UN vote won’t be in NZ’s best interests

LETTER

I was grieved to hear that former Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Palmer and current Foreign Minister Murray McCully have enthusiastically embraced a United Nations vote which prohibits the building of Jewish homes in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem.

The outcome of this will give militant Palestinians a greater base of opportunity to attack Israel with more bus bombings, rockets, shooting and stabbing of civilians. It will most certainly not end violence from terrorists.

The United Nations are not the rulers of the world.

I am sorry that our New Zealand security council representative is unable to understand the future consequences of this decision.

I don’t believe this heavy handed treatment of Israel will be in New Zealand’s best interest either.

SALLY COBB

I was grieved to hear that former Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Palmer and current Foreign Minister Murray McCully have enthusiastically embraced a United Nations vote which prohibits the building of Jewish homes in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem.

The outcome of this will give militant Palestinians a greater base of opportunity to attack Israel with more bus bombings, rockets, shooting and stabbing of civilians. It will most certainly not end violence from terrorists.

The United Nations are not the rulers of the world.

I am sorry that our New Zealand security council representative is unable to understand the future consequences of this decision.

I don’t believe this heavy handed treatment of Israel will be in New Zealand’s best interest either.

SALLY COBB

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lloyd gretton - 2 months ago
It was actually a slap on the wrist. The resolution only condemned the settlements not the occupation. The resolution does not lead automatically to sanctions. Still it is highly significant for promulgating the principle of international law. You don't take someone else's land only because you are stronger. The days of carte blanche for Israel in the West are drawing to a close. Even Trump shows in his tweets he is going to push for a real peace settlement. Trump has never deferred to any one in his life. The planet is not big enough for both Trump and Netanyahu.

NZ was the device that Kerry used to get through the resolution. Key's resignation might now be explained.

Matthew Roderick - 2 months ago
You think this is heavy handed treatment of Israel? What about the people Israel has displaced? This resolution is about settlements which are illegal. Illegal. Meaning they are not what Israel agreed what it would do. Israel has had favouritism for many many years. That needs to stop and then need to confirm whether they have nuclear weapons as everyone else has to.

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