A draft report on the prospect of the UN Security Council recognizing Palestinian statehood told us what everyone already knew today, that the 15 council members are not leaning unanimously either way on the question.
Of course we knew this because a number of nations have promised to vote in favor of Palestinian statehood and the United States has vowed to veto it at all costs. The question of whether it comes up to a vote, and if it is so overwhelmingly supported that the US is too embarrassed to veto it, remain to be seen.
Right now, the Palestinians seem to have 8 secure “yes” votes out of 15, and at least three other nations, Colombia, Portugal and France, are leaning toward abstention. At best this gives the US four “no” votes to work with, and this assumes Germany, Britain and Bosnia all end up opposing statehood instead of abstaining.
It was assumed that the Palestinians would not bring it up for a vote without a ninth “yes,” but the growing number of abstentions has raised the prospect that eight will be “enough.” The overwhelming support for the UNESCO membership seems to be strengthening international support for the bid, and even if it fails in the Security Council membership may be considered in the UN General Assembly, where no veto powers exist.
5 thoughts on “UN Security Council ‘Split’ on Palestinian Statehood”
"so overwhelmingly supported that the US is too embarrassed to veto it, remain to be seen.."
Mr "Dostoevsky" (idiot) , count the population of China India and Russia and draw conclusions if you can and are allowed to by "the authorities"!!!
Veto means support of occupation , and the spirit of Nacism. It seems some countries are supporting Hitlers ideas for whatever reasons (even for donations by jewish groups …)
The USA has no shame when it comes to doing Israel's bidding in its support of total evil and usurpation of every human right that the Palestinians have been denied since the very inception of this Zionist entity that flooded to their lands from Europe to drive them out into a 64 year exile so far. The compliant and obedient Americans have always been counted on to support their masters in Israel. A veto is a given. Shame!
Americans are biggest enemy of Palestineans and Arabs as they are decieving Arabs and taking their money and resources to feed their people and in return they kill Arabs.
Every child in the middle east knows and will not change, till americans are dieing on the street and then there is a revolt against the rulers.
It really does NOT matter if the Palestinians loose by 1 or more votes at the UN SECURITY COUNSIL!! The Statehood bid is THE INITIAL PART of THE STRATEGY NOT THE END of the GAME! They will WIN ANY HOW in the NOT distant FUTURE! The OVERWELMING MAYORITY VOTE at the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY will leave the US and Israel MORE ISOLATED THAN they have EVER BEEN! So it is a matter of WHEN NOT IF!! They ONLY have to have PATIENCE.. and WAIT!! They have been waiting for 40 or more years.. 1 or 2 more.. will seem.. PEANUTS!!
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