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  •  It's strange that they would go to the security (2+ / 0-)
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    Terra Mystica, angry marmot

    council first if they really wanted to pressure the US. It seems to me that succeeding in the general assembly would get the whole world excited.

    That's all it takes, really...pressure and time.

    by Flyswatterbanjo on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 08:39:30 PM PDT

    •  i expect they will do both (4+ / 0-)

      after the veto they will go to the general assembly where they will receive the 2/3 votes necessary. UN status will allow them better access to The world Court and other elements of International law, hence the EU pressure to have them give up their universal human rights.

    •  I believe the larger strategy here is to ... (1+ / 0-)
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      The Troubadour

      begin the process of jettisoning the U.S. as the "honest" broker during whatever negotiations occur in the future.  The move is designed to shine light on the two-faced language used by the U.S.  On one side of their mouth they talk about two states, but out of the other they condemn a Palestinian state and legitimize settlements.  A veto this time will condemn the U.S. as a dishonest and biased broker who openly supports the expansionist settlement movement at the expense of a viable Palestinian state.

      I think there will be a broader range of "mediators" in any future talks.  They could include the E.U., a set of middle eastern countries, or perhaps Russia and China.  The role of the U.S. as dominant intermediary is quickly sunsetting.

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