Palau one 8 countries to vote against Palestine at UN
WRITTEN BY JOSE RODRIGUEZ T. SENASE
MONDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2015 10:39
Palau, together with the United States, Israel and five other countries, voted against a United Nations (UN) resolution that gave Palestinians the right to fly their national flag in front of the UN headquarters, the New York Times reported.
According to the NYT September 10 edition, the Resolution was supported by 119 countries during voting on September 9, 2015. Forty-five countries including Britain and Germany abstained. The other five countries voting “No” were the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tuvalu, Australia, Canada
Those that supported the resolution were the countries in the Arab world, Iran, and nearly every African and Asian country. It was co-sponsord by more than 50 countries.
The NYT Report said the Palestinian flag is expected to be hoisted for the first time when the Palestinian Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, delivers his remarks to the annual meeting of heads of state and government at the General Assembly on Sept. 30.
It added that the the resolution is part of the effort of Mr. Abbas and his associates to gain international recognition for a Palestinina state on lands seized or controlled by Israel since the 1967 war.
Israel and the US, acccording to the NYT Report, have argued that sucn measures are meaningless without a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict