The vote was not about "settlements" - it was much worse - - Articles -
"The UNSC vote was not about “settlements.”
It was an Arab subterfuge, a trap into which the United States, the UK, New Zealand and other naïve or cynical diplomats took an active role.
It was all smoke and mirrors, a con trick holding up the settlement issue to dazzle the voters while the real intent was to disown Israel of territories to which they have genuine claim and turn them into “illegally occupied Palestinian territory.”
For certain, President Obama latched on to the idea.
It was pay-back time, a golden opportunity not to be missed to hit back at Bibi before handing in the keys to the White House.
Now we know that he was cooking up this evil brew back in November.
Not too many people noticed that Obama’s Secretary of State sneaked into New Zealand in November for a quick visit.
The visit was to discuss the impending Security Council meeting.
The press was given to believe that the burning issue was Syria, but nobody is putting it past Kerry that he didn’t get into a huddle with Kiwi leaders about supporting this anti-Israel settlement resolution.
New Zealand has a seat in the Security Council.
...So, how did it go beyond the issue of settlements?
The wording of a flagrantly biased resolution wrongly claimed that “settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including east Jerusalem has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.”
This is blatantly incorrect.
It corrupted UN Resolution 242 of 1967 that called on Israel armed forces to withdraw from territory according to a timetable.
242 did not call on Israel to withdraw from all the territory as does this UNSC demand.
Resolution 242 acknowledged Israel’s right to protect itself and live in peace within secure and recognized borders.
Although the UNSC resolution restates these essential prerequisites it has the chutzpah to impose where these borders should be by renaming anything beyond the so-called 1967 lines “occupied Palestine territory.”
As such, the Security Council converts a false definition into international law..."
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