Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu condemned the UN Security Council Resolution
introduced late Wednesday by Jordan as a unilateral move that would result in “a Hamas takeover of Judea and
Samaria.” Foreign Minister Leiberman blasted the resolution as an act of aggression against
Israel. Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Steinitz branded it an “act
What can one conclude except that this
resolution is manifestly anti-Israel? It must, for example, reject Israel’s right to exist and endorse a
full Palestinian “right of return.” It must deny any Israeli or Jewish claims to Jerusalem and require Israel
to leave its security in the hands of its erstwhile enemies. And no doubt it includes text justifying
violence and terror against Israel. More broadly, this resolution must seek to impose on Israel a “solution”
to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, along lines defined unilaterally by the Palestinians. How could Israel
respond to such a text with anything less than outrage?
Netanyahu, Leiberman, Steinitz, and others critics of the effort must be hoping that people won’t bother to
actually read the text of the resolution, because, in fact, it is nothing of the sort.