fredag 30 november 2012

Palestinaomröstningen i FN

 Israels FN ambassadör höll i går ett tal till generalförsamlingen inför omröstningen om den palestinska staten. I talet lyfte han fram fakta i konflikten mellan Israel och araberna/palestinierna. Ett bra tal som ingen tyvärr tog lärdom av.
Dessa stater röstade mot resolutionen som gjorde Palestina till en icke medlemsstat i FN.All heder åt dem!
USA, Israel, Canada, Tjeckien, Palau, Micronesien, Nauru, Panama och Marshallöarna.

Den största betydelsen av gårdagens omröstning i generalförsamlingen är antagligen att Israel nu vet att palestinierna inte håller ingångna avtal och att världssamfundet ger palestinierna sitt stöd när de bryter avtal.
Inga goda förutsättningar för nya fredsförhandlingar alltså.

Premiärminister Netanyahus uttalande angående omröstningen:
"In response to the expected UN General Assembly decision this evening (Thursday, 29 November 2012), the Prime Minister's Office, issues the following statement:
"This is a meaningless decision that will not change anything on the ground. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that there will be no establishment of a Palestinian state without a settlement that ensures the security of Israel's citizens. He will not allow a base for Iranian terrorism to be established in Judea and Samaria, in addition to those that have [already] been established in Gaza and Lebanon. The way to peace between Jerusalem and Ramallah is in direct negotiations, without preconditions, and not in one-sided UN decisions. By going to the UN, the Palestinians have violated the agreements with Israel and Israel will act accordingly."

Amb. Prosor addresses UN General Assembly before the vote on Palestinian Non-member Observer State Status
 "There is only one route to Palestinian statehood. And that route does not run through this chamber in New York. That route runs through direct negotiations between Jerusalem and Ramallah that will lead to a secure and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians."

Utdrag av Abbas och ambassadör Prosors tal från Jerusalem Post:

Abbas:“Palestine comes today to the United Nations General Assembly at a time when it is still tending to its wounds and still burying its beloved martyrs of children, women and men who have fallen victim to the latest Israeli aggression, still searching for remnants of life amid the ruins of homes destroyed by Israeli bombs on the Gaza Strip, wiping out entire families, their men, women and children murdered along with their dreams, their hopes, their future and their longing to live an ordinary life and to live in freedom and peace,” he said.
“The Israeli aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip has confirmed once again the urgent and pressing need to end the Israeli occupation and for our people to gain their freedom and independence,” Abbas continued, pointedly avoiding the mention of the rocket and missile bombardment of Israeli cities from Gaza.
“This aggression also confirms the Israeli government’s adherence to the policy of occupation, brute force and war, which in turn obliges the international community to shoulder its responsibilities toward the Palestinian people and toward peace.”
The Palestinian people, Abbas said, “miraculously recovered from the ashes of the nakba [the Arabic term meaning “catastrophe” that refers to Israel’s victory in the War of Independence] of 1948, which was intended to extinguish their being and to expel them in order to uproot and erase their presence, which was rooted in the depths of their land and depths of history.”
In Abbas’s telling of history, “hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were torn from their homes and displaced within and outside of their homeland, thrown from their beautiful, embracing, prosperous country to refugee camps in one of the most dreadful campaigns of ethnic cleansing and dispossession in modern history.”

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor dismissed the move as empty symbolic posturing that will change nothing tangible on the ground, but push the chances of securing a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians into the distant future.
Prosor said that he has never heard Abbas say the phrase “two states for two peoples” because the Palestinians have never accepted that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people.
“They have never been willing to accept what this very body recognized 65 years ago – Israel is the Jewish state.”
Prosor said that the Palestinians were asking for recognition of a Palestinian state without themselves being willing to recognize the Jewish state. Beyond that, Prosor said, Abbas is trying to erase Jewish history by earlier in the year trying to wipe out a Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
“You said that Jews were trying to alter the historic character of Jerusalem, Prosor said. “President Abbas, the truth is that Jerusalem had a Jewish character long before most cities in the world had any character.”
Instead of revising history, Prosor said, Abbas should start “making history by making peace with Israel. This resolution will not advance peace,” he said. Nor will it change the fact that the Palestinian Authority has not control over Gaza, 40 percent of the territory they claim to represent.

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