UN condemns Israel. USA doesn't VETO.

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In a rare condemnation of Israel, the UN Security Council has said its settlements in occupied Palestinian territories have “no legal validity”.


The vote on Friday only passed because the US declined to use its veto - as its has dozens of times in the past - and instead abstained from voting. In doing so, the Obama administration not only permitted Israel to be rebuked, but also rejected a call from both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump, to block the move.


The resolution was put forward at the 15-member council for a vote by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal a day after Egypt withdrew the measure under pressure from Israel and the US President-elect.
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Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, said: “Today the Security Council reaffirmed its established consensus that settlements have no legal validity. The US has been sending the messages that the settlements must stop, privately and publicly, for nearly five decades.


“Our vote today is fully in line with the bipartisan history of how American presidents approach both the issue and the role of this body.”

UN Security Council demands Israel ends settlements as US refuses to veto | The Independent


Too little too late, or is it a small public glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes ?
 


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Too fúcken little too late prícks.
 

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Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, said: The US has been sending the messages that the settlements must stop, privately and publicly, for nearly five decades.
Along with billions of dollars worth of the latest weapons for oppressing people.
 

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UN Security Council demands Israel ends settlements as US refuses to veto | The Independent


Too little too late, or is it a small public glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes ?
What are you on about ? This isn't the first time that the US allowed UN resolutions to pass.

Until Friday, Obama had not allowed passage of any Security Council resolution critical of Israel over the course of his presidency, and had set out a deliberate policy of blocking such resolutions.

By contrast, a considerable line of his predecessors have allowed similar measures to pass.

Former presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford all permitted the UN General Assembly and/or the Security Council to adopt resolutions critical of the Jewish state; Ronald Reagan reportedly saw 21 measures through the international body, while George H.W. Bush allowed nine, Bill Clinton three and George W. Bush six.
21 + 9 + 3 + 6 = 39 resolutions that the Israelis would consider " anti-Israeli " to pass.
 

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Pointless virtue signaling by the lameduck Obama administration when they know it has no practical effect - the pendulum will firmly swing back the other way when Trump takes over. In any event, the Israel/Palestine dispute is now an irrelevant sideshow in the overall Middle Eastern maelstrom - one of the calmest parts of the whole benighted region!
 

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Netanyahu is on the very edge of what is acceptable in Israel - in that, he risks civil war

The US stance here is significant at the level of words ...but even at that level, the UN is riven by both bigotry against Jews and Israel ...so the words will have little effect

Also Russia has not altered its words, but has drastically weakened the covert support to Palestinian terror groups....as Putin sees the value of keeping Netanyahu in power

cyp
 

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The Israeli regime has rejected the vote by the representatives of China, France, Russia, UK, Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela. Nethanyahu says he was going to open peace negotiations but now he won't. Nobody believes his lies anymore.
 

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You can't get more isolated than 14 countries of the UNSC telling you that your policies suck.
 

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You can't get more isolated than 14 countries of the UNSC telling you that your policies suck.
Jews are used to being isolated. That's why resolutions like this will only harden attitudes.
 

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The more pro-Israel he is the better, as it'll Harden attitudes towards Israel everywhere else and make Israel a partisan issue between Republicans and Democrats.

God knows.
During the election campaign Trump paraded Jared Kushner, his son in law and an Orthodox Jew as the person who might bring peace between Israel and Palestine.
Kushner described the hate-monger, Bannon of Breitbart, as an "incredible Zionist" who "loves Israel".
Mind you, we are talking about crooks.
 

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A significant vote for peace and fairness.

Palestinian freedom is the issue that won't go away.
Israeli settlements: UN Security Council calls for an end - BBC News

Well done and thank you to Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela. I'm sure great pressure was exerted upon these countries to beg obediently for 'aid', and imports of 'Israeli technology' (which turns out to be mankind's technology).

A world of people with goodwill towards both Israelis and Palestinians is grateful to you. May this affirmation of principle reactivate the peace process.
 

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Obama leaves it late.........:rolleyes:

[video=youtube;c5Q_T8lxw1Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Q_T8lxw1Q[/video] :cool:
 

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If Clinton won, you know the Obama admin would have veto'd it. Just another stupid symbolic move from Barry intended to get cheap support. He did the same thing with the religious bill "protecting" atheists, as if they actually needed any protection. Reminds me of his 2012 sudden charge of heart on gay marriage... had absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming election or the change in american attitudes toward the issue though.. nothing I tell ya!
 

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US Intervenes > Boo! Hiss!
US doesn't intervene > Boo! Hiss!
US Vetoes > Boo! Hiss!
US doesn't veto > Boo! Hiss!

I think a pattern is emerging.
 


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