Palestinian draft condemning Israeli settlements designed to win U.S. support

By The Associated Press and Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his new attempt to get the United Nations to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank was specifically designed to win U.S. support.

The Palestinians have drafted a proposal and are lobbying for a Security Council resolution that would declare West Bank settlements illegal and an “obstacle to peace.”

The U.S. has said it does not support the move. Israel has said it’s an attempt by the Palestinians to avoid negotiations.

Speaking in Brazil on Thursday, Abbas said the Palestinian draft used the “same words” as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has in criticizing settlements.

December 31, 2010 | 1 Comment »

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  1. The U.S. has said it does not support the move.

    As in, “President Obama does not support the move”,

    as in, “Get back in your corner, you little Arab bug, before I squash you. I, Barack Obama, told you how we’re going to play this game, and you have publicly thumbed your nose not at Whitey, not at Yankee Imperialism, but at ME, Barack Obama. Do you get that, Abu Booboo?”

    I don’t think we have to take Mahmoud too seriously. Arafat got 100 countries to sign up to his cause, by wearing a war surplus field jacket and shaving his beard with lawn clippers. Abu Mazen [aka Mahmoud Abbas] has gotten a few more, by wearing a business suit. Not too many people like Americans; but our “friends” who really COUNT, even if they are hypocriticrites, are not about to throw away a profitable relationship with the US for the sake of a loser like Abbas. For instance, they might think things like, “How many euros does he want THIS time?”, or, “If the Israelis quit Palestine, Abbas is toast. What does he think he’s doing?”

    The countries that have recently gotten on the “Palestine” bandwagon, such as Brazil and its MERSOCUR friends, have done so to enhance their “Anti-American” credentials. Most Americans are not anti-American, and I think our President learned that in the last election; so don’t expect much fruit from Abu’s “cunning”.