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  1. >>As with the other poster - do make up your mind. Are UN resolutions to be adhered to and complied with, or is it a matter depending on a partisan point of view? ..seems you have just described yours and Israel's behavior. Pot kettle black spring to mind. Another falsehood. I have never rejected Israel's existence. Put up or shut up. It's the hateful religionist supremacist ideology of Zionism that is the root cause of the entire conflict that I object to. Without Zionists' fanatical intention for one religion solely to control the whole of Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine where two other major religions have their sacred sites too, now emboldened by the current man child in the White House, the different peoples would have been living peacefully together years ago.
  2. Arm every Palestinian with a $25 smartphone to record the daily sickening thuggish brutality of the IDF and illegal colonists, and peacefuly shame Israel before the world through the social media. It's already happening. There are still many decent people in western democracies. One of the loudest voicest against the supremacist Zionist state of Israel is from younger American Jewry. Politicians of Trump and Netanyahu's ilk come ...and go.
  3. Not sure if you are trying to derail the thread by continually introducing Partition. But if you think it's relevant, then it deserves a reply. The Palestinians rejected Partition because it was a blatantly unfair deal. They objected to foreign powers giving away 55% of their land to newcomer European Jewish immigrants, when Jews formed only 31% of the population and owned a mere 6% of the land. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Palestine#British_censuses_and_estimations If you were a Palestinian, would you have accepted such an atrocious deal? No wonder the Zionists cherry picked the bits they liked, and ran rough shod over parts they rejected. The Zionists have rejected it too. They have not accepted that Jerusalem as part of Partition was to be an international city. They have officially annexed it and illegally transfered 200,000 of their own citizens there which is contrary to the Geneva Convention, to which USA and Israel are both signatories. History repeats. Trump is again giving away someone else's land. The Palestinians and 128 of the world's sovereign nations have rejected that too in the OP. And just as last time, the Zionists, in all their power, greed and arrogance, will annex more land, only this time they will do a 100% job and there will be no more land left to steal. But it will be a Pyrrhic victory, because they will also have annexed 4.5 million indigenous Palestinians. You can't have a Jewish state if Jews are a minority, so what to do with the majority Palestinians ...ethnic cleansing, apartheid? Trump's disingenuous shenanigans have indeed been a game changer. The charade is over. The struggle for justice will now move into a new phase: one man one vote and equal rights for all in a single state.
  4. >>Now PT comes in with a roar ...Sounds more like a whimper to me. Israel, Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Guatemala and Honduras stood shoulder to shoulder with Donald.
  5. 128-9 voting his move "null and void". This is the "reality" that Trump should be focusing on. Israel, Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Guatemala and Honduras are right behind you, Donald. So the US managed to buy a few abstentions and absences with their blood money. 10 Palestinians killed and hundreds injured so far in protests against Trump's totally unnecessary announcement of supposedly no change in US policy. Well done UK and France for sticking to your principles. I am disgusted with the cowardice of Canada and Australia for selling out. "The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly," US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. You were singled out because you singled yourself out: the only country in the world to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital contrary to all international law, needlessly, if you are to be believed, because ostensibly you tell the world it means no change in US foreign policy. If you want to play ego and domestic politics with millions of people's lives just to please wealthy Zionists such as casino owner Sheldon Adleson who has apparently been pestering Trump for months, the fanatical right wing Zionists of AIPAC and doomsday anti Semitic Evangelical Christians, you deserve to be told exactly what the world thinks of your reckless stupidity and Israel's 50 year illegal occupation. The whole exercise was futile: Trump's announcement supposedly heralding no change in final status, his decision voted "null and void" by the world community (but they told him that before he opened his mouth), peace talks stalled and US disqualifying itself as an honest broker, lives lost, US standing in the world diminished, and more American lives put at risk “I paid a military price everyday as commander of CentCom, because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel.” Gen. James Mattis, now Trump’s Defence Secretary. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/israeli-palestinian-conflict-six-day-war-anniversary-resolution-gazit-netanyahu-a7771211.html Trump says he is supposedly advancing the cause of peace. What a shemozzle. Trump wins a few domestic votes...probably lost as many. Haley now diplomatically isolated and looking inexperienced with her twitter blackmail outbursts, having undone any relationship building she might have achieved. Yes world diplomats will certainly be taking names.
  6. If Trump is so morally right to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, even though it's illegal under international law, then surely everyone would agree with him, and you wouldn't have to resort to threats, bullying or buying votes. Nations could just vote with their conscience. And if as Haley said "The president's announcement does not affect final status negotiations in any way, including the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42431095 ...so, why open his big mouth at all especially when peace negotiations are imminent. If ostensibly there is no change what's the problem about reversing the decision or qualifying it, as the resolution asks? Maybe part of the answer lies in Haley's letter... But on Tuesday, Ms Haley warned in a letter to dozens of member states that encouraged them to "know that the president and the US take this vote personally" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42431095 Trump playing ego politics with millions of people's lives. It's not America First, it's Trump First.
  7. An awful lot of hot air above, off topic too in most instances, plus the usual ad hominem attacks. And now more mind reading. I would have condemned Trump pre-empting final status agreement .... period. It's a dumb thing to do to illegally support only one side's claims saying Jerusalem is Israel's capital rather than West Jerusalem before negotiations have even started or even opening his mouth at all if ostensibly nothing has really changed yet everyone knows it has (see UNSC vote), especially when his supposed "ultimate deal" is imminent. Now looks like Trump has sabotaged those talks himself disqualifying the US as an honest broker. I think the UNGA will confirm Monday's UNSC vote. So where do we go from here? Unless the EU or someone else is accepted as an honest peace broker by both sides, I think the younger Palestinians will begin to realize that the two state solution is dead.... Trump just put the final nail in the coffin. They wont take another 20 odd years of this negotiations charade while Israel continues to build facts on the ground. I hope a new leadership will start agitating peacefully for one man one vote in one state to end the current apartheid impasse.
  8. Excellent post. Thank you for pointing out how the reckless Jerusalem Trump recognition supposedly "in the best interests of both the United States and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians." http://www.ejpress.org/article/Full-text-of-President-Trump-s-proclamation-recognizing-Jerusalem-as-the-capital-of-the-State-of-Israel-and-relocating-the-United-States-Embassy-to-Israel-to-Jerusalem/23742 .......is anything but that! It's another of his alternative facts.
  9. >> talking heads and simple minds have conducted peace talks for 40 years to no avails and trump puts an effective end to that nonsense. ...what?.. puts an effective end to peace talks. Yep he certainly has...his own ....supposed to be fielding his "ultimate deal" next month. Unless of course he responds to the UNSC vote and probable UNGA result on Thursday, and qualifies his reckless announcement saying he only recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital and East Jerusalem as Palestine's.
  10. Learn to read more carefully. I wrote I agree with you re your condemnation of the other illegal land grabbers. And I will gladly condemn those colonialists too if the topic setters bring up the subject. But two wrongs don't make a right in the present topic which concerns Jerusalem.
  11. Nikki Haley, has threatened that the United States “will be taking names” of those who vote against the US. And then what? Declare war on them. Stop trading with them. Some diplomat! Looks like the whole US admin has now descended to schoolyard bully tactics. What an atrocious way to talk to those who stand on the side of international law. It's like taking the names of all your friends at the bar who tell you you're too drunk to drive and try to take your keys. That'll teach 'em! It may be far easier to write down the names of those who vote with you, Nikki. Listen up when your real friends are trying to tell you something.
  12. I agree, but two wrongs don't make a right. Whataboutery is a deflection from addressing the point in the OP : After U.S. veto, U.N. General Assembly to meet on Jerusalem status. Israel, which aspires to be a democracy, is savable. The US and Israel should listen when real friends point out they are currently behaving very badly The rest of your post descends into the usual Islamophobic rant.
  13. Sure US is a sovereign nation, and a very important powerful one. As such it should not be acting illegally, because Israel is not sovereign over Jerusalem. By international law it is illegally occupying it. The UNGA will be confirming this on Thursday. I hope the USA listens when friends point out that the US and Israel are out of line.
  14. 7 paragraphs personally flaming me without addressing a single point in the OP. My posts must be hitting a raw nerve of truth. Better reread the topic: U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn. UN Ambassador Haley called the 14-1 UNSC vote against the US an insult...one well deserved! And she's at it again. There is to be another vote on Thursday in an emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly on the same issue: Trump's illegal official decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. This time she has threatened "The US will be taking names." Some diplomat! Looks like the whole US admin has now descended to schoolyard bully tactics. Israel and Trump admin...like peas in a pod.
  15. As expected the US vetoed the UN resolution demonstrating yet again that the Israeli tail is still wagging the US dog and how out of touch the Trump administration is with the rest of the world. One might well ask what planet is their UN ambassador Haley living on when she says "It's one more example of the United Nations doing more harm than good in addressing the Israeli Palestinian conflict," "Today, for the simple act of deciding where to put our embassy, the United States was forced to defend its sovereignty. The record will reflect that we did so proudly." http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42394264 Another example of Zionist apologists calling black white, and that Trump and Haley are on the wrong side of history. Not for the first time. Yes, I'm sure the world will remember that the US ignored the advice of all its real friends in order to support an apartheid state 6,000 miles away. There's nothing simple about Trump's disingenuous alternative facts at all, when the reality is that Trump's so called "simple act" is peace destroying and illegal and the UNSC has just told him so with a resounding 14-1 vote. Even the UK and France were honest enough for a change having spent the last 50 years spouting 'we support a two state solution' while doing absolutely nothing to make it happen. They could trump Trump tomorrow with sanctions rather than mere words. Anyway I suppose it's a start. Politicians come and go. Only outside pressure will one day make Israel come to its senses to help it join the family of civilized democracies. The truth will out...it always does.