House Resolution: Stop U.S. Funds to U.N. General Assembly If Palestinian State Is Recognized
The Weekly Standard, June 03, 2011
Congressman Steve Chabot just introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives that calls on America to stop giving money to the United Nations “if the General Assembly adopts a resolution in favor of recognizing a state of Palestine outside of or prior to a final status agreement negotiated between, and acceptable to, the State of Israel and the Palestinians.”
This resolution is mainly in response to the Palestinians’ attempt to gain recognition of a “state” without first working out a lasting peace agreement with the Israelis.
“Recognizing ‘statehood’ does not mean U.N. membership, but it would nonetheless be a major Palestinian success,” John Bolton writes in today’s Wall Street Journal. “A resolution recognizing a Palestinian ‘state’ could also declare its boundary to be the 1967 borders (in actuality, merely the 1949 armistice lines), with or without President Obama's caveat about ‘agreed upon swaps’ of land. The obvious Palestinian objective is to remove the issues of statehood and boundaries from the realm of bilateral negotiations with Israel, making them fait accompli.”...
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