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US and Israel Complain Over Historic UN Vote on PalestineTim King Salem-News.com
Congratulations to all Palestinians and their supporters...
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - "No decision by the UN can break the 4,000-year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel," Israel's ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor said today in reference to the UN vote on Palestine.
Um, guess again Ron, it was never there, only a tiny handful of Jewish people lived in Palestine, you think you can steal the land because of your 4,000 year old imaginary bond, well I have some beachfront property in Florida to tell you about.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the vote "unfortunate and counter-productive", saying it put more obstacles on the path to peace.
Somebody hand her a box of Kleenex.
It seems almost impossible to put into words, the reaction this world is having to the large step achieved in the UN today. The UN General Assembly votes by a wide margin, to award non-member observer status to Palestine. In a slap in the face to the enemies of Palestine in the United States government, the move passed in a vote of 138-9.
The development gives new life to the old concept of a 'two state solution'. It is going to happen now, in spite of the best efforts of the US government to prevent it.
As usual I am terribly ashamed of my country.
The representatives do not carry my interests or those of any good or fair minded person. We have been in Amerika, literally forced to accept Israel. No more.
This page from RT has developments from the ground in Palestine.
Quotes from activists upon hearing the news:
See my article, "Will the Palestine Authority Seek Non-Member Status in the United Nations?" (www.salem-news.com/articles/
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