Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Ramps Up Call For Direct NegotiationsBy Marcia Kramer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid.

The arm twisting has begun.

Just before the Security Council met, Riyad Mansour, the permanent observer of the Palestinian Authority, met the press to claim that 131 of the 195 UN member states support Palestinian statehood.

“We believe that Palestine has the right, the natural, historic and legal right, to join the community of nations as a full member,” Mansour said.

The Palestinians began their campaign for statehood in earnest Monday, saying just before the Security Council met that it would be wrong for the United States to veto its application.

“It is not congruent with the speech of President Barack Obama, who gave us a speech in which he praised the Arab spring immensely,” Mansour said. “I believe that the argument of anyone in opposing us for membership in the Security Council is a very week argument.”

But the Palestinians weren’t the only ones trying to influence the Security Council decision.

“I think the Palestinians are trying to get away without negotiating. They are trying to get a state to continue the conflict with Israel rather than to end it,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

But diplomats weren’t the only ones trying to influence the Security Council. A group of Jewish leaders and politicians were lobbying against Palestinian statehood.

“We say yes to peace, peace achieved by direct bilateral negotiations between the parties of the conflict. Peace manifesting itself in two states for two peoples,” Michael Miller said.

“The latest theatrics at the UN General Assembly is something we must stand against, a very harmful distraction from achieving true peace and stability in Israel and with the Palestinian people,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.

But Palestinians don’t see it that way. They say they can’t get a fair shake at the bargaining table and are looking for a new forum.

“The Palestinians are looking for a forum where they feel they can have a fair negotiation with the Israelis through a platform that is even-keeled for anyone in the world,” said Zead Ramadan, the president of CAIR New York.

It’s unclear how long the Security Council will take to consider the Palestinians’ proposal.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

Marcia Kramer

Comments (2)
  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.

  2. julia says:

    May God bless and protect Abbas against the Jewish imperialism. May God avenge the Palestinians in the form of a formal state and prosperity. May Israel be cursed for oppressing and humiliating the Palestinian people. May Palestine and God shine to the world and the murder of the Israelis be seen clearly for the theft of land Israel represents.

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