At U.N., Abbas’ Rhetoric Offers a Taste of the Legal Campaign to Come

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Writing in the Times of Israel, Haviv Rettig Gur notes that, despite the slivers of flowery peace-talk that dotted the speech of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the majority of his time at the U.N. was dedicated to laying out the Palestinian case against Israel – a case they will press in international criminal forums if admitted to the U.N. General Assembly.

Abbas described Israel’s “illegal” policies in language taken directly from the texts and discourse of international law. The “occupying power” — a legal term repeated multiple times in the speech — has employed severe “illegal measures” against the Palestinian population, including hindering economic development and pursuing a policy of “racist settlement.”


Author: Stand For Israel | September 28, 2012
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  • Tom
    September 29, 2012
    1:08 am
     

    Those of us that truly support Israel can show our support on Nov.6 when we head to the poles.A vote for Romney is a vote for Israel.

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  • beth
    September 28, 2012
    9:46 pm
     

    What about all the mistreatment and killings of christians in muslim nations? Doesn’t anyone care? Will the United Nations have something to say about this? Some muslim nations hate Americans too! I won’t be vacationing in a muslim nation anytime soon.

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  • sandra
    September 28, 2012
    4:53 pm
     

    Israel belongs to the Jewish people. The enemies are envious because Israel is the land of milk and honey. Jerusalem belongs to Israel ONLY. There should never be a comprimise in this. The radical arabs are jealous of Israel. The mighty wrath of GOD ALLMIGHTY they will one day realize unless they stop their quest of hate and destruction.

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  • Malcom
    September 28, 2012
    2:27 pm
     

    When I look at this Terrorist all see in him is evil and lies. What he needs is fear, which he prob has, I think if hamas could they would kill him, but for now they let him do their political dirty work for them.

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  • mark
    September 28, 2012
    1:58 pm
     

    The Palastinnians homeland is truly Jordan so let them go back homme and take down the kingdome that was given in 1937.It’s their land according to the old and new testament as Israel was founded by the Hebrew slaves.

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    • itzik
      September 28, 2012
      7:12 pm
       

      shana Tova who occupies who? and yes Jordan is the solution. The united nations is the problem its immoral

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  • Bernie
    September 28, 2012
    1:37 pm
     

    The Palastians have no legal authority from which to make these claims. Israel is the rightful claimant to the land deeded by God Himself. No one has the right to try and take away their ownership.

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  • Steven
    September 28, 2012
    1:22 pm
     

    Israels right to its land predate any modern-day argument to Tue contrary. They must never allow their homeland to be taken.or be forced to share Jerusalem.its capital with ANY other country.

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  • Maritza
    September 28, 2012
    1:16 pm
     

    Stay strong dear israel as you know the good lord will be only with the righteous one,Love you all.

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  • Terri
    September 28, 2012
    12:58 pm
     

    I am, of course, referring to what God promises to the man who attempts to divide Israel.

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  • Terri
    September 28, 2012
    12:49 pm
     

    You know, I don’t believe for a second that these guys know what they’re up against! Or should I say WHO?

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  • Sherrie
    September 28, 2012
    12:23 pm
     

    I personally think the UN needs to be disbanded. I see Abbas as just one more Muselim who wants to destroy Israel and the UN as a whole is primairly wanting to bring the whole world under their dominion while the US pays for most of it. At the very least it needs to be taken off of US soil. And the USA needs to stad by Israel!

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