“All hands aloft; prepare to go about!” “Belay that order!”

The usual, almost ritual, condemnation of Israel’s actions and policies regarding the West Bank settlements seemed to be proceeding as normal in the UN Security Council, but suddenly it emerged that the Obama Administration were considering an abstention, instead of the usual veto of anything which could be construed as giving credence to the Palestinians’ craving for acceptance.

 

It took a strong condemnation from Israel’s Netanyahu, and an almost casual ‘tweet’ from the @RealDonaldTrump, to stop this motion in its tracks, and set the UN away from a motion which would have labelled all Israeli settlements as ‘Illegal’.

 

Our Donald might have started out slowly, but he has learnt an awful lot in a very short time. Congrats indeed to the New Kid on the Block.

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The original motion was postponed, and many thought indefinitely; but Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela re-laid it, Obama’s puppettess abstained, THE UK VOTED WITH THE MAJORITY, and, for the first time ever, the only Democracy in the Middle East, the homeland of the Jewish State; was told that its policies were ‘ILLEGAL’!

Friggin’ Disgusting. Roll on the 20th January!