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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:59 AM
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Israel embarks on US diplomatic offensive
Israel was embarking on a diplomatic offensive yesterday after it took a hammering at the United Nations and threats of punishment from Washington over the path of a controversial West Bank barrier.

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom was travelling to New York to attend the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, two days after Israel was almost universally condemned over its threats to remove Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Israel has insisted it regards the UN vote as irrelevant. A total of 133 countries voted for the non-binding resolution on Friday while four voted against, including Israel and the United States.

While Washington has been prepared to stand up for its chief regional ally at the United Nations, it has also been trying to use its influence to rein in Israeli plans for the security barrier.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/21/1064082870661...

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drewb Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:22 AM
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1. Well.... It is offensive, that much is true....
n/t
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whirlygigspin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:40 AM
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2. Isn't there a law...
seeing the words diplomatic and Israel in the same sentence
makes me think the planet may just fly off it's axis,
hutling us all into the sun.

Peace,peace,peace
lol
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:00 PM
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3. Yes, the law is obvious
Bombs and bulldozers for the people who are inhabiting land you are engaged in stealing from them.

Diplomacy for the people who give you the money to do so.
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