The OIC-UN is no longer pretending to hold to the tenets of their charter, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Instead, they seek to impose the sharia, as outlined in the parallel UN document, Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, a declaration of the member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference adopted in Cairo in 1990, which provides an overview on the Islamic perspective on human rights, and affirms Islamic Shari'ah as its sole source.
Obama tried hard to appease the Islamic beast by offering to sell out Israel here in exchange for a postponement of this Islamic Jew-hating resolution, but the ummah is on the march, and has no fear of the boulevardier in the White House.
Obama vetoed the anti-Israel resolution.We never had to hold our breath before - not in Israel's sixty plus years (though Carter was a deeply flawed and incompetent ally.) But Obama's America is vastly different than America and when forced to choose between our interests and those of our enemies, he invariably choose to champion our enemies.
So thank you, Mr. President.
The rest of the UN Security Council nations voted FOR the resolution. (hat tip Kenny S.)
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements as “illegal” and called for an immediate halt to all settlement building.
The 14 other Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution in Friday’s vote.
The Obama administration’s veto is certain to anger Arab countries and Palestinian supporters around the world. The U.S. opposes new settlements but says taking the issue to the U.N. will only complicate efforts to resume stalled negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on a two-state solution.
The Palestinians say they will not resume peace talks until Israel halts settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which it wants as its capital.
The other nations on the UNSC are: China, France, Russia and The United Kingdom as permanent members, plus the current lineup of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Columbia, Gabon, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Portugal and South Africa.
UPDATE: From Kenny S:
UN Ambassador Susan Rice: The US "regrettably" had to veto the resolution.
Report from Agence France Presse via Yahoo News:
US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said Washington had “regrettably” chosen to oppose the resolution, sponsored by some 130 countries, after seeking its compromise measure was rejected.
“This draft resolution risks hardening the positions of both sides,” Rice said. “It could encourage the parties to stay out of negotiations.” And she stressed Washington’s veto — the first by President Barack Obama’s administration at the United Nations — should not be taken as US support for settlement building.
“We reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” she told the Council. “While we agree with our fellow council members and indeed with the wider world about the folly and illegitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity, we think it unwise for this council to attempt to resolve the core issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians,” she said.
UPDATE: Nicola reminds us: Support for Israel Costs Canada Seat on U.N. Security Council: "America All But Disappeared" (Atlas)
Just think, Canada could have been on the Security Council.
In the lead up to Canada's failed bid for a seat on the Security Council, the American delegates did not campaign for Canada or do anything to help rally support for another North American seat. According to a former American United Nations spokesperson this was not an accident, but rather an executive order. The charge is that the American delegation was ordered to do nothing to help Canada win a seat. It is unclear whether this order came from the Oval Office, but what is clear is that the United States did nothing to help us win the seat.
"U.S. State Department insiders say that U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice not only didn't campaign for Canada's election but instructed American diplomats to not get involved in the weeks leading up to the heated contest. With no public American support, Canada lost its bid to serve. That gives the EU more than 25% control of the body and a strong voting block to ensure EU priorities become global priorities."