The Czech Republic: A Beacon unto Europe (but Don't Tell that to the New York Times)

November 29, 2012 is a day that will live in infamy.  On that day, the representatives of a contemptible group of nations that occupy prime Manhattan real-estate voted to recognize an invented people's claim to a fictitious land.  By a vote of 138 to 9, with 41 abstentions, the United Nations voted to grant recognition to "Palestine" as a non-member observer state.  Just what the U.N. needed: another dysfunctional Arab state to pad their votes. Israel and the United States (along with four Pacific Island states) were joined by Canada, Panama, and the Czech Republic in a hopeless yet symbolic effort to defeat the politically significant but practically meaningless motion.  Muslim and radical third-world influence in the U.N. made the results of this provocative Palestinian Authority request a foregone conclusion. In its initial reporting of the event, the New York Times noted that, "[a]part from Canada, no major country joined the United States and Israel in...(Read Full Post)