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“Palestinians” win UN backing to lead Group of 77 developing country bloc

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This is as outrageous as it is ridiculous. How can “Palestine” lead the biggest bloc of developing countries when it isn’t even a country? Nor is it developing: it has no industry, no production of anything other than genocidal Jew-hatred and jihad violence. This is yet another example of how the UN is no longer committed to anything but condemning and harassing Israel.

“Palestinians win UN backing to lead developing country bloc,” i24 News, October 16, 2018:

The Palestinians won backing Tuesday to lead the biggest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations, raising their profile at the world body despite opposition from the United States.

The General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to grant the observer-state of Palestine temporary rights to act as chair of the Group of 77 plus China, a bloc that has grown to 134 countries at the United Nations.

A resolution drafted by Egypt was adopted by a vote of 146 to 3 with 15 abstentions. The United States, Israel and Australia were the only three countries to oppose the measure in the 193-nation assembly.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley branded the decision a “UN mistake,” recalling that the “Palestinians are not a UN member state or any state at all” and should not be granted privileges reserved for full-fledged members.

“Today’s UN mistake undermines the prospects for peace by encouraging the illusion held by some Palestinian leaders that they can advance their goals without direct peace negotiations,” said Haley in a statement.

The result came as no surprise as the G77 had agreed last month to give the Palestinians the chair and could easily garner enough support in the General Assembly to win approval for the measure.

The resolution gives the Palestinians, who take up the year-long chair in January, additional rights such as the authority to submit proposals on behalf of the G77 and request that they be put to the vote.

The measure does not, however, change the status of the Palestinians, considered a non-member observer state at the United Nations without voting rights at the General Assembly….

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