Bravo. A Palestinian state would become just another jihad base for a renewed onslaught against a diminished Israel. There has never been a Palestinian state or even a distinct Palestinian nationality. The whole thing was invented in the 1960s to distract from the reality of tiny Israel surrounded by a large number of hostile Arab Muslim states. A return to reality and honesty about these matters in Washington would be refreshing, albeit wildly unlikely.
“Hatch: Defund UN if it votes for Palestinian state,” by Joel Gehrke for the Washington Examiner, September 21 (thanks to Wimpy):
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the Solidarity with Israel Act today, a bill that would defund the United Nations if that body votes to recognize Palestine as a state.
“This vote undermines Israel’s security, and should the United Nations change Palestine’s current status, this legislation would prevent valuable American resources from funding the United Nations,” Hatch said. “Make no mistake, there will be consequences associated with efforts to undermine the security of America’s friends and allies.”
And that’s exactly what this push toward Palestinian statehood is.
The United States will veto any vote by the UN Security Council that recognizes Palestine as a state, but Hatch’s bill would pull funding if the General Assembly voted to classify Palestine as an “observer state,” which the United States cannot interdict.