Rep. Allen West's Statement on UN General Assembly Vote on Palestinian Statehood
(WASHINGTON)---Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement
today regarding the United Nations resolution upgrading the
Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United
Nations, approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member
world body -- a vote of 138 to 9:
"Slowly but surely, hostile
nations are tightening the noose around the sovereign State of Israel.
Only those who are not students of history, Islam or the Muslim
Brotherhood will be surprised by these actions.
It is naive to
think this vote is solely about human rights or a homeland for
Palestinian people. This vote is yet another step towards delegitimizing
Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its
When the cease-fire brokered by the Muslim
Brotherhood-controlled Egyptian government was announced, Hamas and the
Palestinians celebrated it as a victory over Israel, not as a step
The true intentions of nations such as Iran and
Syria are one thing, but it is deeply disappointing when countries such
as Austria, France, Italy, Norway and Spain vote in lockstep. It is
unfortunate that so many in our own country, including those in this
current administration, continue to ignore the reality."