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    Obama Administration Votes Not Present At UN Palestinian State Declaration Hearing

    Obama Administration Votes Not Present At UN Palestinian State Declaration Hearing

    While Obama has announced his opposition to a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, the administration’s efforts to convince other countries to follow suit have been underwhelming at best.

    Lost in the chaos of budget negotiations, downgrades, war tragedies and stock market crashlets was the news that U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice didn’t bother to show up to the final open UNSC debate before the vote on unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.  Rice, who may have been responsible for then-candidate’s Kerry’s suggestion that Mideast policy be put in the reliably anti-Israel hands of Jimmy “Hangin’ with Hamas” Carter and James “F*** the Jews” Baker, passed up the opportunity to forcefully advocate against this deeply irresponsible course of action that will heighten the conflict and decrease prospects for actual peace.

    Imposing a “solution” from the outside will do nothing to bring peace between the sides.  It brings no reconciliation.   It will, however,  intensify the conflict over the areas controlled and inhabited by Israel that the United Nations suddenly decrees to be part of the newly-minted nation of Palestine. This “solution” is a lashing out by those who want to seize territory from Israel, a harbinger of strife, not of peace.

    Bruised as we may be, America remains the world’s lone superpower, and despite Obama’s retreat from America’s noble traditions (in this and so many other ways), among the few powers of any significance friendly to Israel.  America should be leading on this issue.  I guess the administration was leading from behind.  The door. And maybe a few hundred miles of real estate.


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    LukeHandCool | August 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    In related news, a good smackdown of the execrable Andrew Sullivan and his attempt at playnig the dual-loyalty card on … Rabbi Tim Pawlenty!

    How is it that Jewish-Americans who support Israel are so often accused of dual loyalty, while Arab-Americans who support the Palestinians are not?

    And what about gentiles, such as myself, who are as staunch in our support of Israel as any Jewish-Americans? Are we dual loyalists also?

    LukeHandCool (who considers Andrew Sullivan to be one of our greatest comedy writers).

    idontgetit | August 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    The O team’s absence from the UNSC debate is not passively “leading from behind” for America. It’s a tacit, tactical intentional signal in support of a unilateral declaration of a Palistinian state.

    Any utterances to the contrary are cover for monied Jewish donors and movie producers enthralled by the Democratic Progressive cause (which just happens to be anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-American, but, hey, perfection’s the enemy of good enough Justice) to keep ponying up.

    idontgetit | August 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm


    I hope you all have seen my video:
    The White House Cleanses Israel from Its Website

    It’s getting a lot of play in Israel and has almost 29,000
    views so far. It’s poignant. It’s the first video I ever did on Israel as I usually just make satires on Obama. The spirit definitely moved me.

    […] of a Palestinian state, Susan Rice — President Obama’s ambassador to the UN — didn’t bother to show up. (More […]

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