More terror under an increasingly weak America on the world stage. As America goes, so goes the defense of freedom. Is it any surprise that less than a month after Obama's re-election, jihadists go forward with a vote for a terror statelet in Gaza and inside Israel?
The Islamic bloc of countries (56 Muslim countries plus the Muslim occupied "Palestinian" territories) is the largest international world body. And not once does even one of those Muslim countries ever vote contrary to the Islamic supremacist agenda. Ever. So how do you think the vote is going to go at that collective negation of humanity (otherwise known as the UN)?
The modern era of the savage, that's where civilization is in 2012.
Live feed on the UN General Assembly vote for a "Palestinian" state here.
Statement by PM Netanyahu
None of the vital interests of peace appear in the resolution that will be put forward before the General Assembly today and that is why Israel cannot accept it. (Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
PM Netanyahu Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning (Thursday, 29 November 2012), at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, made the following statement:
UPDATE: Two Palestinian goals at UN: Have all disputed land declared "occupied" and have terrorists declared legitimate freedom fighters PMW UPDATE: Like I said, WSJ reporting:
"Israel is prepared to live in peace with a Palestinian state, but for peace to endure, Israel's security must be protected. The Palestinians must recognize the Jewish state and they must be prepared to end the conflict with Israel once and for all.
None of these vital interests, these vital interests of peace, none of them appear in the resolution that will be put forward before the General Assembly today and that is why Israel cannot accept it. The only way to achieve peace is through agreements that are reached by the parties directly; through valid negotiations between themselves, and not through UN resolutions that completely ignore Israels vital security and national interests. And because this resolution is so one-sided, it doesnt advance peace, it pushes it backwards.
As for the rights of the Jewish people in this land, I have a simple message for those people gathered in the General Assembly today: No decision by the UN can break the 4000-year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel."
The United Nations General Assembly recognized the Palestinian territories as a nonmember state in a vote Thursday, giving President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party a rare diplomatic victory.
Despite objections from the U.S. and Israel, a majority of U.N. member states voted in favor of conferring nonmember observer state to the Palestinians, a similar status at the U.N. as the Vatican. The vote shifts the spotlight away from Hamas's strategy of armed conflict with Israel to Fatah's tactic of international diplomacy, championed for the past seven years by Mr. Abbas as the best path to statehood.
UPDATE: Terror state passed with 138 votes in favor, 9 votes opposed, and 41 abstentions
TIP: Unilaterally seeking to declare a state in the West Bank violates the Palestinians' Oslo Accord commitments to refrain from "steps that will change the status of the West Bank... pending the outcome of the permanent status negotiations." High-ranking Palestinian officials have boasted that the resolution will mark the formal end of the decades-old Palestinian peace process with Israel.