yes.

The United Kingdom’s UN ambassador indicated to reporters that his country had not yet made a decision which way to vote, but was working with the Palestinians on possible wording changes to their latest revised draft of the resolution.  However, when Mansour was asked whether the Palestinians would entertain any further changes or amendments to their text, he flatly said no.

With all of Mansour’s talk about the upcoming international embrace of the Palestinian state, he tried to put the best face possible on the underlying split of territorial control between Hamas and Fatah. Mansour referred several times to Gaza as “the southern portion of our homeland.”  He also claimed that Hamas, like Fatah, supported a two-state solution. The problem, however, is that neither Fatah, the Palestinian Authority nor Abbas himself speak for Hamas, which remains committed to Israel’s destruction.

The pre-requisite to achieving statehood under international law is government control of all the territory said to be encompassed within the state. Consequently, I asked Mansour why President Abbas did not visit Gaza during the recent hostilities between Hamas and Israel as the Arab League had suggested, and whether Abbas’s decision not to visit Gaza indicated that the Palestinian Authority has no control as a practical matter over the Gaza territory.

Mansour conceded what he said was an obvious fact – “division” between the “two wings of our homeland.” The solution, he said, was either full implementation of the reconciliation plan worked out in Cairo and Doha or prompt elections to choose a new leader. Hamas has stalled on reconciliation, anticipating a ringing electoral victory in the West Bank and Gaza. Abbas’s “diplomatic resistance” at the United Nations this week appears to be a Hail Mary pass to stay relevant.

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  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    While their UN bid is indeed troublesome, it is not as if Israel's leaders do not have enough options. In other words, if Israel's leaders take out all their guns, this move could be a blessing in disguise. One of the CORE tenets of the Oslo Peace/Death Accords is DIRECT negotiations, as such, the PA/Fatah terror junta is forbidden to circumvent this tenet.
    So, true statesmen – few and far between in Israel – would cease their huffing and puffing and meet Abbas head on – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/01/pa-statehood-

    Alas, it will take a full throttle assault, and Israel's leaders had plenty of time to prepare. But this Israeli blogger does NOT hold out too much hope that they will man up, despite their puffed up chests. Spineless leaders always revert true to form -http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/23/spineless-leaders-always-revert-true-to-formthey-cave-and-israels-leaders-are-its-poster-boys-addendum-to-israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

    They are the bane of our existence…they will be the death of us too…and this Israeli is referring to her leadership!
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://www.adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Anthony

    Without going into details, most of which Mr. Klein explained in good detail and blogger Adinak expanded upon, I will say that the progression of human history is favoring a people who have been relentless in their worldly ambition to use any means, deceit, lies, mythlogy, revisionist history, crimes against humanity, to achieve the destruction of Israel. They have sold their souls to the devil for evil they call good, for the horror and suffering they inflict and suffer at heir own hands by their own willful deeds. But these wretched peoe are themselves willing pawns in a larger battle being waged by their religion against the world. The “Palestinians” as an invented people are a permanent siege force

    Just outside the walls of that shining city on the hill. Their function is to breach the walls of hat city and their orders come from the mandates of their religion as dispatched by greater forces emanating from the heart of the Islamic world. The orders are first destroy the “Little Satin”, then the ” Great Satin”.

    So of course Mr. Mansour talks about “honorable , democratic, and multilateral” ways of proceeding through the UN towards the goal of creating a state within a state. He is on board with the long term objective of eliminating Israel. He does not care about truth, about decency about a people whose identity is twisted and hateful and whose existence serves only one purpose, to advance the cause of the elimination of Jews first, than all other non- Moslems into the goal of Islamic global hegemony.

    So that France, the supremely loathsome cesspool wishes to align itself with the Moslem cause should surprise no one. France, the “Republic” has destroyed its future for the sake of North Acricans, Moroccans, Lybians, Tunesians, Algeirians, “Palestinians”, and every variety of Mohammadian hey can import.

    Is France better for taking the course of socialist Multicultural Arab aligned geopolitics and he Islamicication that now sees the site of Charles Martel’s victory at Tours in 732 now host to one of France’s most disgraceful act of hatred of itself, a giant mosque? He Moslems are on the march. And they will use all methods to win whe evil “Western” traitors sell their daughters, wives, children, history, cture and identity to a people unworthy of being considered civilized all for the reward of becoming traitors and Janissaries for Islam.

    History is at a crossroads. God help us because we have no unity of thought, for e of purpose. A house divided against itself cannot stand. The global ummah knows that.

    • mlcblog

      I, for one, am counting on God for the outcome. Israel has been preserved thus far, but wait! they were scattered after eons of disobedience and lack of respect for Him. Fascinating events these days!! It is good to know where our eternal home will be.

  • pierce

    Palestine really does not deserve to be recognized. They could be had they been a good neighbor, but they never turn the other cheek. How difficult is it to accept others frailties, no one is perfect unless you are GOD. There I said it, and I can't believe "I said it".

    • Stern

      Nobody has ever asked the Palestinians to "turn the other cheek". This implies that they were slapped in the face, which never happened. All their troubles are self-inflicted. They have refused to negotiate with Israel, and this cynical move for "recognition" is just one more attempt to avoid negotiation.

      Yes, we have asked that they be a "good neighbour", but that simply means living in peace next door to us. Even that, they could not do.

  • tagalog

    If the U.N. is going to recognize a "Palestinian" state, what will be its geographical borders? Do we have any idea what Egypt, Jordan, and other bordering nations will say about those borders?

    Or is the U.N. just going to recognize some unformed, nascent, potential "Palestine" state that exists only in the minds of those who want to kill Jews?

    • Stern

      Great questions, especially as the "state" they are proposing is supposed to be a "contiguous" one. The only problem with this, of course, is that in making any parts of Judea and Samaria contiguous with Gaza, Israel would be rendered non-contiguous. Wanna bet that word is in there deliberately?

    • mlcblog

      That's an easy answer. Right in the middle of Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital. or am I being too much of a realist? It is hard to tell, these days, whether I am being a realist or a pessimist.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "That's an easy answer. Right in the middle of Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital. or am I being too much of a realist? It is hard to tell, these days, whether I am being a realist or a pessimist."

        Easy for you to say cut a sovereign nation in half and give it to terrorists. That would be appeasement on a level unprecedented in history if you include Jerusalem. They'd tear it apart trying to destroy the rest of Israel. Being able to say that I told you so would not make me any happier.

        • mlcblog

          I think I was misunderstood. My message is filled with deep cynicism and despair at the mere prospect that a Palestinian state would even be considered. I was sarcastically implying that they would naturally take the plum of the world for their own and desecrate it by splitting it down the middle or worse. I actually believe this is the probability and indeed very evil in my book.

          What would be your guess as to the reality/likelihood of what is about to transpire? Tagalog was inviting conjecture about this imagined state's borders, etc.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "I think I was misunderstood. My message is filled with deep cynicism and despair at the mere prospect that a Palestinian state would even be considered. "

            You're talking motive, not content.

            "I was sarcastically implying that they would naturally take the plum of the world for their own and desecrate it by splitting it down the middle or worse. I actually believe this is the probability and indeed very evil in my book. "

            Did you not know that you stated verbatim the Clinton position as adopted by Obama? If I am to understand your first sentence as full of despair and sarcasm due to your objection, then the rest makes sense. Let's look at the content of that sentence so loaded with clarifying words:

            "That's an easy answer."

            Now having pointed out that you did not clearly indicate your position there, I NOW have an understanding of your position but just being full of anger and thinking that you're being sarcastic does not enable people to read your mind when you write ambiguously.

            Don't get angry with me please, wouldn't you rather know?

            "What would be your guess as to the reality/likelihood of what is about to transpire? Tagalog was inviting conjecture about this imagined state's borders, etc."

            I'm very much opposed in no uncertain terms to the fact that anyone can even suggest it. I'd like to think it is so serious that when people speak about it that clarity becomes more important than emotional outlet. In addition, his question does in fact have an easy answer as you say. The liberals speak with the same words you used sarcastically. I believe you, but I'm also warning you. I accept what you say because I know that most people are not aware of the facts nor are they aware of the absurd apologist positions.

            I have a documentary video for you to see called, "Elusive Peace" that can easily be found on youtube. It's totally biased, but still so obvious just how far Clinton and others bent over for them, and it has only gotten worse with Obama, which we all know. What most do not know is how bad it was already before we made the mistake of allowing that bum to run for president. Thank Clinton for that. But in any case, the video contains the details of what was proposed both before and after the socalled al Aqsa intifada. Even with biased editing, anyone not blind to Islamic deception can see what suckers our Democratic politicians have been, and the Republicans can't ignore the broad support for these measures and can't completely tear them apart.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You might if you are interested watch this film at least until you see what I'm talking about. You'll understand the reason why so many liberals casually talk about dividing Israel, including Jerusalem, as if it's the most rational and just thing to do. If you also read the review I included, that will give you enough clues to why it makes me so angry. I have no personal stake one way or the other. It's just absurd and an attack on Western civilization, using Israel as the present day front of the war. The relevant sections deal with Clinton's last months in office, so we're talking about nearly 12 years ago, and few people have objected to this insanity.

            Film Review: Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=46&…

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsl5sQ2NYRA

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Or is the U.N. just going to recognize some unformed, nascent, potential "Palestine" state that exists only in the minds of those who want to kill Jews?"

      Yes. Soon if not today.

      They need to be sent away, the UN and the OIC have no business within NATO nation's borders.

  • Marty

    What does mansour know about democracy anyway? He's never lived in one, represents a regime that refuses to recognize its democratic neighbor's legitimacy, and defends the slaughter of innocent people by the genocidal sociopaths with whom he is in sympathy. The palestinians are a fake people who want to establish yet another failed arab state that will be one more shining example in the islamic world of tyranny, corruption, and brutality. Only the united nations would endorse such an entity.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "What does mansour know about democracy anyway?"

      He knows just enough about the rhetoric to lie to liberals who trust him, or perhaps don't trust him but love the effect anyway.

  • dougjmiller

    This is aggression by the Arab/ Moslems occupying land in and around Israel. This will mark the beginning of another major Middle Eastern war that might end in the use of nuclear weapons. Shame on the UN and all of the nations that sign on to this declaration of war against Israel. You disgust every decent person on the planet earth.

    • mlcblog

      Absolutely.

  • http://twitter.com/NeverFrgetRabbi @NeverFrgetRabbi

    .Hamas “political leader” Khaled Mashaal.

    : “I accept a Palestinian state according to 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital, with the right of return [of millions of Palestinians to Israel].” RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    • Arley Steinhour

      Fear not, Rav. you will awaken in a while crying out in Repentance for even having a dream such as you are experiencing. But, should you not awaken from the stupidity of this dream you are experiencing, and mumbling about, fear not, we will not hold these words against you, but cannot guarantee HaShem will see it as you mumble, nor forgive what you bring upon your own head.
      I promise to do my best to stay as far from your person as I am able, at the Judgment table. Ponder your words, please, and repent them. AMEN

  • ffortnightly

    With recognition as a state would come great responsibility. It's one thing when rockets are fired from a "camp" and quite another when fired from a sovereign nation. It also means their relationship with other nations will change. Some will wash their hands of them others will open trade. A lot of convenient excuses will evaporate with statehood. Responsibility itself will create consequences. Are they really ready for this?
    Grobbbbbbbbbbbb

    • Stern

      They don't have to be ready for it. The world will forgive them anything and allow them to continue doing whatever the heck they want. Want proof? The withdrawal from Gaza was supposed to make them "responsible" in the eyes of the world and look what happened there. No matter what the "Palestinians" do – ever – the world will always hold Israel responsible for all and any consequences.

      • mlcblog

        Exactly. Realistic.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          I get it. Another Animal Farm Kool-Aid drinker.

          Yes, it's "realistic" as in pragmatic to blame Israel with over a billion Muslims on the planet to appease. You're quite the realist. It's nothing to be proud of.

          • mlcblog

            Again, I am being misconstrued and apparently insulted to boot. I was not blaming Israel in any way….but was attempting to heartily agree with Stern. Perhaps if sarcasm and satire are too much of a strain for one's sense of humor they'd be better off on another site.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Perhaps if sarcasm and satire are too much"

            At least quote what you think your sarcastic reply applies to. We aren't mind readers. It looks to me like you agree that it's realistic to hold Israel responsible for any and all consequences.

            That's how I understood your sarcasm, though the sarcastic angle was obviously the only thing anyone could know for certain. Which by the way, doesn't speak well for the clarity of your 2 words.

            I suppose we could then just ignore all ambiguous comments, but where does that lead but allowing the liberals to define everything still?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "With recognition as a state would come great responsibility. It's one thing when rockets are fired from a "camp" and quite another when fired from a sovereign nation. It also means their relationship with other nations will change."

      In theory maybe, but we already know what it means: more infiltration, deception and exploitation of the politically divided Western nations, and using this to harm Israel, and then the West.

  • pennylane

    Did Israel really believe occupation and "settlement" scam could go on forever? Now Israel will be summoned before the international Courts to explin why it denies millions thier basic human rights.

    • JoJoJams

      Pennylane, a wise man once said, "It is better to keep your mouth shut, and have people think you a fool, then to open it and remove all doubt".

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Pennylane, a wise man once said, "It is better to keep your mouth shut, and have people think you a fool, then to open it and remove all doubt".

        Yes, but now she's got millions of like-minded idiots to reinforce the notion that you can attack and insult people without every considering whether any evidence exists, or whether you've been taken in by a totalitarian enemy that will kill you too.

    • Stern

      Exactly what human rights does Israel deny to the "Palestinians"? They are ruled by their own corrupt leaders, so if they don't have the right to vote (check), that's not Israel's fault. If they are subjected to being treated as human shields (check), that's not Israel's fault. If they are stopped at checkpoints to prevent terrorism, that is hardly Israel's fault either.

      They only way Israel can be held accountable for anything the poor, put-upon Palestinians "suffer" is if the accuser – whether it's you or world opinion – is both biased and bigotted.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Israel denys the paleswinians the islamist "human right" to kill Infidels.

    • UCSPanther

      Be careful what you wish for Palestine. Full statehood comes with a lot of responsibility, especially with respect to acts of war.

    • Mary Sue

      cool story bro.

    • tagalog

      If they are, the "Palestinians" and the Arabs and Muslims who support their phony, puffed-up claims will be hard-pressed to meet legal standards of proof.

      Not that such a requirement will stop an international court from targeting the Jews yet again for bad treatment.

    • Mary Sue

      lurk moar.

    • Ghostwriter

      There's a difference between the Israelis and Palestinians,pennylane. The Israelis aren't screaming for the deaths of Americans simply because we exist. The Palestinians do that every single day. The Israelis are a tolerant and friendly people. The Palestinians don't even know what tolerance even means. They just want to kill Israelis. I hope I cleared that up for you.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Did Israel really believe occupation and "settlement" scam could go on forever? "

      The Palestinian scam does seem endless.

      "Now Israel will be summoned before the international Courts to explin why it denies millions thier basic human rights."

      Excuse me? I see, another liberal-Islamic dupe.

    • Drakken

      Good luck with that, I certainly don't see you condemning in anyway, shape or form, islamic jihadist and the "war crimes" the wogs commit on a daily basis

    • Lan Astaslem

      hey genius – when jordan and egypt had gaza and the west bank, nobody was screaming for statehood for the paleswine – because NOBODY ever wanted the troublemakers

  • Choi

    Come to think of it,Why does France have the status at the UN that it does.
    The French Army,in 1940 lasted a shorter time than the starving Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising(1943).
    Half of France was a Nazi puppet 'state" self- ruled from Vichy and a majority in the NAZI-OCCUPPIED Half were NAZI COLLABORATORS,with both halves readily CO-OPERATING and PARTICIPATING in/with the .HOLOCAUST.
    Despite this FACT ,France is regarded among the Victors of WWII,when Truth be told they're no more a "Victor" than Lichtenstein.
    France always has been and is still a nation of JEW-HATING WHORES who have once again ,with chips down, sided with those who desire to SLAUGHTER the Jews.

    • Denis

      "Why does France have the status at the UN that it does." ? …
      … Because of the good performance of Free French Forces in North Africa, then in Italy, then in France and finally in Germany. Because after the Liberation of France, the French (thanks to US equipment) had as many men fighting as the British. Because of the importance of the French colonial empire at the time. Because Churchill & Roosevelt were smart. Unlike you.

      • Denis

        Conferring the status of "victor" to France was smart for another reason : it reinforced De Gaulle's stature and contributed to prevent a Communist take-over (or at least a bloody civil war) after the Liberation.

        On the long term, France, in spite of some deep flaws in its domestic and foreign policies, has proved worthy of its UN status :
        - nuclear power (btw : not dependent on US technology, unlike the British equivalent) ;
        - one of the very few countries able to independently send troops far from their homeland, to gather intelligence through satellites (the world leader in satellite launchers, btw, is French based and largely French-funded ESA, not NASA), and to enjoy one of the best and most extensive diplomatic networks;
        - the fifth economy in the world ;
        - the second exclusive economic zone (right after the US) ;
        - etc.

        • Denis

          "The French Army,in 1940 lasted a shorter time than the starving Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising(1943)."…

          … The French Army lasted six weeks, but it's worth noting that the British Expeditionary Force lasted even less than that (and was able to return to England only thanks to the sacrifice of French troops in Dunkirk). During those six weeks, the French (and Belgian, and British) were crushed by superior German tactics and equipment. The French lost 180.000 men (1/3 killed, 2/3 wounded) : their casualty rate was even higher than during WW1, when French fighting spirit made the admiration of the civilized world. And the French didn't just got killed in 1940, they also fought : German casualties were almost equal. Such a bloodshed in such a short time, though dwarved a few years later by what happened on the German/Soviet front, had simply no precedent in human history.

          • Denis

            "Half of France was a Nazi puppet 'state" self- ruled from Vichy and a majority in the NAZI-OCCUPPIED Half were NAZI COLLABORATORS,with both halves readily CO-OPERATING and PARTICIPATING in/with the .HOLOCAUST. " [...] "France always has been and is still a nation of JEW-HATING WHORES who have once again ,with chips down, sided with those who desire to SLAUGHTER the Jews."…

            … One wonders why :
            1° France was (by far) the first European destination of Jewish immigration before WW1 and between WW1 and WW2 ;
            2° The percentage of victims of the Holocaust among the French Jewish population was (by far) one of the lowest in Europe :U.K. (Channel Islands) 100 %, Netherlands 84%, Greece 80 % (even more than Germany or Poland : 75 %), [...], Norway, Austria and Romania 35 %, Belgium 28 %, France and Italy 20 %. The survival rate was higher in only one country : Denmark.
            3° The French Jewish community is (by far) the largest in the European Union.

  • Choi

    Your comment must be approved by the site admins before it will appear publicly.
    WHY???Because my comment was Anti-French?
    David Horowitz BELIEVES in FREE SPEECH!
    Administrators who CENSOR are VIOLATING David's principles.

    • Mary Sue

      it's completely random, dude. It may appear later once it's vetted.

      • Choi

        It's NOT random,dudette.
        Nor is it the first time.
        And what about Free Speech requires "vetting"?
        I ,on one occasion ,contacted the DHFC and was informed that a 3rd party did their site administration.
        The administrator is ILL-SERVING their client.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "It's NOT random,dudette."

          Yes it is. You're simply paranoid. Your silly remark about France is posted already.

          "The administrator is ILL-SERVING their client."

          Their software script follows rules that are not always predictable by its users. You're clearly talking over your own head. The rules stop some from going up BEFORE the people read them, and then the administrators see it, THEN you see it.Get it? They must by "anti-French" because you got to slander France.

        • Mary Sue

          I've had it happen to me multiple times and I assure you it is quite random.

  • riverboatbill

    But they only want lebesraum…Chamberlain, your office is calling.

  • tagalog

    Does the U.N. expect to partition Israel into two states? Or are they going to carve out "Palestine" from neighboring Arab areas, plus Gaza? What do the Arab states from which "Palestine" will be formed have to say about that? Do they expect this to be a whittling-down of the State of Israel? What does Israel say about THAT?

    If they think they're going to partition Israel, what about Israel's claim to the land? Didn't the U.N. cede all that land to Israel back in the 1940s, except for the land Israel claims as the spoils of the various wars their Arab neighbors have started over the years? If the U.N. now goes back on its cession of that land to Israel, what does that say about the U.N.'s promises; won't they be seen as worthless and unreliable?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Or are they going to carve out "Palestine" from neighboring Arab areas, plus Gaza? "

      Hah hah hah, a truly just solution is not what they're after. We all know this.

      "what does that say about the U.N.'s promises; won't they be seen as worthless and unreliable?"

      Nothing worse than we already do say. Besides, the UN is just a front for the OIC and its interests.

  • nidal

    Will be without the implementation of the decision.Because we have become accustomed to Israel's lack of commitment to any decision of the United Nations since it was founded.As for the conflict that exists between the Palestinian people (who was expelled from the home in 1948 with the support British and superpower in that time) he conflict and there is no conflict within and before we accuse Islam must look at and read protocols sons of Zion to see racism in their right of all peoples and religions

    • Choi

      U-HOO Administrator:
      Where is your "moderating" the above Jew-hater's reference to the ANTI-SEMITIC FORGERY,'Protocols/Zion"?!
      Oh,and there is NO" Palestinian People"

      • nidal

        I think you're living in Mars or?????You can drop history and see if there is the Israeli people by 1948.

        • Lan Astaslem

          nidal, go hump a camel – happy ETERNAL nakba!!

    • Stern

      Oh dear, clearly your lack of ability in English is leading to a completely warped understanding of reality. If you actually understood the language, you might be able to read more widely and discover just how much of the stuff you've been taught is sheer and utter garbage", starting with the Protocols of the sons of Zion, which is know everywhere (except by idiots and Jewhaters) to be a complete forgery

    • Drakken

      Can't wait until Israel takes off the gloves and pushes that rats nest of savages in Gaza into the sea and calls it a day. You muslim savages don't want peace with Israel, you never have and never will. So I say screw you and yours and let what must be done, be done.

    • Mary Sue

      umad?

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      nidal, there are NO "palestinians". There are Egyptians, Iraqis, Jordanians, Lebanese and Israelis.

  • Marylou

    I think the Disney Corporation should lobby the U.S. federal government to hand over a substantial portion of the American heartland to us so we can rename it the Republic of Fantasyland and establish its capital in East Washington, D.C.

    Then I want the U.N. to legislate international recognition, along with a nice, fat bunch of taxpayer-funded aid, and send the non-Fantasian infidels packing back to Europe, regardless of where they actually originated. After all, we were really here first; the historians and archaeologists are just lying because they are all racists.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    He said that every nation, whether voting for or against, should respect the result because “what we are doing is legal, honorable” and following the “democratic way,” the “multilateral way.”

    Bigger lies are rarely told.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    All of this for diversion to keep the eyes off of Iran and it's maniacal endeavors, the Palestinian
    question will go away when Israel flattens Iran and if there any missiles left over the
    UN would be a good place to vaporize. The United Nations shows just what corruption
    does to former human beings, the UN headquarters for transcendent evil……….William

  • Drakken

    There will never be peace between Israel and the muslim arabs, EVER! Not until Israel quits screwing around with those savages and just get it done, no matter what you do the UN is going to condemn you so do what must be done.

  • Asher

    As we can all see, Land for Peace has not gained Israelis any peace or solid agreements. Appeasement never brings the needed freedoms, it is only a temporary fix to a bigger problem, antisemetism, and unfairness. Yes, What shall be the borders once again, going back to 1967 proposals and the Palestinians inching their way further into Israel, closer to the cities where they send their rockets!

  • LindaRivera

    Anyone who attempts to give away, take or steal the Holy Land makes WAR on G-D!

    Not one inch of GOD given Jewish Holy Land to totalitarian, expansionist, colonizing Islam! Not now! Not ever! Re-take Gaza! Declare sovereignty over BIBLICAL Judea and Samaria. OBEY G-D! Kick the Muslim Waqf off the JEWISH Temple Mount! Rebuild the Third Temple!

    When we disobey GOD we have to face unpleasant consequences. When we obey GOD, GOD takes care of the results.

    THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM!

    Not one more dollar, shekel, euro or pound to Gaza/Hamas-PLO-Palestinian Authority Muslim terrorist OCCUPATION Forces!

    Stop FORCING the Free World's people to finance EVIL!

  • Indioviejo

    As Choi says, censorship here is not random.

  • http://twitter.com/NeverFrgetRabbi @NeverFrgetRabbi

    the Israeli left praised Abbas – certain
    that he was interested in a deal.

    But he answered at the UN: "We will accept no less than the all the
    Palestinian territory occupied in 1967"

  • http://twitter.com/NeverFrgetRabbi @NeverFrgetRabbi

    it is up to US citizen to write to every members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the US House Foreign Relations Committee,[members of both committees listed on the internet] to demand a suspension of US aid to the Palestinian Authority, as a response to their heinous action at the East River today.

    The Capitol switchboard number is: 202-224-3121. You can reach your representatives this way. The comment line for the White House is: 202-456-1111;1414. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, PRESIDENT ISRAEL ADVOCACYTASK FORCE

  • SoCalMike

    I'm not sure who is more revolting.
    The parasite dictator and mass murder enablers at the UN or masses of the mindless brainwashed readers and viewers conditioned to regard the UN as the Best Hope and the Source of Morality and Legitimacy in the World.