Washington, Sep 15 -

Mr. Speaker, the Palestinians are going to the United Nations to seek some type of recognition with direct negotiations with Israel and Palestine.  The Palestinians have rejected this proper process for peace and go instead to the anti-Israel U.N. for recognition.

Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.N., said: ìIf there was a U.N. resolution whose first clause was anti-Israel and whose second clause was that the Earth was flat, the U.N. would pass it.î

The U.S. has come to this issue late, and even though it will object to the Palestinian statehood through the U.N., in recent years, the United State has given mixed signals about its support for Israel. That is unfortunate. Israel is our most loyal friend and ally in the Middle East.

The U.S. objection to the Palestinian statehood in the U.N. will be a hollow, lone voice of reason. It will show once again that the U.S. has little leadership in the United Nations. However, the U.N.  will reaffirm its position of bigotry against all things Israel even if it means proclaiming the Earth is flat.

This is yet another reason to cut U.S. aid to the U.N. We donít need to pay the U.N. to hate Israel. They will do it for free.

And thatís just the way it is.