Livni: Flying Palestinian Flag at UN Part of Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

(Jerusalem Post) Lahav Harkov - A motion to wave the Palestinian flag at the UN is part of a campaign to delegitimize Israel, MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) said at Thursday's inaugural meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Subcommittee on Lawfare, which she leads. "This committee will deal with lawfare not only to see how we can defend ourselves, but also to try to change international trends against Israel in a legal context and how to deal with moves the Palestinians are trying to make over Israel's head," she explained. A motion to have the flags of non-member observers, like the Palestinians, waved at the UN "isn't only symbolic, it's part of an orchestrated diplomatic and legal struggle that is meant to create legitimacy for a Palestinian state with all that that means, and to deny legitimacy to the State of Israel," she said. The UN General Assembly voted 119-8 on Thursday to fly the flags of non-member observer states like Palestine at UN Headquarters in New York. The U.S. and Israel voted against the Palestinian-drafted resolution.

2015-09-11 00:00:00

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