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UN Palestine vote unlikely to change US ops ~via DoD Buzz

UN Palestine vote unlikely to change US ops ~via DoD Buzz

UN Palestine vote unlikely to change US ops By Bryant Jordan Friday, November 30th, 2012 4:05 pm Posted in Policy The United Nation’s lopsided vote upgrading the status of the Palestinian Authority from “observer entity” to “nonmember state” was a defeat for U.S. influence at the world body but carries little consequences for American military operations overseas, experts say. The immediate consequences are more likely to be felt by the Palestinians than anyone else, evidenced by Israel’s overnight decision to build 300 new homes on Palestinian territory and the U.S. Senate’s predictable threat to cut off financial aid to the Palestinian Authority. As for Israel, it could possibly find itself in the International Criminal Court answering to war crime charges by Palestinians if the Palestinian leadership is able to leverage its new status into ICC membership. But in terms o...

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