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UN moves to consider Palestinian bid

2011-09-28 21:44

New York - The Security Council took its first official step on Wednesday to consider the Palestinians' request for UN membership.

Lebanese Ambassador Nawaf Salam, who holds this month's rotating council presidency, announced that he was forwarding the Palestinians' request to the committee on new admissions, which includes all 15 member states on the council.

The step is required by council rules of procedure.

The committee will meet to consider the request for membership on Friday.

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour thanked the council for quickly and unanimously agreeing to act on the Palestinian application.

"We hope this process not to take too long before we see positive action," he told reporters.

The process could take weeks before it comes to a final vote in the council, where the United States has vowed to veto the measure should it receive the necessary nine of 15 council votes in favor of membership for Palestine.

Mansour did not address US opposition, but said instead: "As you see, the process is moving forward step by step and we hope that the Security council will shoulder its responsibility and approve our application."

Comments
  • mecan - 2011-09-29 06:24

    Personally I much prefer Palestinians attempting UN bids rather than their usual suicide belt production lines. When the Palestinians choose peace they will get peace, but until such a time they must sleep in the bed they make. Their charter (Hamas) still calls for the destruction of Israel while the PA refuses to recognise Israel at all- I don’t see why Israel should respond with handing over any land/sovereignty to them... it’s like giving your murderer a gun in order to be polite. I do hope the Palestinians change their ways, recognise Israel, recognise the fact that the only way is negotiations and not one sided UN pains... there has been enough death – only a mutual agreement & understanding will bring peace – a one sided UN bid will bring much bloodshed… typical for this blood stained Middle East.

      Libertador - 2011-09-29 10:28

      Have you ever looked at the Likud Charter? How about stopping the settlements, is that too much to ask?

      Badballie - 2011-09-29 10:51

      The Jews in Israel are not descendants of Abraham, are not descendants of the Hebrew people and have no legitimate claim to the land they occupy. a brief review of history proves that they are the descendants of the Khazar and have their origins in northern Europe.

  • tictoctictoc - 2011-09-29 08:29

    Their will be peace when the Jewish settlers who arrived from Russia and Eastern Europe give back the land they stole from the Palestinian people.

      Monacoroyals - 2011-09-29 09:13

      sorry - one can not steal something that belongs to him in the first place

      24browser - 2011-09-29 10:20

      Of course it was stolen! After hitler's tragic era, the jews fleed to palestine (their so called promised land) and settled there. They then plotted and schemed and stole/claimed/bulldozed the palestinians out of their lands and homes. This is the truth. The palestinians were wronged! you dont just take whats not yours. (then say GOD says its our land, is GOD an estate agent??) GOD is JUST! Its an attribute of the almighty. the israelites are not JUST.

      Libertador - 2011-09-29 10:35

      That biblical promise is Israel's only claim to legitimacy. But whatever God meant when he promised Abraham that "unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the Euphrates," it is doubtful that he intended it to be used as an excuse to take by force and chicanery a land lawfully inhabited and owned by others. But this would not be the first time that documents written by humans were used to justify land grabs. Israel has no intention of ever giving Palestinians a homeland. It simply isn't in the Zionist plan.

      Badballie - 2011-09-29 10:48

      a truer word has never been spoken, although I see from the thumbs down you have received, the Jewish community still want to fool the world they are the chosen people when we all know they are not of Hebrew decent but are descendants of the Khazar tribe of europe

      WATCHMAN - 2011-09-29 11:14

      @24browser - Is that so! Listen here, God's Word is sovreign and final on the whole matter. The land never belonged to the Arabs and was taken away from the Jews for a period of time, because of their disobedience, and that at a certain time in the future He would give it back to them. This supernaturally happend by a vote in one day at the United Nations in 1947 that the Jews be given back the land known to them and all humanity as Israel. Isa 66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. To even think or suggest that man can have the final say on this piece of land is ludicrous!

  • WATCHMAN - 2011-09-29 11:18

    VIVA ISRAEL, VIVA NETANYAHU down with the Palestinians claim to a land that does not belong to them. If your Arab brothers were so giving they would have given you some of their land out of their so called generosity, which is really non existent. The land belongs to the Jews and has been their land for millennia. The Palestinians are actually Arab migrant workers who came knowing that they could only prosper off the hand of the Jew. The Palestinians are now illegal squatters who have over stayed their welcome and need to pack up and go back to whenst they came from! They are just like grasshoppers who come in and decimate what the ants have made and built, not much different in their ways from the black man in Africa in the way that think and of course birds of a feather flock together. All of the West Bank and Gaza will eventually be returned to the rightful owners who will be governed under The King of Kings, The Lord of Glory, The Son of David, The Lion of Judah, He who is from everlasting to everlasting, the Alpha and Omega, He who was crucified for the everyman to take away the sins of the world, He who will come again in THE FLESH. His name is JESUS!!!!!!!

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