HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Huge message sent from Ob...

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 05:19 PM

Huge message sent from Obama to Netanyahu (& Trump).

Choosing not to veto, Obama lets anti-settlement resolution pass at UN Security CouncilIn dramatic departure from eight years of policy, US abstains, enabling 14-0 vote; Israel accuses Obama, Kerry of abandoning it; Palestinians hail ‘day of victory’

In a stunning departure from its policy over the last eight years, the Obama administration abstained from voting on a United Nations Security Council resolution Friday that demands an immediate halt to all Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, enabling the measure to pass.

Resolution 2334 was approved with 14 member states voting in favor, none voting against and one abstention — the United States. The passage of the resolution was met with applause in the packed chamber.

The text also calls on all states “to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967” — language that Israel fears will lead to a surge in boycott and sanctions efforts, and that an Israeli official warned would provide “a tailwind for terror.”

...........



MORE:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/choosing-not-to-veto-obama-lets-anti-settlement-resolution-pass-at-un-security-council/

6 replies, 2265 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Huge message sent from Obama to Netanyahu (& Trump). (Original post)
kpete Dec 2016 OP
Yavin4 Dec 2016 #1
guillaumeb Dec 2016 #2
Me. Dec 2016 #3
UTUSN Dec 2016 #4
libtodeath Dec 2016 #5
pansypoo53219 Dec 2016 #6

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 05:20 PM

1. Good.

Fuck Netanyahu. He's a fucking racist.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 05:24 PM

2. Given that all settlement construction by the Government of Israel is illegal,

this inaction is shamefully long overdue.

BDS is simply one tactic in dealing with a State that continues to ignore International Law and treaties on the issues of illegal occupation, illegal use of occupied land, and illegally transplanting Jewish Israeli citizens onto the seized land.

Interesting also that the vote was 14-0.

How many such resolutions has the US blocked since 1967?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 05:25 PM

3. You're Not President Yet Trump

And, Jonathan Alter says the resolution is actually asking Israel to do what it agreed to do

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 05:26 PM

4. R#3 & K n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 05:31 PM

5. Bibi is as big a terrorist as our coming nightmare.

Dont be surprised if bibi nukes Iran to start the war rump wants.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 05:49 PM

6. the rite i am sure welcomes the sec on coming. they would relish it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread