Britain ready to back Palestinian sta...

Britain ready to back Palestinian statehood at UN

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Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 27, 2012
Britain ready to back Palestinian statehood at UN

Source: The Guardian

Britain is prepared to back a key vote recognising Palestinian statehood at the United Nations if Mahmoud Abbas pledges not to pursue Israel for war crimes and to resume peace talks.

Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, has called for Britain's backing in part because of its historic responsibility for Palestine. The government has previously refused, citing strong US and Israeli objections and fears of long-term damage to prospects for negotiations.

On Monday night, the government signalled it would change tack and vote yes if the Palestinians modified their application, which is to be debated by the UN general assembly in New York later this week. As a "non-member state", Palestine would have the same status as the Vatican.

Whitehall officials said the Palestinians were now being asked to refrain from applying for membership of the international criminal court or the international court of justice, which could both be used to pursue war crimes charges or other legal claims against Israel.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/27/u...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Nov 27, 2012
I wonder if Hamas will be brought up on charges for poisoning Yassar Arafat?
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 27, 2012
They already have a Palestinian state in Gaza. Let them declare it and live their lives without shooting rockets into Israel.
goose

Carol Stream, IL

#4 Nov 27, 2012
Big mistake to trust the Palestinians to keep their word!
They need to also show they are willing to live by accepted behavior (like they have shown that will happen!).
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 27, 2012
Tht's the way to go Brits!
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 27, 2012
redeemer wrote:
Tht's the way to go Brits!
Am I going to run into you some Saturday at the Festival Store in Lexington, or don't you really live in Circle Pines?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#8 Nov 27, 2012
Wade Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Am I going to run into you some Saturday at the Festival Store in Lexington, or don't you really live in Circle Pines?
Nice "use" of that comma, dip wad....
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Nov 28, 2012
Wade Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Am I going to run into you some Saturday at the Festival Store in Lexington, or don't you really live in Circle Pines?
I live in North St.Paul,my Fortess(cabin) Solitude is in circle pine until the holiday's are over and the lake freeze over for my lease partner come for his ice fishing and walleye contest and hunting.
now getting to the topic at hand,do you actually believe Netayua? Do you trust the current Israel leadership? would you or do you support Israel mistreatment have their neighbors?my last question waddie is have Israel ever honored a nd not broken a treaty in your adult life? and what's wrong with Palestinian statehood?
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#10 Nov 28, 2012
goose wrote:
Big mistake to trust the Palestinians to keep their word!
They need to also show they are willing to live by accepted behavior (like they have shown that will happen!).
Like Israelís promise to stop building settlements?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#11 Nov 28, 2012
I showed I picked IMMR months ago and posted it, while you claimed I just looked at the day winners...But of course, YOU LIE AGAIN ! LMAOROTFu ~! Not a man, just a poor loser/liar ~! LMAOROTFU~! Poor troll, PROOF POSITIVE, I knew about the stock months ago, so you deflect, deny, and damn lie ! LMAOROTFU~!
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 28, 2012
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
I live in North St.Paul,my Fortess(cabin) Solitude is in circle pine until the holiday's are over and the lake freeze over for my lease partner come for his ice fishing and walleye contest and hunting.
now getting to the topic at hand,do you actually believe Netayua? Do you trust the current Israel leadership? would you or do you support Israel mistreatment have their neighbors?my last question waddie is have Israel ever honored a nd not broken a treaty in your adult life? and what's wrong with Palestinian statehood?
I can honestly say I do not know enough about Israel's past broken treaties. I did not say that I was against Palestinian statehood, they can have their state, in Gaza.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#13 Nov 28, 2012
You can honestly say, you are a complete moron... Why stop at lack of specific information, dip wad ?

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