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    • zionist forever
    • 20.02.11 | 18:41 (IST)

    UNGA resolutions are not enforceable the are only Security Council resolutions can be enforced. Israel has had more General Assembly resolutions passed against it than any country in the entire world but it doesn't matter because nothing can be done to enforce them. The only resolutions that matter is Security Council ones because they can be enforced but in the Security Council the US has a veto which can kill any resolutions before they can be passed. UN recognition of a palestinian state won't change the reality on the ground. Israel will never cooperate if the UN tries to enforce a situation. Israel won't just go pull down the settlements and certainly won't give up Jerusalem. It won't share things like the water which it controls the infastructure over. What happens if Israel refused to grant the palestinians a corridor through Israeli territory allowing them to travel between the two halves of their own state. That would mean transport between each side would be travel overland - Jordan - fly - Egypt - overland - Gaza and vise versa. It will almost be like a vacation to go an area that you could reach within an hours drive or so little Mohammed won't be able to go and visit his sick grandmother after school. It will mean the palestinian state is still born. There is not a company in the world that will invest in a country without secure transport links. Even domestic businesses won't be able to survive. Israel would be entitled to do that if even the Security Council imposed a resolution because the UN cannot obligate any independent state to be used by another so the only way a palestinian state can be created and survive rather must need the blessings of Israel.... the UN can enforce can create a theoretitical solution but only Israel can create a practical one which will work.

    from the article: With settlement resolution veto, Obama has joined Likud
    First published 01:18 20.02.11 | Last updated 01:18 20.02.11
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