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    • Ken Rothey
    • 02.09.11 | 07:35 (IDT)

    Membership in the UN, according to its charter, requires as a matter of fact, that the entity seeking membership should be one of "all other peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter and, in the judgment of the Organization, are able and willing to carry out these obligations." In this case, the Palestinians rely upon a publically asserted position which refuses to recognize Israel a Member, and which seeks its destruction. The vote of anymember nationa to admit such a state will be a vote in violation of the charter. In addition, it will ultimately give the UN peremptory authority to 'settle' the 'state issue. Do the numerous members which do not recognize Israel then have the right to vote against Israel. Finally, the Security Council (The United States) can block it under the Charter, and the United States should do so, if needed, for the reasons quoted above from the charter. elderlo@gmail.com

    from the article: Peres can't save Netanyahu from UN debacle
    First published 03:01 01.09.11 | Last updated 03:01 01.09.11
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