United Nations member states need to examine their own consciences and policies following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigating them for promoting a Jew-free Palestinian Arab State in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and East Jerusalem.
In a video presentation last week – Netanyahu declared:
Israel's diversity shows its openness and readiness for peace.
Yet the Palestinian leadership actually demands a Palestinian state with one pre-condition: No Jews.
There's a phrase for that: It's called ethnic cleansing.
And this demand is outrageous. It's even more outrageous that the world doesn't find this outrageous.
Some otherwise enlightened countries even promote this outrage.
The Oxford Dictionary defines "enlightened" to mean "having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook"
Enlightened United Nations member States lost their moral and humanitarian compasses when supporting United Nations Resolution A/67/L.28 passed on 29 November 2012 ("the Resolution") which reaffirmed:
the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and to independence in their State of Palestine on the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967
Among the 138 countries voting for the Resolution were enlightened States such as:
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela
Canada, the Czech Republic, Israel, and the United States voted against the Resolution whilst 41 others – including Australia - abstained.
800000 Jews currently live in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem under rights vested in them by:
- Article 6 of the 1922 Mandate for Palestine
- Article 80 of the 1945 United Nations Charter
- Israel's 1967 annexation of East Jerusalem
- The 1993 Oslo Accords
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared in 2010:
Discuss in our Forums
See what other readers are saying about this article!
Click here to read & post comments.
30 posts so far.