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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Can Latin America be saved

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, is headed for Latin America on Wednesday to try to convince countries there to vote against the unilateral recognition of 'Palestinian statehood' in the UN General Assembly in September.
Ayalon will travel to Mexico City on Wednesday, for meetings there, followed by a trip to El Salvador where he will attend a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS). Israel has observer status in the OAS.

"We have realized that we can make a counter campaign," Ayalon said Tuesday. "We must conduct a counter campaign to the Palestinians, even though they have a comparative advantage in the General Assembly. We are not going to give up."

Mexico did not follow Brazil's lead late last year and recognize a Palestinian state, and its position on the matter is considered very influential with a number of Central American states that have not yet recognized a Palestinian state. Among these are El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

The wave of recognition of a Palestinian state that began with Brazil last year swept South America, with the exception of Colombia, but did not wash over Central America or the Caribbean states, who are also members of the OAS.

Colombia, Israel's closest ally in South America, is currently a member of the UN Security Council, and in various assessments being made in Jerusalem could very well vote with the US against a Palestinian state resolution in the Security Council.

While it is widely expected that the US would veto any such resolution in the Security Council, Washington is keen on not being isolated on the matter and is interested in getting other countries on the council to vote with it – thereby preventing it from having to use its veto.
Ayalon should at least be going to Honduras and Colombia. I'd even consider a trip to Argentina. Even though they have come out in favor of recognizing the 'Palestinian' reichlet, they are also familiar with the scourge of terrorism.

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At 11:55 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

if there is one guy that needs to undo a misdeed it's Ayalon... or so I am told. He was responsible for the withdrawel from Gaza. My friend at the JIDF says this is unforgivable... but I at the time thought it was a good idea myself.

At 7:20 AM, Blogger skywalker said...

Latin America does not need saving - save perhaps from the USA.

The Real question is
When will the world save the Palestinians from the racist government in Jerusalem.?

At 1:42 AM, Blogger JIDF said...

Noah - he was not solely responsible, but he endorsed it. I feel anyone who supported that policy in any official Israeli government way owes those 10K Jews an apology for endorsing their ethnic cleansing the handing of their homes and property to Islamic terrorists.

While it certainly didn't prevent the tragedy, your personal opinion of the disengagement at the time didn't cause it.

If more people in the Israeli government had basic common sense and morality, it would have never happened.

Now that it has happened, I simply call upon the Israeli government to admit that it was wrong and to apologize to those Jews for destroying many lives. I don't feel that is too much to ask, all things considered.

Danny Ayalon can't even bring himself to discuss it. That's what I find so revolting.

Sorry for writing so much. Just want to clarify my position.

At 1:50 AM, Blogger JIDF said...

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