UN Vote on Palestine
Vote had nothing to do with statehood. Palestine has been a state for over 24 years.
by Stephen Lendman
Haaretz said Israel suffered a humiliating defeat in New York. So did truth about what actually happened, what it means, and what's likely going forward. More on that below.
Thursday's vote expressed overwhelming support. UN Member States number 193. Five didn't vote. Of those that did, 138 said yes, nine voted no, and 41 abstained.
Countries voting no included America, Israel, Canada, the Czech Republic, Panama, and four small Pacific island states: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. They're in lockstep with all US/Israeli policies. They spurn Palestinian rights.
Countries abstaining included Britain (after expressing support) Germany, Australia, Colombia, South Korea, Haiti (under US-installed puppet Michel Martelly), Singapore, Rwanda (under US puppet Paul Kagame), the Netherlands, Paraguay (under coup d' etat puppet Federico Franco), Poland, Hungry, and 29 others.
Netanyahu was typically arrogant. Palestine "must be prepared to end the conflict with Israel once and for all".No decision by the UN (changes) the rights of the Jewish people in this land."
Blaming the victim continues. Palestine for Jews alone reflects official Israeli policy.
Obama strongly opposed upgrading Palestine's status. He affords Israel one-sided support. No rights for Palestinians is official US policy.
Hillary Clinton reflects bullying, bluster and imperial arrogance. She blasted the UN vote. "Unfortunate and counterproductive," she called it. In other words, any support for Palestine can't be tolerated.
UN ambassador Susan Rice gives diplomacy a bad name. She's an embarrassment to legitimate governance. She's one of America's worst ever envoys.
She mirrors Clinton. Her style is belligerent, arrogant, and offensive. She has major unexplained conflicts of interest .
Her 2011 financial disclosures show she "and her husband own at least $1.25 million worth of stock in four of Canada's eight leading oil producers."
She has up to $600,000 equity in TransCanada Corp. It's building the environmentally destructive Keystone XL pipeline.