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November 30th, 2012
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Clips From Last Night: The UN Palestine vote

On Thursday, as the United Nations General Assembly approved an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, Piers Morgan sat down with Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erakat who explained why the U.N. status upgrade is so important to Palestinians. "It's about statehood," said Erakat. "It's about Palestine joining the group of nations."

"We came to the United Nations not to confront the U.S. and not to isolate Israel or to discriminate Israel. We came to preserve the two-state solution."

Ron Prosor, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N, also joined Morgan on Thursday to condemn the U.N. vote granting recognition of Palestine as a nonmember observer state. "What happened today shows that we need more solutions than resolutions because the only way forward are direct negotiations."

"What the Palestinians did today basically doesn't change anything for Palestinians on the ground tomorrow. Young people will stand up, more expectations, higher frustrations."

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  1. susantnicholson

    When Israeli UN ambassador Ron Prosser said that Israel left Gaza (in 2005) and got rockets in return, he omitted an important part of the story. Sure, Israel pulled out all the soldiers and the settlers. What Prosser didn’t say is that Israel retained total control over Gaza’s airspace, total control over Gaza’s coastal waters, and total control over a strip of land along the border which contains a large proportion of Gaza’s arable land. In addition, Israel continued the near total ban, in place since 2000, on travel between Gaza and the West Bank. This ban – which for example prevents Palestinian students from Gaza from attending their own universities in the West Bank – applies even if Gazans don’t enter the West Bank through Israel but through Jordan. If Prosser had truthfully told you the entire story, the rockets might be a bit easier to understand.

    Next time someone repeats this myth of “we left Gaza and got only rockets in return”, try asking about how Israel continued to control Gaza even after leaving it.

    Thank you, by the way, for continuing to press Israel on talking with Hamas – of course it's the only way.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Friends for Peace not Occupation

    Thank you Amy Goodmen from " Democracy Now"
    Lets us all help democracy Palestine. Free media in United States will be our best friend, lots safer and cheaper.

    November 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Friends for Peace not Occupation


    Thank you Amy Goodmen from " Democracy Now"
    Lets us all help with democracy in Palestine. Free media in United States will be our best friend, lots safer and cheaper.

    November 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Facts please

    Israel and Palestine, an animated introduction.

    November 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. FM

    12 Responded on this blog only 4 is public viewed why?

    November 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Griff.

    "Why is it Banke Moon thinks a one sided agreement, is a good deal for Israel, Pierse? Quote: UN warns of threat to peace deal

    The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned that Israeli plans for thousands of new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank would deliver an almost fatal blow to chances of a peace deal with the Palestinians. Unquote.

    December 3, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mona

      Isreal does not care what General Ban Ki Moon thinks or what United States wants.
      Israel is a country of the Chosen People. It has more powere than any western leading country or leaders.
      It's got the strongest army and it has the strongest lobbiest in United States, Canada, England and France.
      Hope you get this right.

      December 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Tom L.

    I am fed up with Piers Morgan and his anti-gun campaign. Send him and his campaign back to England! He doesn't belong here.

    I have personally saved an entire family from a late-night intruder by brandishing a gun to scare the intruder away. I was only 13 at the time. Piers Morgan go home!

    December 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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