Trudeau Liberals defend the indefensible: UN votes on Palestine and Zionist ethnic cleansing

palestinian_landloss_48-0 1On 24 November 2015 the UN General Assembly adopted five non-binding resolutions on Palestine. Canada voted five against, showing its status as a lapdog to the United States and Israel and its contempt for the rights of the Palestinian people and international law. The only major states voting against all five resolutions were the USA, Canada and Israel.

The Liberals’ “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine was used to embroil Canada in U.S.-led wars against the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and now Syria, while avoiding any “responsibility to protect” Palestinians from Israeli occupation and war crimes or to uphold international law. It is coupled with the corollary that long-term military presence in the Middle East is a matter of Canada’s national security, and that Canada must not “stand on the sidelines” while “our allies” are involved in aggression. These wars, including three on the Palestinians in the past nine years, have unleashed the massive human suffering, destruction and refugee crises that we have witnessed over the last twenty years and which we see today. This mantra of the Liberals and the drama staged around Syrian refugees forced out of their homeland by a foreign-sponsored, funded, organized and manned reactionary civil war cannot hide the reality that over 5 million Palestinians involving three generations are already refugees from their homeland and forcibly denied the right of return and their right to be.

2014.11.07.Canada must condemn.Toronto-FreePalestineDemo-13No attention whatosever is paid as to why the rights of the people to self-determination, to sovereignty and to live in peace are principles of international law. Today we are facing the unacceptable situation when global legal norms are being intentionally trampled on. This is a committed policy of the U.S. and NATO aimed at creating a parallel international law to which the Trudeau Liberals adhere like white on rice.


Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (A/70/L.10)

Extract: “Requests the Committee to continue to exert all efforts to promote the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination, to support the achievement without delay of an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 and of the two-State solution on the basis of the pre-1967 borders…”

Vote:

102 in favour

8 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States)

57 abstentions


Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat (A/70/L.11)

Extract: “Considers that, by providing substantive support to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in the implementation of its mandate, the Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat continues to make a most useful and constructive contribution to raising international awareness of the question of Palestine…”

Vote:

99 in favor

8 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States)

59 abstentions


Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat (A/70/L.12)

Extract: “Considers that the special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department is very useful in raising the awareness of the international community concerning the question of Palestine…”

Vote:

155 in favour

7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States)

7 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan, Tonga)


Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine (A/70/L.13)

Extract: “Expressing grave concern about the extremely detrimental impact of Israeli settlement policies, decisions and activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, including on the contiguity, integrity and viability of the Territory …”

Vote:

155 in favour

7 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)

7 abstentions (Cameroon, Honduras, Nauru, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo, Tonga)


Jerusalem (A/70/L.14)

Extract: “Reiterates its determination that any actions taken by Israel, the Occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever, and calls upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures.”

Vote:

153 in favour

7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States)

8 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan, Toga, Tonga)

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5 responses to “Trudeau Liberals defend the indefensible: UN votes on Palestine and Zionist ethnic cleansing

  1. Anyone quoting these four maps demonstrates he has a poor understanding of the conflict. For starter 1946 was the British mandate.

    • David

      Outraged

      Yes, in 1946 (and since 1922), Palestine was being administered by Britain under a League of Nations Class A mandate, which prohibited the creation of a Jewish state or homeland and partition.
      In short, what’s your point?

    • David

      Outraged

      Yes, in 1946 (and since 1922), Palestine was being administered by Britain under a League of Nations Class A mandate, which prohibited the creation of a Jewish state or homeland (a “national home” is neither) and partition.
      In short, what’s your point?

  2. David

    Outraged

    Yes, in 1946 (and since 1922), Palestine was being administered by Britain under a League of Nations Class A mandate, which prohibited the creation of a Jewish state or homeland and partition.
    In short, what’s your point?

  3. Pingback: Trudeau Liberals ‘unbelievable vote’ in the UN opposing the right of self determination for the Palestinian people | Tony Seed's Weblog

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