U.N. Security Council Vote on the Palestinian State and the Samantha Power Puzzle

The treatment of the Palestinians is one of the great crimes in modern history. A people dispossessed by zionism and reduced to penury and colonialism. The right of Israel to exist is not open to question or debate, but the nuclear power can afford to end the merciless oppression of these people in the open-air concentration camp of Gaza and behind the prison wall built on Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Note the eight hero states that voted to end the suffering in Palestine. One more vote would have led to passage, unless the United States exercised its P-5 veto. Note Europe is divided finally with France and Luxembourg voting to accelerate the peace talks that would conclude within a year. Note the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland voted to abstain. Yes and\ abstention counts as a “no” vote or a soft “no” but it is not a “yes” vote which indicates some movement away from its “cultural and linguistic” adherence to it partner across the pond. The resolution also would require a Palestinian state and an Israeli I.D.F. military withdrawal from the Jordan Valley by the end of 2017.

Samantha Power, who portrays herself as the defender of oppressed peoples and the great crusader for the victims of genocide and state oppression, for some reason suppresses her crusading zeal when it comes to Palestine. I wonder why this privileged U.N. Ambassador or representative seems to have a double standard when it comes to Muslims in the Middle East? I wonder if politics and an innate bias toward Israel’s colonial subjects is the response? I don’t like hypocrisy and Ms Power is just a mouthpiece for continued oppression in the region. She knows that the Palestinian suffering resulted from their dispossession when the State of Israel was created in 1948, and exercises the most excruciating balance when addressing the suffering that they have endured.


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