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Kerry: US will veto Palestinian bid for statehood

MEMO | December 17, 2014

kerry-netanyahu-300x198US Secretary of State John Kerry is reported to have informed the Palestinian delegation headed by Saeb Erekat that Washington will use its veto power at the UN Security Council against the Arab draft resolution which calls for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestine territories occupied in 1967; AFP quoted a senior Palestinian official as saying.

Kerry had earlier said that Washington has not decided on the Security Council draft resolution saying: “The time is not right for speculation about a UN draft resolution that has not been submitted yet.”

He told reporters before his meeting with Erekat that it was imperative to help lower tensions. “Many of us share a deep sense of urgency about this. But we’re also very mindful that we have to carefully calibrate any steps that are taken for this difficult moment in the region,” he said.

Al-Jazeera’s Bureau Chief in Ramallah Walid Al-Omari said the Palestinian leadership delayed a meeting scheduled yesterday and will wait for the outcome of a meeting between the Palestinian delegation and a delegation of Arab foreign ministers, headed by Nabil Elaraby, with the US secretary of state and European foreign ministers.

On Monday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Kerry in Rome. Israel’s Channel 10 said that Netanyahu attempted to push the US to use its veto against the Palestinian draft resolution.

December 18, 2014 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , , , ,


  1. Can we veto the Zionist lapdog John Kerry ? Can we deport him to the country he loves and tirelessly serves…Israel ? I’ve had it with these self-serving treasonous politicians that put Israeli interests ahead of American interests.


    Comment by Vic Pittman | December 18, 2014 | Reply

  2. The US is not interested in what anybody else in the world wants; it is completely subservient to the Zionist agenda. What a pathetic lot. Used to be the US was worth admiring for certain things, now they are a dangerous international embarrassment. Kerry has once again proven he is a piss-ant lapdog.


    Comment by Legal Eagle | December 18, 2014 | Reply

  3. John Kerry and those he represents have accepted and worship the petrodollar god, without concern for human lives in Palestine and the Middle East region.


    Comment by Jerry "Peacemaker" | December 18, 2014 | Reply

  4. That’s no surprise.
    US will change only if it’s no longer a colonialist, racist, fascist, and imperialist State.


    Comment by Ramanujam Sooriamoorthy | December 18, 2014 | Reply

  5. I regret supporting that bozo, John Kerry.


    Comment by arabpikachu4wp | December 22, 2014 | Reply

    • Did the outcome of the 2004 election matter?

      Only if America had elected Ralph Nader.


      Comment by aletho | December 23, 2014 | Reply

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