Couldn’t he just find a strong wind to piss into

Murray McCully is going all Neville Chamberlain again making a play to try and create peace in the Middle East.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has given notice to the United Nations Security Council that New Zealand will begin work again on a resolution on the Middle East peace process.

Two years ago negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians were suspended.

In a hard-hitting speech in New York this morning, Mr McCully said that since then, violence had escalated, Israeli settlements had continued and trust between the two parties had been further eroded.

“And the council has been largely a spectator.”  

He said it was becoming increasingly apparent that the two-state solution involving Israel and a Palestinian state could be moving beyond reach.

“If matters continue as they have for the last two years without action from this council and others, the two-state solution will be dead,” he said.

Other initiatives were taking place outside the council in the Quartet [UN, United States, Russia and the European Union], amongst the Arab League and through a proposed French conference on peace.

There was some debate as to whether a Security Council resolution focused on preserving the two-state solution, stopping violence and rhetoric and stopping settlements would be better before or after the French conference.

New Zealand had drafted a resolution last year but was persuaded there would be insufficient support at the time.

“However the situation has deteriorated further and the threat to the two-state solution has become greater,” Mr McCully said.

Doesn’t McCully know that the Palestinian Authority has categorically rejected a two state solution?

The UN is largely a spectator because they have marginalised themselves with their kangaroo courts, pandering to Palestinian whining and supporting terrorists.

Israel can have no confidence in the UN in solving anything. When you think about when has the UN ever solved anything, especially in the Middle East.

Look at the worlds’s longest lasting welfare agency, UNRWA, that has poured literally billions into Palestinians and got absolutely nothing to show for it, except some hospitals and schools that hide weapons dumps and Hamas misappropriating that aid to build offensive tunnels and buy rockets from Iran.

The only time there will be peace in the Middle East is when Arabs accept that Israel has a right to exist, and they stop funding, aiding and abetting terror organisations like Hezbollah, Hamas and ISIS.


– NZ Herald

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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