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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Of course: Security Council to hold 'emergency session' over Israeli construction in Jerusalem

The massacre of hundreds of thousands of Syrians - first by Assad and then by Islamic State - doesn't merit a Security Council meeting. The massacre of thousands of Kurds by Islamic State doesn't merit one either. Nor does Iran's unwillingness to accept any limitations on its burgeoning nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles program. But 1,000 Jewish apartments in Jerusalem - that's something for the Security Council to call an 'emergency.'
The UN Security Council will hold an "emergency meeting" on Wednesday to discuss Israeli plans to build more Jewish homes in Jerusalem, diplomats said.
The "urgent" talks were requested by Jordan following a letter from Palestinian Authority envoy Riyad Mansour who called on the 15-member council to "address this crisis situation in occupied east Jerusalem."
The announcement follows harsh criticism by senior Israeli officials of the negative international response to building projects for Jews in Jerusalem. 
Contrary to Mansour's statement, the building plans announced include neighborhoods throughout Jerusalem, and not just in its eastern sector. "East Jerusalem" is a euphemism for parts of the capital liberated from Jordanian forces, when Jerusalem was reunited by Israeli forces after the 1967 Six Day War.
If there were a Republican in power, the US would announce in advance an intention to veto any anti-Israel resolution, and that might even thwart the meeting in its tracks. But with Obama and Power, you know this is going to come down to the last minute, and Israel may be condemned or worse.

What could go wrong?

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2 Comments:

At 6:59 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

And the info re County Clerk title searches for the relevant parcels, with scanned documents, treaties, info on previous owner Jordan and transmission to Israel public lands departments, I assume, WILL NOT be produced. And all supporters will be left with no documentation in supporting Israel??

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

At some point though, the UN meeting to condemn the Jews for global warming or sunspots or the price of felafel makes the UN rather impotent and irrelevant. If through all of this the Arabs continue to hack and butcher one another to the last one standing, and Israel gets yet another dressing down by the BBC, then who's really hurting and who really cares?

 

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