Jordan's King Abdullah II visits West Bank in show of support for Palestinian statehood bid

  • Article by: DALIA NAMMARI , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 6, 2012 - 4:44 AM
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mn2niceDec. 5, 1210:48 PM

Once again I find myself offering up evidence from the records of the United Nations regarding the actions of Israel over the last 45 years which have been, and, in relation to its current actions and statements with relation to the occupied territories (settlement building), in contradiction to UN Security Council Resolutions issued over the years concerning settlement building. On March 22, 1979, the UN Security Council issued Resolution 446, which 1. Determined "that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East; 2. Strongly deplores the failure of Israel to abide by Security Council resolutions 237 (1967) of 14 June 1967, 252 (1968) of 21 May 1968 and 298 (1971) of 25 September 1971, by the consensus statement made by the President of the Council on 11 November 1976' and by General Assembly resolutions 2253 (ES-V) and 2254 (ES-V) of 4 July 1967, 32/5 of 28 October 1977 and 33/113 of 18 December 1978; 3. Calls once more upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, 12 August 1949, to rescind its previous measures and to desist from taking any action which would result in changing the legal status and geographical nature and materially affecting the demographic composition of the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, and, in particular, not to transfer parts of its own civilian population into the occupied Arab territories;" .... (Italicized and bolded parts in the original cannot be reproduced here and thare therefore absent) This resolution has been reaffirmed by resolution 452 (1979) and subsequently by numerous other resolutions, which each time, have reminded Israel that its actions are contrary to international law and the Geneva Conventions of 1949. It is particularly disturbing that a country, which should by its own experience with a previous war (World War II), should and does know that its actions have been and continue to be inadmissible and illegal under the eyes of the law. The record speaks for itself. And shame on the U.S. for allowing them to continue to violate numerous UN Charter provisions to which it is legally bound by its membership in the United Nations. We are just as much to blame for the current situation in the Middle East as the long-standning parties have been, because we have failed to act when we had the opportunity to act, but did not because of other political considerations. Again, shame on us.

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viqueenfailDec. 5, 1211:02 PM

Aaand, let the anti-semitism begin.

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