Even though the United States does not recognize the Palestinian Authority as a state, the United Nations persists in treating it as such. Despite its status as a “non-member observer,” the Secretary General of the UN selected a former Palestinian Authority “prime minister,” Salam Fayyad, to actually lead a UN diplomatic mission to Libya. There is, of course, a certain elegance for letting a crypto-terrorist from one Third World Islamic sh**-hole failed state lead a diplomatic mission to another hird World Islamic sh**-hole failed state that is up to its eyeballs in terrorists, but, even so, there are enough Third World Islamic sh**-hole failed states that are members of the UN that they could easily find a person from an actual state.
Like so much that is done by the UN, its purpose was largely to stick an finger in the eye of Israel.
With a new administration in office, though, decisions like these may become a thing of the past:
The United States on Friday blocked the appointment of the former Palestinian prime minister to lead the U.N. political mission in Libya, saying it was acting to support its ally Israel.
“For too long the U.N. has been unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel,” Haley said.
“This is the beginning of a new era at the U.N., an era where the U.S. stands firmly behind Israel against any and all attempts to harm the Jewish State,” Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon said of the U.S. decision to block Fayyad’s appointment. “The new administration proved once again that it stands firmly alongside the state of Israel in the international arena and in the U.N. in particular.”
The new U.S. ambassador made clear that “going forward, the United States will act, not just talk, in support of our allies.”
99% of the reason that the Palestinian refuse to negotiate in good faith is because they have no real incentive to do so. They are coddled by the the developed world, they get an enormous influx of Western money to fill the Swiss bank accounts of their leaders, and they keep a perpetual enemy upon which to blame their problems. Once they agree to boundaries and get the statehood that they have been offered in the past, then the Palestinian leaders will have to actually lead and the pathetic degraded people in the Palestinian Authority’s area of rule will actually have to get jobs and stop stabbing and blowing up random Jews. So far no one among the Palestinians seems all that interested in a future that doesn’t involve violence.