Friday, September 16, 2011

Palestinian Independence: How Palestine May (Will) Circumvent The American Threat Of Veto!

We have seen over the last few days the puppet government of the United States say to their Jewish masters that they will stop any attempt by the Palestinians to declare statehood next Friday, September 23rd, 2011, by simply "vetoing" the call for statehood in the UN Security Council....  It is sickening evidence of how the American government is in total control by Jewish interests....

But... I do have some interesting news.... It appears that according to the following informative article from SMH online news service out of Australia, at, the Palestinians can go over the US Security Council Veto, and get their statehood by a 2/3 vote in the UN General Assemby only.   I have that informative article right here, and several comments to follow:

Rules and regulations on the winding road to statehood

September 17, 2011

Q. If Palestinians were to follow usual procedure, how would they go about being recognised as a UN member state?

A. This would require the Security Council to adopt a resolution, followed by a vote with a two-thirds majority (129 member states) in the General Assembly.

Q. Would that work?

A. Unlikely. The US has said it would veto the resolution in the Security Council.

Q. Is there another route they can go down?

A. While there is no other way to obtain full statehood status at the UN, there are other options open to get quasi-statehood status. The Palestinians may go directly to the General Assembly with a recognition resolution or do so after the failure of a Security Council membership resolution. At least 120 nations have already said they recognise a Palestinian state, so they have the majority needed to get the resolution adopted. This route would shift the Palestinian Authority from its present status as ''observers'' to ''non-member state''. This would allow a Palestinian state to sign treaties such as the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court, thus increasing the likelihood of legal action against Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza strip.

Q. Is there a way for the General Assembly to overrule the Security Council?

A. Yes. Resolution 377, known as Uniting for Peace, was passed in 1950 during the Korean War to break the deadlock. It was a US initiative to circumvent the Soviet Union blocking action to protect South Korea. It is a rarely used mechanism whereby a two-thirds majority in the General Assembly can override the Security Council and its veto-wielding members in specific circumstances, where the 15-member decision-making body ''fails to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security in any case where there appears to be a threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression''.

Q. What other bodies have weighed in on Palestinian statehood?

A. In April, the Washington-based International Monetary Fund stated the Palestinian Authority was capable of running the economy of an independent state. The authority had the institutions and economic policies ''expected of a future well-functioning state,'' the IMF said. The Palestinians and their supporters cite the IMF in making the case for statehood.

Q. How did Israel's bid for statehood go?

A. Israel was recognised by the UN in 1949. In its first attempt in 1948, Israel failed to win the necessary majority in the Security Council. A year later - following armistice agreements with Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon - Israel's membership was cleared by the Security Council and it was admitted by 37 votes in favour, 12 against, and nine abstentions in the General Assembly.

NTS Notes:  Over the last few weeks I have received several comments about how the US will use their power of veto to block Palestinian statehood like good slaves do.... But it seems that the Palestinian Authority can get their statehood in spite of US interference after all!

I for one am in full support of the people of Palestine having their own country as a means of deciding their own future and to no longer be under the horrible yoke of Israeli occupation and brutality.    Their time is definitely now!

More to come


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