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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Palestinians Trying to Put One Over on Susan Rice

Nadene Goldfoot
Give them an inch and they'll take a foot, so the expression goes.  Palestinians tried just that Wednesday at the UN at the Security Council.  Their foreign minister, Riyad al-Malki PhD b: 1955,  spoke while seated behind a nameplate that read, "State of Palestine."  Susan gave them a piece of her mind saying that the USA doesn't recognize the General Assembly's November vote.  The USA did not bestow Palestinian "statehood" or recognition.

Luckily, the USA feels that only direct negotiations to settle final status issues will lead to this outcome.  "Palestine" is still not a state.

She wasn't alone.  Canadian Ambassador Guillermo E. Rishchynski also complained and said that this creates a misleading impression.  Canada opposes the Palestinians try to upgrade their status in symbolic ways.

Caught yah, Nice try, but it didn't work.  Miss Rice does know the rules.

His speech went on threatening Israel if they allow Jewish settlers into the E1 zone east of Jerusalem and called that "trespassing the red lines."  Oh no, he said, Palestinians are "absolutely not going to tolerate any construction in that area."  E1 is where Israel has authorized new homes.  Malki also said that 2013 would be a "critical" year for the peace process.  First, they want Israel to recognize the Palestinian state while they themselves refuse to recognize Israel!

It's all Israel's fault! Malki implied by adding that the actions by Netanyahu since the November 29th vote have been 'the complete antithesis of the 2 state solution.

Peter James Spiemann, US Protests "State of Palestine" Placard in UN

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