UN to vote on 'Palestinian statehood' Thursday

Anthony Martin
Conservative Examiner

Over the objections of the United States and Israel, the United Nations is set to vote on ‘Palestinian statehood’ Thursday, Nov. 29. The move has the broad support of Muslim nations in the Middle East and the majority of the nations of the European Union.

Critics, however, say that the move will do nothing but further inflame the tensions that constantly brew just beneath the surface in the Middle East.

Israel has long decried moves by Arabs in the region to establish such a state, which many say amounts to a second Palestinian state since Jordan was originally conceived as the first Palestinian state. The Israelis maintain that creating such an entity right in the doorstep of the Jewish state will only heighten the danger posed by extremists who have consistently sent missiles into southern Israel and Tel Aviv.

The Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Gaza, and Hezbollah have all refused to recognize Israel’s right to exist…

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