U.S.: Palestinian UN Bid Is a “Mistake,” Negotiations Are Only Way Forward


palestinian-terroristsU.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, asked about Palestinian recognition at the UN, said Tuesday: “We do not think that any move in the General Assembly is helpful or any text in the UN General Assembly is helpful. We think it’s going to be…a mistake….There are times when governments should take principled stands. We are doing that in this case.”

“We’re focused on a policy objective on the ground for the Palestinian people, for the people of Israel, which is to end up with two states that can live peacefully next to each other. Nothing in this action at the UN is going to take the Palestinians any closer to that. So yes, we’re going to oppose it because we think it is the wrong move. We think it makes other steps that might improve the lives of Palestinians and Israelis harder….If there is a vote, we will vote no.”

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}