Israel Responds to UN Recognition of Palestinian State

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution today changing the status of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to that of a non-member observer state.

The Israeli Consulate sent out these points on this issue:

• The General Assembly’s decision was symbolic in nature and devoid of any substantive meaning. It will not change facts on the ground.
• The General Assembly does not have the power to confer statehood, and therefore the resolution does not, and cannot, establish a Palestinian State or even grant it recognition.
• The Palestinians do not meet any of the accepted legal tests of statehood, including the test of effective government. The Palestinian Authority has no control over Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, which contains 40% of the Palestinian population.
• Israel is prepared to live in peace with a Palestinian state. However, for peace to endure Israel’s security must be taken into consideration, the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish state and they must be prepared and the conflict.
• Israel proved its willingness to make peace when it signed agreements with Egypt and Jordan. Yet for four years the Palestinians have refused repeated Israeli calls for direct dialogue.
• The path to peace lies between Jerusalem and Ramallah, and does not pass through New York. Turning to the UN distanced the chances for peace. The only way to achieve it is through direct agreements between the parties.
• Unilateral actions violate the foundation of the peace process – direct bilateral negotiations. It also is a material breach of Israel-Palestinian accords, including the names 1995 Interim Agreement. This resolution has undermined Israel’s trust in Palestinian willingness to abide its agreement.

Here is the statement by Prime Minister Netanyahu on United Nations General Assmebly vote.

Here is the speech by Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Poser, to the General Assmebly today.

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  • ★FALCON★

    I’m not sure this is a sign of the end of civilization – but I’m not discounting it either.

  • ★FALCON★

    Target women, children and civilians, blow up buses, cafes, and temples – and get rewarded with an invitation to the elites.

    The UN long ago past the point of irrelevance.

  • Remco Kimber

    Here’s the appropriate response to Muslims worldwide,

  • Tabby

    Point made eloquently. Well written response & sums it up without any guessing as with everything the gov’t of Israel says / does. Now, since the UN passed this crap doesn’t that mean we’re going to cut funding? I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas gift than for the massive flow of American funds to stop dead.

  • #3 ★FALCON★… agreed! Keeping my eyes wide open… tick, tock, tick, tock

  • Ghost

    “As for the rights of the Jewish people in this land, I have a simple message for those people gathered in the General Assembly today: No decision by the UN can break the 4000-year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel.” – 21st-Century Churchill

    Once Upon a Time, American Leaders talked like this

  • Once these brave souls could count on us-no more thanks to YOU O VOTERS!

    screw the UN! Muslim lovers and friend to dictators

  • Ella

    Anyone who has to live next door to islam is going to have a problem, sooner rather than later. Count on it.

  • Jack

    English not so guud.

  • The U.N. recognized WHO? The Palestinian’s? Who are the Palestinian’s? Where do they come from? And what country do they belong to? Palestine? Never heard of a country named that. Where is it supposed to be? In Israel? There’s no land called Palestine in Israel, it’s all Israel and always has been from day one. Oh sure there was a time long ago when the Roman’s were trying to hurt the feelings of Israeli’s and renamed their country, but it wasn’t supposed to be a real name since everyone in the known world knew the country was called Israel. And who didn’t know it, the U.N.? Who are they? And what country are they supposed to come from? The U.S.? Damn, those people are stupid to let those U.N. people go around calling counties names that don’t exist and the Arab people who came from Jordan go around calling themselves by a name of a people who never existed.

  • Sorry to Live in Illinois

    Israel is on their own, and can more than handle themselves. 65% of their own voted for O here in the U.S.

    Israel, the GOP and Bush have a lot in common…they get blamed for everything despite the facts.

  • MWTexas

    Well, this was unexpected . . . But then again, does this mean that now Israel can fully declare war on Palestine because acts of agression by a neighboring “state” are grounds for a formal declaration of war?

    Hamas can no longer hide behind the label of disgruntled “refugees” if Palestine is a state.

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    There already a Palestinian state – it is called Jordan. The “Palestinians” should return to their homeland of Jordan. Plenty of room there for them.

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