Palestinians, Israelis Just A Week Away From UN Confrontation

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In just a week, a dramatic Middle East showdown will take place in New York City.

On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he’ll travel here, to fight a Palestinian bid for United Nations membership as President Barack Obama tried to defuse a difficult situation, reports CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.

A billboard near the Javits Center is calling on the president to be more pro-Israel, while ads down below in the subway are calling on him to cut off Israel’s military aid.

The debate is building before the Palestinians make a bid for UN membership at next week’s annual General Assembly meeting.

“It is a very important moment in our history, where we are seeking international recognition for our state that we’ve been building for two decades now,” Palestinian diplomat Majed Bamya said.

The Palestinians can ask the Security Council for full voting membership, or ask the General Assembly for the lesser “observer state” status.

“The final decision will be taken within the next few days as to which path we will follow,” Palestinian UN observer Riyad Mansour said.

President Obama is asking the Palestinians to drop their UN bid, and renew settlement talks with Israel.

“You have to do it through direct negotiations. You won’t get it through the UN,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

One member of the Israeli parliament said Obama must get tougher with the Palestinians.

“United States could prevent this Palestinian move by telling them they will have no aid from the U.S.,” said Dr. Arieh Eldad, a member of Knesset.

Even within the Palestinian community some oppose the UN bid, so the National Authority has launched a public relations campaign and sent a ceremonial UN chair out on tour to build support.

“We were in the West Bank not long ago, and there are those Palestinians who will tell you this Palestinian strategy is nuts. This is not the way to get us where we need to go,” said David Harris of the American Jewish Committee.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Palestine Liberation Organization leader Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday and asked him to work with the U.S. to avoid “a negative scenario.”

That’s diplomatic language for don’t make us veto your UN bid — just drop it.

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  1. DanTe says:

    FACT: Everywhere where there are mu-slimes, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slimes burned 100s of Hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (muslime thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    USA — 9/11 happened

    Notice the pattern here? Even you sanctimonious twits can’t be that dense.

    Goes to reason, no mu-slimes, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and then lie about how sorry we are.

    Islam. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio and small pox.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will write that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But then conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide muslime jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9/11!

    1. DanTe says:

      LIB TAR DS just Love censoring the Truth. Truth will only get in the way of their agendas. Typical fascist libs.

  2. RRERT says:

    I wish i was a palestiNan. i WOULD HAVE THREE CHILDREN I would teach ONE child to throw rocks at people. Also i think i would teach the SECOND ONE how to attach a bomb to HIS body and blow up a bus. Then maybe THE LAST ONE to hijack a plane and smash it into a building Nice life L—O—S—E—R—–S

  3. steve says:

    jealous jealous jealous

  4. michaelfury says:

    “We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem.”

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/movers-and-shakers/

    1. american says:

      israel was declare a state by UN in 1948! Why it cannot be for the Palestinian?? F*&^K Israel!

  5. Testing for Censor says:

    it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous

  6. Testing for Censor says:

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here

  7. Testing for Censor says:

    “radical” individuals

  8. Testing for Censor says:

    murderous

  9. Testing for Censor says:

    imbecile

  10. Testing for Censor says:

    killing them all

  11. Testing for Censor says:

    bombers

  12. Testing for Censor says:

    slimes

  13. DOC says:

    Stupid @SS !

  14. Tex says:

    The sad truth is that Israel can;t get along with any of its neighbors, never has and never will. And without the U.S. supporting them, we would not be hated in the middle east, and more than likely be left alone. But on the other hand, Israel would not stand a chance without the propping by the U.S. government in aide, and also support. We did nothing during WWII to harm them, actually saved their butts, but they still seem to think that all the free world owes them something. With the problems that we have here at home, dare I say, let them all do whatever over there on their own soil, and let our government worry about our problems. The money we spend over there, could go much farther to reducing our defecit, and helping the economy get back on its feet.

    1. Bring Back the Motor City says:

      You know that tallys up to over 9 Billion Dollars, not including special contracts and Bernake like favors….. that is a lot of money that we can use here in Detroit, to bring back business as it were before Kissingers ping pong game with the Chinese

  15. HONESTLY says:

    The new muslim attack is to out-breed us. Look at Europe and the problems their having. We need to confront this problem now before its too late!!

  16. Jerry Frey says:

    Surprise – Turkey could emerge as the Big Winner as a result of the Arab Spring.

    http://napoleonlive.info/what-i-think/egypt-spring-reality-check/

  17. jerseyjoey says:

    There is a answer to this, Isreal should just go bulldose gaza strip into the sea and replant orange trees n move in the young Jews whom need the housing in Isreal, after all who gives a rats about the palistinians, not I.

  18. barry says:

    i visited a mosque where i live..i found it curious that israel does not exist on any map within the premises…explain the love to me..ok??

  19. barry says:

    what…sorry about the SPELLING ERROR

  20. barry says:

    learn how to spell and speak the language….and you will not do to this country whaqy you have done to france..guaranteed!

  21. Myopinion says:

    LIsten Up miss Muslim. When you teach your children not to hate maybe then you wont be as hated as you are.
    In LIfe you get what you give!

    1. Madoff with a few $$'s says:

      Bernie Madoff’s exact words

      “In LIfe you get what you give”

  22. I AM AN AMERICAN MUSLIM says:

    MISS MEME MEYAGI,
    YOU SHOULD ATTEND SOME MULTICULTURAL EVENTS, AND THEN THIS WILL NOT COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH, AND I CAN BET YOU THAT IN VERY NEAR FUTURE ((((20 YEARS FROM NOW ))) THERE WILL BE NOT 7 , BUT 70 MILLION MUSLIMS WILL BE LIVING HAPPILY IN THIS COUNTRY, SO PLEASE MY ADVISE FOR YOU IS THAT YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHERS REGARDLESS OF THEIR COLOR OF SKIN, GENDER, OR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. DON’T SPREAD HATE IN THIS COUNTRY, THIS IS FREE COUNTRY, YOU DON’T LIKE THE PLEASE YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE……

    1. Testing for Censor says:

      thugs

    2. Testing for Censor says:

      muslime

    3. Testing for Censor says:

      killing

    4. Testing for Censor says:

      burned on 9/11

    5. Testing for Censor says:

      bleeding heart imbecile

    6. Testing for Censor says:

      “radical”

    7. Testing for Censor says:

      individuals that are murderous

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