In a move that US State Department officials “should not come as a shock to anyone,” they vowed that the Obama Administration would use its veto power in the UN Security Council to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.
US officials have repeatedly condemned the notion of the UN recognizing Palestine as an independent state, insisting such a move could only come with the permission of the Israeli government at the end of the peace talks which stalled a year ago.
Palestinian officials have said they will approach the Security Council this month, though the PLO says they have yet to do so. The US has been pressing them to abandon the move, though they are offering nothing in return.
And according to former Special Envoy George Mitchell, the efforts are unlikely to be successful. Though the US can stop approval through the UN Security Council, it is believed that the overwhelming support in the General Assembly may be used to override the veto.
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Has the USG no shame? Surely they can not understand what a veto would do to what is left of the US reputation amongst the rest of the world. The USG has been touting a 2 state solution for the past 30 years. How can they now refuse to recognize them? Because Israel doesn't want it? Time to re-evaluate the relationship. Is the USG afraid of what might come out if the Palestinians actually bring war crimes charges up against the Israelis? Have the Israelis threatened the USG – blackmailed them – with some sort of nasty secret the USG would prefer not to have public? You know the Israelis would not think twice about releasing the details. I hope it's something really juicy – perhaps the details of what really happened on 9/11? Would that be wishing for too much?
"insisting such a move could only come with the permission of the Israeli government"
Funny how that sentiment didn't translate for the Serbs and Kosovo.
What does Israel have on the US to dictate every action of the Gov't since 1948? This is unreal!
The minute a 'no' vote is cast, America will have forever surrendered its 'land of the free and home of the brave' card.
"It profiteth a man nothing to sell his soul for the whole world". But for Israel, of all things? How cheaply we hold our national honor.
Anything that separates Palestine from its dictator USA is a good thing. Now if we could just end the dictatorship within the dictatorship, somehow get Palestine to terminate Abbas and his PLO fascist police.
Israel says to the US, " You'll walk the line because you're mine."'
Well of course the "U.S. government" is going to veto it. Why? Because the "U.S. government" is not the U.S. government; rather, it's something else, something that you're not supposed to say in polite company.
And this poses an important question: When are the occupied people living in the land of the former U.S. going to declare statehood for themselves?
The US citizens have now say in nothing their government that they pay does.Americans raelly need to take there country back most of the world is with you.Do it peacefully unless they force your hand withch most likely they will.America is the worst deveolped country in the world and possible the worst period they just lie good.Actually they get caught in all there lies so they are bad liers.
FTA: “In a move that US State Department officials “should not come as a shock to anyone,” they vowed that the Obama Administration would use its veto power in the UN Security Council to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.”
Of course it shouldn’t. Israel owns “our” officials. They’ll always do what their bosses tell them to.
What else can Israel's whore say?
Now, I wouldn't wanna miss that show. There are already 140 who have pledged to support the Palestinians and they include China and Russia. I want to see the US veto that.
So the US votes no- the net result is that when Palestine DOES gain its independence (and it will, eventually) you can bet the Palestinians will remember who helped them and who didn't and Joe the Plumber is going to be asking the President why US companies aren't allowed to bid on contracts in Palestine, and why all those dollars are going to China and Russia and Iran instead.
I'm not even going to think about the potential blowback this may very well cause among the nations who are with Palestine on this. We will have opened ourselves up as an even bigger pack of hypocrites than previously thought.
In the UN we've constantly said "no, No, NO" when it comes to resolutions against Israel. It's time to stand up and "YES" to Palestine, just once.
fact: The United States cannot block the UN General Assembly vote for the change of Palestine's status in the world body from entity to state, but it can veto it later at the Security Council if they wish, this will only proves once again that the white house is corrupt institutions , promoting false democracy around the globe, and the world is sick tired of the DOUBLE STANTARDS of US foreign affairs, ie supporting ,training, financing, arming terrorists around the world,, war mongering, favoritism , supporting corrupt dictators in bahrain, yeman, saudi arabia…etc ……..this is a very small list of why the world is tired USA
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