Backing Terrorism Instead of Residences
What's Illegal to UN is not TerrorismNadene Goldfoot
Back in 1947-48, the UN passed the resolution that created Israel legally. That was back in the days when I had such great faith in the UN born in 1942 under Roosevelt being the institution that would bring peace to the world when I was only 14 years old. How naive I was to trust this. After all, we had already had a similar group that had expired, The League of Nations created in 1919.
Since Israel's birth it has had to fight for the right to exist from that very same hour of birth in 1948, then in 1956, 1967, 1972, 1982, and continuously since then. The UN has grown with more Arab nations belonging to it, ever ready to think of more ways to wipe out Israel. Not once has the United Nations ever protested to the Arabs to leave Israel alone and stop attacking. No, they supply the terrorists with more money and weapons instead. They've kept Palestinians living in camps and on the dole from the United Nations of which the United States is the main supplier. Arabs keep them there but do not feed and clothe them. To the Arab leaders, these unfortunates are pawns in a chess game. They bring about sympathy for their cause living such as they do. They're probably into their 3rd generation by now of living in such a manner.
After the major war of 1967 which Israel managed to win, Judea and Samaria fell to Israel as well as Eastern Jerusalem. Israel announced that Judea and Samaria, called the "West Bank" by Jordan, was now an administered territory. Administered is a term used to designate control but not sovereignty. Israel had accidently come to control its old homeland once again.
Pakistan also has administered areas in its northwest. It has 7 tribal agencies and 6 smaller regions that it administers.
The British seem to be the biggest user of administered territories. British Columbia, Hudson's Bay Territories or Rupert's Land, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Vancouver Island were all once Britain's Administered territories. These all are now a part of Canada. They also had administered territories in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe and in the Pacific.
Judea and Samaria would not have come to Israel had the Arabs not attacked Israel. With the British, their administration probably has a different history of needing raw products and overtaking a piece of land along with the inhabitants.
The Arab nations have given a draft resolution to the UN Security Council condemning Israeli settlements. These are not army bases or stockpiles of uranium. These are villages and towns with families causing no harm, living inside the Green Line. The draft has almost 120 co-sponsors, all Arab, of course with some of their friends. It's thought that the USA will veto it if voted on now. They're including East Jerusalem in the statement, calling it all a big obstacle to peace. Netanyahu never intimated that E. Jerusalem was a part of any deal. It is part of our capital.
I say that the big obstacle to peace is the Gaza Strip with Hamas and the assundry of other terrorist groups firing rockets, mortars and missles at Israel. Lebanon's terrorism threatening from the north isn't helping either. Syria adds fuel to the fire and Iran keeps its threats and money working up the terrorists. The UN has no business threatening Israel being they have never helped Israel at all.
Diplomats in Washington have tried to tell Abbas not to submit the resolution because the administration of President Barack Obama would feel awkward vetoing a resolution that they agree with. Now we know where Obama stands. They could vote on it after a conference in Munich, Germany, where Quartet members will meet on February 5th. Rosemary DiCarlo, US Deputy Ambassador says the position should be resolved in direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The USA's position hasn't changed. Abbas is trying to slip this in for leverage in case they ever do sit down to discuss a peace deal. And we thought President Richard Nixon was tricky.