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U.N. Recognition of ‘Virtual Palestinian State’ Undermines True Peace

Rep. McCarthy issues statement following November 29 United Nations vote.

The November 29 vote by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian state undermines true peace and is appalling given the recent terrorist attacks on Israel coming from Palestinian-held land.

Today’s U.N. vote to recognize a virtual Palestinian state undermines true peace with Israel, when only through direct negotiations with Israel can the Palestinians achieve a fully-recognized state with agreed-upon borders.

It’s especially appalling that this unilateral, backdoor attempt at statehood comes just days after hundreds of rockets launched from Gaza towards Israeli cities – terrorist attacks that the Palestinian Authority failed to stop before bringing its people to the brink of war.

We must stand up to reject violence and terrorism and support only a mutual agreement to statehood through direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians themselves. I strongly oppose today’s vote and urge my colleagues to do the same.

Carolyn McCarthy is the representative of New York’s Fourth Congressional District. She was first elected in 1996.

Lynn Borowski December 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM
The United States and it's wishes are totally irrelevant in our world, today, especially in the United Nations--a truly corrupt instititution. We, the people of the United States, pay the biggest share to keep this sham in existence--not to mention the additional expense that New York city residents bear. Cut off funding and boot it from New York. Good Riddance!

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