Friday 30 November 2012

Israeli diplomacy

Yesterday, the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade the Palestinians’ status at the UN to that of non-member observer state.

Today, the Israelis responded by authorising the construction of 3,000 more housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and speeding up the processing of 1,000 planning permissions, all in contravention of international law.

In other words, Israel’s response to the world is “fuck you”. And then they wonder they’ve lost the support of just about everyone except the hardline lobby in America.

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