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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sounds like good advice for the White House

At least there's one area where the United States is still backing Israel: The United Nations Human Rights Council.
The US was the only country at the United Nations Human Rights Council to vote against all three anti-Israel resolutions, which were approved Wednesday in Geneva.

It was also the only country to oppose a UNHRC resolution in support of the Palestinian right to self determination.

In the last weeks America's relationship with Israel has been strained. But in Geneva, the US took the council to task for its treatment of Israel.

"We are deeply troubled to be presented once again with a slate of resolutions so replete with controversial elements and one sided references that they shed no light and offer no redress for the real challenges in the region," said US Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe.

"The council is too often exploited as a platform from which to single out Israel, which undermines its credibility," said Donahoe.

"The US strongly encourages the council to seek an alternative to highly politicized resolutions and a permanent agenda item focused on one country," said Donahue.
That last clause sounds like good advice for the White House, doesn't it? Get off your obsession with Israel.


At 4:55 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - good advice. So to Obama - a few considerations for the future are helpful to keep in mind:

Israel isn't going to help bring about peace in the Middle East all by itself. If you're not going to be candid with the Palestinians and apply to them the same "tough love" you've been dishing out to Israel, don't bother with the charade. It takes two sides to compromise and the Palestinians have to give up some of their dreams too, to make peace happen.

Good luck with Abu Bluff. Although I don't he will help America much on the peace front. Just remember that Israel wants peace but like the old saying has it, it takes two to tango.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger nomatter said...

"At least there's one area where the United States is still backing Israel: The United Nations Human Rights Council."

We get nothing for nothing. Not even a crumb of bread comes to us without a price.


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