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US Fails to Win Enough Support at UN to Condemn Hamas (VIDEO)

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A US attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed


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fly bird (26)
Saturday December 8, 2018, 8:56 am
US Fails to Win enough Support at UN to Condemn Hamas (VIDEO)
December 7, 2018

A US attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed on Thursday because the draft resolution fell short of votes needed in the General Assembly, Reuters reports.

The resolution required two-thirds support and while Assembly resolutions are non-binding, they can carry political weight. The US text received 87 votes in favor, 58 against, 32 abstentions and 16 countries did not vote.

In an earlier procedural move requested by Kuwait, the 193-member body narrowly voted to require two-thirds support and not a simple majority for adoption of the draft resolution.

Outgoing US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had written to member states on Monday to urge them to vote for the US-drafted text, warning them:

“The United States takes the outcome of this vote very seriously.”

Haley, who will step down at the end of the year, has been a staunch defender of Israel.

Haley told the body before the vote:

“Before the General Assembly can credibly advocate compromise and reconciliation between the Palestinians and Israel, it must on record, unambiguously and unconditionally, condemn Hamas terrorism.”

The United States is working on a long-awaited plan to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but the Palestinians are skeptical and have accused the Trump administration of siding with Israel on core issues.

Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters that,

“Rejecting the American drafted resolution against the resistance represents a blow to the American administration and reaffirms the legitimacy of the resistance.”

Iran’s Deputy UN Ambassador Eshagh Al Habib accused the United States of trying to deflect the attention of the world from the root causes of the conflict and said:

“We recognize Hamas as a legitimate resistance movement fighting for the liberation of Palestinian territory from foreign occupation.”

Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon said the countries that rejected the draft resolution should be ashamed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended those that voted in favor.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

fly bird (26)
Saturday December 8, 2018, 8:58 am
Israel Welcomes Trump’s Nomination of US Envoy to UN (VIDEO)
December 8, 2018

The United States President Donald Trump announced, on Friday, that he is nominating State Department spokesperson and former Fox News Channel anchor, Heather Nauert, to be the US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Trump said:

“Heather Nauert will be nominated.”

Following the announcement, Trump told reporters,

“She is very talented, very smart, very quick and I think that she will be respected by all.”

The outgoing US envoy, Nikki Haley, had announced her resignation in October and that she would step down from the UN post at the end of this year.

Nauert, whose nomination would require the Senate’s approval, became the State Department’s spokesperson in April 2017 and was named the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs in 2018.

She would take the position with no prior policy-making or political experience.

Additionally, Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, welcomed the announcement by saying:

“Nauert has stood behind Israel in her previous positions and I have no doubt that the cooperation between our countries will continue to strengthen during her term.”

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

fly bird (26)
Saturday December 8, 2018, 9:00 am
.. 'useful idiots' ..will always be welcome, as long as they serve Israel state/occupation it stands, and money/American tax dollars are forthcoming.

Wake up America! Human rights for all!
End the gravy train
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