Don’t take it too hard, Arab squatters on Jewish land. I think the Audubon Society is looking for members. Or public broadcasting—those guys will take anyone!
Senior members of the Palestinian leadership were set to convene Wednesday evening in Ramallah to discuss applying for membership in international organizations after a resolution on Palestinian statehood failed to pass a UN Security Council vote the night before.
A senior Palestinian source confirmed to The Times of Israel that Fatah’s Central Committee and the Executive Committee of the PLO will decide whether to sign the Rome Statute, among other international bodies, in their ongoing bid to become full members in International Criminal Court.
The ratification of the Rome Statute — the treaty established by the ICC — would make the Palestinian Authority eligible to present cases of alleged war crimes against Israel in international courts.
Then what’s to decide? Why wouldn’t they have joined years ago? If they had a case to make, why didn’t they barge through the doors and demand justice?
Or were they afraid of getting turned down? Again.
Technically, this item should be filed under Apartheid State Update, but while we’re enjoying the “daily humiliation of the ‘Palestinian’ people”, let’s feast on it here:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday evening thanked African leaders for helping to thwart the Palestinian statehood resolution at the UN Security Council.
Netanyahu called the leaders of Rwanda and Nigeria, two countries that abstained during the vote after Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry convinced them to instruct their UN envoys not to support the Palestinian draft resolution.
Netanyahu maintains warm ties with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. At the beginning of December, Netanyahu sent Jonathan a personal letter expressing his “heartfelt condolences” over a terror attack at a mosque in the city of Kano in which at least 120 people were killed. Jonathan made a high-profile visit to Israel in late October, coming with an entourage of 20 Nigerian political and religious leaders. He was in Israel on a private Christian pilgrimage.
I have no faith—zero, zilch, nada—in so-called international agencies and fora (least of all the UN) to adjudicate wisely or fairly. If I want something from government, I start with town hall. I do not do to such godforsaken settlements as Brussels or The Hague (or any other hague). But then, their legitimacy is on par with the so-called Palestinians’. Let an invented people seek ephemeral justice from a powerless court. Is Judge Wapner still around?
And if the ICC tells you to take a hike, Arab squatters, there’s always Triple-A. At least they will be there for you.