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Israel: UN recognition of a Palestinian state will turn us into ‘colonialists’
Israeli governmental source says that looming international recognition of Palestine would dub Israel a 'coloniser,' which would lead to its expulsion from international organisations and force an economic boycott upon it
Saleh Naami , Saturday 23 Apr 2011
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A source in the Israeli government warned of disaster dubbed “September’s tsunami” with regards to an expected UN recognition for the Palestinian state.

Israel’s Channel Two broadcasted that the sources said with respect to the direct repercussions of recognising Palestine that it would have four detrimental results:

First, he said, the world’s perception of Israel will shift from an occupying state to a colonising state.

Second, countries that vote for a Palestinian state would enforce an economic boycott on Israel and cease trade and commerce with the Israeli state. The boycott will not be limited to the illegal settlements and their products, the source argued.

Third, Israel would be expelled from international trade organisations.

Fourth, the world would pressure Israel into “approving” the construction of the first Palestinian international airport in the West Bank.

The source noted that Israel’s official estimates suggest that from 192 member states in the UN’s general assembly around 180 could possibly vote for the recognition of Palestine, six would abstain and six others would oppose.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is, according to the source, betting on US pressure to sway as many countries as possible to vote against the Palestinian effort despite talk in the Israeli media about a rift between Obama and Netanyahu.





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robertsgt40
25-04-2011 08:56pm
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U.S. To Help?
Memo to Israel: The host(US) is drained. Time to attach yourself somewhere else. We're bankrupt in every sense of the word.
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Bibi
25-04-2011 01:38am
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End
That will be the end of Nazi israel, and beginning of new israel, as a decent member of the international community. That will stop the hatred that many many in the world, feel against the Jewish people, as a direct result of the war crimes and genocide against Pallestinians.
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boatops
25-04-2011 12:21am
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Israel
Israel is not our friend! REMEMBER THE USS LIBERTY!!!
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the Lion
24-04-2011 03:03pm
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Remember
It should be remembered by the Israelies that just as Property Stolen by the Nazis is vigourously pursued by Jewish Families nearly Eighty years after it was stolen from them, expect the same in the next twenty to thirty years from the Palistinians. The legal Precedents that were rightfully used by those Jews who had their chattels and Property stolen by the Nazi's will be used by the Palistinians.
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crone
24-04-2011 02:14pm
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Made a difference
"Because recognition of a state is just declaratory and does not change the legal facts.' Really? Do some homework. That is EXACTLY how Israel became a State.
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tom dee
24-04-2011 02:14pm
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Lawrence of Arabia
When I was young I saw the movie Lawrence of Arablia. Now that I am about to retitre I am amazed that the movie of my youth about the 1917 arab helping the british to overthrow the Ottoman empire is still a story of unkept promises. How long can the people who forced their interest into the matter and also provided nothing in the defeat of the Ottoman empire control the issues? When are the children of those that died in the fight going to get justice and payment on the promises made in the matter. Thousands of arabs died in the fight. Heaven knows that the British did very poorly in the fight. The only success was on the blood of the arabs not the zionist. It is time to give justice to those so badly treated by the occupation forces.
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richard vajs
24-04-2011 02:11pm
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Israeli Colonising
How pathetic of Israel to reject the truth and to try to perpetuate their theft. Israel deserves universal condemnation
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Hassan
24-04-2011 12:33pm
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Recognition
Israelis were quite happy to have 50% of Palestine, and now the Palestinians agree that Israel kept 78%. NOW, it is the time for Israel to accept the New State of Palestine on the 22% remaining for their millions. The palestinians refugees should use the settlers homes as the one they lost in the WAR 49/67. Thus everybody will be happy.
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Yonatan
24-04-2011 10:10am
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Israel is colonialist
As Mr Young clearly stated. The whole Zionist project is based on expropriation of property. That nature is confirmed by Israel's rejection of peace proposals (as revealed by the Palestinian Papers) whilst stealing more and more Palestinian property.
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Irtaza
24-04-2011 07:02am
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Recognition
I think that it will be better for Israel to recognize Palestinian state. THE WORLD IS CHANGED. The people of goodwill and the champions of Civil and Human RIGHTS will no longer tolerate the atrocities committed by Israelis against the Innocent Palestinian women and chilren
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