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Reports: Anti-Israel UN Resolution vote TODAY after one-day delay

Reports: Anti-Israel UN Resolution vote TODAY after one-day delay

New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal call vote after Egypt backed off.

We reported yesterday how Egypt decided to pull an anti-Israel resolution, after intervention of Donald Trump. The Obama administration reportedly was ready to abstain and not veto the resolution.

We also noted that other countries had threatened to bring the Resolution to a vote if Egypt didn’t.

Haaretz reports that the vote is back on and will take place at 3 p.m. today:

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Friday on a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

The vote is to take place at 3 P.M. EST (10 P.M. Israel time). 

The decision was made following a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York between the envoys of New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal. The four states were signed on the resolution that Egypt had submitted before ultimately asking to postpone the vote on Thursday due to Israeli pressure.

The four states told Egypt on Thursday that if it did not clarify whether it planned to call a vote on the draft  resolution, then they reserved the right to move ahead with the vote. 

Reuters also reports the vote will take place today.

The Resolution in question is pernicious. It declares any Israeli presence beyond the 1949 armistice line (the so-called pre-1967 line) illegal. That means Israeli control of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City would be illegal, as would the presence of Jews in the Jewish Quarter, which Jordan had ethnically cleansed of Jews and ransacked. It also would mean Israeli control of the Western Wall would be illegal.

If Obama abstains, he will have allowed the UN to strip Jews of their history.

If this happens, we’ll know for sure whether the legacy of the Obama administration will be the abandonment of Israel.

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New Zealand. That’s a surprise, and a shame.

    Not really a surprise. New Zealand is prog heaven. As are all the countries protected by the Americans for the last 50 years. The only exception would seem to be Israel.

      Hawkeye42 in reply to Barry. | December 23, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Barry I will take issue on the prog heaven statement. Yes we are a left of centre country but this has much more to do with our Minister of Foreign Affairs (thank god he is retiring next year) making a statement. The main thing with us Kiwis is we have to be seen to be fair, wether we are fair or not, and he will see this as a procedural vote that has to go through.

      That said many of us are hanging our heads in shame over this but there is nowhere for a conservative to vote in this country right now.

        Hawkeye, it should be noted that I did not say there were no conservatives or decent people in your lovely country, only that it was “prog heaven”, and therefore unsurprising with it’s sponsorship.

        It should be noted that we here in the USA could have stopped this, but we voted for prog-numero-uno twice, the anti-American president.

        On that basis you’re no worse than us.

Good reason for Trump to begin the proceedings to remove the criminals at the UN from the USA.

Bitterly disappointed my country has decided to get in on the act, no doubt to firm up its credentials with the Arab world.

Once this resolution is passed, and it will be, why would the Arab world live in peace with the Jews? They have no need to because there is nothing that can be negotiates over.

Mailman

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/12/israel-denounces-shameful-obama-administration.php

“President Obama and Secretary Kerry are behind this shameful move against Israel at the U.N.,” the official said. “The U.S administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tail wind for terror and boycotts and effectively make the Western Wall occupied Palestinian territory,” he said calling it “an abandonment of Israel which breaks decades of US policy of protecting Israel at the UN.”

For people who (1) grew up (really??) under Islam and taught by a know Communist and (2) a known coward who traitorously conspired with the enemy during the Paris Peach Talks, this comes as a ‘no-brainer’. They both know their ‘legacies’ will only be good enough to line bird cages and litter boxes come January 21, 2017. Neither can withstand a last ‘middle finger salute’ to America and our ally, Israel.

I hope Binyamin Netanyahu is accorded front row seating at the Inauguration. Whilst I know he is not eligible to administer the oath of office (something Al-Chicagi ignored for 8 years), the use of a Israeli Bible would cement the friendship destroyed by the corrupt, Islamic Al-Chicagi.

Trump needs to send out a tweet declaring that we will be at war with the nations of New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal starting noon Jan 20th 2017 in the event that this measure passes…

It’s crazy on two grounds: the S.C. isn’t a judicial institution and under Article 80 the U.N. can’t unilaterally modify the League of Nations’ Palestine Mandate which encouraged Jews to “closely settle” throughout the Mandate territory.

A simple statement from Trump that he will cut off funds to the UN immediately if the resolution passes would stop it.

    Solomon2 in reply to cwillia1. | December 23, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Congress allocates funds to the U.N. without specific discretion. It is countries like Saudi Arabia who both pay their U.N. allocations and donate funds (and provide perks) on a discretionary basis. So the ultimate threat of the U.S. pulling out of the U.N. has little or no effect upon U.N. personnel living in the here and now.

      cwillia1 in reply to Solomon2. | December 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Well, perhaps a Republican congress would support withholding funds. And then Trump could follow abundant Obama precedents and do nothing, that is not write the check. Then someone with standing (?) has to go to court at their own expense. This gets appealed all the way to the Supreme Court and maybe the UN gets some money in a few years.

Humphrey's Executor | December 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm

If they don’t veto this then we can only conclude that we have had an Iranian mole in the Oval Office for the last 8 years.

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