I am writing to you as a NZ citizen, who feels so ashamed of my country's position in supporting the recent resolution against the sovereign State of Israel. Is this why NZ took such pains to gain a seat on the Security Council? So that they can slyly join forces with such dubious nations as Senegal, Malaysia, Venezuela (!) and the anti-American President Obama against the most formidably worthwhile democracy tentatively holding its own in the Middle East?
This is not only a moral travesty, it's a diplomatic one. Do you really wish to make an enemy out of Trump's America and Netanyahu's Israel? Israel has the right to defend itself from those who wish to obliterate it, and it has the right to build settlements in its own territory, even when said territory is disputed by those who wish to have Israel as a nation deleted! A Two State solution has been rejected by Hamas, who speak for the Palestinian people, time and time again, yet you blame Israel for the lack of peace and presume to lecture the Israelis on the importance of it? Time for you to have the guts to instead lecture the actual people who wish so much violence, not only against Israel, but also the rest of the Free Democratic World.
Murray McCully has joined forces with the uncivilised in order to put a leash on the civilised - this is utterly unconscionable considering the violence that Israel has been subjected to since its inception as a sovereign State from those who, like the Third Reich, do not believe Jews have the right to exist. This is not about building or settlements, this is about taking your place in history as a friend, or foe, of the one country which has learned to live with the same terror threat every day of its existence that we in the West are now seemingly going to have to learn to live with also - thanks to the feckless leadership from the globalist/multiculturalists. We all should be taking lessons from Israel and its remarkable survival and success, not acting against its interests. This is disgusting behaviour from a Western nation which considers itself a proud supporter of freedom and tolerance.
Please send McCully into early retirement and publicly disgrace him, for he deeply deserves it! Rethink this erroneous action and withdraw your support from such a mindless international Resolution. This is a diplomatic embarrassment to New Zealand, which is acting as the outgoing American President's proxy (a president who will be merely a weak-spirited footnote in history) and it will have far reaching consequences for its lack of insight into one of the most complex and fraught moral conflicts of our epoch. It is essential that our proud treasure of a country comes down on the right side of history in this significant matter. The men of yesterday, Obama and Kerry, have found a useful puppet in us, and we are better than that!
Please do not start your leadership of this country on such repulsive international ground. Do the right thing. Fire McCully and withdraw from the Resolution. The whole world is about to dramatically shift.