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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 06:45 PM

US warns European governments against supporting Palestinians at UN

Source: The Guardian

The United States has warned European governments against supporting a Palestinian bid for enhanced status at the United Nations, saying such a move "would be extremely counterproductive" and threatening "significant negative consequences" for the Palestinian Authority, including financial sanctions.

A US memorandum, seen by the Guardian, said Palestinian statehood "can only be achieved via direct negotiations with the Israelis" and urged European governments "to support efforts" to block the bid. The message was communicated by officials to representatives of European governments at the UN general assembly (UNGA) in New York last week.

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The memorandum described by one diplomatic source as "private correspondence" said the US was continuing to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and urged both parties "to avoid provocative one-sided actions that could undermine trust or otherwise distract from the pursuit of peace".

A Palestinian resolution on non-member state status "would have significant negative consequences, for the peace process itself, for the UN system, as well as our ability to maintain our significant financial support for the Palestinian Authority".




Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/01/us-warns-europe-palestinians-un

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Reply US warns European governments against supporting Palestinians at UN (Original post)
azurnoir Oct 2012 OP
JRLeft Oct 2012 #1
Stewland Oct 2012 #2
bloomington-lib Oct 2012 #3
cpwm17 Oct 2012 #4
fingrinn Oct 2012 #5
rachel1 Oct 2012 #6
DeSwiss Oct 2012 #7
azurnoir Oct 2012 #11
DeSwiss Oct 2012 #12
azurnoir Oct 2012 #14
DeSwiss Oct 2012 #16
mallard Oct 2012 #8
King_David Oct 2012 #10
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #20
byeya Oct 2012 #23
leftynyc Oct 2012 #24
L0oniX Oct 2012 #9
harun Oct 2012 #13
defacto7 Oct 2012 #15
harun Oct 2012 #18
Stewland Oct 2012 #19
bemildred Oct 2012 #17
Vidar Oct 2012 #21
byeya Oct 2012 #22

Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 06:47 PM

1. Thhis is why we are hated in the middle east.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 06:51 PM

2. We have been pulling this crap on the rest of the world for far too long

 

This attitude that we are the only ones with the ability to broker in this situation is just crap. This situation has not improved but has deteriorated over time. Might be a good idea to shine a little light as to why it has stayed the same all these years. Until we can be fair to all sides we best stay out.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:09 PM

3. If the Euros agree with the US fine, but they have the right to their own decisions

about who they will support.

As I see it, nothing has worked so far. The Palestinians land and rights are not moving in a direction favorable to them. The longer this situation remains the same, the more they lose.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:14 PM

4. Freedom isn't granted, it's only taken away

Forcing the Palestinians to negotiate for their freedom is a sickening to watch. It's also against international law. The US always makes sure the Palestinians remain enslaved.

The only thing that needs negotiated is their reparations.

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Response to cpwm17 (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:40 PM

5. Nice to see

 

American bully tactics at play again.
If you want freedom, negotiate with your captor, please point me to an example where that has worked.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 08:48 PM

6. So, where's the homeland for the Palestinians?

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:01 PM

7. ''Counter-productive''???

Here's what ''counter-productive'' really looks like:



- K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:16 PM

11. IMO conundrum is more like it

you see last year when Congress saw fit to cut off the Palestinians due to their UN bid then, part of that money was re-instated at Israel's request, because there is a good deal of coordination between Israeli security and PA security in the West Bank, so much that Israel went to the IMF on the PA's behalf to attempt to gain more funding for them

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:29 PM

12. I know there's certainly a riddle.....

...between these two peoples. What I can't figure out is: What is the pun?

- Whatever the question is, LOVE is the only answer.......

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:45 PM

14. ah he is indeed a man of hope

after all he is wearing a Minnesota Timberwolves T-shirt
but by conundrum I meant definition B "an intricate and difficult problem" as it seems to be just that

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:03 AM

16. Hahaha!!

I didn't even notice that Timberwolves shirt! As for the intractability of the problems there, I think that if the people of the two countries were deciding things, the issue could be over in a heartbeat.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:14 PM

8. It's not Israel telling the EU what to do ...

It's Israel & Co telling the US what to tell the EU to do. It looks better and has a much stronger impact.

We are being manipulated and controlled by the same extreme zionist 'elements' that have brought us into this post-9/11 era. Questioning their right to carry on as such is tantamount to being excluded from further participation.

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Response to mallard (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:59 PM

10. Israel tells the US what to do ? nt

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Response to mallard (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 01:42 PM

20. A jury voted 3-3 to keep this disgusting anti-Semitic post?

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:26 PM

23. Good for the jury. Should have been 6 - 0.

 

There is nothing anti-Semitic about the post.

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Response to byeya (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:37 PM

24. Implying the US is an Israeli lapdog

and we only do the "Zionist" bidding? An old anti-semitic dog whistle. But par for the course here so carry on.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:32 PM

9. I hope they tell whoever to STFU.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:32 PM

13. LOL, what "peace process"? Is there anyone who still believes that crap?

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Response to harun (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:53 PM

15. or is there even hope for such a thing as a peace process...

I don't see it.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 03:33 PM

18. I see no interest from the Israeli's or Americans in a peace process.

They hold all the cards so the answer to your questions is no, no hope for such a thing.

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Response to harun (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:11 PM

19. it matters not which party is in control

 

All Presidents and elected officials in the United States are scared of the Zionist power that carries great influence . One has only to,look around and see how the discussion over Palestine is framed by A media that favors a Zionist perspective. Sure one can find sympathetic views toward Palestinians in the minimized leftist press. Some will say I am biased ,however one just needs to observe who gets the last word and its not the Palestinians. If they had an equal voice we would be hearing repeatedly about the genocide of Palestinians, the theft of the Paestinian homeland by Zionist colonialists. We rarely hear about the suffering of the Palestinians. And for that matter we rarely hear about the genocides visited upon so many other ethnic groups such as the Armenians,Bosnians ect. We are reminded of the sufferings of Jewish people almost on a daily bases. If the Armenians held any sway over media we would hear about the Turks murderous attacks upon them but few people know of it.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:10 AM

17. Yeah, like the status quo is soooooo "productive". nt

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:14 PM

21. I wish Europe would tell us to stick it & disband NATO. The cold war is over.

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Response to Vidar (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:24 PM

22. I'll second that: Disband NATO. Declare victory if you want but the world

 

doesn't need NATO anymore.

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