Here is the shocker of a lifetime, isn’t it? The Palestinians have asked the United Nations for a statehood declaration, but the Palestinians STILL refuse to acknowledge the right of Israel to exist. This has, as far as I know, never happened at the United Nations and it should not be allowed to happen this time. The member-states can get up and cheer for the Palestinians all they want, but at the end of the day they are cheering for a group of people, headed by Hamas, that will do everything in their power to destroy the nation of Israel. Is that something to be clapping about? Are these other nations in belief along with the Palestinians that Israel does not have the right to exist? It seems to me that if you are going to stand up and clap for a people that would kill their neighbor faster than you can say Holy Land, you are supporting a people that do not have the right to be included in such a body.
Just imagine that the United States was not a member-state at the United Nations and they applied for statehood. During that time they told the United Nations that they wanted statehood, but they would not recognize the right of Canada to exist. I doubt there would be many standing ovations for that declaration, but it seems to be a different situation. Those who want to see a Palestinian state have no idea what they are asking for, and the United States would never allow the United Nations to approve something like this. I know President Obama seems friendly with the Palestinians and probably is too friendly for being an American President, but the fact remains this will never happen outside of the negotiating room, and even there is not much of a chance it would happen there, either. read more »