What If The Vote To Partition Palestine Were Held Today?


11 Kislev 5778

29 November 2017

 

The Bizarrely Idiotic Quote of the Day:

“There is no Iranian military force on Syrian soil. There are several hundred Iranian experts and Iranian advisers who are in Syria, but there is no physical Iranian presence right now in Syria . . . They have created proxies . . . all kinds of Shi’ite mercenary militias that they bring from Iraq, from Afghanistan, from Pakistan. But Iran is not on our border.”

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel Defense Minister in an interview yesterday

As you read this, dear reader, do you begin to understand why we call Avigdor Lieberman our so-called “Defense” Minister?

It was just a few days ago that Iran published the photos of numerous dead Iranian soldiers who were killed in Syria. Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Iranian “experts and advisers”, Iranian proxies such as Hezbollah and numerous groups from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan numbering in the tens of thousands–all of these, and Lieberman says that there is no Iranian military force on Syrian soil?

Unbelievable, bizarre, and in fact dangerously idiotic.

 

The News On the Israeli Street

Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .

Lieberman would probably make a similar comment about Palestinian terror in Judea and Samaria that he made by about the Iranians in Syria–meaning that he would deny it exists.

In any case, yesterday was like any other day with more than 30 terror incidents reported by the residents of Area C and eastern Jerusalem. Israelis were attacked at such places as the Giti Avisar Junction, the Ariel junction, the Carmela Crossing, throughout Gush Etzion, A-Tur, Hevron, Beit Anun, Hizma, Abu Tor, Hawara, El Arub, Abu Tor, Qalandiya, and Beit Ummar.

23 terrorists were captured overnight in Judea and Samaria; in one raid in Jenin, IDF soldiers discovered this cache of weapons:

Some of the weapons seized last night.

Some of the weapons seized last night.

The assault on Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria continues . . . by our own government . . .

Believe it or not, this ramshackle building has become a symbol of the Jewish presence in Hevron.

Believe it or not, this ramshackle building has (or had) become a symbol of the Jewish presence in Hevron.

The above picture is of what is called “the carpentry workshop”. Located between Kiryat Arba and Hevron on the path of the Patriarchs, it has become a symbol of the Jewish presence in Hevron.

Or at least it was.

It was destroyed early this morning by the IDF and Civil Administration with no justification whatsoever except that it was built without permit approval from . . . you guessed it . . . our so-called “Defense” Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

 

TODAY’S BLOG:

What If The Vote To Partition Palestine Were Held Today?

As we all know, on November 29, 1947, the United Nations considered a resolution to partition Palestine into two countries: a Jewish one, and an Arab one. At the time, there were 56 members of the United Nations, and to pass, the resolution required a 2/3 majority, not counting abstentions.

In the end, the vote was 33 For, 13 Against, and 10 Abstentions. 1 country, Thailand, was absent. In other words, 72% of the voting countries voted in favor, and so the resolution passed.

Using such criteria as recent votes in the United Nations, your humble servant thought it would be interesting today to speculate about how the vote would go were it taken this morning.

Here are the countries that voted “NO” along with a guess about how they would vote today:

  • Afghanistan: would vote No again
  • India: would probably Abstain this time
  • Iran: would vote No again
  • Iraq: would vote No again
  • Lebanon: would vote No again
  •  Pakistan: would vote No again
  • Saudi Arabia: would vote No again
  • Syria: would vote No again
  • Yemen: would vote No again
  • Greece: would probably vote Yes this time
  • Turkey: would vote No again
  • Egypt: would vote No again
  •  Cuba: would vote No again

 

These are the countries that ABSTAINED:

  • Argentina: would Abstain again
  • Chile: would Abstain again
  • Colombia: would Abstain again
  • El Salvador: would Abstain again
  • Honduras: would Abstain again
  • Mexico: would vote For this time
  • China: would vote No this time
  • Ethiopia: would vote No this time
  • United Kingdom: would Abstain again
  • Yugoslavia: (no longer exists)

 

These are the countries that voted For:

  •  Australia: would vote For again
  •  New Zealand: would vote No this time
  •  Philippines: would Abstain this time
  • Bolivia: would Abstain this time
  • Brazil: would vote No this time
  • Costa Rica: would Abstain this time
  • Dominican Republic: would Abstain this time
  • Ecuador: would Abstain this time
  • Guatemala: would Abstain this time
  • Haiti: would Abstain this time
  • Nicaragua: would vote No this time
  •  Panama: would Abstain this time
  •  Paraguay: would Abstain this time
  •  Peru: would Abstain this time
  •  Uruguay: would Abstain this time
  •  Venezuela: would vote No this time
  •  Belgium: would vote No this time
  •  Denmark: would Abstain this time
  •  France: would Abstain this time
  •  Iceland: would vote No this time
  •  Luxembourg: would vote No this time
  •  Netherlands: would Abstain this time
  •  Norway: would vote No this time
  •  Sweden: would vote No this time
  •  Belarus: would vote No this time
  •  Czechoslovakia: no longer exists
  •  Poland: would Abstain this time
  •  Ukraine: would Abstain this time
  •  Russia: would vote No this time
  •  Liberia: would vote No this time
  •  South Africa: would vote No this time
  •  Canada: would vote For again
  •  United States: would vote For again

Most of “today’s votes” need no explanation except perhaps those in South America. It may be wishful thinking on the part of your humble servant to think that most of those countries would abstain; in fact, they might just as easily vote no. Others might be questionable: for example the current Canadian government of Trudeau might Abstain.

But here are the totals. On the question of should Palestine be partitioned:

For: 5

Against: 26

Abstain: 23

In summary, Israel would not have been reborn were the vote taken today. The “vote today” is a testament to the immensely successful and fraudulent public relations campaign that the Palestinians have undertaken since 1967, and to the extraordinarily poor job that Israel has done stating our case. 

 

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