[Marxism] Obama Allows Toothless UN Resolution
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Sat Dec 24 11:28:42 MST 2016
On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 12:35 PM, Ken Hiebert via Marxism
> As weak as the resolution is, it is an eyeopener nevertheless.
> I am sure there are people who did not know there was a West Bank and that
> Israel is settling its own citizens there.
> While on one US cable network I heard the West Bank referred to as a
> "disputed territory," on Canadian networks I heard it referred to as
> "occupied Palestinian territory."
> There are people who had not previously seen the conflict presented in
> this way.
> While supporters of Israel are anxious to demonstrate that even the
> mildest criticism will lead to political banishment, that won't necessarily
> work. While most of his allies are taking their distance from Obama, some
> Americans and other supporters will want to find out why he made this mild
> criticism. And that is an opportunity for us.
> There is a good reason why supporters of Israel were anxious to see this
> resolution vetoed. Of course will it lead to very little action by the UN
> and member governments. But as Alan Dershowitz said as he campaigned
> against it, it will put wind in the sails of the BDS movement.
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