UN Security Council nations have voted unanimously to condemn Israel’s settlements constructed in Judea and Sumeria, despite the fact that the same “Occupied Territories” were seized by the Israelis in a war they didn’t start.
Taken by the Israelis during the Six-Day War of 1967, the conflict began with an Egyptian act of war. Specifically, blockading the Straits of Tiran and the Gulf of Aqaba to any Israeli-flagged vessels.
As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal, the Jewish State has announced they’ll be limiting its “work contacts” with Great Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Angola, Egypt, Ukraine, Uruguay and Spain.
AmericanThinker.com is also citing that besides the previously noted countries, Senegal, New Zealand, and Malaysi also cast their lot against Israel. As noted;
Six of those nations are clearly aligned with the West. Ukraine wants to be part of the West, and a quid pro quo could have been communicated to her. Egypt depends on Western subsidies. A bit of backroom dealing should have easily sunk this resolution.
Yet the vote was 14-0-1.
What were France, the U.K., Japan, and Spain thinking?
What possessed New Zealand to reintroduce the resolution?
Those nations now officially condemn Israel for constructing a number of Jewish communities in the region of Judea and Sumeria, commonly known simply as the West Bank. However, the same region is referred to by the Arabs and the liberal Western press as the “Occupied Territories.”
It’s long been the stance of the United States to veto any given Security Council move to condemn Israel. But it was different this go ’round.
As reported, the Jerusalem government isn’t taking the UN vote lying down;
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled an upcoming visit by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman planned for Tuesday and Wednesday, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
Furthermore, the Israeli leadership is pointing an accusatory finger directly at the White House;
The United States allowed the resolution to pass by abstaining on the resolution that called the settlements being built on lands claimed by the Palestinians as a “flagrant violation” of international law. It was the first U.N. resolution since 1979 to condemn Israel over its settlement policy. On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he no doubt that the Obama administration was behind the resolution, coordinated its wording and made sure it passes.
In a separate report from Breitbart, Netanyahu’s ambassador to the United States is threatening to “provide ‘evidence’ to President-elect Donald Trump that President Barack Obama was behind Friday’s anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations Security Council.”
Netanyahu’s spokesman David Keyes on Sunday told CNN that Israel had “solid information” of Obama’s alleged involvement in pushing the resolution.
“We have ironclad information, frankly, that the Obama administration really helped push this resolution and helped craft it, from sources internationally and sources in the Arab world,” Keyes said.
Despite the copious amount of ink spilled over the latest diplomatic snub, the various United Nations resolutions, to include the latest pronouncement, have no real teeth to it, regardless of its rather large bark.
None of the member nations have surrendered their sovereignty to the United Nation Charter, hence, the resolutions, along with so-called “international law” aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
As far as the United States is concerned, as per the US Constitution, international agreements are binding to the nation only when the POTUS introduces a proposed treaty to the US Senate, and the Senate must approve my a super-majority of two-thirds.
The latest to come out of Manhattan’s Turtle Bay only proves two things:
- The West has abandoned the only functioning democracy in the Middle East.
- Barack Obama’s “hope and change” has been exposed for what it really is.