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09:37 AM on 11/18/2010
Jerusalem was designated an international city under the 1947 UN Partition Plan, prior to the establishment by the UN of the state of Israel in 1948. That is the legal position and remains so. It is not and cannot be the capital of Israel or any other state.

‘Following the 1967 Six-Day War, the eastern part of Jerusalem came under Israeli rule and was annexed to Jerusalem, together with several neighbouring West Bank villages. In November 1967, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 was passed, calling for Israel to withdraw "from territories occupied in the recent conflict". In 1980, the Knesset passed the Jerusalem Law, which declared that "Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel" however, without specifying boundaries. This declaration was declared "null and void" by United Nations Security Council Resolution 478’.

Israel cannot merely pick and choose those UNSC resolutions it wishes to comply with and reject those that conflict with its own political agenda. The Israeli state must learn to respect international institutions and democratic principles.
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09:54 AM on 11/18/2010
"Israel cannot merely pick and choose those UNSC resolutions it wishes to comply with and reject those that conflict with its own political agenda. T"

Of course it can. Every country in the world does.
10:40 AM on 11/18/2010
Israel must be worried about something with the UN or else they wouldn't have pushed for US veto support for a Palestinians state.

If they aren't worried about the UN why bother?

Israel has no interest in trading land it covets for a peace that might thwart further territorial expansion. It considers itself unbound by the applicable UN resolutions, agreements from past peace talks, the “Roadmap,” or the premise of the “two-state solution.”

Good news? There will be when the US recognizes a two-state solution, a separation between Israel and this one, the United States.
09:58 AM on 11/18/2010
Didn't all of Israel's neighbors choose to ignore the UN in 1948?
10:21 AM on 11/18/2010
No, but I haven't got the time to educate you.

Incidentally, Israel hold the record for most UN resolutions broken.

Go ahead, continue to assume that whenever the majority of the rest of the world has a consensus it is always wrong, and you will bankrupt yourselves with more disasters like Iraq and Afghanistan.
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10:21 AM on 11/18/2010
Im sure it was all a part of gawds plan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk41Gbjljfo