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Rubio Opposes U.N. Vote for Palestine’s “Observer Status”

by Javier Manjarres

The United Nations’ General Assembly vote that acknowledged Palestine as “nonmember observer state” represents a clear victory for the committed enemies of Israel.

In a lopsided vote of 138-9, the U.N. further cemented is reputation as a safe haven of anti-Israel sentiment and completely committed to eventual creation of a Palestinian state- a state which will immediately be at war with Israel once it has been established.

U.S. government officials from both sides of the political aisle, including the U.S. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio have all registered their opposition of the measure, calling it “unfortunate” and a real detriment to the ongoing peace process with Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the speech by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the General Assembly shortly before the vote “defamatory and venomous,” saying it was “full of mendacious propaganda” against Israel.

Abbas had told the General Assembly that it was “being asked today to issue the birth certificate of Palestine.” Abbas said the vote is the last chance to save the two-state solution.-Fox News

Rubio, who recently attended a Rally for Israel in Miami, Florida,and is one of the most outspoken supporters of Israel in the Senate, took issue with Abbas’ move by calling it a “reckless endorsement by the United Nations”-

“I oppose this unilateral move by the government of president Abbas and regret its reckless endorsement by the United Nations.  True peace and international recognition of a Palestinian state can only be achieved through direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.  The Palestinian people would be much better served if the Palestinian Authority were to spend its energies in responding to several Israeli calls for direct negotiations.  As the Senate debates the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I am proud to be a co-sponsor of an amendment to prohibit U.S. taxpayer funding for the United Nations in the event the organization upgrades Palestine’s status from permanent observer ‘entity’ before a comprehensive peace agreement has been reached with Israel.  The Senate should swiftly adopt it.”-U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Abbas and the Hamas led government in Gaza and the West Bank will surely consider this acknowledgement by the U.N. as yet another  positive step towards what it believes will be its eventual victory over Israel.  

The timing of this measure couldn’t have come at a worse time given the recent hostilities and terrorist attacks that Israel has endured over the past several weeks- not to mention the looming conflict between Israel and Iran that now appears inevitable.  

Related: Allen West Opposes U.N. Vote

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Ed

    The time is NOW!!!! We the People MUST take action and throw the UN out of this country, stop paying their bills and withdraw from the UN.

    • CSolis

      Yeah, and who’s going to do it? We the people? We apparently have no power whatsoever over the politician or the political agenda. The UN should have been ousted from the US a long time ago, yet here it sits. Those in favor of Marxism, Communism, or whatever ISM should have been taken out of the Congress, or the Senate, or any other post long ago, yet there they remain entrenched. I had to have a birth certificate to enter the military, yet even by his own admission we have a sitting president who is the son of ‘not even an immigrant’ father. Tell me what has happened to the US, and her ‘beloved’ Constitution. So, stop yelling it’s time to do this or that, and get busy getting the job done.

  • Lightweight

    Look who Rubio is ranked with Ambassador Susan Rice and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ? I smell a deception.

  • Jacqueline

    The only reason for remaining in the UN is to be able to VETO this ever growing number of Third World thugs and Terrorists currently using it for their own anti-Democracy agendas!
    This vote represents a clear statement that the tyrants and genocidal
    murderers leading these rogue countries are now in charge. Further that they are prepared to unite against the few remaining FREE NATIONS!
    We should with hold the use of our troops for UN directed actions. We should with hold our funds for these activities as well!

  • Nancy Celano

    Marco Rubio must continue with his strong leadership agenda concerning everything that is going on in our country and abroad. We conservatives,despite our history and philosophy of non-violence and reluctance to use the tough and crooked tactics used by the liberals, have to change our tactics. We need Rubio, Allen West, Guiliani, Jeb Bush, Andrew Napalitano, etc. to push our agenda. I don’t mean to become cruel and dishonest like the Dems. are, but, to be stronger in presenting to the American public what we, and America, stand for. We can no longer be soft and yielding.

  • Jack Murphy

    Step 1 defund the UN

    step 2 Move the UN Hq to Jerusalem an let these fools live under that constant barrage of rockets and missilses

    step 3 Move all US Forces from every single nation that does not support our foreign policy at least 50$ of the time

    Step 4 Since we have to borrow 60 cents of every dollar we give away its time to get value for expenditures.

    Step 5 an let them pay for there security themselves its time for them to be responsible for there actions……

    • Isabella1709

      I agree,especially the defunding part, only I’d move the UN HQ to Sderot, Israel. There they could really feel what it is like to be under Muslim siege.

  • Professor Robert J. King, M.Div., Th.M., Ed.S.

    So, how much is Rubio paying you, “hired gun?” I mean REALLY, aren’t there OTHER issues, political leaders throughout Florida and the U.S. saying things, doing things and worthy of a news mention OTHER than Marco Rubio? Okay, here’s a scenario for you . . .

    Rubio in 2016 for President = Backlash by the White Moderate G.O.P. (former Crist supporters).

    Evangelical Right shifts away from Rubio NOT trusting him as “one of their own.”

    EQUALS Democrats win in 2016 yet again . . .

    How about a BETTER, elite conservative?! Bobby Jindal’s academic credentials are impeccable, plus he’s an “insider” to the Evangelical Right, PLUS head of the Republican Governor’s Association.

    As for me, I support Paul Ryan in ’16 since he reflects the fiscal and moral conservative Irish Roman Catholic heritage which I am a leader within. Check out the Ancient Order of Hibernians!! ;-).

    • Isabella1709

      Gee Bobby, with all those degrees the question is why are you still so stupid? Oh yes, leftists cannot learn but they certainly can shoot off their mouths.

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  • http://2UPR CraigInFlorida

    I would concur with Senator Rubio. I don’t think that “observer status” really means much, but it does send the wrong message, and is a deliberate attempt by President Abbas to circumvent any real negotiations aimed at a constructive settlement and a placation for his constituents. That said, Prime Mister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government needs to push forward for a negotiated settlement. Having the West Bank and Gaza under “lock down” and the resultant economic blockade is unconscionable! No sustained peace will ever come about without a permanent, negotiated solution and removal of Israel’s economic strangle hold. It’s time to get serious–on both sides. Now, just how do we knock two stubborn heads together?!?

  • Whats_Up

    Let me define the United Nations:

    UNITED on being anti-American, anti-Jew, anti-US Constitution, anti-Bill of Rights, including current UN Ambassador, Susan Rice.

    This group should be deported and the USA should not be a member. Between their Agenda 21 push, Global Warming, Small Hand-Gun BAN Treaty and their latest push to take over, control and tax the Internet …They need to be given a Cease and Desist order.

    Come to think of it, I’m willing to have the Fed Gov’t be given a Cease and Desist order as well.

  • In the loop

    Rubio 2016!!!!!!!!

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  • Jack Novak

    JERUSALEM is FOREVER the CAPITAL of ISRAEL> God gave it to them PERIOD!! If you don’t like it, take it up with the LORD when you see HIM.

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