In the Palestinian version of the story, they had enough votes to win endorsement of the report, but they desired to negotiate a text that would garner support from more western countries so that, in the words of the PA ambassador to the UN in Geneva,
"It will help us to explain to the Israelis that the international community is with the Palestinians to achieve their hopes and their dreams."
The PA still doesn't get it. No one gives a crap about their hopes and dreams. They care about destroying Israel. The PA is like the rich kid at school that nobody likes, but they all kiss his ass because he has a pool. The UN is a tool of OPEC and the Arab League, which is highly motivated to destroy Israel as Jews in their land is an affront to Islam (never mind that the convert or be killed dogma of Islam is an affront to those who cherish human freedom.
Of course, the ultimate sham in this grandiose sham of shams, is that the PA has an ambassador to the UN in Geneva at all. We are talking about a state that has never existed, and has rejected every effort made to make it exist. And what's worse, this sham state was whipped up out of the ether with the sole purpose of ending Israel. It's very recognition with an ambassadorship is a testimony to the UN's approval of all things anti-Israel.
The Marackian version of the story is that, using his powers of HopeyDopeyness, he was able to persuade the Falacstinians from pushing forward with the vote on the report as it would do damage to the peace process. If this is in fact true, it means that he took Bibi seriously when he said that Israel would be hard pressed to take any risks for peace if the world community was going to effectively strip Israel of its right to self-defense.
The reality is that Marack wants two things:
- Having a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Falacstinians on his 2012 resume, and
- Having that agreement lead directly to Israel's destruction so he can be crowned the supreme hero of the Arab and Islamic world, which he hopes will lead to being given a really cool turban.
Israel's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Aharon Leshno-Yaar, credited both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with the Palestinians' decision to withdraw the resolution they had authored.
"What happened today is proof that their strategy of not cooperating" with the four-person fact-finding mission led by South Africa jurist Richard Goldstone "was correct... Israel insisted from the beginning that this was about politics against the State of Israel and not human rights. It emphasized the primacy of the peace process. It is a precedent for all states fighting terror," said Leshno-Yaar.
Regardless of which version is accurate, the truth remains that this vote will not take place this week; a blow to the Arabs, who are seeking with as much vehemence as they apply to killing Jews, the ability to legalize using their population as human shields, while firing indiscriminately at Israeli civilians. And it is a victory for Israel which is desiring to maintain its legal right under international law to defend itself against attack, even if the aggressor is so evil that they drag their civilians onto rooftops to protect themselves from the IDF and IAF.
These people that the world so greatly desires to grant statehood to, who shoot up weddings of their rivals, hang gays in the street, and condone honor killings, all while working night and day to effect the genocide of the Jewish people, are not worthy of the political legitimization they have received from three US Presidents, and the international community. The fact that they have been given this status is the real crime, but I don't suspect that scumbags like Richard Goldstone are going to be investigating that any time soon.