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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:36 PM

House Urges Obama To Shut PLO Office As Punishment For UN Vote

WASHINGTON - Just over half of the U.S. House of Representatives called on President Obama to shut down the PLO office in Washington as punishment for its ascension in United Nations status.

"One important way of expressing U.S. disapproval would be to send the message that such actions are not cost-free and that, at a minimum, they result in setbacks to U.S.-Palestinian relations," said the letter sent Dec. 21, initiated by the incoming and outgoing leaders of both parties on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and signed by 239 members, including leaders such as Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader, and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority whip.

"We can do this by closing the PLO office in Washington, D.C. We can also call our Consul-General in Jerusalem home for consultations," the letter said.

The Palestine Liberation Organization had its status elevated last month to non-member observer state, which could facilitate efforts to charge Israel with war crimes in the international court system.

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Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
Piazza Riforma Dec 2012 #1
marmar Dec 2012 #2
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #3
zbdent Dec 2012 #4
octoberlib Dec 2012 #5
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:54 PM

1. I wish these wannabe Likudnik would just make aliyah

 

and officially become Israelis.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:40 PM

2. WTF?

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Response to marmar (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:58 PM

3. Be courteous damn it!

That's the next Speaker of the House you're talking about.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:40 PM

4. I'd like to urge Obama to shut down the House for votes

they've made ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:46 PM

5. +1

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:23 PM

6. It appears that "freedom" is for everyone except the Palestinians. nt

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