“A UN diplomat says the UK, France and Colombia have told Security Council members they would abstain in any vote on Palestinian membership.”
Only cowards sit on the fence and abstain!
“In real terms this does not matter, because the Americans have already made it clear they would veto the Palestinian request.”
The Americans and English should be disqualified from voting on an issue they created.
“Britain and France support Palestinian statehood in principle.”
Then why abstain?
“But they have expressed concern that a Palestinian bid to become a UN member state right now could harm chances of reviving the peace process.”
Peace process… that would be a joke if it wasn’t for the tragic loss of lives. There never has been a ‘peace process’ the whole thing is a front, a blind to avoid the issue.
The issue is simple; the need of the Palestinians to have their homeland, or at least some livable part of it returned versus the unwavering belligerence of the Israelis determined to obliterate them from the face of the Earth.
“There is also general concern here that a Palestinian confrontation with the Americans on this issue could ignite violence in the Middle East.”
That wouldn’t surprise me. This issue has been simmering for far too long and I can see it coming to a head.
American veto will see the pot boil over and set the stove on fire.
The quotes used in this post are from the BBC News article: ‘New setback’ for Palestinian hopes on UN membership Read the full story.
Once again, to those who would accuse me of antisemitism, I am not; however I am against any asshole nation that can’t/won’t capitulate for the sake of peace.