Jennifer Rubin’s Washington Post blog that was published in The Japan Times on Dec. 7, under the headline “Paucity of ‘no’ votes reflects a cowardly profile,” reflects the grumbling of someone who sees the world through the gunport peepholes of a superpower’s mighty fortress. Her complaint against the U.N. vote to extend nonmember observer status to the Palestinians is an attack on poor people struggling in the wilderness out there.

Why did the United States have to try to persuade other countries to vote against the U.N. resolution?

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