If I’ve followed this situation correctly:
- Trump’s tweet most likely convinced the Egyptians to pull their anti-Israel UNSC resolution.
- New Zealand, along with Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela, did some political maneuvering to get the resolution back on the UNSC floor, at which point the UN gave Israel the shaft.
I recall the NZ Mission to the UN tweeting out a video of UN delegates cheering the resolution, immediately after it was passed.
So, that raises a few questions:
- Does New Zealand have a beef with Israel? Do many Kiwis think of Israel, as one French diplomat famously did, as a “shitty little country?”
- Why did NZ do this?
- How can we make the Kiwis suffer in response?
They need to own what they did. In as public and painful a way as possible.