Ahead of the United Nations Security Council action to consider the Palestinian Authority’s application to become a full member of the international body, the United States is lobbying nations to reject such membership, hoping to avoid an overt “veto” by Washington. The lobbying effort, revealed in copies of unclassified State Department cables obtained by The Intercept, is at odds with the Biden administration’s pledge to fully support a two-state solution.

While clarifying that President Joe Biden has worked vigorously to support “Palestinian aspirations for statehood” within the context “of a comprehensive peace that would resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” a diplomatic cable dated April 12 details U.S. talking points against a U.N. vote for Palestinian statehood. The cable says that Security Council members must be persuaded to reject any proposal for Palestinian statehood — and thereby its recognition as a sovereign nation — before the council’s open debate on the Middle East, scheduled for April 18.

“We therefore urge you not to support any potential Security Council resolution recommending the admission of ‘Palestine’ as a U.N. member state, should such a resolution be presented to the Security Council for a decision in the coming days and weeks.”

    • @superfes
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      201 month ago

      From the US, agree here.

  • @[email protected]
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    161 month ago

    The US is trying to keep from dirtying their own hands by politicking their way through things. Unfortunately for the US, they can’t even control the decisions of other NATO members, nevermind the Global South.

  • livus
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    131 month ago

    That’s really underhanded and manipulative.

  • @mlg
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    111 month ago

    Imagine fighting an entire world war against several facist and genocidal regimes only to fund and support a genocidal regime like not even 2 seconds later.

    Can’t wait for this fool to blame the voters for his loss and cry about how he actually totally really cared about his constituents.

  • @[email protected]
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    81 month ago

    Secret cable reveals Biden administration knows we’re the baddies and wants to keep it that way.