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London - Hague: UK To Abstain On UN Palestinian Vote

Published on: November 9, 2011 08:36 AM
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FILE - ritish Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague speaks during a Security Council meeting on Maintenance of international peace and security at the general debate at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 22 September 2011.FILE - ritish Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague speaks during a Security Council meeting on Maintenance of international peace and security at the general debate at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 22 September 2011.

London - Foreign Secretary William Hague says Britain will abstain when the United Nations Security Council votes on the Palestinian bid for statehood.

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Hague told the House of Commons Wednesday that the decision to abstain was made after consultations with fellow Security Council member France and other European countries.

He says the U.N. vote will be held soon.

Hague said in a statement that the Palestinian situation would be best resolved by negotiation and urged Israel to return to direct talks with Palestinian leaders.

The foreign secretary says Britain remains committed to helping the Palestinians achieve statehood and will work to help alleviate poverty and to build institutions there.


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 Nov 09, 2011 at 11:37 AM PinnyMeir Says:

The Brits (while maintaining their history of anti-Semitism) have turned from a world "Empire" into a bunch of leftist wimps. British 'culture' (such as it is/was) is drowning under weight of the moslem invasion of Britain. If they don't wake up NOW, they are doomed. British Jews would be wise to 'see the handwriting on the wall' and get out, as so many Jews from France have done in the last 6 or 7 years.

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 Nov 09, 2011 at 12:14 PM Darth_Zeidah Says:

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PinnyMeir Says:

The Brits (while maintaining their history of anti-Semitism) have turned from a world "Empire" into a bunch of leftist wimps. British 'culture' (such as it is/was) is drowning under weight of the moslem invasion of Britain. If they don't wake up NOW, they are doomed. British Jews would be wise to 'see the handwriting on the wall' and get out, as so many Jews from France have done in the last 6 or 7 years.

PinnyMeir #1, if you want the Jews living in Britain to pay any attention whatsoever to your no doubt well-meant "advice", you will have to find a different forum.

VIN attracts a mostly north American audience, so you are wasting your time here.

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 Nov 09, 2011 at 03:00 PM ShmuelG Says:

Here is a morally clear position if I ever saw one: we will obstain. Worthy of that exceedingly sick country, England.

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 Nov 10, 2011 at 06:40 AM shazmar Says:

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ShmuelG Says:

Here is a morally clear position if I ever saw one: we will obstain. Worthy of that exceedingly sick country, England.

couldnt agree more.

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