â€˜On one hand it is about a homeland, human dignity and the right to statehood for a community of people who have endured suffering, genocide, war crimes , theft of land and property and the other, the awful reality of the Jewish lobby, Israelâ€™s cannibalism, bullying and a US veto!
Gosh, what a situation!â€™ Dr Jacob George
CONSUMERIST: PALESTINIANS MUST REGISTER THEIR CLAIM FOR STATEHOOD!
The last time I rechecked the United Nations did not belong to the United States, neither to those who had veto power like China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom!
In fact the United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace.
And the UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue.
It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.
So why is the U.S. President Barack Obama telling the United Nations on Wednesday there was no short cut to Middle East peace and urging the Palestinians to stop trying to get statehood from the Security Council in their application this Friday?
That is not all the Washington Hawks are furiously scrambling to head off a U.N. showdown when it is clear that the US is warning world leaders that trying to create a Palestinian nation by simple decree is unwise!
For that matter again why amid frantic efforts to avert a diplomatic disaster, French President Nicolas Sarkozy urging the United Nations to grant the Palestinians the status of observer state, like the Vatican, while outlining a one-year roadmap to peace?
The irony remains that both Presidents both having major domestic problems and challengers to their presidency are offering different solutions to defuse the diplomatic crisis!
Obama need not preach to us either that â€˜peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the United Nations!â€™
The world already knows that and you do not have to be a rocket scientist or a professor of law at Harvard to know that with the vulgar Jewish lobby, the presence of the Washington Hawks, the pressures of the US right wing and USâ€™s veto this will not be possible as the US will do everything possible to protect the rights, interests and obsessions of that mischievous bully and misbehaved nation called Israel!
I am happy to learn from my friends among the Palestinians that they will go ahead with their proposal and will not be intimidated by any quarter!
I am also encouraged by the words of Palestinian senior aide Saeb Erekat who stated that the pursuit of full U.N. membership would not be slowed and that they will not allows any political maneuvering on this issue!
This is important for President Abbas who has to save face and prevent an embarrassing defeat that might empower his Fatah party’s rival faction, the alleged militant Islamic group Hamas, which is considered a terrorist group by Israel and the United States from gaining ultimate power!
We are all aware that at the 15-member Security Council, approval of a resolution requires nine “yes” votes and no veto by a permanent member â€” the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France. If the resolution gets fewer than nine votes, it would be defeated without the U.S. having to use its veto.
And that will be the worse case scenario for the US and President Barrack Obama in the wake of the Arab reawakening and Arab Spring!
The Palestinians could also seek a lesser form of recognition by the larger U.N. General Assembly, where they have overwhelming support.
This is the least they could do after failed peace talks, bickering and sporadic outbreaks of violence, genocide, war crimes, and the imprisonment of a population robbed of their peace, land, statehood, independence, human dignity and life itself!
On one hand, it is about a homeland, human dignity and the right to statehood for a community of people who have endured suffering, genocide, war crimes, theft of land and property and the other the awful reality of the Jewish lobby, Israelâ€™s cannibalism, bullying and a US veto!
Gosh, what a situation!â€™
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