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WARNING! MORE DISASTERS ARE SURELY ON THE WAY AS US To Rebuke Israel at UN


Obama is brash in his respect for Islamic anti-semitism. He was raised on it. His hatred of Israel and his history of forging antisemitic alliances is meticulously detailed in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on Ame.... Now it is yielding stinking, rotting, poisonous fruit.

 

Jews living in the Jewish homeland are not settlers; their homes are not "settlements."

 

The U.S. informed Arab governments Friday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.


But the Palestinian's rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesdy of Arab representativs and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution Friday, according officials familar with the issue.  The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospects that the Obama adminstration may cast its first ever veto in the U.N. Security Council. 

 

Still, the U.S. offer signaled a renewed willingness to seek a way out of the current impasse, even if it requires  breaking with its key ally and joining others in the council in sending a strong message to Israel to stop its construction of new settlements. The Palestinian delegation, along with the council's Arab member Lebanon, have asked the council's president this evening to schedule a meeting on Friday. But it remained unclear whether the Palestinian move today is simply a negotiating tactic aimed at extracting a better deal from the United States. 

 

Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, outlined the new U.S. offer in a closed door meeting on Tuesday with the Arab Group, a bloc of Arab countries from North Africa and the Middle East. In exchange for scuttling the Palestinian resolution, the United States would support the council statement, consider supporting a U.N. Security Council visit to the Middle East, the first since 1979, and commit to supporting strong language criticizing Israel's settlement policies in a future statement by the Middle East Quartet.

 

The U.S.-backed draft statement -- which was first reported by Al Hurra -- was obtained by Turtle Bay. In it, the Security Council "expresses its strong opposition to any unilateral actions by any party, which cannot prejudge the outcome of negotiations and will not be recognized by the international community, and reaffirms, that it does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity, which is a serious obstacle to the peace process." The statement also condemns "all forms of violence, including rocket fire from Gaza, and stresses the need for calm and security for both peoples."

 

U.S. officials were not available for comment, but two Security Council diplomats confirmed the proposal. The Arab Group was scheduled to meet this afternoon to formulate a formal response to the American offer. Council diplomats said that the discussions were fluid and that there was still the possibility that the U.S. draft would be subject to further negotiations. They said it was also not yet certain that the U.S. offer would satisfy the Arab Group, and that the U.S. may be forced to veto the Palestinian resolution.

 

U.S. officials argue that the only way to resolve the Middle East conflict is through direct negotiations involving Israel and the Palestinians. For weeks, the Obama administration has refused to negotiate with the Palestinians on a resolution condemning the settlements as illegal, signaling that they would likely veto it if it were put to a vote. The Palestinians were planning to put the resolution to a vote later this week. But Security Council statements of the sort currently under consideration are voted on the bases of consensus in the 15-nation council.

 

The United States has , however, been isolated in the 15-nation council. Virtually all 14 other member states are prepared to support the Palestinian resolution, according to council diplomats. A U.N. Security Council resolution generally carries greater political, and legal force, than a statement from the council's president.

 

The U.S. concession comes as the Middle East is facing a massive wave of popular demonstrations that have brought down the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt and are posing a challenge to governments in Algeria, Bahrain, and Iran.

by Pamela Geller

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Comment by Raising Up A Standard on February 19, 2011 at 8:44am

Thank God he decided to veto the bill for now!  

 

 

US "Regrettably" Vetoes Resolution Against Israel

 

The OIC-UN is no longer pretending to hold to the tenets of their charter, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Instead, they seek to impose the sharia, as outlined in the parallel UN document, Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, a declaration of the member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference adopted in Cairo in 1990, which provides an overview on the Islamic perspective on human rights, and affirms Islamic Shari'ah as its sole source. 

Obama tried hard to appease the Islamic beast by offering to sell out Israel here in exchange for a postponement of this Islamic Jew-hating resolution, but the ummah is on the march, and has no fear of the boulevardier in the White House.

Obama vetoed the anti-Israel resolution.  We never had to hold our breath before - not in Israel's sixty plus years (though Carter was a deeply flawed and incompetent ally.) But Obama's America is vastly different than America and when forced to choose between our interests and those of our enemies, he invariably choose to champion our enemies.

 

So thank you, Mr. President.

The rest of the UN Security Council nations voted FOR the resolution. (hat tip Kenny S.) 
  
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements as “illegal” and called for an immediate halt to all settlement building. 
  
The 14 other Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution in Friday’s vote. 
  
The Obama administration’s veto is certain to anger Arab countries and Palestinian supporters around the world. The U.S. opposes new settlements but says taking the issue to the U.N. will only complicate efforts to resume stalled negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on a two-state solution. 
  
The Palestinians say they will not resume peace talks until Israel halts settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which it wants as its capital.

The other nations on the UNSC are: China, France, Russia and The United Kingdom as permanent members, plus the current lineup of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Columbia, Gabon, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Portugal and South Africa.

 

UPDATE: From Kenny S:

UN Ambassador Susan Rice: The US "regrettably" had to veto the resolution. 

Report from Agence France Presse via Yahoo News: 

US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said Washington had “regrettably” chosen to oppose the resolution, sponsored by some 130 countries, after seeking its compromise measure was rejected. 

“This draft resolution risks hardening the positions of both sides,” Rice said. “It could encourage the parties to stay out of negotiations.” And she stressed Washington’s veto — the first by President Barack Obama’s administration at the United Nations — should not be taken as US support for settlement building. 

“We reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” she told the Council. “While we agree with our fellow council members and indeed with the wider world about the folly and illegitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity, we think it unwise for this council to attempt to resolve the core issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians,” she said. 

 

 

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