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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:32 PM

Arab League chief says Palestinians to petition UN


"Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby said Saturday that two decades of talks with Israel have been "a waste of time" and that Palestinians will soon take a new statehood bid to the U.N.

The U.N. General Assembly last month endorsed a de facto Palestinian state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza, areas Israel won in a 1967 war. But outright recognition of statehood status for Palestine fell short last year before the more powerful U.N. Security Council.

"We will return to the U.N. Security Council," he said in Ramallah Saturday after meeting Palestinian officials. "Palestine will be cooperating with Arab and EU countries to change the equation (in the peace process) that prevailed over the past 20 years, which was a waste of time."

By mentioning other states and the European Union, some may interpret Elaraby's remarks as implying that the international community should intervene and impose a solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians."


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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:16 PM

1. going to the UNSC is useless unless it is a prelude to the ICC

as events a mere 10 days ago proved once again

The US prevented a UN Security Council condemnation of Israel on Wednesday over a spate of settlement construction decisions, leading the other 14 countries on the 15-member council to issue separate condemnations of their own instead.


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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:47 AM

2. The security council makes a joke of the UN's premise


That five nations - all of them aggressive imperialists themselves - should have a permanent veto on everything that the UN was set up to handle in the first place, it just... well, it's dumb. People sniff about Libya being on the human rights council? I dunno if the one nation that has used nuclear weapons - targeting civilians to do so - and ruined, at last count, four nations directly since the foundation of the UN (and several others indirectly) has much authority to use on matters pertaining to the security council.

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