Friday, November 30, 2012
Who Voted Against Palestine? A Bunch of Oddballs.
It's what the Max Fisher of the Washington Post calls an "oddball coalition."
You've got Israel, of course. Ditto the United States and, shamefully, Canada. Add in the Czech Republic and Panama. Round out the gaggle of oddballs with Nauru, Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.
"So what does all of this mean? From the Israeli and American view, that the international coalition is so small does not augur well for Israel-Palestine peace process. But perhaps it also reflects the degree to which global opinion seems to be aligning in favor of the Palestinians – Europe’s much-watched votes are moving slowly but decisively in that direction – and away from the U.S.-led peace process."