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A Good Way to Save Money
Newt Gingrich has come up with a good way to save some American dollars — stop funding the United Nations.
U.N. corruption was on full display last week when, as the Hudson Institute’s Anne Bayefsky noted, the U.N. published its provisional list of speakers for the September opening session.
It listed the speaker from “Palestine” as the “Head of State” for the first time ever.
This is just a preview of a diplomatic crisis and an existential threat to the state of Israel that is shaping up for September.
The Palestinian Authority is promising to ram ahead with its bid in just over a month to be recognized as a state at the United Nations, and the General Assembly will likely approve it over the objections of the United States and Israel.
This will define a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, stretching to the 1967 borders and encompassing territory that currently is home to thousands of Israelis.
It is a dangerous plan.
It would violate every standing agreement the Palestinians have with Israel, including the Oslo Accords, to negotiate a final border agreement.