by Scott Creighton
On June 30, 1980, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 476. America abstained. It declared “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal validity and constitute a flagrant (Fourth Geneva) violation.” Uruknet
In a move that exemplifies what Noam Chomsky pointed out back in Oct. of last year, that according to all American politics, “Israeli Jews are people and Palestinians are unpeople“, the dems at their convention prove once again that they are nothing more than neocons in disguise pretending to give a shit about human rights and dignity.
Over at Kenny’s Side Show, Kenny has an article which lays bare the disgusting pandering to Israel that must take place every election cycle. As Kenny points out, after a little prodding from the Republicans, the Dems decided to amend their party platform to include a statement about “god” guiding their direction as well as a statement claiming the party should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel that it “is” and should “remain” the capital of Israel and should be “undivided“
Certainly there was no mention of Arab Jerusalem or the fact that IT should “remain”the capital of Palestine as declared by international law set forth in the June 1967 Geneva accord.
This statement effectively negates the near universally accepted June 1967 accords which, as noted by the infamous “Green Line” denoting the borders between Israel and Palestine, sets East Jerusalem as Palestine. This has been international law for decades and of course Israel wants all of Palestine as well as Jerusalem and thus to remove Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem.
What this declaration does is effectively void the Democratic Party’s recognition of the capital of Palestine and by extension, the Palestinian state as well.
“Jewish Jerusalem will serve as Israel’s capital and Arab Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital. Each state would be sovereign over the neighborhoods predominately inhabited by its respective community.” Geneva Accord Jerusalem
The dem leadership put forward a motion for these amendments calling for a 2/3rds majority voice vote from the delegates. Clearly they didn’t get the majority they needed. They tried three times trying each consecutive time to prompt a louder response from the supporters of the “Jerusalem for the Jews” motion… each time the motion obviously failed and just like the woman who stepped up behind the speaker said, eventually he just declared the motion passed and waited to see the fallout.
Not only did the Dems reject international law and the will of the Palestinian people in that little pandering charade, but they also rejected the will of their own delegates.
The look of the woman holding the “Arab American Democrat” sign says it all.
As is often the case when it comes to understanding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Chomsky gets it right…
“…both the United States and Israel share a history of removing indigenous peoples from their lands. “We did it, so it’s got to be right. Jews are doing it, so it’s got to be right,” he said.” Noam Chomsky Oct. 2011
I’ll never vote for a democrat as long as I live and right now I’m sure I’ll go out and vote for Romney and help push others to do the same. He won’t win because it’s rigged.
But after that sickening display, I would rather cut off my testicles than vote for one of those phony liberals. In fact, I might just send Mittens that 3 dollars that everyone and their mother is trying to get me to send to help Obomba “win”