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French Envoy Claims UNSC Vote Was Capitulation To PA Threats

Literally the same day that FrontPage Mag called out the French as “surrender monkeys,” France’s envoy to Israel sought to somehow defend his country’s vote at the UN Security Council by explaining that it was a capitulation to Palestinian threats.

Haaretz reports that according to French ambassador Patrick Maisonnave

France voted as it did in order to encourage the sides back to the negotiating table.

Maisonnave also said that France disagreed with several parts in the Palestinian resolution and therefore tried to formulate its own draft.

He noted that the vote was not aimed against Israel, but an effort to prevent further unilateral steps that would strengthen extremists on both sides. “That’s exactly what happened after the Security Council rejected the proposal, and the Palestinians went to The Hague,” the French ambassador said.

So in order to prevent the Palestinians from making good on threats to take Israel to the ICC (an action from which the Palestinians have at least as much, if not more, to fear), the French succumbed to the Palestinians’ demand that they vote for a totally unreasonable and unfair resolution at the UN, one with which even they disagreed. I’m actually not sure whether this is better or worse that if France had voted as it did because it actually backed the resolution.

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Mirabelle

A Zionist in exile, Mirabelle has, in past lives, been a lawyer, a skier, and a chef. Outside of Israel, her favorite place in the world is Sun Valley, Idaho.
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Mirabelle

A Zionist in exile, Mirabelle has, in past lives, been a lawyer, a skier, and a chef. Outside of Israel, her favorite place in the world is Sun Valley, Idaho.
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