The United Nations Security Council voted on Tuesday to reject a resolution that would have called for the establishment of a Palestinian state by 2017.
The resolution, which would have called for an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria and the establishment of a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital, came just one vote short of passing, according to an Israel Hayomreport.
The resolution needed nine votes in favor (out of 15) to pass. It fell one vote short, obtaining eight votes in favor (Russia, China, France, Jordan, Chad, Luxembourg, Argentina and Chile), two against (the United States and Australia), and five abstentions (Britain, Rwanda, Nigeria, Lithuania and South Korea). However, even if the resolution had passed, the U.S. would have vetoed it.
Before the vote, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with the leaders of three of the nations that ended up abstaining, including Rwanda and Nigeria, and asked them to not vote in favor of the Palestinian resolution.
On Wednesday morning, Netanyahu said, “I want to express appreciation and thanks to the U.S. and Australia, and also special appreciation to the president of Rwanda, my friend Paul Kagame, and the president of Nigeria, my friend Goodluck Jonathan. I spoke with both of them. They personally promised me they would not support this resolution. They stood by their word, and that is what decided this battle. This was very important for the State of Israel.”
Israeli officials at the U.N. called the resolution “a preposterous unilateral proposal.”
Some GREAT NEWS to start 2015 with!
This is starting off the New Years Right. GREAT NEWS
God is always in charge. God Bless Israel!
Great news! But they lost the resolution by one vote! Who are these pompous bastards to tell Israel they would have to give up land so the pali's could move in and destroy it and keep on lobbing missiles at Israel.
I'm not up on this as I should be.. but why hasn't anyone demanded that Egypt or Jordan give up some of their land for the Palestinians?
This article was originally written in 1999, but has since been up-dated and current.
The Palestinian cause has been used as a diversionary tactic for a long time, since the 1960s, to call attention away from the Arabs being realistic, responsible, and cleaning up their own crap: abuse of their own people. The Palestinians have been used and abused by their leaders (and leaders from other nations), kept in poverty with little work, and no education - aside from teaching hatred of the Jews as the scapegoat for their problems. The hatred of Jews and Israel isn't the cause of their misery. The Palestinians are the cause of their own misery because they keep rejecting the offer to have their own state and accept Israel's existence. The issue is also about how the Arabs and Muslims treat Arabs and Muslims. An orchestrated and united anger and hatred is the fuel that keeps the Arabs and Muslims under control and without the ability to see what's really happening and who's truly responsible for it. They have been so brainwashed they are unable to see the truth. Until they can remove the veils from their faces (and I mean both men and women) and see truth there can be no positive change.
Wow! Actually some good news for Israel? At least they don't have to take on the entire World to keep their country in tact....yet
Finally, a ray of sunshine in this dark world. (No, that was NOT meant to be a racist remark!)
We need to reject the united nations. It is currently made up of our enemies.
ITS ABOUT THE ONLY POSITIVE THING TO COME OUT OF THE U.N. IN YEARS...PALESTINE SHOULD BE BOMBED BACK INTO THE STONEAGE FOR THEIR TERRORISTS ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS.
Thank G-d the US did not vote against Israel.
Thankfully we have people in government who understand the importance of backing Israel.
Why should there be a "Palestinian" state?