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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a victory decades in the making for the Palestinians after years of occupation and war. It was a sharp rebuke for Israel and the United States.

A Palestinian flag was quickly unfurled on the floor of the General Assembly, behind the Palestinian delegation, as the final vote was cast.

In an extraordinary lineup of international support, more than two-thirds of the world body's 193 member states approved the resolution upgrading the Palestinians to a nonmember observer state. It passed 138-9, with 41 abstentions.

UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects




posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
]UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state...



You honestly think this is news?
That we dont know already?
That people havnt been discussing all day?
edit on 29-11-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
So where exactly are the other threads about the result of this vote? I don't see them. That article from the associated press was released only 40 minutes ago.
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Unfortunately Netanyahu is correct, in some sense, when he calls this decision useless. Because nothing has really changed, Israel still controls access to the West Bank and declaring statehood for Palestine will not change that. Hopefully the morale of the people of Palestine has improved and maybe even the chance for peaceful negotiations with Israel (although it seems doubtful any negotiations will come peacefully.)

And first I have heard of this all day, although this is my first ATS time all day.
edit on 29/11/2012 by TheSparrowSings because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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Great news! Shows what can happen when the UN Security Council is not involved.

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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post removed because the user has no concept of manners

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Ok sorry folks, it seems this has in fact been posted already:
Palestine rejoices after recognition

EDIT: however this is in a different forum and we are allowed to have two threads on the same thing if they are in different forums. I'll leave it up to the mods.
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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Deaths

Rwanda-500,000–1,000,000
Bosnia-110,000
Congo-6.9 million
Syria- 40000 in 20 months
On and On.


Because recognizing The State of Palestine makes them "feel" good, after ALL the atrocities they didn't prevent,or helped create........

Dissolve the UN, IMF, and World Bank.



edit on 30-11-2012 by sonnny1 because: clear up confusion.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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Real independence, however, remains an elusive dream until the Palestinians negotiate a peace deal with the Israelis,

Why?

izrael didnt bother to check with anyone when they declared independence. They just took land by force.

Whats going on is INSANE.

By izrael's logic, if Palestine were able to bomb and kill the izraelis off of "their" land (which was stolen from Palestinians), then Palestine could simply keep the land, dictate the "new borders" to map publishers and blackmail governments into giving their stamp of approval...

And the global media/propaganda network would act as though this is normal.

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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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izrael didnt bother to check with anyone when they declared independence. They just took land by force.

Whats going on is INSANE.

By izrael's logic, if Palestine were able to bomb and kill the izraelis off of "their" land (which was stolen from Palestinians), then Palestine could simply keep the land, dictate the "new borders" to map publishers and blackmail governments into giving their stamp of approval...

 


Your post is a little confusing, as the British were the ones that created Palestine and the Jews fought the Brits over it.


Mandatory Palestine (English: Palestine;[1] Arabic: فلسطين‎ Filasţīn; Hebrew: פָּלֶשְׂתִּינָה (א"י) Palestína (EY), where "EY" indicates "Eretz Yisrael") was a geopolitical entity under British administration, carved out of Ottoman Southern Syria after World War I. British civil administration in Palestine operated from 1920 until 1948. This administration was formalised with the League of Nations' consent in 1923 under the British Mandate for Palestine which covered two administrative areas. The land west of the Jordan River, known as Palestine, was under direct British administration until 1948, while the land east of the Jordan was a semi-autonomous region known as Transjordan, under the rule of the Hashemite family from the Hijaz, and gained independence in 1946.[2]


en.wikipedia.org...

And then:


In 1921, the Zionist Commission was granted official status as the Jewish Agency for Palestine in Article 4 of the Mandate. An offer to create a similar Arab Agency was rejected by Arab leaders of Palestine.


Furthermore:


ncreased Jewish immigration and Nazi propaganda contributed to the large-scale 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine, a largely nationalist uprising directed at ending British rule. Ben-Gurion responded to the Arab Revolt with a policy of "Havlagah"—self-restraint and a refusal to be provoked by Arab attacks in order to prevent polarization. The Etzel group broke off from the Haganah in opposition to this policy.

The British responded to the revolt with the Peel Commission (1936–37), a public inquiry which recommended that an exclusively Jewish territory be created in the Galilee and western coast (requiring the expulsion of 200,000 Arabs) the rest becoming an exclusively Arab area. Jewish opinion was divided as to the merits of this scheme, but it was rejected outright by the Palestinian Arabs and, in the absence of strong Jewish support, eventually abandoned by the British as unworkable.[54]


Continuing:


In an effort to win independence, Zionists now waged a bitter guerrilla war against the British. The underground Jewish militias, the Haganah, formed an alliance called the Jewish Resistance Movement with the Etzel and Stern Gang to fight the British. In June 1946, following instances of Jewish sabotage, the British launched Operation Agatha, arresting 2700 Jews, including the leadership of the Jewish Agency, whose headquarters were raided. Those arrested were held without trial.

The unified Jewish resistance movement broke up in July 1946, after Etzel bombed the British Military Headquarters in the King David Hotel killing 92 people. In the days following the bombing, Tel Aviv was placed under curfew and over 120,000 Jews, nearly 20% of the Jewish population of Palestine, were questioned by the police. In the U.S., Congress criticized British handling of the situation and delayed loans that were vital to British post-war recovery. By 1947 the Labour Government was ready to refer the Palestine problem to the United Nations.


en.wikipedia.org...

And finally:


On May 14, 1948, the Jewish People's Council declared the establishment of the State of Israel,[1] following a prolonged campaign beginning in the late 19th century, when the Zionist movement began working towards creating a homeland for the Jewish people. About 42% of the world's Jews live in Israel today.


More on JNC here.

That area has been under siege since the early days of written history. Implying either side is innocent in the whole matter is absurd.

Palestine getting recognized at the UN? Fine. Let's see it hold itself accountable in the future. The same should be said about Israel too of course.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 12:02 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
]UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state...



You honestly think this is news?
That we dont know already?
That people havnt been discussing all day?
edit on 29-11-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)


Its news to some.

VIVA VIVA PALESTINA



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 12:04 AM
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This is wonderful news the cabal is loosing



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by Ryanssuperman
Alfa must be Israeli.


Funny, last year I got called a jew hater also after informing somebody of a reality they didnt wish to know about.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 01:31 AM
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and there were many deals done by the zionistas involving finanial assistance for WW1 and arranging to bring the US into 1 or both wars.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 02:42 AM
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Originally posted by orangutang
reply to post by boncho
 


and there were many deals done by the zionistas involving finanial assistance for WW1 and arranging to bring the US into 1 or both wars.



What? The US didn't get into the war until near the end, and most importantly, they never joined the League of Nations:


In 1922, the League of Nations adopted the declaration in the Mandate it gave to Britain:
The Mandatory (…) will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion.


en.wikipedia.org...

The US tried at first to remain neutral for WW1 as it did for part of WW2, and it made money selling/supplying Allied Nations with war materials.

You better be more specific in your posts to what you are trying to say, because it just sounds like standard anti-zionism-babble.
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 02:52 AM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
Deaths

Rwanda-500,000–1,000,000
Bosnia-110,000
Congo-6.9 million
Syria- 40000 in 20 months
On and On.

edit on 30-11-2012 by sonnny1 because: clear up confusion.


Typical of the Israel supporter. No moral cards to play of Israel to speak of so lets make a comparison of other evils to lesson what's really happened here.

Palestine can now move forwards in the international court of law for war crimes committed by Israeli cabinet ministers as well as high ranking military personal who may have committed War Crimes.

If the Israeli accused are innocent they have little to worry about.

Noteworthy if any Palestinian military or cabinet (equiv.) are found guilty of the same good. However this will not in any way reduce the justice that may be required for Israeli War Crimes.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 05:44 AM
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Killing must be fun or something because people keep doing it!

Good for Palestine, Israel needs to check themselves and stop being douche bags. This is my professional opinion on the matter.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by Collective

Originally posted by sonnny1
Deaths

Rwanda-500,000–1,000,000
Bosnia-110,000
Congo-6.9 million
Syria- 40000 in 20 months
On and On.

edit on 30-11-2012 by sonnny1 because: clear up confusion.


Typical of the Israel supporter. No moral cards to play of Israel to speak of so lets make a comparison of other evils to lesson what's really happened here.

Palestine can now move forwards in the international court of law for war crimes committed by Israeli cabinet ministers as well as high ranking military personal who may have committed War Crimes.

If the Israeli accused are innocent they have little to worry about.

Noteworthy if any Palestinian military or cabinet (equiv.) are found guilty of the same good. However this will not in any way reduce the justice that may be required for Israeli War Crimes.


I don't really see it as comparing evils but just putting things into perspective, as there really is no standard in international justice right now. Especially on a moral basis.


UNITED NATIONS - The UN General Assembly's overwhelming vote to recognise Palestine as a non-member state offers little prospect for greater clout in world politics but it could make a difference in the international courts.

The formal recognition of statehood, even without full UN membership, could be enough for the Palestinians to achieve membership at the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), where member states have the power to refer for investigation alleged war crimes or crimes against humanity.


There is talk already of war crimes prosecution.

www.asiaone.com...

Will that do any good? Some nations don't even recognize the international court (The Hague):


The U.S. is among nations which do not recognize the International Criminal Court.


Why is that?


LONDON (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq


Ahh...

news.yahoo.com...




Typical of the Israel supporter. No moral cards to play of Israel to speak of so lets make a comparison of other evils to lesson what's really happened here.


Back to this comment. Sonny was simply pointing out what happened under the UN's watch. You stated that is somehow trying to lessen what is going on with Palestine. Yet I see it more so about the irrelevance of the UN. One could also argue how many resolutions have been filed against Israel that haven't been followed. Or how there was no agreement with the Iraq war. One could also argue that the disappearance of Allied Nations and the inclusion of Nations with an aim to push religion based statehood across the world could change the UN to something that condones religious takeovers in the distant future.

It's all politics...

Disclaimer:

I'm not making any arguments here, just pointing out different angles.
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 06:24 AM
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Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
 


Real independence, however, remains an elusive dream until the Palestinians negotiate a peace deal with the Israelis,

Why?

izrael didnt bother to check with anyone when they declared independence. They just took land by force.

Whats going on is INSANE.


That insanity is evidenced by the fact that the same "body" (the UN) that "gave Israel their home" is now the same body that recognizes the people they stole the land from originally.

How %$@#ed is that.

The whole thing is a farce.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by ChaoticOrder

In an extraordinary lineup of international support, more than two-thirds of the world body's 193 member states approved the resolution upgrading the Palestinians to a nonmember observer state. It passed 138-9, with 41 abstentions.


138 countries supported Palestine, 9 countries voted against: Israel, US, Canada, The Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, and the Czech Republic.

Need I really say more?
edit on 30-11-2012 by JohnnyCanuck because: ...just because, eh?









 
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