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October 30, 2015 5:34 pm

New Zealand Circulates UN Resolution on Peace Talks While Israel Objects

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Aerial view of Wellington New Zealand. Photo: wiki commons.

Aerial view of Wellington New Zealand. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.org New Zealand has circulated a United Nations resolution aimed at renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

New Zealand, which is currently serving a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council, recently told the council that current events in Israel “cry out for action.”

The draft resolution asks the Israelis and Palestinians to take steps to “end the violence, avoid incitement and protect civilians,” theAssociated Press reported. It calls on both sides to refrain from “provocative acts, including acts which threaten the historic status quo of holy sites in Jerusalem,” seemingly parroting Palestinian claims that Israel is trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount, something Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly denied.

Calling the current 17-month absence of peace negotiations “unacceptable,” the resolution urges the Quartet of Middle East mediators – the U.S., E.U., U.N., and Russia—as well as Arab states and the Security Council to play a role in restarting talks.

On Oct. 28, Israeli officials summoned New Zealand’s ambassador to both Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Jonathan Curr, to express their displeasure with the proposed resolution, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called the proposal “destructive instead of being constructive.”

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  • MWIMA CATHERINE

    praise the Living God Almighty the God of Israel, I’ve read a lot about what’s going on in Israel and how some people are blaming the Israel security institution that they are killing Palestinians, to those who read the Holy Bible Israel has fount Palestine from the time they came into this land which is a promised land to them by the Holy God who is there King of Kings and Lord of Lords you who are blaming this Holy nation of God you are wrong and you need to repent because your touching in the apple of God’s eye, “Zechariah 2:8” God is watching you who are against him by calling it a Terrorist nation, your not fighting Israel but the Living God of Israeli, i argue you to read the Holy Bible and learn more about Israel and Palestine, I think you will know the whole truth of this two nations, God be with you as your reading the Old Testament and know how God him self gave power to Israelite Kings to kill his enemies the Palestinians.

  • Peter Schnall

    Tto discuss peace means there is currently a war going on. When did the was start?

    • Peter Schnall

      when did the war start? (edit my previous comment)

  • Scott

    Why on Earth are the Kiwi’s sticking their “western sensibilities” into a conflict that has noting to do with western sensibilities?

    Sounds like a backwater nation trying to simply make noise for attention. They have no idea what the issues are. Jihad to them is an esoteric concept.
    They should stick to climate alarmism, it suits their lack of understanding of facts on the ground much better.

  • Hillel

    The Kiwis should stick to repackaging Chinese produce as made in NZ instead of poking their uninformed nose in Mideast politics.

  • isahiah62

    “It calls on both sides…”

    from the same people who outlawed KOSHER, a sneaky way to rid NZ of Jews

    yeah very objective and neutral, like the Swiss hiding Jewish money stolen by Hitler….
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    Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

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