Palestine UN Vote Postmortems
Blaming the victim.
by Stephen Lendman
Pillar of Cloud echoes are still audible. Cast Lead crimes aren't forgotten. Nor is Gaza's siege, occupation harshness, expanding settlements, and horrific daily persecution.
Palestine remains locked down and isolated. UN voting changed nothing. Partial or full membership grants no immunity. Israel takes full advantage. That's how rogue states operate. Palestinian suffering continues.
Another article cited Haaretz saying Israel suffered a humiliating UN defeat. Perhaps so, but does it matter? The fullness of time will tell.
"Israel's leaders competed with each other Thursday over who will utter the most disparaging remark about the Palestinian move in the United Nations," said Haaretz.
"Never have so many press releases been issued over an event that they themselves characterized as meaningless."
Netanyahu heads Israel's worst ever government. It replicates despotic ones. It's more hypocrisy than democracy. It's an embarrassment to legitimate governance.
Netanyahu was quoted in a companion article. He said more. Whenever he opens his mouth he puts both feet in. Perhaps one day he'll swallow them and choke.
He called Thursday's vote "a meaningless resolution that won't change anything on the ground. No Palestinian state will arise without an arrangement ensuring the security of Israeli citizens."
He added that Abbas's UN speech was "defamatory and venomous."
Days earlier, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, "If the proposal is adopted at the United Nations General Assembly, as far as we are concerned this would be a complete breaking of the rules and it will elicit an extreme response from us."
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said, "This day is the day of the historic rout of the Palestinians."