Britain to support 'Palestinian statehood' bid?subject to certain conditions.
And now the BBC is reporting that, if the Palestinians accept certain conditions, it will support the resolution as well:I know that the Beeb believes L'etat c'est moi (see above), but the conditions above, particularly those related to the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice are totally unenforceable.
On Monday night, the government signalled it would change tack and vote yes if the Palestinians modified their application, which is to be debated by the UN general assembly in New York later this week. As a “non-member state”, Palestine would have the same status as the Vatican.Whitehall officials said the Palestinians were now being asked to refrain from applying for membership of the international criminal court or the international court of justice, which could both be used to pursue war crimes charges or other legal claims against Israel.Abbas is also being asked to commit to an immediate resumption of peace talks “without preconditions” with Israel. The third condition is that the general assembly’s resolution does not require the UN security council to follow suit.
But don't worry. The Beeb is also reporting that the 'Palestinians' are 'resisting' Britain’s insistence that an upgraded 'Palestine' not join the ICC and ICJ.
What could go wrong?