UN and EU leaders to condemn Palestinians for incitement to terrorism


euThe four European members of the United Nations security council are drawing up a strong joint condemnation of recent Palestinian acts of terrorist incitement amid growing international censure.

The unusual statement, expected this week from the UK, France, Germany and Portugal, follows blunt criticism from the US of official PA radio broadcast of songs explicitly encouraging Palestinians to engage in deadly suicide bombings against Israelis.  

Western leaders were especially incensed that such incitement was aired a mere two days after ‘Palestine’ was granted observer status at the UN.  The statement also condemned recent videos broadcast by Hamas, on Al-Aqsa TV, describing the killing of Jews as “a religious act in worship of Allah”.

US state department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “We are deeply disappointed that the Palestinians insists on continuing this pattern of provocative action. These repeated government sanctioned calls for murder run counter to the cause of peace.  Many Palestinian leaders continually say that they support a path towards a two-state solution, yet these actions only put that goal further at risk.”

William Hague, the British foreign secretary, urged Palestinians not to approve such broadcasts, saying that if they continue “it would make a negotiated two-state solution very difficult to achieve”.  Government sanctioned calls to murder civilians are “illegal under international human rights law”, he added.

French officials also sharply condemned the Palestinian acts describing them as unacceptable behavior for those seeking to join the family of nations.

According to the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, all members of the 15-strong security council will add their weight to international condemnation following the council’s next Middle East meeting. The security council will condemn Palestinian calls to kills Jews as morally beyond the pale.

On Tuesday, the general assembly passed a non-binding resolution condemning homicidal Palestinian antisemitism by 196 votes to six.

The official encouragement by the PA for Palestinian citizens to use suicide belts to bomb crowded Israeli bus stops and cafes follows a similar row in November over the official praise by PA leaders, including Mahmoud Abbas, for the suicide attacks, and other acts of terror, which were planned by slain Hamas military chief Ahmed Al-Ja’abari.

A major diplomatic crisis between the Palestinians and the EU erupted when the PA refused to condemn past statements by Jabari considered inflammatory and inimical to peace to most Western leaders, which included: “The Jew who comes to the soil of Palestine… is fighting us, and we will fight him and kill him”, “Sacrifice your souls for the sake of Allah, until the rats (i.e., Israelis) return to their holes”, and “Haifa, Jaffa, and Tel Aviv… all of Palestine will be liberated.” 

State sponsored Palestinian incitement has been vigorously opposed by the EU for many years as it erodes hope for an eventual two-state solution by sending Israelis the message that Palestinians don’t actually want to live in peace with the Jewish state within any borders.

(This is a fictional report inspired by a real story published by Harriet Sherwood in the Guardian titled ‘UN security council’s EU members to condemn Israeli settlements expansion‘, Dec. 19.)

54 comments on “UN and EU leaders to condemn Palestinians for incitement to terrorism

  1. The UN’s support of the Palestinian movement and its enabling of Palestinian violence against Israelis heretofore, is laid out in detail in Jonathan Bloomfield’s award-winning book, “Palestine.”

  2. Fyi, from the bottom of my post: “This is a fictional report inspired by a real story published by Harriet Sherwood in the Guardian titled ‘UN security council’s EU members to condemn Israeli settlements expansion‘, Dec. 19.”

  3. Fantastic piece lifting the veil that covers the reality, the cowardice of the west when facing the choice between democratic values and terror supported by oil dollars.

    • Ha ha ha, most amusing.

      The linked video is to a pro Palestinian piece of self-congratulatory video. The smashedo site is full of the usual anti-Israel lies that one sees all over the fascist left’s websites.

  4. Adam
    You had me going there until you over egged it with the UN vote 196 -6 condemning Palestinian antisemitism .

    • I’m sure that “pro-Palestinians” call those who resist the destruction of Israel terrorists. But not in the same way your sure. I’m sure because it’s empirically so.
      You certainly are a hypocrite.

    • Thank you Alex for your successful attempt to prove the delusional nature of your BDS cult of frothing mouth losers and Jew-haters.. A pity that you didn’t attached a link to some” I saw a UFO” believers not speaking about an article about the correctness of the Protocols.
      The Israeli economy is one of the strongest and fast developing one of the world.
      Do you really think that a small bunch of fascist thugs’ success in closing down a cosmetic store in London has any influence on a multi trillion dollar high tech powerhouse? Are you so deluded that you believe the desperate moves of some South-African thugs will be able to slow down their own economic and social free fall using some good old anti-Semitic propaganda masquerading as anti-racism?

        • For Alex and similar idiots’ sake: The demos in Tel-Aviv were against the extra orbital real-estate prices in Israel (the direct consequence of the very strong economy) and against some companies who exploited their monopoly. During these demos nobody burnt down and looted the shops like you did in London, nobody burnt down cars like your hunger-demonstrators in Athens.

    • Apartheid? Palestinians are Black Africans, Misrahim are White Europeans??
      What a bizarre world you live in.

  5. Adam, you might like to take a bit of time out from searching the Guardian for sentences to deconstruct, and think about why most of the world’s nations do not condemn Palestinians every day of the week. I don’t think it’s because, as peterthehungarian puts it, these good Europeans can’t forgive that some of us survived their thousand year attempt to destroy us. Or that, as NobblyStick puts it, that it is part of being a good Muslim to hate people who are not Muslims. Nor is it that some innocent youth read a misleading report about the never ending conflict in the Guardian or any other media outlet. Most people have no interest whatever in world news, and few newspapers devote much space to foreign news. People are too busy making a living and enjoying their leisure and families. Like me, they make a cup of tea when the TV shows another rocket landing in Gaza for the ten millionth time, just as they do when there’s another incident in the 300 year war between Northern Irish Protestants and Catholics.

    Could it be that living under seige in Israel gives you a distorted view of the modern world? A world where the vast majority of the global population has no experience of Jewry and their traditions, or memory of the Holocaust. In short, a world where Jews have very little significance. A world where there are other more pressing religious and cultural conflicts closer to home.

    Could it be that your scriptural studies have led you to believe that human intellect has more force than human emotion? The raw emotion that means ignorant people, the vast majority, side with the Palestinians. The raw emotion that makes people suspicious of men with white beards walking about their neighbourhoods in long black coats wearing funny black hats, seemingly determined to be out of touch with everyone else, living literally in another world.

    If you understood any of this, you would be working to counter these emotional reactions by portraying Jews in a favourable light. As caring, concerned people. Not ruthless defenders of an ancient outdated faith.

    At the end of the day, the world is content to do a bit of condemning, without taking any action. Talk is cheap and inaction is the default response. You’ll have to resolve your spat by yourselves.

    • “Could it be that living under seige in Israel gives you a distorted view of the modern world? A world where the vast majority of the global population has no experience of Jewry and their traditions, or memory of the Holocaust. In short, a world where Jews have very little significance. A world where there are other more pressing religious and cultural conflicts closer to home.”

      The extraordinary thing is that one would indeed imagine that there are more pressing issues closer to home, but in fact that does not seem to be the case. Antisemitism, often in the guise of anti-Zionism, trumps all.

      Studies of anti-Semitsm in Europe have shown that where the Catholic Church is strong AND where there are almost no Jews, anti-Semitic is strongest – Spain and Ireland. Also the former Soviet countries, BTW. Poland has a strong church culture, but a growing Jewish population, and anti-Semitsm is not as strong as in those countries

      So, if you are Jewish, and live somewhere where the church is strong and the Jews are not, you need to readjust those rose-colored spectacles you are wearing.

      • Do you understand the word global? Have you heard of countries such as China and India where more than one third of the global population live? Have you heard of any of the countries in South America? Or southern Africa. You know, countries that are members of the UN but have virtually no experience of Jews and Judaeism. Countries that have no interest in supporting Israel or condemning Palestinians.

        Why do you think there is a reluctance to condemn Palestinian aggression?

        Clue. The reason isn’t that the Guardian is sometimes innacurate when reporting events inIsrael..

        • You, on the other hand, is totally obsessed with Jews and Judaism. Why do Jews bother you so much, Unclevent? Could it be that now they are able to defend themselves? That they have their tiny state which is incredibly successful against all odds? Or you just hate Jews for the sake of it? Go figure.

          • I see you clumsily decided to dodge the question and resorted to insults – which seems to be the norm for this site. Do you see how endearing that is?

            Jews in Israel who don’t understand their place in the world bother me because I have Jewish relatives living in Jerusalem. I’d like them to live a peaceful life.

            Why is pointing out that Jews in Israel are not the centre of the universe so uncomfortable for you? Why do you think that means I hate Jews? Perhaps you are not quite so certain that you can defend yourself or are incredibly successful?

            I’ll ask you too, why do you think there is such reluctance to condemn the Palestinians?

          • Oh, I see, you follow the “i´m-truly-your-friend” routine, eh, UncleTanya?

            There are many reasons why “the world” don’t condemn Palestinian agression and rejectionism: fear of islamic reaction, geopolitical interests, leftist propaganda and, most of all Islamic Jew-hatred. If you claim to know what “the world” thinks, you should know all that by now. So, again, what is your *real* point?

            Oh, and quit whining about insults: you are no saint.

          • “fear of islamic reaction, geopolitical interests, leftist propaganda and, most of all Islamic Jew-hatred.”

            Ah, right. Nothing whatever to do with Israel then. So what do you suggest be done about Islamic reaction, geopolitical interests, leftist propaganda ( I take it you think Fox News is ‘leftist’) and Islamic Jew-hatred?

            But then, being a well defended and very successful nation, there is really nothing to be concerned about. So leftists can propagandise to their hearts content and Muslims can huff and puff to get elected.

          • Who said there’s nothing to be concerned about, UncleTanya? On the other hand, you yourself is the one parroting the idea that Jews and Israel are an insignificant issue. It seems you are confused. Ah, yes, you are worried about your relatives in Jerusalem. Yeah, right.

          • “Jews in Israel who don’t understand their place in the world bother me because I have Jewish relatives living in Jerusalem. I’d like them to live a peaceful life.”
            “Understand their place” is a quite antisemitic trope.
            I suppose the relatives are more Arabian than Jewish if there are any at all, that is.

          • Another anti-Semitic trope is the “I have many Jewish friends”, of which
            “I-have-relatives-in-Jerusalem” is just a pathetic variation.

          • ““Understand their place” is a quite antisemitic trope.”

            Sure. There’s antisemitism everywhere you care to look. Fancy suggesting that the IP conflict may not be occupying the minds of the entire global population.

            “I suppose the relatives are more Arabian than Jewish if there are any at all, that is.”

            No one knows how Jewish they are, but they have embraced the religion and emigrated to Israel. I may be Jewish myself for all I know. You may not be.

            The Palestinians could be. It’s an uncertain world.

          • ” Fancy suggesting that the IP conflict may not be occupying the minds of the entire global population.” UncleTanya

            Wow, you repeated this mantra like a hundred times. Thanks for the precious insights and to your amazing psychic powers into the mind of “the world”. Hey, tell us, UncleTanya, what’s “the world”‘s opinion about Darwinism?

          • Another anti-Semitic trope is the “I have many Jewish friends”

            Wow. That’s amazing! Every sentence is anti-Semitic!

            My many Jewish friends all married out and have no truck with religion of any kind. Except one. But even he wasn’t very religious.

            Can you imagine what these exchanges are going to look like on Cif!

          • “what’s “the world”‘s opinion about Darwinism?”

            That it’s as irrelevant to them as the IP conflict. The world is much more interested in the upcoming Champions League Clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid.

            Even a few citizens of the USA are intested in that. The Jerusalem Post isn’t interested though.

          • Pray, tell, UncleTanya, what’s the relevance of “the world´”s opinions anyway? “The world” seems to have a strange attention span. For instance, it seems much less interested in the slaughter in Syria than about some buildings in Israel’s capital. But, you surely know better what goes on inside the mind of billions of people. Or is it a “collective brain”? Please, enlighten us.

          • “Pray, tell, UncleTanya, what’s the relevance of “the world´”s opinions anyway?”

            I thought this site was devoted to discussing the world’s opinion of Israel and its part in the IP conflict. Has it’s purpose cahnged in the last hour or so?

            ” “The world” seems to have a strange attention span. For instance, it seems much less interested in the slaughter in Syria than about some buildings in Israel’s capital.”

            You’re getting there at last. The world does indeed have a short attention span.

            My TV has been showing the Syrian conflict for a few minutes each day during recent months. Can’t say I’ve seen anything about some buildings in Israel’s capital. Have I missed something important?

          • “No one knows how Jewish they are, but they have embraced the religion and emigrated to Israel. I may be Jewish myself for all I know. You may not be.

            The Palestinians could be. It’s an uncertain world.”

            Another faker like nuts.

          • So what, UncleTanya? Jewish history clearly shows that one cannot count on “the world”. So, your insight is old and irrelevant, as most of your confused rant.

        • No, not *every* sentence, UncleTanya. It was a specific one, but whatever. Hey, what does “the world” think about Syria? Do you think “the world” thinks more about it or about the I-P conflict? And why? Same question about Chechnya, Congo, Sudan, etc. Eagerly waiting for your insights.

          • Most of world is unconcerned about the Syrian conflict, but it does generate more interest than the IP conflict which carries on like a well-loved but jaded TV soap. The IP conflict needs a new dimension. Summits, car bombs etc won’t do. An escalation involving Iran would grab some attention though.

            Chechnya, Congo, Sudan are almost as long-running and devoid of new content as the IP conflict and they don’t make good TV. MTV grabs much more attention, especially as global demographics show that we have more young people than ever.

          • OK, so “the world”´s opinion is basically irrelevant to most deadly-issues around the globe. Conclusion: Israel shouldn’t give a damn about it, as most of the noise then comes from militant Jew-hating militants.

            What was your point again, UncleTanya? Ah, your relatives in Jerusalem. Say hi to them.

          • “Conclusion: Israel shouldn’t give a damn about it,”

            That’s your false conclusion. My point was that most of the world doesn’t give a damn about any far away conflict, however deadly, and isn’t going to stir itself to condemn Palestinian violence. That’s what this article is about, in case you have forgotten or didn’t notice. If you want Israel to reach a different outcome, then you have to change your approach.

            Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, as Einstein didn’t say. You’ve been doing the same thing repeatedly for over 60 years.

          • Well, YOUR conclusion is idiotic. Israel has survived for 60 years the onslaught of deadly enemies. Meanwhile it managed to be a democracy and an advanced society. So YOU are the one who seems to be unhappy and, curiously, instead of focusing on Israel’s enemies you keep WHINING and MORALIZING incessantly about Israel’s imperfections. So, either you are a naive moron, a useful idiot or a Jew-hater (masked as a “concerned friend”). I bet the on the last option.

  6. UncleVanya. I think I’ve come across you small-flow repetitive anti Israel diatribe when you were using another moniker. I feel that you are quite ignorant of the real Israel and subscribe to a radical extreme delusional left depiction of Israel instead of a modern miracle state. (Albeit with faults).

    However, you are of the type that obviously obsesses about Israel negatively. Perhaps ‘getting help’ might alleviate your obvious psychological deficiencies. It can help you make a more productive life for yourself too.

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