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It's not Obama but a law signed into effect in the early 90's.
 

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Proud to be French.
 

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It's not a surprise countries like Israel, Germany and the US didn't accept and voted against this.
 

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Well, it's not exactly on topic perhaps, but close enough.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/30/moshe-dayan-s-widow-ruth-zionist-dream-has-run-its-course.html

Israel is in dire straits when no less than Moshe Dayan's widow has this to say about its present state. Not that I'm really an admirer of the sort of world Moshe Dyana helped to build, but yet.

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In reference to the current prime minister’s conservative stance, Dayan takes pains to make herself clear. “I reject Netanyahu’s policy; it is a recipe for disaster. He is unwilling to address the issue. It’s a bunker mentality. We had the Oslo accords, which established Palestinian control over certain areas in the West Bank and Gaza, while other areas remained under mixed control. The accords established the Palestinian Authority and police force, but nothing has changed. The number of settlements has increased from 60 to 200, military checkpoints are everywhere, and freedom of movement is virtually nonexistent. Violence is still the only spoken language. I don’t try to instill optimism in my Palestinian friends. Out of courtesy, I tell them that I hope something will change. But I don’t speak about peace anymore; I don’t have the courage. I’m friends with so many Arabs. My soulmate is Raymonda Tawil, Arafat’s mother-in-law. This government does not represent my values. It’s gone so far. Both sides think they are freedom fighters.”
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When I provoke her with the question of whether the security measures are justified by terrorism, she interrupts me and says: “Oh, please, nothing will stop terrorism except dialogue. [Yitz-hak] Rabin could have achieved peace. He fought terrorism as if there were no negotiations, and negotiated as if there was no terrorism.”(..)
 

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Shame on us. Apologies.
 

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Well a whole new can of worms has just been opened. That's pretty much what I feel on this subject.
 

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UNESCO, like the rest of the UN, is just a gentlemen's club for misusing the US money. Hopefully that money will now be put to better use. Doctors Without Borders maybe.
As for UNESCO, let the other countries step up and contribute more, if they like. Oh wait, what would be the point of contributing if you are only interested in receiving? Even the title of this thread shows what this is all about - US money.
 

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107 countries in favour, 14 voted against and 47 abstained.

against

1. Australia
2. Canada
3. Czech Republic
4. Germany
5. Israel
6. Lithuania
7. the Netherlands
8. Palau
9. Panama
10. Samoa
11. Solomon Islands
12. Sweden
13. US
14. Vanuatu

EU countries in favour

1. Austria
2. Belgium
3. Cyprus
4. Greece
5. Ireland
6. Finland
7. France
8. Luxembourg
9. Malta
10. Slovenia
11. Spain


source: http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/10/breaking-news-palestine-gets-seat-in.html
 

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I hope palestine gets the 9th vote for statehood.
They can then take Israel to court for war crimes, Israel is worried about this.
israel would be more accountable for their actions also.

However it looks like Bosnia serbs have been bought off.

The leader of the Bosnian Serbs and president of their mini-state, Milorad Dodik, said after the meeting that the Serb representatives in the central institutions are against the possibility of Bosnia voting at the Security Council for the Palestinian bid.

He added that he now expects Bosnian Serbs and Israel to strengthen economic ties and work on tourism and agriculture.
What's this guy talking about tourism and agriculture? Not the smartest leadership over there. :rolleyes:
 

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I hope palestine gets the 9th vote for statehood.
They can then take Israel to court for war crimes, Israel is worried about this.
israel would be more accountable for their actions also.

However it looks like Bosnia serbs have been bought off.



What's this guy talking about tourism and agriculture? Not the smartest leadership over there. :rolleyes:
On the contrary, he is the smartest Serb politician atm. Why on earth would Bosnian Serbs vote for another jihadist stronghold? We were in war with such people 15 years ago. Israelis on the other hand, offer economic and political support.
Serbia's politicians are morons who will vote for Fatah's statehood bid, though.
 

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Spaniards who are sorry Spain voted in favour of Palestine :facepalm:

Countries voting against, after 53 years of occupation :facepalm:

Netanyahu and the many Israelis who support him :facepalm:

People who still believe the present Israeli administration wants peace or justice, at any time, under any conditions but their own :facepalm:
 

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On the contrary, he is the smartest Serb politician atm. Why on earth would Bosnian Serbs vote for another jihadist stronghold? We were in war with such people 15 years ago. Israelis on the other hand, offer economic and political support.
valid and justifiable application of orthodox principles
 
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