So looks like New Zealand gets the first war of 2017




 
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December 28th, 2016  
MontyB
 
 

Topic: So looks like New Zealand gets the first war of 2017


award...

Take that you warmongering yanks the Kiwis have beaten you to it for 2017, now does anyone have any guns, bombs or rockets we can borrow?

I imagine it will start with economic warfare and to be honest I have no idea how we will survive without Soda Stream and Dead Sea Skin products, summer just won't be the same, by march we will be all wrinkly and forced to buy sparkling water from stores.

Anyway, I wanted to take it seriously but it is just too damn funny...

Israel warned New Zealand that UN resolution was 'declaration of war' - report


Reuters


The UN Security Council, which voted on Saturday to condemn Israel's settlements on occupied Palestinian land.





Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu personally phoned Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully to warn him a UN resolution New Zealand co-sponsored was a "declaration of war," according to a report.


The UN Security Council resolution called for Israel to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian land.


It was picked up and sponsored by New Zealand and three other countries after US President-Elect Donald Trump reportedly pressured Egypt into dropping it.
It was passed on Saturday after the US abstained instead of vetoing, as they historically have done on votes concerning Israel.


In the aftermath, Israel has withdrawn its ambassador to New Zealand, barred New Zealand's ambassador to Israel, and warned of further sanctions. Netanyahu has publicly called it a "shameful anti-Israel resolution".
Israeli publication Haaretz, citing unnamed western diplomats, reported that a "harsh" phone call took place between the Israeli Prime Minister and McCully on the day of the vote.
"This is a scandalous decision. I'm asking that you not support it and not promote it," Netanyahu reportedly told McCully.
"If you continue to promote this resolution from our point of view it will be a declaration of war. It will rupture the relations and there will be consequences."
McCully reportedly refused to back down, according to Haaretz, telling Netanyahu the resolution was consistent with New Zealand policy on the dispute.




McCully's office have confirmed to Stuff that a phone call between the Minister and Netanyahu took place just before the vote. They refused to publicly comment on the content of the conversation.

Earlier this week McCully publicly said that Israel shouldn't be surprised by New Zealand's position.
"We have been very open about our view that the [security council] should be doing more to support the Middle East peace process and the position we adopted today is totally in line with our long established policy on the Palestinian question," he said in a statement.


New Zealand has used its time on the Security Council to consistently called for a halt to settlements.
It's two-year term as a non-permanent member ends this month.
New Zealand was the only western nation to co-sponsor the resolution, joining Malaysia, Senegal, and Venezuela.



The Security Council passed the resolution 13-0, with the United States abstaining.
In 2014, Israel was New Zealand's 55th largest two-way trading partner.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8798...of-war--report
December 28th, 2016  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Just get your blokes to do the Haka, that'll scare the bejesus out of the Israeli's

December 29th, 2016  
MontyB
 
 
Blokes, if we really wanted to deal to them we would let the women loose, they are far bigger, meaner and less friendly.
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December 29th, 2016  
BritinAfrica
 
 
If they are anything like the WRAF's during my time in the RAF, I'd agree with you. Scary.
December 30th, 2016  
MontyB
 
 
If you remember the Orcs from Lord of the Rings, they are similar to that only more aggressive.
December 30th, 2016  
BritinAfrica
 
 
If they had dropped our WRAF's on the Taliban, they would have surrendered in droves..........the Taliban not the WRAF's
January 18th, 2017  
MontyB
 
 
Well, it seems like we are only getting a phoney war, for the last 3 week's our major papers "opinion" sections have been inundated with "opinions" all using the same talking points and phrases of the previous one.

The plan seems to be to drone on and on about New Zealand's colonial past however what the transplanted East Europeans of Israel don't seem to get is that New Zealand has no indigenous people as even Maori history admits to arriving in New Zealand by boat, it also overlooks the simple reality that Maori and European settlers long ago intermixed to the point that we are almost an entirely mixed race society.

I guess this is what happens when your "opinions" are written for you by a poorly educated squatter in an office 16,329km away.
 


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